Since 1991, when I meet the team of geologists and cartographers of the Swiss university ETH-Zurich, I had the dream, that Methana could get a national heritage / national park. The exciting geology, the rich nature and the fascinating archaeological items would create am attractive destination in Greece that has to be protected. A sustainable development would be supported by this target and surely there would be also European economic support for this plan.
The Saronic Gulf region is the westernmost volcanic area of the Aegean arch, on which all 4 active volcanoes in Greece are located. The greater region is ideally suited as a geopark due to its scenic beauty, historical significance, the volcanoes and the proximity to the capital Athens.
The geological highlights of the region:
- The ancient mining region of Laurion
- The Sousaki volcano area
- The Methana volcano peninsula
- The Aegina volcanic island
- The volcanic island of Poros