Greece is primarily a mountainous country with more than 300 larger or smaller mountains. The most significant mountain range is Pindus, which forms the “backbone” of Mainland Greece. This mountain chain extends down the Peloponnese and Crete. The highest mountain in the country is Mount Olympus, in Macedonia -known from Greek mythology as the home of the Gods- (Mytikas peak 2,917 m), while about 40 mountain ranges throughout the country exceed 2,000m height.
The Greek mountains have a rich diversity. Some forests are among the oldest natural wooded lands in Europe. Due to the unsurpassable rich flora and fauna, many are protected as National Parks. Last but not least, there is aplenty of mountain activities that you can enjoy either in winter, summer, spring or fall.