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Methana Volcano, Methana

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The Methana volcano peninsula is situated approximately 50km southwest of Athens in Greece.Geological historyThe Methana (Μέθανα) peninsula contains some 32 volcanoes, including the Methana volcano, that are mostly andesitic and dacitic lava domes. The volcanic activity in the peninsula began 1 million years ago and continued sporadically until 300 years ago. The last eruptions took place in 1700 at a submarine volcano north of Kameni Chora. On land there is also the historic lava dome of Kameni Chora that erupted in 230 BC.In August 1922 there were numerous reports of an possible eruption in the Kaimeno Vouno crater, however this still remains unconfirmed. Methana is in the northwestern part of the group of Cycladic volcanoes that are considered active (Milos, Santorini and Nisyros). The rocks are mostly dacites and andesites. On Methana there are thermal springs and mofettes (gas exhalations). Methana is cut by many tectonic faults, and so it is an area in high danger of earthquakes. The major fault cuts the town of Methana from west to east.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Continue the road 500 m above the tavern. Getaway with few roads and a lot of minor climbs in the rocks. Easy for adults. But a little more complicated with children 5 and 7 years not having too much used. Beautiful view of the sea. Path to the shaded 2/3.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Is a great getaway for nature lovers and for those who love the adventure. To climb to the top and reach in the crater of the volcano should 380m hiking courses. At first there is a on path guides but towards the end the rock is large and requires attention. Is very important it during the ascent there are signs painted on the rocks that show you the path to the crater of the volcano. Note (shoes-water)
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  • July 14, 2017
    Magical view is breathtaking. Hiking in 380m with path chartografimmeno. Great experience.
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