Mountains

Pick Your Peak

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.

Rocky mountain top and closer a small shelter in the sunset light.
Fun fact: the majority of the islands are mountain peaks of an ancient land called Aegeis that sunk under the sea millions of years ago.

The Route that Apostle Paul followed in Greece

Greece is a land of unbelievable beauty and diversity. Although 80% of its terrain is mountainous or semi-mountainous, making it one of Europe’s hilliest countries, at the same time its coastline is approximately 16,000km in length of which 7,500km belong to the islands in the Greek archipelago.

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