Chelona volcano

  • Chelona-Top
    The highest mountain top & volcano Chelonas

    The highest top of Methana, the volcano Chelona, is one of the most exciting areas on Methana and worth to get a protected natural resort / GEO-Park!

The summit of Chelona volcano

The forest area and summit of Chelona volcano. Aerial photograph by (c) Tobias Schorr, June 2016
The forest area and summit of Chelona volcano. Aerial photograph by (c) Tobias Schorr, June 2016

The summit of the Chelona volcano is at an altitude of about 738-740 m and the same time it is the highest point of the peninsula Methana. It could have been be a split eruption, or there are multiple eruption centers that are experiencing a fault line? In any case, this volcano is one of the oldest volcanoes on the peninsula. Maybe it is also the edge of an older caldera? In any case, it is one of the most beautiful places of the peninsula Methana, which is accessible via the hiking trail C (green signs). There are several plateaus around the summit, on with ancient or prehistoric buildings can be discovered.

Photos from the areas around the Chelona summit

Aerial photo of the Chelona volcano summit. June 2016 (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photo of the Chelona volcano summit. June 2016 (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial view towards northern volcanoes. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial view towards northern volcanoes. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Early morning aerial photograph of the Chelonas summit and the gulf of Epidavros. (c) Tobias Schorr
Early morning aerial photograph of the Chelonas summit and the gulf of Epidavros. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial view to south with a view on Chelonas volcano massive, Methana and Kalavria island (Poros). June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial view to south with a view on Chelonas volcano massive, Methana and Kalavria island (Poros). June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial view of the northern Methana volcanoes and the Saronic gulf. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial view of the northern Methana volcanoes and the Saronic gulf. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr