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Mount Olympus (Olimpos)
Olympus Litochoro.JPG
Mount Olympus: View from Litochoro
Elevation2,919 metres (9,577 ft)
Prominence2,355 metres (7,726 ft)
Location of Mount Olympus in Greece
Location Greece
Coordinates40°5′00″N 22°21′00″E / 40.08333°N 22.35000°E / 40.08333; 22.35000Coordinates: 40°5′00″N 22°21′00″E / 40.08333°N 22.35000°E / 40.08333; 22.35000
Easiest routeHike
Mytikas Summit

Mount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος; also transliterated as Ólympos, and on Greek maps, Óros Ólimbos) is the highest mountain in Greece at 2,919 metres high (9,570 feet).[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]

Other websites


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

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