Local nameΙθώμη

Mount Ithome or Ithomi, previously Vourkano or Voulcano, is the northernmost of twin peaks in Messenia, Greece. Mount Ithome rises to about 800 metres, about 760 metres over Valyra, the seat of Ithomi, the former municipality. The other peak is Mount Eva, 700 metres, connected to Mount Ithomi by a thin ridge 0.80 kilometres long.

Mount Ithome is 25 kilometres north of Kalamata on the Gulf of Messenia, 60 kilometres east of Pylos, seat of Bronze Age Messenia, and 20 kilometres north of Messini, modern namesake of ancient Messene, nestled under the cliffs of Mount Ithome. From the top the whole valley of the Pamisos river can be viewed eastward to Mount Taygetus and southward to the Gulf of Messenia. The site is highly defensible and yet off the main road; in this case, the Kalamata-Pylos road.

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Address 24002, Greece

Coordinates 37°11'7.36" N 21°55'32.438" E

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