Malisa volcano Vathy

  • The Malisa volcano at Vathy
    The Malisa volcano at Vathy

    The Malisa volcano at Vathy is an huge lava dome that dominates the coast of West-Methana.

The volcano Malisa at Vathy

The aerial photograph of the Malisa volcano at Vathy. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The aerial photograph of the Malisa volcano at Vathy. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr

On the southern Almyra beach  the volcano Malisa rises, which was also the origin of phreatic eruptions, whose remains as pumice can be found in the western curve on the road to the Isthmus Steno . There you will also find volcanic slag ("Scoria"). Presumably there was also submarine activity not far off the coast. A smaller lava dome is located north and houses the acropolis of ancient Methanas ("Paliokastro")

Aerial photogrpahs of the Malisa volcano at Vathy

Aerial photograph of the summit crater of the volcano Malisa. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph of the summit crater of the volcano Malisa. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph of the summit crater of the volcano Malisa. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph of the summit crater of the volcano Malisa. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph with a view to the southwestern coast of Methana and the Malisa volcano. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph with a view to the southwestern coast of Methana and the Malisa volcano. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph with a view to the southwestern coast of Methana and the Malisa volcano. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph with a view to the southwestern coast of Methana and the Malisa volcano. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
On this aerial photo you can determine the typical morphology of an volcano. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
At the western foot of the volcano, you may find lava with contact to sedimentary rocks if earth´s middle age. May 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
At the western foot of the volcano, you may find lava with contact to sedimentary rocks if earth´s middle age. May 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr

Place of geological interest

The curve at Almyra beach with a section of pyroclastic rocks that contain pumice. 12th June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The curve at Almyra beach with a section of pyroclastic rocks that contain pumice. 12th June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Visitors of the volcanological conference on Methana. The excursion was guided by Tobias Schorr 12th June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Visitors of the volcanological conference on Methana. The excursion was guided by Tobias Schorr 12th June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Old photo of the pyroclastic layers at Malisa volcano. December 1991. (c) Tobias Schorr
Old photo of the pyroclastic layers at Malisa volcano. December 1991. (c) Tobias Schorr