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Greek Paralympics Athlete with Amputation Climbs Mount Olympus

A Greek Paralympics athlete who came in sixth at the 2021 Tokyo Games, and who had a leg amputated years ago, became the first disabled person to successfully climb Mount Olympus last week. Nikos Papangelis, 23, had to have his leg amputated...

Many Outside of Greece Believe Mount Olympus is a Myth, says Journalist

Many outside of Greece believe that Mount Olympus -- like Atlantis -- is a mythical location that exists only in Greek mythology, says Greek journalist and director Athina Krikeli. Krikeli, who has lived in the United States for the past...

Visiting the Greek Gods on Mount Olympus and Litohoro

Litohoro is a stunning town situated at the base of Mount Olympus, home of the Gods, and just a stone's throw away from the Thermaic Gulf.

Promitheia: Reviving the Ancient Greek Spirit on Mount Olympus

Each year, hundreds of people gather on Mount Olympus for the annual Promitheia festival dedicated to the Ancient Greek spirit.

Greek Athlete Carries Disabled Woman on his Back to the Top of Mount Olympus

Long-distance runner Marios Giannakou completed the race of his life on Monday as he climbed to the summit of Mount Olympus carrying the disabled Eleftheria Tosiou on his back. "There is nothing more real than the dream," Giannakou wrote on...

Greek Athlete to Carry Disabled Woman on his Back to the Top of Mount Olympus

Long-distance runner Marios Giannakou is preparing for the race of his life as he is to climb Mount Olympus carrying on his back the disabled Eleftheria. The athlete from Drama who has crossed 270 kilometers (168 miles) in the hot...

US and Greece Conduct Joint Military Exercises Near Mount Olympus

A large-scale joint military exercise in the foothills of Mount Olympus took place on Wednesday between the aviation units from the armies of Greece and the United States. This new Greek-American exercise took place only a few weeks after the...

Aerial Photo of Snow-Capped Mount Olympus Goes Viral

This aerial photograph shot on Sunday of a snow-capped Mount Olympus, the home of Zeus and the ancient Greek gods, has gone viral. The photo was captured by Kostas Rossidis of the Hellenic Seaplane Association as a way to mark...

Hoop Placed on Top of Mount Olympus to Honor Giannis Antetokounmpo (video)

The American athletic wear company Nike placed a basketball hoop on the top of Mt. Olympus, the highest point in Greece, to honor Giannis Antetokounmpo, who earlier in the week was named MVP of the 2018-19 NBA season. Nike also...

Greek Students Conquer Mount Olympus (Video)

The first ever school to go on the brave mission to conquer the top of Mount Olympus, the mountain of the Gods for the Ancient Greeks, is the 2nd High School of Voula, in Attica. The young students, instead of going...

Google Doodle Celebrates Anniversary of the First Climbers to Reach the Highest Peak of Greece's Mount Olympus

Google Doodle joined in celebrating an important day in Greece's history - the 87th anniversary of the first climbers to reach Mount Olympus’s highest peak. The giant mountain enchants the minds of all, seeped deep in mythology as the home...

Injured Climber on Mount Olympus Transferred to Shelter

A female climber, who fell while hiking near the peak of Stefani or "Thronos Dios" (Throne of Zeus) at a height of about 2,800 metres, has been transferred to the "Giosos Apostolidis" mountain hut, after a rescue helicopter was...

Rescue Operation Underway on Mount Olympus for Seriously Injured Climber

A large operation is underway by the Hellenic Rescue Team in Mount Olympus since Saturday morning to rescue a female climber who fell while climbing near the peak of Stefani or "Thronos Dios" (Throne of Zeus) at a height...

Another Hiker Dies in Latest Mount Olympus Tragedy

A 55-year-old hiker was killed at Mount Olympus on Monday, two days after the death of another climber, on Saturday. The man and another hiker fell off a cliff and were badly injured in the Kalogeros area of the mountain. Emergency...

Hiker Dies in Accident on Mount Olympus, Second is Rescued (video)

One of two hikers that became trapped on Mount Olympus has died while the second was successfully rescued in an operation mounted by the fire brigade to find them, Greek authorities said. In an announcement late on Saturday, police said...