Mount Olympus (Cyprus)

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This article is about the mountain in Cyprus. For other uses, see Olympus (disambiguation)
Mount Olympus
Chionistra
Cyprus - Cave of 318 Fathers view.JPG
Mount Olympus in Winter
Elevation 1,952 m (6,404 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,952 m (6,404 ft)[2]
Listing Country high point
Ultra
Location
Mount Olympus is located in Cyprus
Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus
Location of Mount Olympus in Cyprus
Location Cyprus
Range Troodos
Coordinates 34°56′11″N 32°51′48″E / 34.93639°N 32.86333°E / 34.93639; 32.86333Coordinates: 34°56′11″N 32°51′48″E / 34.93639°N 32.86333°E / 34.93639; 32.86333[3]

Olympus, or Chionistra, at 1,952 metres (6,404 ft), is the highest point in Cyprus.[3] It is located in the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus.[4] Mount Olympus peak and the "Troodos Square" fall under the territory of Platres in Limassol District. A British long range radar currently operates at Mount Olympus' peak. The Mount Olympus Ski resort consists of the Sun Valley and North Face areas. Each area has its own chairlifts and runs.

Writing in the late first century BC of first century AD, the geographer Strabo reported that on one of its promontories was a temple to Aphrodite of the Heights (Greek: ἀκραία), which women were forbidden to enter.[5]

There are 4 ski slopes:

  • Aphrodite or Sun Valley I, Length: 150m, Level: Beginner
  • Hermes or Sun Valley II, Length: 150m, Level: Intermediate
  • Dias/Zeus or North Face I, Length: 500m, Level: Advanced
  • Hera or North Face II, Length: 350m, Level: Beginner

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympos (Chionistra)" on summitpost.org Retrieved 1 October 2011
  2. ^ "Olympos" on Peaklist.org, Europe Ultra-Prominences Retrieved 1 October 2011
  3. ^ a b "Olympus" on Peakbagger.com Retrieved 1 October 2011
  4. ^ "Country Profile: Climate". Official Website of the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Washington D.C. Retrieved 2006-10-11. .
  5. ^ Strabo. Geography, XIV.6.3.

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