Agios Nikolaos (Attica)

Volcano: Methana (see Methana at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Spring
Description: Thermal spring close to the south-eastern coast of the peninsula, 500 m north-east of the village of Methana. The spring is partially captured and the water used by a small spa. The water accumulates in a closed pool in which rarely gas bubbles can be observed. The water used for therapies is pumped to bathtubs. Some thermal water emerges also on the shore and is sometimes used for free bathing. Around the thermal facility CO2 fluxes up to 853 g m^2 day have been measured.


Point of contact for this site:
Walter D'Alessandro, walter.dalessandro@ingv.it (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos, ckiriako@geol.uoa.gr (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

No measurements available for this site.



Bibliographic references for this site

D’Alessandro W., Brusca L., Kyriakopoulos K., Michas G., Papadakis G., 2008,Methana, the westernmost active volcanic system of the south Aegean arc (Greece): insight from fluids geochemistry, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol.178, pp. 818-828, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.09.014


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