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Methana volcano, Greece: aerial photos of the lava domes

Methana opposite Athens in the Saronic Gulf of Greece is one of Europe's least known active volcanic areas. The peninsula consists of a group of overlapping prehistoric and one historic (around 238 BC) lava domes that overlie limestone basement.
An underwater eruption occurred off the northern coast in around 1700 AD.
Methana is known for its hot springs and uncrowded, beautiful green rural landscape. Team member photographer Tobias Schorr who has lived more than 10 years in Methana and knows the peninsula better than anyone recently spent countless hours documenting each of the more than 30 lava domes of Methana with his drone from the air. Here are the results:
The Chelona lava dome on Methana (740m) (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Chelona lava dome on Methana (740m) (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Chelona lava dome and the gulf of Epidavros in Greece (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Chelona lava dome and the gulf of Epidavros in Greece (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The mountainous area of the Chelona volcano on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The mountainous area of the Chelona volcano on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The central part of Methana peninsula with the Chelona lava dome. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The central part of Methana peninsula with the Chelona lava dome. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The pseudo-crater of Choni lava dome on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The pseudo-crater of Choni lava dome on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The most beautiful lava dome of Methana: Kosona lava dome. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The most beautiful lava dome of Methana: Kosona lava dome. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Kosona lava dome on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Kosona lava dome on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial view of the southern lava domes on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial view of the southern lava domes on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The small lava dome "A" on Methana peninsula (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The small lava dome "A" on Methana peninsula (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The small lava dome A (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The small lava dome A (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial view of lava dome A (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial view of lava dome A (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The lava dome a (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The lava dome a (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The hydrothermal explosion crater at Lofiskos (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The hydrothermal explosion crater at Lofiskos (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Malia-Gliati lava dome on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Malia-Gliati lava dome on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Malia Skourti volcano on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Malia Skourti volcano on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Malia Skourti volcano complex (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Malia Skourti volcano complex (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Malia Vgethi lava dome atKameni Chora village on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Malia Vgethi lava dome atKameni Chora village on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Malia Vgethi volcano and the western cape of Methana (Krasopanagia). (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Malia Vgethi volcano and the western cape of Methana (Krasopanagia). (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Malia Vgethi volcano on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Malia Vgethi volcano on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial view of Malia Vgethi lava dome (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial view of Malia Vgethi lava dome (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The crater of Malisa volcano at Vathy on Methana peninsula (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The crater of Malisa volcano at Vathy on Methana peninsula (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The crater of Malisa volcano at Vathy  (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The crater of Malisa volcano at Vathy (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Malisa volcano (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Malisa volcano (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The southwestern part of Methana with Malisa volcano (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The southwestern part of Methana with Malisa volcano (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Malisa volcano with its crater (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Malisa volcano with its crater (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The lava dome at Oga acropolis near Kypseli village (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The lava dome at Oga acropolis near Kypseli village (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The typical sample of a dacitic lava dome on Methana. The Mokrisa lava dome. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The typical sample of a dacitic lava dome on Methana. The Mokrisa lava dome. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial view of the central crater of the historic lava dome that erupted around 230-270 B.C. on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial view of the central crater of the historic lava dome that erupted around 230-270 B.C. on Meth... [info]
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The central crater of the Lava dome of Kameni Chora on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The central crater of the Lava dome of Kameni Chora on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The historic crater of Kameni Chora. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The historic crater of Kameni Chora. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A lava neck in the lava field of the historic volcano on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A lava neck in the lava field of the historic volcano on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The northern lava domes on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The northern lava domes on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Choni lava dome (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Choni lava dome (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The volcano Malisa 2 in the mountains of Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The volcano Malisa 2 in the mountains of Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial View towards Malia Vgehi volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial View towards Malia Vgehi volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial view towards north. You can see the most beautiful lava domes of Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial view towards north. You can see the most beautiful lava domes of Methana. (Photo: Tobias Scho... [info]
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The long fault eruption in northern Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The long fault eruption in northern Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial view over the northern volcanoes of Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial view over the northern volcanoes of Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The lava flow at Panagitsa valley (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The lava flow at Panagitsa valley (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The lava flow at Panagitsa chapel (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The lava flow at Panagitsa chapel (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial view of Panagitsa lava flow (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial view of Panagitsa lava flow (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The byzantine chapel Panagitsa of the 12th century. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The byzantine chapel Panagitsa of the 12th century. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial view towards Agios Panteleimonas chapel, the Chionesa lava dome. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial view towards Agios Panteleimonas chapel, the Chionesa lava dome. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Pikesa lava dome (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Pikesa lava dome (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The northern lava domes and the fissure eruption (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The northern lava domes and the fissure eruption (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial view of the Profitis Ilias lava dome (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial view of the Profitis Ilias lava dome (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Profitis Ilias lava dome by air (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Profitis Ilias lava dome by air (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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View towards the Chelona volcano massive (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View towards the Chelona volcano massive (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The southern volcanoes of Methana and aerial view towards Poros island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The southern volcanoes of Methana and aerial view towards Poros island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Aerial view over the Chelona volcano towards south and Poros island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Aerial view over the Chelona volcano towards south and Poros island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Tsonakas volcano and Methana town (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Tsonakas volcano and Methana town (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Tsonakas volcano on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Tsonakas volcano on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Tsouka fissure eruption lava domes (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Tsouka fissure eruption lava domes (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Tsouka volcano (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Tsouka volcano (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Vera Uikut lava dome (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Vera Uikut lava dome (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Small lava domes in western Methana and in the background the volcano Oros on Aegina island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Small lava domes in western Methana and in the background the volcano Oros on Aegina island. (Photo:... [info]
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