OLYMPOS

Mount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος ; also transliterated as Ólympos, and on Greek maps, Óros Ólimbos) is the highest mountain in Greece, located on the border between Thessaly and Fyrom, about 100 km away from Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. Mount Olympus has 52 peaks.The highest peak Mýtikas, meaning “nose”, rises to 2,919 metres high (9,577 feet). It is one of the highest peaks in Europe in terms of topographic prominence.

Mount Olympus is noted for its very rich flora with several endemic species.

In Greek mythology the mountain was regarded as the “home of the gods”, specifically of the Twelve Olympians, the twelve principal gods of the Classical Greek and Hellenistic worlds.


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