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Methana-Walking in the land of Hephaestus
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Methana-Walking in the land of Hephaestus - 3 days
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Methana-Walking in the land of Hephaestus - 3 days

Walking in the land of Hephaestus I discovered a small paradise for healing and rejuvenation. Many different landscapes with main features to be: 

  • The green vegetation 
  • The brown-red craters and 
  • The thermal baths. 
Day 1: Arrival at Methana
Day 2: From Methana Town to the Acropolis
Day 3: Return with action

Day 1:    Arrival at Methana

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

Day 2:    From Methana Town to the Acropolis

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

Day 3:    Return with action

Route 3: Walk to the active crater or visit the thermal springs 

Before your departure, we suggest:

  • A visit to the active crater in Kameni Hora if travelling by car, .
  • Swimming in the thermal baths of the city if you don't have a car.

Prices & Dates

Price pp
Double room, breakfast 108.00
season surcharge
2021-07-01 - 2021-08-31 5.00
Extra services
Transfer : Methana -Acropolis of Oga per piece 10.00
Ferry tickets (regular) : Piraeus-Methana pp 15.00
Ferry tickets Car (regular) : Piraeus-Methana per piece 35.00
Ferry tickets (regular) : Methana-Piraeus pp 15.00
Ferry tickets Car (regular) : Methana-Piraeus per piece 35.00
Akti Methana

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


Breakfast included

Emergency service

Transfer from to port included

Free parking

All information and route descriptions in our ActiveNav app

Ferry tickets are not included in the package rate

Practical Info

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.

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