mountain in Elassona municipality, Greece
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Mount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος; also transliterated as Ólympos, and on Greek maps, Óros Ólimbos) is the highest mountain in Greece. It is 2,917.727 metres (9,572.60 feet) high.[1] Since its base is at sea level, it is one of the highest mountains in Europe in terms of topographic prominence, the relative altitude from base to top.

Mount Olympus (Olimpos)
Mount Olympus: View from Litochoro
Highest point
Elevation2,917.727 metres (9,573 ft)[1]
Prominence2,355 metres (7,726 ft)
Isolation254 km (158 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates40°05′08″N 22°21′31″E / 40.08556°N 22.35861°E / 40.08556; 22.35861
Mount Olympus (Olimpos) is located in Greece
Mount Olympus (Olimpos)
Mount Olympus (Olimpos)
Location of Mount Olympus in Greece
Location Greece
Parent rangeOlympus
Easiest routeHike
Mytikas Summit

In Greek mythology the mountain was regarded as the "Home of the Gods", specifically of the Dodekatheon, the twelve principal gods of the ancient Hellenistic world.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ampatzidis, Dimitrios; Moschopoulos, Georgios; Mouratidis, Antonios; Styllas, Michael; Tsimerikas, Alexandros; Deligiannis, Vasileios-Klearchos; Voutsis, Nikolaos; Perivolioti, Triantafyllia-Maria; Vergos, Georgios S.; Plachtova, Alexandra (2023-04-01). "Revisiting the determination of Mount Olympus Height (Greece)". Journal of Mountain Science. 20 (4): 1026–1034. doi:10.1007/s11629-022-7866-8. ISSN 1993-0321.
  2. Wilson, Nigel (2005). Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece. Abingdon, England: Routledge. p. 516.

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