About 80% of the territory of Greece is occupied by mountains and plateaus. Mostly dominated by mountains of medium height: from 1200 to 1800 meters. The mountainous terrain itself is diverse. Basically, all the mountains are treeless and rocky, but some of them are buried in verdure. The main mountain systems are as follows:
- Pind or Pindos - occupies the center of mainland Greece, consists of several ranges, and between them are picturesque valleys;
- Timfrey mountain range, mountain lakes meet between the peaks;
- The Rhodope Mountains or the Rhodope Mountains - located between Greece and Bulgaria, they are also called the "Red Mountains", they are quite low;
- mountain range of Olympus.
These mountain peaks are sometimes covered with greenery. Some include gorges and caves.
The most famous mountains of Greece
Of course, the most popular, and at the same time, the highest mountain in Greece is Olympus, whose height reaches 2917 meters. It is located in Thessaly and Central Macedonia. The mountain is covered with various legends and legends, and according to ancient myths, there were 12 Olympic gods who were worshiped by the ancient Greeks. Here was the throne of Zeus. Climbing to the top takes about 6 hours. Climbing the mountain, reveals a landscape that can never be forgotten.
One of the popular mountains of ancient and modern Greeks is Mount Paranas. Here is the sanctuary of Apollo. Nearby was discovered the site of Delph, where the oracles sat. Now a ski resort is equipped here, there are places for skiing on the slopes, as well as cozy hotels.
Mount Taygetus rises above Sparta, the highest points are Ilias and Profitis. The people call the mountain "five-fingered" because the mountain has five peaks. From afar, they resemble a human hand, as if someone had put their fingers together. Multiple paths lead to the summit, so climbing up is almost straightforward.
Unlike some Greek mountains, Pelion is sheltered by greenery. Many trees grow here, and mountain ponds flow. On the slopes of the mountain there are several dozen villages.
In addition to these peaks in Greece there are such high points:
Thus, Greece is the third mountainous country in Europe after Norway and Albania. There are several mountain systems. Many of them are objects that conquer tourists and climbers from around the world.