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Highest point
Elevation 2,177 m (7,142 ft) [1]
Listing List of mountains in Greece
Pronunciation Greek: [ˈliɡos]
Location central Pindus range in
northwestern Greece

Lygkos (Greek: Λύγκος), also transliterated as Lyngos or Lygos,[2][3][4] is a remote mountain range in the eastern Ioannina and the western Grevena regional unit in northwestern Greece. It is a part of the Pindus mountain range. Its highest point is the Avgo, at 2,177 m elevation.[1] The Lygkos mountains lie in a horseshoe shape around the Valia Kalda (Βάλια Κάλντα) valley, which exits towards the Aoos valley to the west. The Valia Kalda is part of the Pindus-Valia Kalda National Park, founded in 1966. It is one of the coldest and wettest regions of Greece.[5] The mountains are densely forested, with alpine meadows in the highest elevations.

The Lygkos mountains are drained by the river Aoos to the west and by the river Venetikos, a tributary of the Haliacmon, to the east. The nearest mountain ranges are the Vasilitsa to the north, Chasia to the east, Lakmos to the south and Tymfi to the west. The nearest villages are Vovousa to the west and Perivoli to the north. The town Metsovo is about 15 km to the south.


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  2. ^ Mertzanis G. et al. (2006) Bear Habitat Suitability in Relation to Habitat Types of European Interest, In: Sustainable Management and Development of Mountainous and Island Areas, p. 322.: "Our study site Grevena extends over 800 km2 of a mixed forest and agricultural ecosystem and is located in the north-eastern part of Pindos mountain range (Lygos and Hassia mountain massifs)
  3. ^ Argyropoulos Haris, Valia Calda: Spring fever in the valley, newspaper KATHIMERINI, electronic edition.:"... the Valia Calda villages, built at high altitudes on the slopes of Vasilitsa and Lygos mountains..."
  4. ^ Smolikas mountain, Greek Travel Pages web-page.
  5. ^ Protected areas of Ioannina (Greek)

Coordinates: 39°53′N 21°08′E / 39.89°N 21.13°E / 39.89; 21.13