MACEDONIA – Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. Since its base is located at sea level, it is also one of the highest mountains in Europe in terms of topographic prominence, the relative altitude from base to top. It is located in Macedonia, about 100 km away from Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city.In Greek mythology the mountain was regarded as the ‘home of the gods’, specifically of the Twelve Olympians, the twelve principal gods of the ancient Hellenistic world. Any climb to Mount Olympus starts from the town of Litochoro, which took the name City of Gods because of its location on the roots of the mountain.Mount Olympus is noted for its very rich flora with several endemic species. The highest peak on Mount Olympus – at 2,919 metres high – is Mitikas, which in Greek means ‘nose’.

Release Dates

2009

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: script
  • City: ATHENS
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: no
  • Location: ATHENS, Greece