Methana

  • Methoni BC
  • Methini BC
  • Metana ES

Island in Attica

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do on Methana

A ferry boat anchored by the dock of the Port of Methana.
photo: Schuppi / CC BY 3.0
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Port of Methana

During winter, it hosts a connection to Piraeus as well as Egina and Poros islands only on weekends, while in summer this route becomes daily.

An overview of the coastal town of Methana as it is built at the foothills of the mountain and by beautiful bays.
photo: AlMare / CC BY-SA 3.0
← W   < 1km

Methana Town

Located on the southeast coast of the peninsula, it is a famous bath town that started to attract many visitors already from the 19th century.

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Hot Springs of Methana

The spa facilities are currently closed, but it's an ideal place for thalassotherapy since the healing water ends up and mixes with the seawater.

A photo of the underground lake of the Pigeon (Peristeri) Cave at Methana.
← W   ≈ 4.2km

Pigeon Cave, Methana

« Peristeri »

Wild underground formation 50 m. from the road that is quite difficult to reach and hosts two lakes.

A photo of the Favieros Castle at Methana.
↙ SW   ≈ 5km

Favieros (or Favierou) Castle, Methana

Fortress of the 19th century built on an 80 meters high hill at the narrow part of land that connects Methana with the Peloponnese.

A part of the pier of the Vathi port at Methana with some tables of the nearby restaurants.
← W   ≈ 6.9km

Vathi Village & Marina, Megalochori Methana

Small settlement with a natural bay that forms a safe shelter for sailing and fishing boats.

A photo of the top of the volcano in Methana.
↖ NW   ≈ 9.5km

Volcano Peak, Methana

« Kameno Vouno »

The top of the volcano is composed actually by a 412 meters high cone and stands for is nice views.

A road sign showing the way to Pausanias Baths at Agios Nikolaos on Methana.
photo: Upp75 / CC BY-SA 3.0
↖ NW   ≈ 9.8km

Pausanias Baths, Agios Nikolaos Methana

Ancient spring described by the famous geographer and renovated by locals in 2020.

A photo taken from the sea shows a part of the settlement of Poros and some boats anchored by the seafront promenade.
↘ SE   ≈ 11km

Poros

Just 370 meters from the coast of Peloponnese the small and green island of the Saronic gulf combines tranquility and aristocratic atmosphere.

A picture showing some remains at the archaeological site of Epidaurus.
← W   ≈ 38.8km

Epidaurus

The greatest sanctuary dedicated to the cult of the god of medicine Asklepios that hosts the most well-preserved and beautiful ancient theater.

Questions & Answers about Methana

Why Visit Methana?
  • A ferry connection with Piraeus simplifies the approach from the capital.
  • The local volcanic landscape is explored through a 60 km route network.
  • Ancient spa region with decent tourist infrastructure and facilities.
Is Methana, Greece an island?

Methana located at the eastern coast of the Peloponnese and although it resembles an island is actually a peninsula connected with road to the Peloponnese. Administratively, it belongs in Attica together with the other islands of the Saronic Gulf. Methana is accessible via the provincial road Epidaurus - Methana and with ferry from Piraeus, Poros and Aegina.

Is Methana, Greece a volcano?

Methana, together with the volcanoes of Milos, Santorini and Nisyros are consisting the Volcanic Arc of Southern Aegean. Methana is an active volcano and the last activity was underwater in 1700. It is an ideal destination for those seeking contact with nature or spa.