Greece is an excellent holiday destination that brings images of a sunny climate, rich culture, stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and Mediterranean islands. For walkers and hikers, Greece offers a landscape full of mountains, spectacular gorges and ridges throughout the mainland plus great coastal locations on the many Greek Islands.
Greece is a very mountainous country with many mountains over 2,000m high. Most of these peaks are in a line running down the eastern side of the mainland, with the exception of Mount Olympus (Olympos) that is located on the eastern coast north of Athens. The three highest peaks in Greece are as follows:
The highest mountain on the Greek Islands is Mount Ida at 2,456m high on the island of Crete. Find out more...
The Greek National Parks tend to be in the mountainous areas of Greece or on coastal and marine areas of the Greek Islands. Below is a list of the main National Parks in Greece:
The photograph shows the steep pinnacles of Mount Olympus in all its glory.