Kosona volcano

  • The Kosona lavadome
    The huge lava dome Kosona

    One of the most scenic landscapes of Methana: The Kosona lava dome

The Kosona lava dome

Aerial photograph of the huge lava dome Kosona. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph of the huge lava dome Kosona. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr

Above the village of Kypseli rises one of the largest and most striking lava domes of the Methana peninsula. The Kosona lava dome belongs to a series of volcanoes, which evidently developed on a fault. At its southern foot lie the mofettes of Thiafi. Maybe they still have a contact with the magma chamber of the volcano? On its hillside there are several places where you can find pumice. Whether this pumice comes from this volcano or the ancient caldera, must show even more detailed geological research.

Aerial photographs of the Kosona volcano

Early morning aerial photo of the huge lava dome Kosona. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Early morning aerial photo of the huge lava dome Kosona. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The summit of the Kosona lava dome with its pseudo-crater. JUne 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The summit of the Kosona lava dome with its pseudo-crater. JUne 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Kosona lava dome by an aerial photo from the south. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Kosona lava dome by an aerial photo from the south. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr

Geological finds

Pyroclastic rocks at the south foot of the Kosona volcano. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pyroclastic rocks at the south foot of the Kosona volcano. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
A sample from the Kosona lava dome. It is not sure if this pumice is directly connected with the erupting Kosona lava dome or from the old caldera. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
A sample from the Kosona lava dome. It is not sure if this pumice is directly connected with the erupting Kosona lava dome or from the old caldera. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pumice from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pumice from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pumice from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pumice from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pumice from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pumice from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pumice from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pumice from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pyroclastic dacitic rocks from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pyroclastic dacitic rocks from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pumice from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr
Pumice from the Kosona lava dome. June 2015. (c) Tobias Schorr