Topography of Atlantis
The Topography of Atlantis, as described by Plato, has inspired a number of investigators to identify various locations all over the globe as the site of his sunken island. Unfortunately, most of these proposed locations are above water, which immediately conflicts with Plato’s account of its demise through inundation. The description given by Plato relates to the principal island of the Atlantean ‘confederation’ and its capital city.
In a nutshell, Plato describes this island as having an imposing mountain range to the north and an extensive well-irrigated plain in the south, facing the sea, where the city was built with a central acropolis. It had streams and possessed a rich variety of flora and fauna.