Lava flows in the karst mountains near Agios Andreas

  • Agios Andreas volcanism
    Unique lava flows from faults in the Methana limestone

    In the forests near Kameni Chora you can study unique geological phenomena! Lava that flowed from limestone caves?

Lava from the Methanas limestone massif

A lava flow that flowed from a crack in the limestone over the chalk cliffs. (c) Tobias Schorr 2009
A lava flow that flowed from a crack in the limestone over the chalk cliffs. (c) Tobias Schorr 2009

In the forest near Kameni Chora there are numerous faults and cracks in the limestone mountains, from which lava flowed thousands of years ago. Perhaps that happened at the same time as the small lava dome near the Agios Andreas chapel was active below? Definitely a unique geological phenomenon! In the lava flows one can also find fritted limestone blocks that have been burned by the heat of the lava.