Tsonakas volcano

  • Tsonakas volcano
    The Tsonakas lava dome and its lava flow

    The Tsonakas volcano and its lava flow dominate the south of Methana

The Tsonakas volcano

Aerial photograph with a view on the lava dome Tsonakas and its lava flow . June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph with a view on the lava dome Tsonakas and its lava flow . June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr

The volcano & lava dome Tsonakas characterizes the landscape of South Methana. Its former eruption center is located south of the caldera Stavrolongos and its lava flow extends for a length of about 2 km. It must have been a huge eruption with enormous lava masses. The older part of the town Methana with the hamlet of Agios Charalambos nestles on it today.