Is the highest mountain in Greece, located on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, about 100 km away from Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. The highest peak Mýtikas, meaning “nose”, rises to 2,919 meters high (9,577 feet). It is one of the highest peaks in Europe. Olympus is noted for its very rich flora with several endemic species. 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.