Mount Olympus

Sleeping Under the Stars on the Peak of the Mountain of Ancient Gods

Konstantinos Vasilakakos can be called a photographer of the stars. Not the Hollywood stars, but the celestial elements that fill the night sky and truly fascinate. Vasilakakos is a great fan of night photography and the starry sky. His work...

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...

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...

Titanic Actor Visits Home of the Gods

Hollywood star Billy Zane was spotted enjoying a break at Mount Olympus, known as the home of Zeus and the major Greek gods since before the time of Homer. Zane, who became known for his villainous role as Caledon Hockley...

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...

Top Things to Do When Visiting the Greek Gods: Mount Olympus and Litohoro

Many people come to visit Greece with a mission in mind - visiting Litochoro and the surrounding sights. Whether you want to hike the trails of Mount Olympus, the mythological home of the twelve gods of Olympus, or feel the...

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 Day When the Peak of Olympus, the Mountain of Greek Gods, was Conquered

Today marks the anniversary of the first climbers to reach 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 about 10,000 hikers visit the 2,917...