Hiking in Greece
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Hiking in Greece

Hiking in Greece

Near the Prionia trailhead, the ruins of the Monastery of Saint Dionysios recall the regional destruction wrought by German troops during World War II. 

 (Terri Cook and Lon Abbott)
Hiking in Greece

Hikers traverse the steep slopes beneath Mt. Olympus’ mythical summit.

 (Terri Cook and Lon Abbott )
Hiking in Greece

The Olympus massif consists of limestone originally deposited on the floor of an ancient ocean.

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Hiking in Greece

A distant view of the Christos Kakkalos Refuge, one of nine huts that shelter hikers and climbers within Mt. Olympus National Park.

 (Terri Cook and Lon Abbott )
Hiking in Greece

Fragile tundra carpets Mt. Olympus’ windswept slopes above about 8,200 feet elevation.

 (Terri Cook and Lon Abbott)
Hiking in Greece

Mt. Olympus’ lower slopes host dense stands of trees and grassy meadows filled with colorful summer flowers.

 (Terri Cook and Lon Abbott )
Hiking in Greece

Mytikas is Mt. Olympus’ highest peak.

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Hiking in Greece

The quaint village of Litohoro serves as the staging point for the two-to-three-day ascent of Greece’s highest peak.

 (Terri Cook and Lon Abbott)
Hiking in Greece

Mt. Olympus’ highest peak, Mytikas, is seen from the subsidiary peak of Skala.

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Hiking in Greece

Mt. Olympus is seen from Litohoro, Greece.

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