Mount Olympus ( Greece ) is the highest mountain in the country, located on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, 80 km from Thessaloniki. It has 52 peaks with the highest peak Mytikas rises to 2.917 meters. The mountain is noted for its very rich flora with several species, for its natural beauty and for the diversity of its landscape. According to Greek Mythology, it was the home of the Twelve Olympian Gods of the ancient world.
It is a National Park of the Natura 2000 Network and a protected ecosystem of the world‘s biosphere by Unesco. There are many marked hiking and climbing footpaths and seats near springs that offer rest to visitors, as well as shelters where they can spend the night. The access is easy from the national road network from Athens to Thessaloniki.