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Christos Kakkalos

When Mytikas, the Peak of Mount Olympus, was Finally Conquered

In August 1913 the first climbers reached Mount Olympus’s highest peak, famed for its place in Greek mythology as home of the Twelve Olympian gods. Since that date, it is thought that approximately 10,000 climbers visit the 2,917-meter (9570 foot)...

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...

The Hundred-Year Climb of Mount Olympus

Olympos, the highest mountain in Greece and the second highest in altitude in the Balkan peninsula, consists of a relatively small, massive, inseparable volume, almost circular, pretty rocky, with sharp peaks, extensive slopes and crests as well as large,...