Methana & the Saronic Gulf - spring impressions (April 2019)

Spring in Greece is an explosion of colors, dominated by hundred shades of green and yellows. Meadows full of flowers, silver-green olive groves and the blue sea are everywhere.
One area of particular beauty is the Saronic Gulf which also includes one of Europe's least known active volcanoes, the Methana lava dome complex. The photos presented were taken on 9 and 10 April 2019, following a tour to Methana & the Saronic Gulf. We also arrange private excursions to this highly interesting area, starting in Athens or other places nearby, for 2-4 persons and suggested length of 2-3 days. Please contact us if you are interested!
Small chapel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small chapel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Green, yellow and red (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Green, yellow and red (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lonely hill (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lonely hill (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Limestone cliffs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Limestone cliffs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Looking down to the sea (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Looking down to the sea (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Caves in the limestone cliffs near Epidauros (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Caves in the limestone cliffs near Epidauros (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom onto a cave in the cliff (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto a cave in the cliff (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dark pink blossoming Judas trees (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dark pink blossoming Judas trees (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Canyon at Nea Epidauros (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Canyon at Nea Epidauros (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Cypress (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Cypress (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Nea Epidauros (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Nea Epidauros (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Methana, about one hour left to drive. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Methana, about one hour left to drive. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Methana peninsula seen from Epidauros (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Methana peninsula seen from Epidauros (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Nea Epidauros (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Nea Epidauros (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fields with cypresses (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fields with cypresses (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Meadow with the lava domes of Methana in background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Meadow with the lava domes of Methana in background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spring meadow (1) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring meadow (1) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spring meadow (2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring meadow (2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spring meadow (3) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring meadow (3) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spring meadow (4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring meadow (4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spring meadow (5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring meadow (5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spring meadow (6) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring meadow (6) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Taktikoupolis (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Taktikoupolis (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Olive trees and meadows (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Olive trees and meadows (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Olive trees and meadows (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Olive trees and meadows (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Green meadow at Taktikoupolis (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Green meadow at Taktikoupolis (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fields of Taktikoupolis (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fields of Taktikoupolis (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Farm house (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Farm house (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Pine tree (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pine tree (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Methana's western coast (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Methana's western coast (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small beach on Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small beach on Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Methana's western coast (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Methana's western coast (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Road to Vathy (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Road to Vathy (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Megalochori village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Megalochori village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Megalo Potami village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Megalo Potami village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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House in Kameni Chora (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
House in Kameni Chora (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Olive terraces with Judas trees (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Olive terraces with Judas trees (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Houses in Kameni Chora (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Houses in Kameni Chora (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Kameni Chora village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Kameni Chora village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Kameni Chora village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Kameni Chora village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Judas tree (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Judas tree (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava flow from the 256 BC lava dome (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava flow from the 256 BC lava dome (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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House of Kameni Chora (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
House of Kameni Chora (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Kameni Chora village seen from above (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Kameni Chora village seen from above (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Kameni Chora village from above (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Kameni Chora village from above (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Abandoned haloni (threshing place) in the ruins of Sterna tou Gambrou (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Abandoned haloni (threshing place) in the ruins of Sterna tou Gambrou (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Remains of houses in the Sterna tou Gambrou hamlet (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Remains of houses in the Sterna tou Gambrou hamlet (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Road to Makrilongos (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Road to Makrilongos (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Northern group of lava domes in the evening (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Northern group of lava domes in the evening (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Valley between the central and northern lava domes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Valley between the central and northern lava domes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sunset sky over the northern lava domes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunset sky over the northern lava domes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sunset light at Stavrolongos (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunset light at Stavrolongos (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View over Methana town (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over Methana town (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Part of the Saronic Gulf with Methana and Kalavrita (Poros) Island in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Part of the Saronic Gulf with Methana and Kalavrita (Poros) Island in the background. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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Beach near Methana town (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Beach near Methana town (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Red poppies (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Red poppies (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sunny spring day (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunny spring day (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Way to Kypseli (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Way to Kypseli (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Aegina (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Aegina (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Terraced fields (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Terraced fields (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sulphur bay (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sulphur bay (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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One of the most prominent lava domes of Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
One of the most prominent lava domes of Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Yellow broom (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Yellow broom (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Mediterranean macchia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mediterranean macchia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Yellow broom (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Yellow broom (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sailing past Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sailing past Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Street to Agios Georgios (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Street to Agios Georgios (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dry stone wall (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dry stone wall (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spring meadow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring meadow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Flowers (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Flowers (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Kypseli (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Kypseli (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Isolated house in the fields (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Isolated house in the fields (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Pink flowers (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pink flowers (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spring meadow (1) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring meadow (1) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spring meadow (2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring meadow (2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spring meadow (3) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring meadow (3) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Methana's eastern coast (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Methana's eastern coast (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eastern coast with view to Aegina (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eastern coast with view to Aegina (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Calm blue sea (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Calm blue sea (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ruin of an old windmill (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ruin of an old windmill (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Old cistern (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Old cistern (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Yellow mimosa with the sea in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Yellow mimosa with the sea in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lonely cypress (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lonely cypress (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Olive tree (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Olive tree (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Landscape of Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Landscape of Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Methana town (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Methana town (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Methana town (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Methana town (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The volcanic hot springs of Methana - the former Royal Spa (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The volcanic hot springs of Methana - the former Royal Spa (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Marina of Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Marina of Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Yachts in the marina (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Yachts in the marina (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The sulfur-rich volcanic spring water drains into the bay near the harbor of Methana. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The sulfur-rich volcanic spring water drains into the bay near the harbor of Methana. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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It gives the sea water a strange light-blue color. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
It gives the sea water a strange light-blue color. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Entry to the port of Methana with Nisaki islet in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Entry to the port of Methana with Nisaki islet in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Nisaki (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Nisaki (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Methana town seen from the south (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Methana town seen from the south (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Methana town. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Methana town. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wide-angle view towards Methana when arriving by car. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view towards Methana when arriving by car. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Deep pit left by an abandoned limestone quarry. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Deep pit left by an abandoned limestone quarry. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Olive grove at Metamorphosis village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Olive grove at Metamorphosis village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Olive grove at Metamorphosis village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Olive grove at Metamorphosis village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Olive grove at Metamorphosis village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Olive grove at Metamorphosis village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small church at Metamorphosis (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small church at Metamorphosis (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Looking towards the Saronic Gulf (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Looking towards the Saronic Gulf (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View back to Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View back to Methana (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Meadow with scattered red poppies (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Meadow with scattered red poppies (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Meadow with red poppies and olive trees (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Meadow with red poppies and olive trees (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Methana in the background, seen from the west (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Methana in the background, seen from the west (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Methana peninsula behind the meadow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Methana peninsula behind the meadow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Hill with small church on top (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hill with small church on top (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Olive trees (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Olive trees (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Mountains at the northeastern escarpment of the Epidauros graben (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mountains at the northeastern escarpment of the Epidauros graben (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ano Fanari village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ano Fanari village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Steep limestone cliffs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steep limestone cliffs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Judas tree (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Judas tree (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Banded limestone near Epidauros - ancient sea floor surfaces are visible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Banded limestone near Epidauros - ancient sea floor surfaces are visible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Karst-valley of Nea Epidauros. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Karst-valley of Nea Epidauros. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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