Coming from Didyma we reach the sea near the town of Achladitsa.
We drive along the coast, past the island of Hydra to Galatas opposite to the island of Poros.
Poros is one of the popular destinations of the Athenians, because the island is easy accessible by boat. Small cruise ships land here as well.
The island is located in a seismically active region and the nearby volcanoes on the peninsula of Methana and the Saronic Gulf can erupt again at any time.
At the entrance of the Methana peninsula you find the town of the same name which is famous for its sulfurous thermal springs. It arose after a violent volcanic eruption about 230 BC.
The island has steep flanks and the streets are developed moderately. Over gravel pistes we reach the dormant central volcano. The unspoilt landscape is ideal for hiking and sometimes you might encounter nosy goats.
This area was settled already in the Neolithic Age and ancient artifacts were found here. In 1990, a Mycenaean settlement was excavated.
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