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| Population: (2001)|
|Postal code:||180 30|
|Area/distance code:||11-30-22980 (030-22980)-9|
|Car designation:|| |
|3-letter abbreviation:||MET Methana|
|Address of administration:|| 5 Agia Paraskevis |
Methana 180 30
Methana (Greek: Μέθανα), is a town, a municipality, a volcano and a peninsula located in the eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. The shortest length is about 200 ot 300 m. It is located north of the road connecting the rest of the Peloponnese and Galatas. It is located E of Ligouri , NE of Kranidi, N of Ermioni and NW of Galatas and Poros. The highest point is 760 m. Some communities covers outside the peninsula. The district name is Loutropolis Methana (Λουτρούπολη fr. λούτρο loutros spring + πόλη poli city)
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Half of the entire peninsular population live in Methana.
Methana has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasuim, a church, a post office, a prt which is located to the east, banks, hotels, taverns and a square (plateia). The residential area is within the eastern part of the mountain. Methana also has a spa and springs which is Methana's fame.
The peninsula is entirely of volcanic origin and over 30 volcanoes has expired. The last volcanic eruption occurred near present-day Kameni Chora in 230 BC. Famous writers such as Ovid, Strabo and Pausanias reported the last volcanic eruption in Methana. The peninsula is the northwesternmost of the elbow of the Aegean islands of which the active volcanic areas of Methana, Milos, Santorini and Nisyros. In the future, Methana may expect another volcanic eruptions.
The panorama of the northeastern part of Argolis, southeastern and eastern Corinthia along with the southern part of the Attica peninsula and the Saronic Islands of Aegina and Salamis along with a smaller one and the mountains of the eastern tip of the neighboring peninsula.
Much of the municipality are mountainous and bushy and grassy. The mountain range covers the central part of the peninsula and has a small ridge N of the seat. The residential area is within the sea. The pastures are around Methana. A mountain ridge is founded in the west an dis about 3 km long with a stream in the middle and a cliff in the south.
The settlement dates back to ancient times.
In ancient times, the remainders of the peninsula are scattered. The Acropolis near Palaiokastro was famous for the fishing village of Vathy. The fortress is in Kypseli at the coast (Akropolis Oga) at the principal pace of Nisaki (Νησάκι, meaning little island). The discovery of the Mycenaean settlement was excavated by Sofia Michalopoulou in 1990 along with the chapel of Agios Konstantinos and Elenis. The settlement dates to between 1500 and 1300 BC.
Since 1991, the peninsula was also investigated with the team of Eth-Zürich geologically and cartographically. From this, a topographical map of the entire peninsula with the scale of 1;25,000 was made. With these data, there is also an interactive 3D map which was created and is at the worldwide web.
- Methana Volcano
- Tour of Methana
- Erosion of Methana
- Map of Methana
- Map of Methana (in Greek)
- http://methana.de (in German)
|North: Saronic Gulf|
- Communities of Attica, including the Methana peninsula
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