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The Hidden Treasures of Olympus, the Mountain of the Greek Gods

Many people come to visit Greece with a mission in mind – to visit Olympus, the mountain of the ancient Greek gods -- and tour the nearby town of Litochoro and the sights nearby. Mount Olympus is one of the...

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...

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...

Many Americans Believe Olympus is a Mythical Mountain, says Journalist

Many Americans believe that Mount Oympus -- 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 25 years, spoke...

Spectacular Landing of Greek Rescue Helicopter on Mount Olympus (video)

A military helicopter landed on a thin stretch of land at an altitude of around 2,700 meters on Mount Olympus, to rescue an injured mountaineer. The brave pilot of the Super Puma had to maneuver the helicopter over a steep...

Early Snow on Mount Olympus and Kaimaktsalan (video)

While hot temperatures in Athens and southern Greece have dropped by a few degrees over the past two days, in other areas like Olympus and Kaimaktsalan mountains, winter has come early with the first snowfall. The first flakes of the season...

One Dead, Snow on Olympus and Damages as Summer Storms Sweep Over Greece

Stormy summer weather that has been sweeping across Greece since late Sunday night with strong winds and heavy rainfall has left one man dead and caused several damages; snow accumulated on Olympus mountain as temperatures dropped to single digits...