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Mountains

Greece is primarily a mountainous country with more than 300 larger or smaller mountains. The most significant Greek mountain axis is the Pindus Mountain range, forming the “backbone” of Mainland Greece, which extends naturally to the mountains in the Peloponnese and Crete. In addition, the majority of the islands are in fact the mountain peaks of the now submerged landmass of Aegeis, which at one time linked Mainland Greece with Asia Minor.

The highest mountain in the country is Mount Olympus in Macedonia -known from Greek mythology as the home of the gods- reaching a height of 2,917 m (Mytikas peak), while about 40 mountain ranges throughout the country exceed elevations of 2,000 m.

The Greek mountains are characterized by their diversity, rare scenery and unique forests, some of which rank among the oldest natural wooded lands in Europe. Due to the unsurpassable rich flora and fauna, many are protected as National Parks, while at the same time the infrastructure that was developed over the last few decades has created ideal destinations for those daring tourists who want to enjoy winter and mountain activities.

 

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ATTICA
Mount Parnitha

Parnitha is the perfect place for nature and hiking lovers, herb collectors and gambling fans. Everybody finds something interesting on Parnitha Mountain, which is the highest mountain in Attica...

DRAMA
Falakro mountain

Falakro mountain, a trademark of the Prefecture of Drama, comprises of a complex of three massifs: «Aghio Pnevma” (1629 meters high, located at the NW side, "Aghios Pavlos" (1768 meters high) to the...

HERAKLION
Mitata

The igloos of Mount Psiloritis On Mount Psiloritis in Crete, there are “mitata”, an architectural structure with immemorial origins, whose building method dates back to the Minoan arched tombs....
Psiloritis

The sacred mountain of Crete The stone giant of Crete, a natural border between the Earth and the Sky, dominates the whole of the island. Mountainous villages perched on the edge of a precipice;...

IOANNINA
Mitsikeli mountain

Mitsikeli mountain is the one extending behind Ioannina city. It has entered Natura 2000 network and has an organized shelter. The mountain is ideal for mountaineering (the international pathway E6...
Tzoumerka mountain chain

The proud, imposing Tzoumerka mountain chain stands in a wild area which remains untouched by the modern civilization. Deep gorges, bare rocks, rich natural environment, impetuous rivers and...

KAVALA
Mountain of Paggaio

West of the Prefecture of Kavala, on the mountain of Paggaio, we meet towering chestnut, oak and beech trees. On this route you will also find the mountain lodges of Kallithea, Petalouda or Vlachika...
Mountain of Ypsario

In Thasos, the mountain of Ypsario mainly covered by pine-tree forests is ideal for mountain tours and visits to the beautiful mountain villages of the island, such as Kazaviti, at the NW of Thasos,...
Paggaio mountain

Paggaio mountain is located at the western part of Kavala prefecture (on the route Kavala – Eleftheroupoli – Nikisiani). It is a lush green mountain with chestnut, pine, oak and beech trees. You will...
Saos Mountain

From the Saos mountain (Feggari) in Samothraki one can admire the unique plane tree forests often stretching up to the beach. The presence of many streams flowing down the immense massif of the...
Ypsario mountain

In Thasos, the mountain of Ypsario mainly covered by pine-tree forests is ideal for mountain tours and visits to the beautiful mountain villages of the island, such as Kazaviti, at the NW of Thasos,...

KILKIS
Kroussia

Kroussia is s small mountain chain and its higher top is 1200 m high Mavrovouni which begins vertically from Kerkini (Belles) mountain and in its southwest side it separates the large valley of...
Paiko

It is one of the most beautiful, scenic and massive mountains in Greece and charms visitors with its amazing forests, streams, waters and villages. Griva, Karpi, Kastaneri, Livadia and other...

LACONIA
Taygetos

Mount Taýgetos (2,407 meters ≈ 8,000 feet) has the tallest peak in the Peloponnese on the border between the areas of Laconia and Messinia. Its central crest is a perfect edge and a watershed...

LARISSA
Mountaineering on Olympus

Mountaineering on the abode of the Gods Mt. Olympus’ wonderful nature of rich flora (over 1700 species, more than 20 of which endemic) and fauna (more than 30 species of mammals, 100 species of...

MAGNESIA
Pelion

The mythical mountain of Centaurs is a place where someone can combine both sea and mountain holidays. The highest peak of the mountain reaches an altitude of 1.624 m, while its popular ski resort in...

MESSINIA
Taygetos

Mount Taýgetos (2,407 meters ≈ 8,000 feet) has the tallest peak in the Peloponnese on the border between the areas of Laconia and Messinia. Its central crest is a perfect edge and a watershed...

PELLA
Touring in Kaimaktsalan

John Keats wrote: "The poetry of the earth is never dead" In mountainous Pella this is true! Around the area of Kaimaktsalan ski resort stunning wonders of nature are waiting to be discovered....

PIERIA
Mountaineering on Olympus

Mountaineering on the abode of the Gods Mt. Olympus’ wonderful nature of rich flora (over 1700 species, more than 20 of which endemic) and fauna (more than 30 species of mammals, 100 species of...

RETHYMNO
Mitata

The igloos of Mount Psiloritis On Mount Psiloritis in Crete, there are “mitata”, an architectural structure with immemorial origins, whose building method dates back to the Minoan arched tombs....
Psiloritis

The sacred mountain of Crete The stone giant of Crete, a natural border between the Earth and the Sky, dominates the whole of the island. Mountainous villages perched on the edge of a precipice;...

RODOPI
Rodopi

At the Prefecture of Rodopi, the European mountain pathway E6, an internationally acknowledged tour of exceptional beauty traverses the massif of Rodopi. In the mountainous region of the Prefecture...

THESPROTIA
Gorilas

The Gorillas or Kourilas at a height of 1658 m is one of the biggest mountains in Thesprotia. In comparison to other mountains of Epirus it is a low mountain. Therefore, since it is mainly steep, it...

TRIKALA
Elati and Pertouli

A south Pindos escape Built on the slopes of Mt Koziakas, the oblong mountain of the southern part of the Pindos, the picturesque villages of Elati and Pertouli are a major attraction of the wider...
Mt. Koziakas

Mount Kerketio (Koziakas) is located at the east borders of central Pindos, stretching from Kalampaka to the town Pili, 20th klm, west of Trikala, between the Peneos and Portaekos river...

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