Olympus the mountain of Gods

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Olympus is the tallest mountain in Greece, globally acknowledged mainly in its mythological frame of reference, according to which the 12 Olympian Gods of the ancient Greek Religion resided in its highest summit (Mitikas – elevation 2918 m.)
It is also the second tallest mountain in the Balkans (following Rila Mount in Bulgaria) and indeed of the entire region of Europe between the Alps and the Caucasus mountains.
The solid mountain range towers over the regional limits of the prefectures of Macedonia and Thessaly in Greece, with many tall peaks and canyons that form between them, around which an area with exceptionally rich biodiversity has flourished. To protect this unique heritage the area has been declared a protected habitat, the Olympus National Park, the first to be acknowledged in Greece.
Each year thousands of nature-lovers visit Olympus to admire the charm of its wilderness up close, explore its ranges and conquer its summits! There are numerous mountain camps offering a variety of hiking and climbing routes for the visitors to enjoy. Litochoro, a town situated on the east foot of the mountain and just 100 km from Thessaloniki, is the preferred point of access to the mountain and also the site where the Olympus Mountain Marathon finishes in early summer each year!

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