The Saronic gulf & Troezen
J 1: Arrival at Athens airport
Arrival at Athens airport and meeting with the tour guide. Transfer to Methana. Nice evening dinner in a local tavern. First introduction to the tour program.
J 2: Methana´s highest plains & Stavrolongos volcano valley
Scenic hiking tour over nice plains with cisterns and through little forests between the highest tops of the peninsula. A great opportunity to explore the nature and geology of Methana!
J 3: Poros island & the Mycenean acropolis & the homeland of Theseus
Visit of the scenic island of Poros and its archaeological museum with exciting items found on Methana. Time for photography and strolling through the lanes of Poros. Visit of the Mycenean acropolis and its tombs near Galatá. Drive to the mythical homeland of the hero Theseus, who killed the monster Minotaur on Crete island. We have time to explore the ancient sanctuary of Aesculapius (Asklepios) and if there is still time, the valley of Diavologefiro.
J 4: One of the most beautiful lava domes
The scenic lava dome at the village Kameni Chora is one of the most exciting lava domes of Greece. The tree covered, huge rocks of the volcano´s top is a little paradise. It is the exciting result of the eruption that took place 270 B.C.
J 5: The abandoned village on a lava dome
On this tour you will ascend to an abandoned settlement on top of a huge lava dome. Old cisterns, ruins and a tiny small chapel remind us that in former time the people were finding a safe place, when the pirates were attacking the villages on Methana.
J 6: The ancient theater of Epidavros
A nice one day tour to the east part of Peloponnese with its theatre(s) of Epidavros. There will be many opportunities for taking scenic photographs.
J 7: A prehistoric sanctuary near a volcanic gas exhaust
Discovering the prehistoric excavations near Methana, we will descent in a lonely bay with the signs of volcanic gases. Were they used for religious rituals?
J 8: Transfer to the airport Athens
Depending on the departure times of all participants, we will drive early in the morning towards the airport of Athens (about 2,5 hours drive). Opportunity for stops at scenic places if there is enough time.
Point de départ:
The tour starts and ends in Athens airport (ATH). On request, other nearby locations for pick-up or drop-off can be arranged.
The tour can be done at individual dates on request!
Tobias Schorr is a German photographer and hobby-geologist with a long experience in guiding tours. He has been living for many years in Greece and did many tours to the Greek volcanoes Methana, Milos, Santorini, Nisyros and even older volcanoes like Lesvos. He is always having an eye on the small details like orchids, ancient items or even rare minerals.
Tobias Schorr with a piece of fossilised palm threes from Santorini island.