Tsouka Volcano

  • Tsuka
    The fissure eruption / volcano Tsouka

    The fissure eruption of Tsouka is connected to local tectonic movements thousands of years ago...

The Tsouka volcano

The fissure eruption of the volcano Tsouka. Aerial photograph in June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The fissure eruption of the volcano Tsouka. Aerial photograph in June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr

The volcano Tsouka dominates the west side of the Methana peninsula and adjoins the volcano Chelona, which is probably younger? Maybe it is also the outer edge of the former caldera? It pulls down to Megalochori and is quite steep due to erosion. It is probably a fissure eruption and, as most volcanoes in Methana, know from the dacite rock that forms the lava domes.

Aerial photos of the volcano

Aerial photo of the Chelona region and the Tsouka volcano. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photo of the Chelona region and the Tsouka volcano. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The fissure eruption of the Tsouka volcano above the village Megalochori. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The fissure eruption of the Tsouka volcano above the village Megalochori. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph of the Tsouka volcano and the western part of Methana with its villages Megalochori, Megalopotami and Vathy. You can also see the Isthmus Steno and the mainland of the Peloponnese. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph of the Tsouka volcano and the western part of Methana with its villages Megalochori, Megalopotami and Vathy. You can also see the Isthmus Steno and the mainland of the Peloponnese. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr