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Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece known worldwide for its mythological context, as the Twelve “Olympian” gods lived at its top (Mytikas – 2.918 m) according to the religion of the ancient Greeks. It is also the second highest mountain in the Balkans (after Rila in Bulgaria), but also across Europe from the Alps to the Caucasus.
Each year, thousands of nature lovers visit Mount Olympus to admire the charm of nature and enjoy the tour of its slopes and the conquest of its peaks. Organized mountain shelters with a variety of mountaineering and climbing routes are at the disposal of visitors who want to explore its beauties. A classic starting point is the town of Litochoro at the eastern foothills of the mountain, 100 km from Thessaloniki, where at the beginning of each summer the Mountaineering Mount Olympus Marathon ends.
The shape of Mount Olympus, the varied and varied charm of its nature, its high peaks, full of fog and low clouds that often bring storms, caused awe and admiration to the prehistoric man who lived in its foothills, where the archaeological excavation today reveals findings from settlements of the Iron Age. The first inhabitants of the area will create the legends that will later be attributed to the Twelve Ancient Greeks.
The twelve gods reside in the canyons, “the folds of Mount Olympus”, as Homer calls them – where their palaces are located. The Pantheon (today’s Mytikas) is their meeting point, the theater of their stormy debates. The throne of Zeus (today’s Stephan) is home to the chief gods, Zeus (Zeus). From there he unleashes his lightning strikes, thus showing his “Divine Month”. The twelve are complemented by Hera, Estia, Dimitra, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Aris, Aphrodite and Hephaestus, Olympos in the Iliad is called the great, long, splendid (ie brilliant ), polyhedron.
At the eastern outskirts of Mount Olympus, in Pieria, the mythological tradition laid the nine Muses, protectors of the Fine Arts, daughters of Zeus and Titanida Mnemosinis: Cleo, Efterpi, Thalia, Melpomeni, Terpsichori, Erato, Polymnia , Ourania and Kalliopi.
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