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Mount Olympus, Thessaly

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Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa, about 80km southwest from Thessaloniki. Mount Olympus has 52 peaks, deep gorges, and exceptional biodiversity. The highest peak, Mytikas, meaning "nose", rises to 2917m. It is one of the highest peaks in Europe in terms of topographic prominence.Olympus was notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods, on the Mytikas peak. Mount Olympus is also noted for its very rich flora, with several species. It has been a National Park, the first in Greece, since 1938. It is also a World's Biosphere Reserve. Every year, thousands of people visit Olympus to admire its fauna and flora, tour its slopes, and reach its peaks. Organized mountain refuges and various mountaineering and climbing routes are available to visitors who want to explore it. The usual starting point is the town of Litochoro, on the eastern foothills of the mountain, 100 km from Thessaloniki, where, in the beginning of every summer, the Olympus Marathon terminates.
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  • Olympus, the Mountain of the gods, is a world logo, the mountain that has to offer so much and is pinned, like the lion in the cage. It must once be exploited and destination from all over the world. He missing the script and the Rift, the name has it.
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  • Olympus, the largest mountain in Greece, one of the most important mountains in the world is the ideal place to discover all the secrets of nature, to reach the highest peak of Mytikas and of course to explore the beautiful Paths!! It is worth visiting the whole world because it is actually the jewel of Greece and will impress the lovers of mountaineering and nature ala and the whole world!!!!
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  • From the most beautiful mountains and a beautiful view when you can climb to a height or to the top of it. It is worth every Greek to climb Olympus
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  • Zeus welcomed me like a king and we enjoyed tea together.I thought we were in love but i guess i was wrong when i confessed he zapped me off the mountain and banned me of no trespassing the land of the gods,But every time i see a storm i fall in love with him so much more.The clashing of the clouds make my heart thump.The flash of lightning makes me fill up with glee.He may not love me but i love him.
  • One of the best hikes I ever had..if you are passing by you must stop and just take a short walk at least
  • Got tased by some homeless guy. I tried to explain that I was selling razors door-to-door and nearly got speared by a dolphin with legs. The only reason I'm not rating one star, is because there was a nice lady that gave me s'mores and let me sit by the fire.
  • This was really cool! I loved it when Zeus zapped me off the mountain! I can't wait to visit next year, hopefully Hades doesn't curse me for the rest of my life again
  • At the beginning of May there is still lying snow. We ride up 1 km by car and after started our climb on foot. Better bring smth heavy into the bag pack cuz wind knocking down closer to the top.
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