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Location:
Latitude:
Longitude:

37.385/37°23'12' N lat.
23.556/23°34'23' E long
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank

 5,592

 -/km²
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:
 -highest:

sea level
18 m(centre)
760 m
Postal code: 180 30
Area/distance code: 11-30-22980 (030-22980)-9
Municipal code: 4011
Car designation: AM
3-letter abbreviation: MET Methana
Address of administration: 5 Agia Paraskevis
Methana 180 30
Website: www.methana.gr

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 east of Ligouri, northeast of Kranidi, north of Ermioni and northwest of Galatas and Poros. The highest point is 760 m. The district name is Loutropolis Methana (Λουτρούπολη fr. λούτρο loutros spring + πόλη poli city) 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of dialing codes in Greece. ... The National Statistical Service of Greece (NSSG) is a General Secretariat of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance with more than 1100 employees. ... The Greek car license plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (f. ... Though Peloponnese is used to refer to the entire peninsula, the periphery with that name includes only part of that landmass. ... Kranidi or Kranidhi (Greek, Modern: Κρανίδι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older forms Kranidio, Kranidion and Kranidhion is a town located in the southern part of Argolis in the Peloponnese, Greece. ... Ermioni is a small town and a popular tourist resort in the Peloponnese, Greece. ... Galatas (Greek: Γαλατάς, meaning milkman), is a town located in the eastern part of the peninsula of the Peloponnese. ... This Poros is an island pair. ... A natural spring. ... Sydney, Australia at Night. ...

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Communities and subdivisions

Kameni Chora (Greek: Καμένη Χώρα, meaning burnt town which the name is derived from a nearby volcano of Methana) is a village located in the northwestern part of the Methana peninsula. ... Kypseli (in albanian language called Kosona) is situated in the east part of The Methana volcano peninsula. ... Megalochori, Megalohori or rarely Megalokhori (Greek: Μεγαλοχώρι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on, fr. ...

Historical population

Year Communal population Change (town) Municipal population
1981 1,035 - -
1991 1,054 19/1.84% 2,056

Half of the entire peninsula's population lives in Methana. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Methana has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasuim, a church, a post office, a port which is located to the east, banks, hotels, taverns and a square (plateia). The residential area is within the south-eastern part of the mountain "Tsonakas". Methana has a famous sulfur spa and springs. Plateia (πλατεία) is the Greek word for town square. ...


The peninsula is entirely of volcanic origin and contains over 30 extinct volcanoes. The last volcanic eruption occurred near present-day Kameni Chora in 230 BC and a submarine volcano erupted in 1700. 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 are Methana, Milos, Santorini and Nisyros. In the future, Methana (and the area of the Saronic gulf) may expect other volcanic eruptions. Eruption redirects here. ... Kameni Chora (Greek: Καμένη Χώρα, meaning burnt town which the name is derived from a nearby volcano of Methana) is a village located in the northwestern part of the Methana peninsula. ... Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC - 230s BC - 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC Years: 235 BC 234 BC 233 BC 232 BC 231 BC - 230 BC - 229 BC 228 BC... Engraved frontispiece of George Sandyss 1632 London edition of Publius Ovidius Naso (Sulmona, March 20, 43 BC â€“ Tomis, now Constanta AD 17) Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, wrote on topics of love, abandoned women, and mythological transformations. ... Strabo (squinty) was a term employed by the Romans for anyone whose eyes were distorted or deformed. ... Pausanias was Greek traveller and geographer of the 2nd century A.D., who lived in the times of Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. ... The Aegean Sea. ... Milos (formerly Melos, and before the Athenian genocide Malos; see also List of traditional Greek place names, Greek: Μήλος, not related to the Modern Greek word μήλο = milo for apple which has the same spelling except for the trailing sigma) is a volcanic island in the Aegean Sea. ... Map of Santorini. ... Satellite image of Nisyros island, an active volcano Nisyros (Greek: Νίσυρος; also transliterated Nissiros; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a volcanic Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. ...


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. It is one of the most beautyful landscapes in the area of the Saronic gulf. The area is in big danger to get destroyed by roadbuilding projects of the municipality of Methana under the mayor Christos Pallis (Pasok). The destruction of nature is also supported by European Community. Methana´s rich nature (about 12-14 kinds of orchids, rare animals and great volcanic landscapes) should be strictly protected by international laws. Methana is described and "protected" theoretically by laws as a "archaeological important area". Argolis (Greek, Modern: Αργολίδα Argolida, Ancient/Katharevousa: Αργολίς -- still the official, formal name) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... Corinthia (Greek: Κορινθία, Korinthía) is the area around the city of Corinth. ... Attica (in Greek: Αττική, Attike; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a periphery (subdivision) in Greece, containing Athens, the capital of Greece. ... The Saronic Gulf or Gulf of Aegina in Greece forms part of the Aegean Sea and defines the eastern side of the isthmus of Corinth. ... Aegina (Greek: Αίγινα Egina), one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 31 miles (50 km) from Athens. ... Salamis Island is the name of an island in the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea, near Athens, Greece, where the Battle of Salamis was fought in 480 B.C.. Salamis, Cyprus is an ancient city on the east coast of Cyprus. ... The European Community (EC), most important of three European Communities, was originally founded on March 25, 1957 by the signing of the Treaty of Rome under the name of European Economic Community. ...


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 north of the seat. The residential area is within the sea. The pastures are around Methana. A mountain ridge is founded in the west and is about 3 km long with a stream in the middle and a cliff in the south.


The settlement dates back to ancient times and even prehistoric times .


Many ancient sites were located through the archaeological survey conducted in the 1980s by the University of Liverpool in associaton with the British School at Athens. 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 Helene Konstolakis-Jiannopoulou in 1990 along with the chapel of Agios Konstantinos and Elenis. The settlement dates to between 1500 and 1300 BC. In the Hellenistic period the peninsula became one of the Ptolemaic bases in the Aegean when it was renamed Arsinoe. Vathy is the capital of Ithaca (Greece) in Greece. ... Kypseli (in albanian language called Kosona) is situated in the east part of The Methana volcano peninsula. ... Mycenaean can have the following meanings: coming from or belonging to the ancient town of Mycenae in Pelloponese in Greece; belonging to the culture of the Mycenaean period of the eastern Mediterranean in the late Bronze Age; the Mycenaean language, an ancient form of Greek, known from inscriptions in Linear... Greek archaeologist who was working the last 20 years in the region of east Peloponnesein Greece. ... This article is about the year. ... (Redirected from 1500 BC) Centuries: 17th century BC - 16th century BC - 15th century BC Decades: 1550s BC 1540s BC 1530s BC 1520s BC 1510s BC - 1500s BC - 1490s BC 1480s BC 1470s BC 1460s BC 1450s BC Events and Trends Stonehenge built in Wiltshire, England The element Mercury has been... (Redirected from 1300 BC) Centuries: 15th century BC - 14th century BC - 13th century BC Decades: 1350s BC 1340s BC 1330s BC 1320s BC 1310s BC - 1300s BC - 1290s BC 1280s BC 1270s BC 1260s BC 1250s BC Events and Trends Cecrops II, legendary King of Athens dies after a reign...


Since 1991, the peninsula has been investigated by the team of ETH Zurich geologically and cartographically. From this, a topographical map of the entire peninsula at a scale of 1:25,000 was made. An interactive 3D map was created and is on the worldwide web. Also a rich photographic archive with about 10.000 color slides has produced by the German photographer Tobias Schorr who was corporating with the geological research team and who was living on Methana from 1989-1999. 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ETH Zurich (from its German name Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ) is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland. ...


Photographs of Methana can be found on the webpages http://www.volcano-photo.net and at http://www.volcanodiscovery.com


Persons

  • Giorgos Batis (1885 - March 10, 1967), a Greek singer which he moved to Piraeus when he was little. Famous Rembetiko singer (kind of Greek blues)

1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Famous Greeks or Greek-speaking/writing people, in alphabetical order. ...

External links

  • Methana Volcanoes
  • Methana Volcano
  • Tour of Methana
  • Photographs of Methana
  • Erosion of Methana
  • Map of Methana
  • Geological Map of Methana
  • http://wwwmethana.de (this time a link to VolcanoDiscovery - later again in german, greek and english!)
  • Mapquest - Methana, street map not available
  • Coordinates: 37°23′12″N, 23°34′23″E




North: Saronic Gulf
West: Askilipo
Methana East: Troizina
South: Troizina

The Saronic Gulf or Gulf of Aegina in Greece forms part of the Aegean Sea and defines the eastern side of the isthmus of Corinth. ... Galatas (Greek: Γαλατάς, meaning milkman), is a town located in the eastern part of the peninsula of the Peloponnese. ...

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Methana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (714 words)
Methana (Greek: Μέθανα), is a town, a municipality, a volcano and a peninsula located in the eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula.
Methana has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasuim, a church, a post office, a port which is located to the east, banks, hotels, taverns and a square (plateia).
The peninsula is the northwesternmost of the elbow of the Aegean islands of which the active volcanic areas are Methana, Milos, Santorini and Nisyros.
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