Our destination will be Methana Island. A VISIT TO HEPHAISTOS
A full day away from Naplio, full of adventure, amazing scenery, and fun! We start our day by picking you up from the hotel and head to Methana. You meet your guides upon arrival and start with a small brie ng.
The place: Methana: Sleeping Beauty ! The Peloponnese is full of undiscovered magic – a kind of magic that hides in out-of-time and off-the-beaten-track places such as the volcanic peninsula of Methana. With its more than 30 craters Methana is the north-westernmost of the arc of Aegean islands that still feature volcanic activity – the other islands being Milos, Santorini, and Nisyros. Just like them, Methana was born as an island a couple of million years ago but became connected to the mainland of the South-East Peloponnese by a narrow isthmus that rose up from the sea during one of the many eruptions and accompanying earthquakes. In 230 BCE a major eruption (near the present-day village of Kaimeni Chora) was recorded by several authors of the time as it was clearly seen from Athens, and as recently as 1700 CE a submarine crater erupted just off the coast of the peninsula. The volcanic island now sleeps the sleep of a Sleeping Beauty, allowing visitors to discover impressive lava domes and craters, age-old man-made terraces, archaeological sites, tiny shing villages, thermal baths, and amazing views on the surrounding Saronic Gulf.
The activity: We start hiking our way in the paht that leads to the Volcano. That’s where we can enter the crater where it’s a place of special energy and we encourage people to stay alone for a while. We take a snack break and enjoy the view. We start the descent and take the bus. On the way back we can either sit for refreshment in a traditional shing village or in a traditional café near the volcano, in Kammeni village.
Hiking Duration: approx 3 hours
After your meal your driver will drive you back safely after having a full day with tons of fun!
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Private round transfer according to program
- Professional English speaking driver
- Professional local hiking guide in Methana
- Personal expenses
Will be arranged prior booking
approx 6 hours – depending on the free time you want to spend in Methana