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Methana

Place: Methana peninsula
Methana town seen from the mountains
Methana town seen from the mountains
The litlle island Nisaki
The litlle island Nisaki
Sunrise at Methana
Sunrise at Methana
Methana town in winter time
Methana town in winter time
Methana is a small town in the eastern part of Peloponnese mainland in Greece.
Methana is a small town in the eastern part of Pelponnese mainland and the western edge of the Saronic gulf. The little town is famous for its thermal baths. It is a relatively new settlement and did exist after 1830 when the civil war against the Turkish occupation came to an end.

Today the city is charkterized by a resort for elderly people from Athens (mainly) who visit the baths from May to October. The conservative way of thinking made Methana a place far away from tourism. So the town seems a bit like in the 1960ies. Even a lot of support from Brussels was spend for "infrastructure" a positive result is not o be seen. The local politicians are not experienced in public relations and do not show any interest in the development of modern ways to run Methana as a destination for sensitive kinds of tourism, like walking or nature lovers. New road constructions and a new mole in the harbour do not make the town more attractive to (foreign) visitors and the promised cruise ships will never stay at Methana. They still sail to a more attractive destination like the neighbour island of Poros that still kept its traditional architecture and life style. Methana as a town isn´t very attractive, but you should explore the mountains and villages of Methana. There you will find forests, valleys, lava domes, craters and many archaeological sites. For walking tours Methana is perfect! There are rare plants in spring and many spots for taking photos.
 

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