Mount Kyllini

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Mount Kyllini
Stymfalia-north 2006.jpg
Mount Kyllini as seen from Stymphalia
Highest point
Elevation 2,376 m (7,795 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,870 m (6,140 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Geography
Mount Kyllini is located in Greece
Mount Kyllini
Mount Kyllini
Location in Greece
Location Western Corinthia, Greece
Climbing
Easiest route YDS class 2

Mount Kyllini or Mount Cyllene Greek: Κυλλήνη, sometimes Ζήρια, is a mountain on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. It is famous for its association with the god Hermes. Mount Kyllini rises to 2,374 m (7,789 ft) above sea level.[2] This makes it the second highest point on the peninsula. It is located near the border between the historic regions of Arcadia and Achaea—in the northeast of Arcadia. It is located west of Corinth, northwest of Stymfalia, north of Tripoli, and south of Derveni.

Much of the mountain is desolate and rocky. The area below 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) is largely forested. There is an observatory at 908 metres (2,979 ft), at 22.67 east longitude and 37.97 north latitude. Roads pass near the southern and western slopes, but there are not many on the mountain itself, as much of the mountain is part of a park.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mountain Info". Institutt for Informatikk, Universitetet I Bergen. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  2. "Mount Kyllini – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering". Meteo365.com. Retrieved 5 September 2016.