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|Mount Olympus (Olimpos)|
|Elevation||2,917.727 metres (9,573 ft)|
|Prominence||2,355 metres (7,726 ft)|
|Isolation||254 km (158 mi)|
|Coordinates||40°05′08″N 22°21′31″E / 40.08556°N 22.35861°ECoordinates: 40°05′08″N 22°21′31″E / 40.08556°N 22.35861°E|
Mount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος; also transliterated as Ólympos, and on Greek maps, Óros Ólimbos) is the highest mountain in Greece. It is 2,917.727 metres (9,572.60 feet) high. Since its base is at sea level, it is one of the highest mountains in Europe in terms of topographic prominence, the relative altitude from base to top.
In Greek mythology the mountain was regarded as the "Home of the Gods", specifically of the Dodekatheon, the twelve principal gods of the ancient Hellenistic world.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ampatzidis, Dimitrios; Moschopoulos, Georgios; Mouratidis, Antonios; Styllas, Michael; Tsimerikas, Alexandros; Deligiannis, Vasileios-Klearchos; Voutsis, Nikolaos; Perivolioti, Triantafyllia-Maria; Vergos, Georgios S.; Plachtova, Alexandra (2023-04-01). "Revisiting the determination of Mount Olympus Height (Greece)". Journal of Mountain Science. 20 (4): 1026–1034. doi:10.1007/s11629-022-7866-8. ISSN 1993-0321.
- ↑ Wilson, Nigel (2005). Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece. Abingdon, England: Routledge. p. 516.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Mount Olympus at Wikimedia Commons
- Revisiting the determination of Mount Olympus Height (Greece)
- Mount Olympus
- Greek Mountain Flora Archived 2009-01-10 at the Wayback Machine