LANDMARKS

LOCATIONS FROM OUR TRAVELS

Located in southeastern Europe, Greece is the southernmost of the countries of the Balkan Peninsula. About 80% of Greece consists of mountains or hills, thus making Greece one of the most mountainous countries of Europe. It’s a mountainous, peninsular mainland jutting out into the sea at the southern end of the Balkans, with more than 300 larger or smaller mountains.

These are the highest passes of Greece:

Mountain pass

Elevation

Zone

Surface

Mt Voras-Kajmakčalan

2.524m (8,281ft)

Greece-FYR Macedonia

Gravel

Mount Olympus

2.423m (7,949ft)

Thessaly/Macedonia

Gravel

Mount Kyllini

2.376m (7,795ft)

Peloponnesus

Gravel

Mount Helmos

2.340m (7,677ft)

Southern Greece

Gravel

Mount Parnassus

2.305m (7,562ft)

Central Greece

Asphalt/Gravel

Prophet Elias Chapel

2.232m (7,322ft)

Central Greece

Gravel

Mount Timfristos

2.192m (7,191ft)

Evrytania

Gravel

Mount Giona

2.148m (7,047ft)

Central Greece

Gravel

Athamanika

2.142m (7,027ft)

Epirus

Gravel

Flabouro

2.131m (6,991ft)

Central Macedonia

Gravel

Mount Vitsi

2.128m (6,982ft)

Northern Greece

Asphalt

Ziria peak

2.115m (6,938ft)

Peloponnesus

Gravel

Mount Kaliakouda

2.101m (6,893ft)

Central Greece

Gravel

Falakro Oros

2.081m (6,827ft)

East Macedonia

Asphalt/Gravel

Lakmos

2.059m (6,755ft)

Epirus

Gravel

Radomir

2.031m (6,663ft)

Greece-Bulgaria

Gravel

Vardousia

2.026m (6,646ft)

Phocis / Phthiotis

Gravel

Mavra Kremna

2.016m (6,614ft)

Western Crete

Gravel

Tsouka Petsik

1.990m (6,528ft)

Epirus

Gravel

Trigia

1.974m (6,476ft)

Thessaly

Gravel

Lapata

1.964m (6,443ft)

Trikala

Gravel

Mount Pangeo

1.929m (6,328ft)

East Macedonia/Thrace

Asphalt/Gravel

Mount Oeta

1.914m (6,279ft)

Central Greece

Gravel

Drakolimni Smolika

1.914m (6,279ft)

Epirus

Gravel

Baros Pass

1.905m (6,250ft)

Central Greece

Asphalt

Mount Ida

1.897m (6,223ft)

Crete

Gravel

Mount Timfristos

1.862m (6,108ft)

Evrytania

Asphalt

Karava

1.824m (5,984ft)

Thessaly

Gravel

Vasilitsa

1.821m (5,974ft)

Western Macedonia

Asphalt

Mount Ossa

1.819m (5,967ft)

Thessaly

Gravel

Sarantena

1.811m (5,941ft)

Evrytania

Gravel

Skinakas

1.752m (5,748ft)

Crete

Asphalt

Samarina-Fourka road

1.747m (5,731ft)

W. Macedonia-Epirus

Asphalt

Katara Pass

1.746m (5,728ft)

Central Greece

Asphalt

Panachaiko

1.743m (5,718ft)

Southern Greece

Gravel

Prophet Elias Church

1.743m (5,718ft)

Karditsa

Asphalt