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Frederic Boissonnas

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)...

Frédéric Boissonnas, The Photographer Who Fell in Love with Greece

The Philhellene Frédéric Boissonnas was the first foreign photographer to set out to travel around Greece to photograph landscapes.

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,...