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Old August 16th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #1
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Believe it or not this is in Greece: Mount Parnassos skiing and hand gliding

Located about 2 hours north of Athens, Mount Parnassos is Greece's second highest mountain after Mount Olympus. It is home to countless villages, Delphi, and ski towns.




























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Old August 17th, 2005, 04:51 AM   #2
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wow...

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Old August 17th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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Nice views!!! Now, tell me one thing: what made you bring snow to the thread? Don't you think we should be looking at beaches and nude babes?
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Old August 17th, 2005, 03:06 PM   #4
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Nice views!!! Now, tell me one thing: what made you bring snow to the thread? Don't you think we should be looking at beaches and nude babes?

Haha! You are right! You actually gave me a good idea! Maybe that will be my next project: Nude babes of the Greek beaches!!! I bet you that will get a lot of hits, eh?

However, the reason I posted the Parnassos pics is because every time I go to visit my grandparents there, the mountain always amazes me. It looks like I have temporarily stepped into a Swiss valley or Banff (Rocky Mountains) in Alberta, Canada. Believe it or not, the summit of the mountain and some other peaks still had some snow on them when I was there in July even though the temperature on the ground was pushing close to 100 F degrees!

Anyway, take care!

On to my next project!
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Old August 19th, 2005, 07:37 AM   #5
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Great pictures but I goota make you a little correction, despite Parnassos is a very high and impresive mountain, actually it is not the second highest mountain in Greece, it doesn't even gets the 10th position!!!

The second highest mountain is in Epirus and its name is Smolikas, and is located some 500 kms from Athens.
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Great pictures but I goota make you a little correction, despite Parnassos is a very high and impresive mountain, actually it is not the second highest mountain in Greece, it doesn't even gets the 10th position!!!

The second highest mountain is in Epirus and its name is Smolikas, and is located some 500 kms from Athens.

I stand corrected my friend. But Parnassos is not as low as 10th as you say

I always was told by the locals that Parnassos was the 2nd highest! Shows you how much they know! They are probably being biased! Whatever the height, it is very large.

Thanks for the correction!

Here is a list of the highest mountains in Greece:

Mountains of Greece

Name Geographical Region Height (metres)

1)Olympos Macedonia 2.904
2)Smolikas Macedonia 2.631
3)Grammos Macedonia 2.521
4)Voras Macedonia 2.519
5)Giona Sterea Hellas 2.507
6)Tymfi (Gamila) Epirus 2.499
7)Parnassos Sterea Hellas 2.455
8)Idi (Psiloritis) Crete 2.454
9)Lefka Ori Crete 2.454
10)Athamanon Ori Epirus 2.429
11)Vardoussia Sterea Hellas 2.413
12)Taygetos Peloponesse 2.404
13)Kyllini Peloponesse 2.374
14)AroaniaPeloponesse 2.338
15)Varnous Macedonia 2.329
16)Tymfristos Sterea Hellas 2.312
17)Lakmos Epirus 2.294
18)Pindos (Ligos) Epirus 2.249

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Old August 20th, 2005, 09:27 PM   #7
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Hi there's an error in that list maybe it happened while the designer typed it.

Olympos Oros is not 2,904 mts. There are different stated heights but never seen that one.

The most popular is the 2,919 coming second the 2,925 one. As for the 90's it was used to show in the GNTO maps the 2,917 metres one. There are also less common versions which show a height as high as 2,985 metres.

Anyway it depends on the climber's data. It's impossible that all of them will register the same altitude when reaching the summit.

I have to check out in my earth globe DEM data how many it shows, but I would bet it's the 2,925 or even the 2,985 one; I gotta check it out.

Finally usually the Leyka Ori of Crete appear in the maps to have 2,456 metres.

Whatever it's 7th, 8th, or 10th it doesn't matters it isn't for sure the second one; thus we can see how urban myths (or in this case villages myth) can deliver such confussions to our minds to the point that we believe them and no one can convince us of their fake nature.

Nice pictures though, the place is great and I love it, I hope someday a world class ski centre be built in there to show the world that ours are among the best mountain on earth, specially for those kinda sports.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 05:19 AM   #8
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Beautiful Alpine Greece

Here you are some images from different places in Central and Northern Greece; where the Dynaric Alps pass by; as well as a few ones from the Rodopi range in Thrace, at North East Greece.

All these images are from http://www.astraka.net

Evritania (Central Greece) 300kms NW of Athens and 400 SW of Thessaloniki



Gamila in Epirus (NW Greece) some 500 kms NW of Athens and 400km W of Thessaloniki





















Valiakalda

















Tzumerka some 400km NW of Athens





















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(in these places the Bear is the king!! just look at its footsteps)




Marosa










Peristeri in Epirus

















Platamonas (400kms N from Athens 100kms S from Thessaloniki)


Rodopi, a mountain range of 300km long located in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace at NE Greece at a distance from Athens which spans from the 700 kms to the 1000kms and a distance from Thessaloniki which spans around the 200-500 kms

Here you may find centenary if not millenary mystic woods.











Giona in Central Greece some 250 kms from Athens











Prespes Lakes in Western Macedonia some 600kms NW from Athens and 200 W of Thessaloniki.













Gelidona





















Pilion in Thessaly, the Mystic lands of the Centaurus located some 350kms N of Athens and 150kms S of Thessaloniki









Karitena



Vardousia in Central Greece







Kefallonia



Vouraikos in Peloponessus 220 kms W from Athens 700km SW of Thessaloniki





All these images are from http://www.astraka.net

I hope you've enjoyed this less known face of Greece.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 05:25 AM   #9
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Best photos of Greece ever!
Nobody would think Greece has this landscape!
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Old September 19th, 2005, 07:24 AM   #10
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Very good photos and a very good topic.

Yes, this image of Greece is not one that many outsiders know and see. It's a shame too, because no matter how beautiful the Aegean islands are, Greece is not only them.

The Greek National Tourist Organization is saying they wish to increase winter and fall tourism to Greece, and as we can all see, there is much on offer in terms of landscape. Only the infrastructure for off-season tourism needs to improve. This will mean a more substainable level of visitors for Greece and an injection of much needed monies.
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very beautiful landscapes, one think, we all now that Greece have thys landscapes and we all now that Olimpo is the biggest mountain in Greece too!!
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Absolutely breathtaking views. Hard to believe this is Greece!!! Thanks for sharing these photos with us
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AMAZING!!!
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And this is nothing yet, Greece has much more to show us!!! Our nation is so variated and rich in nature you won't believe your eyes.
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That's it!! thanks for these stunning photos!!! Now i can confirm that Greece is the most beautiuful country in the world
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^ After Bosnia, of course.

But wow! My impression of Greece has changed so much in the last week!

Great photos!
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Greece change in the lost week Sarajka?
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As much as I love the beach, and the nice weather, the open sea, the island and everything that comes with it, I have always felt like I would love it more to be in a place like that, full of trees in a valley with big mountains, and a cottage on a hill with a creek running through. You know, I have some cousins who have a cottage in Epirus that they go to every once in a while, maybe I should tag along with them some time and experience it. I tell you what, I wouldn't mind sharing time in northern Greece and then the rest on an island, the best of both worlds.
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Oh my god! This is the most amazing thread EVER!

Magnificent Photo's!

Greece is the most beutiful country in the world IMO. You can find anything you want in this little country(except skyscrapers ).
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