Olympus

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Mount Olympus (Olimpos)
Olympus Litochoro.JPG
Mount Olympus: View from Litochoro
Highest point
Elevation2,919 metres (9,577 ft)
Prominence2,355 metres (7,726 ft)
Isolation254 kilometres (158 mi)
ListingUltra
Coordinates40°05′08″N 22°21′31″E / 40.08556°N 22.35861°E / 40.08556; 22.35861Coordinates: 40°05′08″N 22°21′31″E / 40.08556°N 22.35861°E / 40.08556; 22.35861
Geography
Mount Olympus (Olimpos) is located in Greece
Mount Olympus (Olimpos)
Mount Olympus (Olimpos)
Location of Mount Olympus in Greece
Location Greece
Parent rangeOlympus
Climbing
Easiest routeHike
Mytikas Summit

Mount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος; also transliterated as Ólympos, and on Greek maps, Óros Ólimbos) is the highest mountain in Greece. It is 2,919 metres (9,577 feet) high.[1] 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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. SummitPost - Olymbos (Olympus) - Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
  2. Wilson, Nigel (2005). Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece. Abingdon, England: Routledge. pp. p 516. |pages= has extra text (help)

Other websites[change | change source]

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