Acropolis Oga

  • The ancient acropolis Oga
    The ancient acropolis Oga

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The unknown acropolis Oga

View from the Kypseli volcano towards the ancient acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr
View from the Kypseli volcano towards the ancient acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr

The Acropolis Oga is one of the most mysterious, ancient acropoles. Almost nothing is known about its history. This is despite the fact that a sanctuary of Poseidon Fytalmios is suspected on it, which is indicated by a rock inscription (it is now in the Methana cultural center). Neither Pausanias, nor any other ancient writer reports anything about this interesting acropolis.
This place should actually be known, because you can see this flat table mountain from afar and everyone suspects a castle or fortress there.

On the summit plateau you can visit an ancient cistern, numerous ancient wall pieces and the rest of an ancient tower. There have been no excavations until now. One wonders why? Methana is practically at the gates of Athens and is the archaeological office still so disinterested in it? Archaeologists could find a "paradise" on Methana and make great discoveries.

Photographs of the acropolis

View towards the acropolis Oga from sea. (c) Tobias Schorr
View towards the acropolis Oga from sea. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
View towards the acropolis Oga from sea. (c) Tobias Schorr
View towards the acropolis Oga from sea. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
View to the acropolis Oga from Agii Theodorii village. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
View to the acropolis Oga from Agii Theodorii village. (c) Tobias Schorr 1991
View from the top of the acropolis Oga towards Methana´s mountains. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
View from the top of the acropolis Oga towards Methana´s mountains. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
View towards the acropolis Oga from the mountains. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
View towards the acropolis Oga from the mountains. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
The acropolis Oga (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The acropolis Oga (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The acropolis Oga (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The acropolis Oga (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The ancient watch tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2009
The ancient watch tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2009
The plateau on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2009
The plateau on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2009
Part of an ancient vine press on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr
Part of an ancient vine press on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial view of the watch tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2016
Aerial view of the watch tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2016
The ancient inscription Poseidon Fytalmios, that was found on the acropolis Oga. It is now in the cultural centre in Methana town. (c) Tobias Schorr
The ancient inscription Poseidon Fytalmios, that was found on the acropolis Oga. It is now in the cultural centre in Methana town. (c) Tobias Schorr
The ancient watch tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr
The ancient watch tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr
A little tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
A little tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 1990
The hiking path yellow towards the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The hiking path yellow towards the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The watch tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The watch tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The watch tower on the acropolis Oga with my drone. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The watch tower on the acropolis Oga with my drone. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The watch tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The watch tower on the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The plateau of the ancient acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The plateau of the ancient acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The ancient cistern on the plateau of the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The ancient cistern on the plateau of the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The ancient cistern on the plateau of the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The ancient cistern on the plateau of the acropolis Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The ancient watch tower on Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The ancient watch tower on Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The ancient watch tower on Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The ancient watch tower on Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2014
The ancient watch tower on Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2009
The ancient watch tower on Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2009
The ancient watch tower on Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2009
The ancient watch tower on Oga. (c) Tobias Schorr 2009
The ancient inscription Poseidon Fytalmios from Oga acropolis. (c) Tobias Schorr 2013
The ancient inscription Poseidon Fytalmios from Oga acropolis. (c) Tobias Schorr 2013
Part of an ancient door. (c) Tobias Schorr
Part of an ancient door. (c) Tobias Schorr
The acropolis Oga and the volcanic mountains of Methana. (c) Tobias Schorr
The acropolis Oga and the volcanic mountains of Methana. (c) Tobias Schorr
The watch tower oposite the acropolis on a hill. (c) Tobias Schorr
The watch tower oposite the acropolis on a hill. (c) Tobias Schorr
The watch tower oposite the acropolis on a hill. (c) Tobias Schorr
The watch tower oposite the acropolis on a hill. (c) Tobias Schorr