Walking in the land of Hephaestus I discovered a small paradise for healing and rejuvenation. Many different landscapes with main features to be:
Route 1: Circular route to and from the city of Methana
If you arrive early in Methana I suggest a circular route to the city of Methana. It is a pleasant and easy walk with panoramic views of the city of Methana. You will walk along the waterfront and around the "Island", and along the thermal springs. Then head inland and gradually ascend through quiet paved roads. You walk to the area called "Vromolimni". From there on a large dirt road, enjoying the wonderful sea view. You go down to the east coast. Just before you reach the asphalt road, you can visit the ruins of a Mycenaean sanctuary with the modern church of Ag. Konstantinos & Eleni.
Through the coastal asphalt you walk back to Methana. Due to the type of road surface (you walk 80% on quiet paved roads), you can do this walk even with a stroller and it is suitable for families with children.
Total hiking distance: 6.3 km
Route 2: From Methana to the Acropolis
Today we suggest a little demanding, yet very promising, hike. You will be transfered to the Ancient Acropolis of Oga by taxi, and if you want you can explore it. Afterwards, from the coastal road you ascend via a dirt track and cobbled path to the rural village Kypseli. After Kypseli you ascend via a narrow path and you hit the tarmac road that you follow for 15 minutes. Then you walk 350m on a dirt road and go onto a path. After 700m you continue on a dirt road following the rim of the Stavrolongos Crater. You come to a chapel from where a tarmac road takes you to the south side of the Crater. You see the remains of the lava stream. Then you descend via the old track along a river, until you reach Methana town at sea level.
Total hiking distance:11 km
Route 3: Walk to the active crater or visit the thermal springs
Before your departure, we suggest:
|Double room, breakfast
|2021-07-01 - 2021-08-31
|Transfer : Methana -Acropolis of Oga
|Ferry tickets (regular) : Piraeus-Methana
|Ferry tickets Car (regular) : Piraeus-Methana
|Ferry tickets (regular) : Methana-Piraeus
|Ferry tickets Car (regular) : Methana-Piraeus
Akti is a neoclassical manor house built in 1901, just a few steps away from the beach. Enjoy your holidays in one of our ten rooms, which combine the vintage luxury of the house with the modern facilities. Taste our unique, greek breakfast made with local products and a lots of care. Relax while you stare at the sea from your balcony or even from your bed! Experience the unspoiled beauty and serenity of Methana Peninsula.
2 nights stay, possibility for additional overnights
Transfer from to port included
All information and route descriptions in our ActiveNav app
Ferry tickets are not included in the package rate
Travel by ferry and without a car from Piraeus, to reduce the ecological footprint of your trip. We can book your ferry tickets and send them to you.
On the ship you have time to relax and get in the holiday mood.
In Methana you can make the suggested ride by taxi.
Don't forget that transfers to and from the hotel are included, so you don't have to walk with your luggage.