Loutses volcano

  • Lavadome Loutses
    The summit of Loutesa volcano

    The lava dome Loutesa above Methana town is one of the most interesting areas due to its high plains, like the "Loutses".

The Loutesa volcano

A view towards the huge massif of Loutesa volcano and the little town of Methana. (c) Tobias Schorr
A view towards the huge massif of Loutesa volcano and the little town of Methana. (c) Tobias Schorr

The volcano Loutesa is one of the largest and oldest volcanoes in Methana. If you look at the city of Methana, it is always the dominant mountain. On its north side there is the plateau of the same name with numerous, ancient cisterns ("Loutses"), where you can find tree frogs with a little luck. The volcano belongs to a chain of volcanoes (Chionesa, Chelona, ​​Tsouka, etc.) and was probably the southern edge of the former caldera (?).

Photographs of the Loutesa plateau

The Loutesa plateau with its cisterns. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Loutesa plateau with its cisterns. (c) Tobias Schorr
The green signed hiking path C that leads you to the Loutesa plateau and other interesting areas in the Methana´s mountains. (c) Tobias Schorr
The green signed hiking path C that leads you to the Loutesa plateau and other interesting areas in the Methana´s mountains. (c) Tobias Schorr
One of the old cisterns on the plateau. October 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
One of the old cisterns on the plateau. October 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
Crocus flowers at one of the old cisterns of the Loutesa plateau. October 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
Crocus flowers at one of the old cisterns of the Loutesa plateau. October 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
The first hiking group, guided by Tobias Schorr in April 1997 at the Loutesa plateau. (c) Tobias Schorr
The first hiking group, guided by Tobias Schorr in April 1997 at the Loutesa plateau. (c) Tobias Schorr
Crocus flower at the Loutesa plateau. October 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
Crocus flower at the Loutesa plateau. October 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
Crocus flower at the Loutesa plateau. October 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
Crocus flower at the Loutesa plateau. October 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
Crocus flowers at the Loutesa plateau. October 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
Crocus flowers at the Loutesa plateau. October 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
A green tree frog from the plateau Loutesa. (c) Tobias Schorr
A green tree frog from the plateau Loutesa. (c) Tobias Schorr