There are many places and attractions in Greece that have remarkable features that differentiate them from others worldwide. Such as Vikos Gorge, which is also dubbed the Grand Canyon of Greece, and has a Guinness World Record to its name. Another one, closer by, is the so-called Source of Pausanias. It is located on the Methana Peninsula and has something that makes it very unique in the world.
How Pausanias’ source differs from the rest of the world
The Spring of Pausanias is one of Methana’s most well-known springs, but most visitors to the area are clueless about it. It is located in the northeast of the Methana peninsula and has something distinctive in all of Greece. This specific source of carbon dioxide gases rises up in a reservoir of seawater. These source gases increase the temperature of the seawater to about 39 degrees Celsius when the water discharge is minimal and the water weight and pressure on the gas column diminish. And what makes it stand out worldwide? The Spring of Pausanias is the world’s richest source of silicic acid. It is even reported that its waters can heal gynecological and skin diseases.
Methana: A perfect getaway
The spa town of Peloponnese draws many people who visit it at least once a year. The whole area, however, has pleasant surprises, attractions, and experiences that you will never forget. Methana is a green peninsula with amazing natural beauty. You can reach Methana by road or through Piraeus and the first impression you will have when you get there is that it looks like an island. But because it is not, it is the ideal destination for autumn holidays to savor a little summer but also to fill your mind with more mountainous scenes. If you go to Methana, do not skip Vathi, a very lovely fishing village that will win your heart. It is worth exploring Kameni Chora, the village that was built… on lava but also learns about the chapel that is made of “wine and soil”.
Methana, apart from its thermal springs and beautiful beaches, is also renowned for its volcano that belongs to the volcanic arc of the southern Aegean along with that of Santorini and Nisyros!