is the highest mountain in Greece, known worldwide mainly for his mythology, as according to the religion of ancient Greeks his peak (Mytikas-2.918 m.) was the home of the Twelve Olympians. It is also the second highest mountain in the Balkans and the whole Europe, from Caucasus to the Alps. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia and noted for its very rich flora with several species. It has been the first National Park of Greece, since 1938, and a World’s Biosphere Reserve.
Every year thousands of people visit Olympus to admire its nature, to tour its slopes, and reach its peaks. Organized mountain refuges and various mountaineering and climbing routes are available to visitors, who want to explore its nature. The usual starting point for it is the town of Litochoro, on the eastern foothills of the mountain, 100 km from Thessaloniki, where, in the beginning of every summer, the Mountain Olympus Marathon terminates.