Megalochori, Methana

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Megalochori is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°35.5′N 23°21.3′E / 37.5917°N 23.3550°E / 37.5917; 23.3550Coordinates: 37°35.5′N 23°21.3′E / 37.5917°N 23.3550°E / 37.5917; 23.3550
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit Islands
Municipality Troizinia-Methana
Municipal unit Methana
Elevation 113 m (371 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 115
 • Population 290 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 180 30
Area code(s) 22980

Megalochori (Greek: Μεγαλοχώρι) is a village and a community in the western part of the volcanic Methana peninsula, Greece. It is located 3 km northwest of Methana town. The community consists of the villages Megalochori, Vathy, Kaimeni Chora and Megalo Potami.[2] The ancient Acropolis of Methana, which was described by Pausanias, is located near Megalochori. Formerly the village was called Katoundi Imati, Albanian for "large village".[citation needed]

The volcano[edit]

Near Megalochori is located the village Kammeni Chora. In this place the last volcanic eruption of Methana Volcano happened between 277 and 240 B.C., during the times of Antigonus Gonatas, king of Macedonia.[3]

Historical population[edit]

Year Village population Community population
1981 - 437
1991 226 -
2001 167 413
2011 115 290

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "Μεγαλοχώρι". Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Το ηφαίστειο των Μεθάνων". Retrieved 15 July 2016.