The peninsula of MÃ©thana with its steep volcanic slopes is actually a volcano that emerged from the sea! Welcome the opportunity to explore a stunning volcanic landscape with dense vegetation, coastal villages and diverse flora and fauna. The establishment of the spa complex in 1870 made it a popular spa town attracting mainly senior citizens from many European countries.
Follow a fascinating route to the fishing village of Agios GeÃ³rgios and on to the Baths of Pausanias, one of the peninsulasâ€™s hot springs or follow the footsteps of the ancient historian Pausanias to the ancient city of MÃ©thana. In the village of PaleÃ³kastro the remains of the classical walls and gates of an acropolis stand, the rest of which fell into the sea due to a volcanic eruption. The peninsula boasts approximately 32 volcanoes.
Climbing to the largest crater is a truly challenging experience. Start from KamÃ©ni HÃ³ra and follow the path on a 25-minute climb to the lip of the volcano. Step on the now solid red lava flows and take in views of a different world of savage black, red and green crags and sharp abysses. Last but not least, soak up the atmosphere along the islandâ€™s volcanic beaches (Nissaki Ayion Anaryiron, LimniÃ³nas and VathÃ½).