Mount Smolikas, Kontsika

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Mount Smolikas is a mountain in the Ioannina regional unit, northwestern Greece. At a height of 2,637 metres above sea level, it is the highest of the Pindus Mountains, and the second highest mountain in Greece after Mount Olympus. The mountain consists of ophiolite rocks. During several periods in the Pleistocene the northern and eastern cirques and valleys were glaciated. The last glaciers of this area retreated around 11,500 years ago. It is drained by the river Aoos to the south, and the river Vourkopotamo to the north. There is a small alpine lake called "Drakolimni Smolika" near the summit, at about 2200 m elevation. Nearby mountain ranges are Tymfi to the south, Gramos to the northwest, Vasilitsa to the southeast and Voio to the northeast.
The higher elevations, above 2000 m, consist of grasslands and rocks, and there are deciduous and conifer forests at lower elevations. The mountain lies completely within the municipality of Konitsa, the main villages around the mountain being Agia Paraskevi to the north, and Palaioselli, Pades and Armata to the south. The town Konitsa lies 15 km southwest of Smolikas. The Greek National Road 20 passes west of the mountain.
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  • Mount Smolikas lies north of Ioannina. The approach from either village Kerasovo Konitsis either from the village Palioseli. The climb up to the Alpine Lake at 2000 meters, it takes around 4 hours. From there one can reach the top in 1 hour. the path is in the Woods.
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  • beautiful and nice and quiet a lot of beautiful flowers and plants especially now everything in bloom including many rare orchids
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  • The towering mountain pronounce a great hiking, exhausting enough but worth it!! A great activity between nature!!
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  • We took the difficult route Samarina-Mosia-Molikas 2637 m. Distance 22 km go. The course starts in the forest, it is very beautiful, the difficulty of the project is that there is no path (very stone, krokales and lizards in 70% of the course) because and not walking you do because of the long distance, do not try it beginner.... Serious danger of injury. For the history of 7 hours come join with 11 commandos of the mountaineering club Siatista the Bourinos.
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  • Amazing view. Wonderful Mountain
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