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About Mount Olympos, Limassol

Mount Olympus (/oʊˈlɪmpəs, ə-/; Greek: Όλυμπος; also transliterated as Olympos, and on Greek maps, Oros Olympos) is the highest mountain in Greece and the second highest mountain in the Balkans. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa, about 80 km (50 mi) southwest from Thessaloniki. Mount Olympus has 52 peaks, deep gorges, and exceptional biodiversity. The highest peak Mytikas, meaning "nose", rises to 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). It is one of the highest peaks in Europe in terms of topographic prominence. Olympus was notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods, on the Mytikas peak. Mount Olympus is also noted for its very rich flora with several species. It has been a National Park, the first in Greece, since 1938. It is also a World's Biosphere Reserve. Every year thousands of people visit Olympus to admire its fauna and flora, 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 it. The usual starting point is the town of Litochoro, on the eastern foothills of the mountain, 100 km from Thessaloniki, where, in the beginning of every summer, the Olympus Marathon terminates. There are multiple theories for the origin of the name Olympus. It has been suggested that it means "sky", "bright", "high" or "rock". One theory holds that Olympus is a prehellenic toponym that simply means "mountain". In Ottoman times, the Turkish name for the mountain was "Semavat Evi", meaning "sky house".


Overview of Mount Olympos

Walking past the city of Limassol, you will come across Mount Olympos. Mount Olympos is easily missed on a visit to Limassol.

Mount Olympos is not one of the most important things to do in Limassol like Kourion, Fasouri Watermania, Omodos Village, Kolossi Castle and Limassol Castle.

Mount Olympos is generally not available on the guided Limassol tours, but there are plenty others that are worth visiting.

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Full Day Troodos and Nicosia Excursion from Protaras
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One of the most popular trips to discover traditional Cyprus, the unspoiled beauty of Troodos Mountains and Nicosia town - the last divided city in the world. Wonder around the Old Town Centre (within the Venetial Walls) in Nicosia, or walk up to the barrier (also known as "Green Line") that divides Nicosia into two since the Turkish invation in 1974. Visit picturesque Kakopetria Village and Troodos Mountains, where the forest stretches as far as the eye can see. Last stop is the village of Omodhos and the Holy Cross monastery.

Paphos History Day Trip from Limassol
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Calling all history buffs! Cast your flashlight down through the ages into Paphos’ early and Roman past on this full-day trip from Limassol. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to UNESCO-listed Paphos, Cyprus’ Roman capital, and visit two archaeological showstoppers. Explore the rock-carved, 3rd-century BC Tombs of the Kings, where Paphos’ aristocrats were buried, and see the beautiful floor mosaics of four Roman villas at Paphos Archaeological Park. The tour also includes free time for lunch (own expense) on the harborfront and a photo stop at the legendary Aphrodite’s Rock.

Fasouri Watermania Waterpark Admission Ticket
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Fasouri Watermania is the biggest Waterpark in Cyprus both in size (105,000 square meters of gorgeous green parkland) and in number of attractions and facilities: 30 different slides for all ages, three restaurants, three snack bars and over 2000 sun beds. A staff of more than 100 people work continuously to provide the best service to visitors. Winner of Trip Advisor Award for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016! In 2015 Fasouri Watermania Waterpark was awarded 3rd best waterpark in Europe!

Day Trip: Kourion Ancient Theatre, Kolossi Castle and Cyprus Villages from Pissouri
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A full day tour to some of Cyprus landmark sights. Visit Kourion Ancient Theatre, Kolossi Castle and some Cyprus Villages.

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  • A little bit disappointing, because you cannot actually climb the peak, as there is a military base on the top. Other reviewers praise the trail encircling the summit, but we had no time to hike it. We climbed as close to the top as it was possible and the view was nice, but because of the base the view is open to one direction only. There is no trail to the peak. I recommend leaving a car on the parking by the ski center and restaurant. From there you can walk straight uphill through a nice pine forest.

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  • Top of mountain Olympus which is the tallest mountain of the island. View from there is amazing. If you love walking try the Artemis path which goes around the mountain.

  • Hello Cyprus love from India .. i am watching u via google Maps

  • Amazing walk on the top of the mount Olympos fresh breeze and nice walk

  • Great views and trail is worth doing.

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