Ancient farming site Tsonáka

The ancient Roman farm at Tsonáka

The ancient Roman farm site (c) Tobias Schorr 2008
The ancient Roman farm site (c) Tobias Schorr 2008

In his recommendable book "A rough and rocky place - Methana", Hamisch FORBES already described numerous ancient places on the Methana peninsula. This also includes this small farm, which still shows a few well-preserved millstones and elaborations. The little house that is now there is much younger and may be 200-400 years old and was used until the 1940s.
However, if I look at the photo, I could come up with another idea ... Don't the two rocks even look like "sitting lions"? Couldn't it have been a prehistoric sanctuary instead of an "ancient farm"? The Mycenaean settlement was about a kilometer away from here at the chapel of Agios Konstantinos & Elenis.
The lava flow belongs to the volcano "Tsonaka" which had its source point north of the farm.

Position: 37 ° 35'57.23 "N, 23 ° 23'23.16" E

Ancient items for farming

Ancient vine- or olive press and a storage vessel (c) Tobias Schorr
Ancient vine- or olive press and a storage vessel (c) Tobias Schorr
Ancient millstone (c) Tobias Schorr
Ancient millstone (c) Tobias Schorr
Ancient worked rock. Part of older buildings? (c) Tobias Schorr
Ancient worked rock. Part of older buildings? (c) Tobias Schorr
The ancient Roman farming site. (c) Tobias Schorr
The ancient Roman farming site. (c) Tobias Schorr
Ancient Roman olive- or vine press at Pompeji. (c) Tobias Schorr
Ancient Roman olive- or vine press at Pompeji. (c) Tobias Schorr
Ancient Roman press stone at Pompeji (c) Tobias Schorr
Ancient Roman press stone at Pompeji (c) Tobias Schorr