12 Amazing Mountains in Greece

Apart from its beautiful turquoise beaches, Greece is well-known for its sprawling mountains filled with nature and history. Mountains in Ancient Greece were often considered homes of the gods, especially Mount Olympus – one of the most famous mountains in Greece. Many are Greece national parks, and they’re worth a visit. This article describes 12 of the highest amazing Greek mountains, including the tallest mountain in Greece and the major mountains in Greece.

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Is Greece Mountainous?

Yes! Greece is a very mountainous country – about 80% of the land is mountainous! The mountain ranges in Greece are a true spectacle to behold! There are views of these natural wonders even in the cities. Even from Athens, Greece, mountains dominate the skyline – even by the beaches.


How Many Mountains are there in Greece?

How many mountains Greece has is almost synonymous with asking how many fish are in the sea! Around 40 mountain ranges in Greece reach over 2,000 metres in height. Including smaller mountains (the lowest peak in Greece at 469 metres), there are about 151 individually named Greek mountains.


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Highest Mountains in Greece

The following Greek mountains are the highest in Greece. In Greece, mountain ranges are common – but these are probably the most well-known mountains in Greece! The following list is the top four highest mountains in Greece and how to get there.

Before you travel, I strongly recommend asking at the train stations and your hotels for relevant tours, buses, trains, shuttles, etc., from the major cities to the mountains. This is almost always the cheapest option, so make sure to ask! 

Though the article lists the nearest major city in general, if you are in the major cities with international airports, then be sure to ask there, as well, as there are several tours from these cities.


1. Mount Olympus

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Height: 2,917 m

Location: Olympus Range, between Thessaly and Macedonia

The home of the Ancient Gods, Mt Olympus, Greece, is probably the most famous mountain Greece has to offer! It comprises many gorges and 52 peaks, the highest of which, Mytikas (“nose”), also known as Pantheon, was where the gods supposedly lived.

Its steepest peak, Stefani (or The Throne of Zeus), is the most difficult for climbers. There are many Ancient Greek sites and old Christian monuments to see on the mountain, and many climbing expeditions run throughout the year.

It’s home to 32 species of mammals and over 100 kinds of birds. It has been a national park since 1938! Hiking Mount Olympus, Greece, is a favourite pastime of climbers everywhere.

For families: There are several family-friendly trips and hikes around and up Mount Olympus! Several tours leave from nearby Katerini, as well as Athens and Thessaloniki, including the following:

Tours of Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus and Dion Mountain from Athens Day Trip

Mount Olympus and Dion Day Trip from Athens by Train

Day Trip from Thessaloniki

How to Get There: Many tour buses go directly to Olympus from hotels or designated pick-up points. If you’re getting there alone, there are a few different options. The nearest city is Thessaloniki. Mount Olympus is about an hour away from its gateway towns of Litochoro and Kokkinopolis.

  • Train – There are many regular trains to Litochoro and Kokkinopolis, the two towns on either side of Mount Olympus that give access to the mountain. These trains come from Thessaloniki, Athens, Meteora, Delphi, and more.
  • Bus – Several bus services run between Thessaloniki and Litochoro, and regular special bus services leave from major destinations around Greece to both Litochoro and Kokkinopolis.
  • Car or taxi – Thessaloniki has an international airport and is the best place to start your Mount Olympus journey. Thessaloniki to Mount Olympus is a 90 km distance, and the drive takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.  View private transfer prices for your dates here or view car hire prices and availability here.

2. Smolikas

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Height: 2,637 m

Location: Pindus Mountains, Greece, Ioannina

Smolikas is the highest mountain in the Pindus Mountain Range and the second-highest in Greece. It was once covered in glaciers, but now the upper elevations are filled with grasslands and rocky areas since the glaciers melted over eleven thousand years ago. Near the summit, there’s a pretty alpine lake known as Drakolimni Smolika, located at 2,200 metres.

The lower part of the mountain is dense with trees and forest, and there are several villages around its base – Agia Paraskevi to the north, and Palaioselli, Pades, and Armata to the south.

For families: Smolikas is an “off the beaten track” trip for families, but it’s still a sight for older families looking for adventure. Several particular trips operate to other mountains in the Pindus range.! Many local Ioannina guides may be able to help you find a suitable trip for your family to Smolikas in.

Tours of Smolikas

Aoos National Park and Vikos Gorge Hike

Pindus Mountains and Dragon Lake Day Trip (11km hike)

How to Get There: The nearest city is Ioannina, about 1.5 hours by plane from Athens. View flights for your dates here. There are a few options to get to the mountain from Ioannina.

There are also options to get there from Athens or Thessaloniki, though both are considerably longer drives or other transport. Athens is a 6-7 hour drive away, while Thessaloniki is 4-5 hours away, and both are longer by other transport.


3. Kajmakčalan (Kaimaki or Voras)

Height: 2,521 m

Location: Voras (Nidže) Mountains, border of Greece and North Macedonia

Kajmakčalan (the Turkish name for the mountain, which is the most commonly used name in Greece) is located in North Macedonia and Greece, and in fact, the border runs right across its summit. Its name comes from Ottoman Turkish, a remnant of Ottoman occupation in Greece. 

During World War I, this was one of the Greek mountains home to a famous battle. The Battle of Kajmakčalan was between Serbian and Bulgarian forces beginning on the 12th of September and was eventually won by the Serbians on the 30th of September, 1916. Thousands on both sides were killed in the battle.

A huge tourist attraction is the Serbian church St. Peter’s on the peak of Prophet Elijah, which stores the remaining skulls of the 10,000 dead Serbian soldiers.

For families: Trips to nearby Edessa and other areas with beautiful thermal springs and waterfalls are the most popular way for families to enjoy the Voras Mountains.

Kajmakčalan Tours

Edessa Pozar Thermal Springs Private Tour

How to Get There: Thessaloniki is the closest major city in terms of travel and is about 150km away depending on your chosen route. As well as several direct tours from the city by private coach and shuttle, there are a few options to get to the mountain on the Greek side of the border via Voras Ski Centre.

  • Bus – There is a bus twice a week to the thermal springs at Kapsis Hotel, after which the mountain is a 50 min ride away, which takes 2.5 hours. There’s also a bus every three hours from Thessaloniki to Edessa (a city known for its waterfalls and thermal springs). You can change buses to travel to Zervi and then get to the mountain by taxi. The whole trip takes about 3.5 hours.
  • Ski bus – This is a dedicated bus service that runs between Thessaloniki and the mountain and costs 12 euros, and another route costs 15 euros.
  • Train – There is also a train to Edessa, which includes the taxi or private hire car; takes about 2 hrs to get to the mountain.
  • Car or taxi – The drive from Thessaloniki takes about 2 to 3 hours.  View private transfer prices for your dates here or view car hire prices and availability here.

4. Gramos

Height: 2,520 m

Location: Pindus Mountains, right on the border of Albania and Greece

Gramos is am mountain range on the Greek border with Albania, famous for being home to the brown bear. The Pindus (or Pindos) Greece Mountains are known for having many of the highest mountains in Greece, and Gramos is the second tallest of these and the fourth tallest in Greece.

During the Civil War in Greece, the mountain was a stronghold of the communist government, which had its headquarters in the area. In fact, there are still many active landmines over the mountain even though many years have been spent trying to get rid of them all!

For families: Obviously, Gramos itself isn’t necessarily the safest place to run around for families, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of tours and trips you can take to view the mountain and its majesty nearby. Look into other trips in and around the Pindus mountains!

Gramos Tours

Vikos Gorge & Beloi Viewpoint + 3 hour Hike

How to Get There: The nearest city is Ioannina, about 1.5 hours by plane from Athens. There are a few options to get to the mountain from Ioannina.


More Mountains in Greece That You Need to Visit

These are some names of mountains in Greece that are runners up for the highest peaks! There are eight mountains Greece is famous for beyond the top four, and these are on the mainland as well as on the islands. The mountains below are the next tallest Greek mountains, and either on or around these mountains, there’s plenty for families that’s not to be missed!

Though we mention driving and public transport options, don’t forget to ask in major cities and nearby towns about tours and other special transport options!


5. Mount Giona

Height: 2,510 m

Location: Phocis, in central Greece

Mount Giona was known as Aselinon Oros in ancient times, the moonless mountain! It was called this as it was supposedly the site where the moon goddess Selene would meet with her human shepherd lover, Endymion.

There are bauxite mines on one side, but on the other, there are many trails and rock-climbing routes ready to be visited. The highest peak of the mountain is called Pyramida! The slopes are covered in thick forests and lots of different kinds of plant life, and the animals that can be found on the mountain include foxes, hares, wild horses, boars, wolves, griffon vultures, and golden eagles.

For families, hiking and rock-climbing tours for older families and traditional sightseeing tours, the nearby Amfissa has iconic locations like Oria Castle or the manmade Mornos lake. As well, the famous site of Delphi is nearby.

Mount Giona Tours:

Delphi & Meteora 3 Day Tour

Delphi Day Tour from Athens

How to Get There: The nearest large town is Amfissa, the capital of the Delphi region. In the southeast, other nearby small villages are Kaloskopi, Stromi, Lefkaditi, and Agia Efthymia. Giona is also easy to access from Athens on a long journey, and many tours leave from there.

If you don’t get a tour, the only way between Amfissa and Mount Giona is by car or taxi, which takes about 1.5hrs. To get from Athens to Amfissa, your options include:

  • Bus – The bus from Athens to Amfissa takes around three and a quarter hours.
  • Train – The train from Athens to nearby Lilaia takes around 2.25 hours, followed by a drive or taxi of 41 mins to Amfissa or 2 hours to the mountain.
  • Car or taxi – The drive from Athens direct to Giona takes just over 4 hours, and 2.5 hours to Amfissa.  View private transfer prices for your dates here or view car hire prices and availability here.

6. Tymfi

Height: 2,497 m

Location: Pindus Mountains, Zagori – Ioannina

Tymfi is an extremely famous mountain in the Pindus range, popular with locals and tourists alike. It’s known for the Vikos Gorge, and its mountain lakes, the most famous of which is the Dragon Lake, Drakolimni.

The mountain and several of its surroundings make up the Vikos–Aoös National Park, which more than a hundred thousand people visit every year.

There are quite a few villages nearby, but the nearest town truly appropriate for tourists is Konitsa (with the nearest city being Ioannina), which has easy routes to the village and around the mountains and fantastic views all around. There are several hiking trails as well as climbing routes. The highest peak of Tymphi is Gamila – meaning “camel”!

For families: Like the rest of the Pindus mountain range, there’s plenty to do around Tymfi! On top of that, there are many trips to the thermal lakes and hiking trails readily available for families with older kids. The national park is also a great trip!

Tymfi Tours

Aoos National Park Day Trip

How to Get There: Konitsa’s closest town and the nearest major city is Ioannina. There are a few ways to get from Tymfi and Drakolimni (Dragon Lake).


7. Vardousia

Height: 2,495 m

Location: Northwestern Phocis and Southwestern Phthiotis

This beautiful mountain is known for its meadows and its access to the stunning manmade lake, Mornos. It’s also known for its wildlife – especially goats! There are plenty of forests, and nearby villages have a number of ethnographic museums.

There are roads for summer travel to Vardousia, but the heavy snowfall makes it a popular winter destination, especially for backcountry skiing!

It was known as Megiston Oros in ancient times and was said to be the home of ogresses and Muses. It’s one of many Greek mountains that was tied inextricably to mythology.

The mountain falls into two regional units, Vardousia and Lidokiri.

For families:  Vardousia isn’t the most family-friendly or accessible mountain, but that doesn’t mean sightseeing trips and road travel, as well as visits nearby, are off the table. Your best bets are the organised trips that run from nearby towns and major cities, generally run by local organisations.

How to Get There: Similarly to Mount Giona, the nearest large town is Amfissa, the capital of the Delphi region. In the southeast, other nearby small villages are Kaloskopi, Stromi, Lefkaditi, and Agia Efthymia. The road to Vardousia tends to be more dangerous in the winter.


8. Parnassos

Height: 2,457 m

Location: North of the Gulf of Corinth, Central Greece

Parnassos is not only one of the most popular mountains to visit in Greece but also the most family-friendly! It’s steeped in history and mythology, with much of the mountain and its surrounding areas mentioned in Homer’s epic poetry. It was sacred to two Greek gods – Dionysus and Apollo. A Temple of Apollo sits on its slopes and is an important archaeological site!

The National Park of Parnassos was founded in 1938.It rises from Delphi, one of the most visited ancient cities on the mainland. It’s known for its stunning scenery, easy trails, natural resources, and wildlife. The mountain also has several ski resorts with varying heights and challenges – combined, it is the largest ski resort area in Greece.

Around the mountain, there are many olive grounds and several countryside attractions.

For families:  The ski resorts of Parnassos are a great visit, as are many of the amazing natural sites. It’s easier to access than most other mountains, and family trips are common! There are many guided tours to Parnassos from several different cities.

Tours:

Athens to Dellphi Full Day Private Tour

Athens to Delphi, Charone and Arachova Day Tour

How to Get There: The nearest city to Parnassos (and the ancient city of Delphi) is Athens, making it a very convenient trip and easy to get to both by tour and by yourself! There are many options to get between Athens and Parnassos.

  • Car or taxi: From Athens to Parnassos takes about 2hrs 45 mins to 3.5 hours by car. Athens to Delphi is a 2hr 20 min trip.  View private transfer prices for your dates here or view car hire prices and availability here.
  • Train: A train from Athens to nearby Amfikleia takes about 2hrs 10 mins and runs 5 times a week. From there, it’s an hour-long drive or taxi ride.
  • Bus: The bus from Athens to nearby Distomo via Livadia (with a change at Livadia) takes around 2hrs 45 mins. The bus from Athens to Livadia runs every 3 hours and from Livadia to Distomo every 30 mins. From Distomo, the mountain is about a 1hr 15 min drive.

9. Ida (Psiloritis)

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Height: 2,456 m

Location: Rethymno region, Crete

Mount Ida, Crete is the highest of the Cretan mountains! Crete mountains’ height ranges are generally relatively high, and Ida is no exception! The Idaean Cave on the mountain is an important part of ancient mythology. It is sometimes called the Mountain of Zeus because the king of the gods was said to be born or hidden in that cave.

On the east of the mountain, the Ida plateau is home to many shepherds who live in stone houses and make many famous cheeses throughout the region. It’s a natural food source, and several different plants and animals make for great safari trips. There is an observatory on Ida, several hiking paths and mountain biking roads, and the beautiful and famous Samaria Gorge.

For families: Ida and its surrounding areas are an amazing trip for families! There’s plenty to see and do on various tours, trips, and activities, from the national park to the highest altitude Minoan villa ever found.

Tours:

Samaria Gorge Full Day Excursion and Treck from Chania

Crete 4×4 Self Drive Adventure

Landrover Tour from Rethymno

How to Get There: Many tours leave from the large city of Chania, but the nearest city to Mount Ida is Rethymno, the capital of the regional unit. If you prefer to make your own way to the mountain, Rethymno has a few options!

  • Car or taxi: From Rethymno to Mount Ida is around a 1 hr 15 min drive. From Chania, it is a 2 hr 5 min drive.  View private transfer prices for your dates here or view car hire prices and availability here.
  • Bus: The bus from Rethymno to Kinigiana is a 1 hr 10 min journey and runs every four hours. An hourly bus from Chania that takes 2 hours runs to Siripidiana, which is a 1hr and 40 min drive away from Ida, or to Skaleta, a 1hr 30 min car ride From there, it’s a 1hr 30 min drive to the mountain..

10. Lefka Ori (The White Mountains or Madares)

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Height: 2,453 m

Location: Chania region, Crete

The White Mountains, Greece, take up a huge part of the western side of Crete. Lefka Ori, Crete’s most famous mountain range, is named for the limestone-white colour of the mountains. There are fifty gorges in the White Mountains and over 30 summits. The highest summit is Pachnes, which means “morning dew”. Lefka Ori is home to a “high desert” – a moonlike landscape covering the central and southern parts.

The only two caves in Greece that go deeper than one kilometre are situated in these mountains. Their names are Gougouthakas and the Cave of the Lion.

There are four refuges for visitors to Lefka Ori, all well over one thousand metres high on its slopes. The Volikas Refuge, Kallergi Refuge, the Tavris Refuge, and the Svourichti Refuge. All of these are near mountain villages, of which there are many.

The mountain is also a famous historical site for wartime hiding places. It sheltered Cretan rebels against Ottoman and Venetian occupation and later against German occupation in World War II.

For families: As the most famous site in Western Crete, Lefka Ori attracts tourists of all ages. There’s so much to see, from its refuges to its national park to its gorges. In the summer months, it’s also a great place for hikers and nature lovers. Several tours and trips are available

Tours

Explore The White Mountains from Chania

Full Day Jeep Safari

White Mountains, Lefka and Ori Tour

How to Get There: Chania is the nearest city to the White Mountains, and there are many trips, tours, and private options to get there. However, if you prefer to go alone, there are a few options.


11. Athamanika (Tzoumerka) – Kakarditsa Mountain

Height: 2,429 m

Location: Pindus Mountain range, Epirus and Thessaly

The Athamanika Ori is a smaller mountain range within the Pindus mountains. Its highest peak is Kakarditsa. It’s very sparsely populated and central to many areas: It’s on the borders of the regional units of Arta, Ioannina, Karditsa, and Trikala, as well as being part of the municipalities North Tzoumerka, Central Tzoumerka, Pyli, and Argithea.

During World War II, the mountains were the headquarters of the National Republican Greek League (Ethnikós Dimokratikós Ellinikós Sýndesmos, known as EDES). EDES was a famous resistance group that fought against the Axis forces.

While the western side of the mountains is very steep, the eastern side is much gentler and easier for hiking, even in the winter months. There are many roads (both paved and dirt roads) through and around the mountains, a few villages, and several archaeological sites. It was a very important area during the Ottoman occupation.

For families: There are several monuments and museums in and around the mountains and their villages. The Red Church (Virgin Mary Vellas) is a 12th-century red and black church that’s a site to see. In Karalis, there’s a Folklore Museum with over 1800 exhibits! Finally, the River Arachthos, which surrounds the mountains, is excellent for kayaking, canoeing, and other river fun.

Tours:

Tzoumerka villages tour (1 day)

Motorbike Riders Tours (Tzoumerka villages)

Arachthos white water river Rafting at Tzoumerka

How to Get There: The nearest major city to the Athamanika range is Ioannina. The only way to get to the mountain range, via the National Park of Tzoumerka, Peristeri & Arachthos Gorge, is by car or taxi. Otherwise, plenty of shuttle buses and tours run between the two places available from local sellers.  View private transfer prices for your dates here or view car hire prices and availability here.

  • Car or taxi: The drive between Ioannina and the National Park takes between 2 and 2 and a half hours.

12. Taygetos (Profitas Ilias, “The Prophet Elijah”)

Height: 2,405 m

Location: Peloponnese Mountains, Southern Greece

Mount Taygetos is the tallest mountain in the mountain range of the same name, which is within the Peloponnesian peninsula. The name dates back to ancient times, appearing in Homer’s Odyssey!

It’s the tallest summit in the Peloponnese mountains and has many creeks, rivers, and trees, making it an undoubtedly beautiful sight. The mountain range lies within the prefectures of Arcadia, Laconia, and Messenia.

There’s some fascinating history to the mountains! The myth of Spartan babies being left to die of exposure supposedly happened at Taygetos (though this myth wasn’t true!), and the mountain was an important defence for the Spartan people. The Spartans threw criminals into a chasm known as Caeadas!

Religion has always been an important part of the mountain, from a worship site of Helios and Zeus to a medieval religious community named Mystras. Nowadays, the heavily Christian Greece associates the mountain with the important prophet Elijah (or Elias).

For families: The Taygetos range is very interesting for anyone interested in history and modern culture alike! The citadel of Mystras is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been almost perfectly preserved. Every year, a large festival annually happens on the 20th of July to celebrate the prophet Elijah. A large bonfire is built to symbolise Elijah’s ascent to heaven on a chariot of fire, and the flames can be seen from anywhere near the summit. Nearby Kardamyli is a popular gathering point for this view. The mountain is also a very popular hiking spot and rock climbing area.

Tours

Rock Climbing at Kardamili- West Mani

Greek traditional tastes – The Gastronomic Food Tour in Kalamata

Rock Climbing at Lagada- Taygetos

How to Get There: The nearest city to Mount Taygetos is Kalamata, which after Patras is the second-most populated city in the region. Patras is the nearest city with an international airport. If you prefer to travel alone rather than by tour, there are a few options from both places.

  • Car or taxi: The drive between Kalamata and Mount Taygetos takes about 2 hours. From Patras, it takes just under 4 hours. View private transfer prices for your dates here or view car hire prices and availability here.
  • Bus: From Kalamata, you can get a bus to the mountain village of Tseria twice a week, which takes 40 mins. From there to Mount Taygetos proper, it takes 2 hrs 20 mins to drive. The bus from Patras to Kalamata takes 3 hours and runs twice a day, and from Kalamata you can drive or get a taxi (or the bus route mentioned)

List of Mountains in Greece

The following list is of all of the named mountains in Greece in order of height and includes their height and regional area(s). There are 115 in total, and be aware – some have very similar names! These include many not mentioned, including Thassos mountains and the famous Mount Pelion, Greece.

MountainRangeHeight (m)Region(s)
1OlympusOlympus2,917Larissa, Pieria
2SmolikasPindus2,637Ioannina
3KajmakčalanVoras2,524Florina, Pella
4GramosPindus2,520Ioannina, Kastoria
5GionaPindus2,510Phocis
6TymfiPindus2,497Ioannina
7Vardousia (Korakas)Pindus2,495Phocis, Phthiotis
8ParnassosPindus2,457Boetia, Pthiotis
9Ida (Psiloretis)Ida2,456Rethymno (Crete)
10Lefka OriLefka Ori2,452Chania
11Athamanika (Kakarditsa)Pindus2,429Ioannina, Trikala
12Taygetos (Prophet Ilias)Taygetos2,404Laconia, Messenia
13Athamanika (Katafydi)Pindus2,393Arta
14KylliniKyllini2,376Corinthia
15Aroania (Chelmos)Aroania2,340Achaea
16VarnousVarnous2,334Florina
17Tymfristos (Velouchi)Pindus2,315Evytania, Phthiotis
18LakmosPindus2,295Ioannina, Trikala
19Athamanika (Katarrachias)Pindus2,280Ioannina, Trikala
20VasilitsaPindus2,249Grevena, Ioannina
21Falakro (Profitis Ilias)Falakro2,232Drama
22ErymanthosErymanthos2,227Achaea
23OrvilosOrvilos2,212Drama, Serres
24Dousko (Nemërçkë)Pindus2,198Ioannina
25Pieria (Flampouro)Pieria2,190Kozani, Pieria
26Agrafa (Karava)Pindus2,184Karditsa
27Lygkos (Avgo)Pindus2,177Grevena
28Agrafa (Delimidi)Pindus2,163Evrytania, Karditsa
29Agrafa (Voutsikaki)Pindus2,154Karditsa
30OetaPindus2,152Phthiotis
31Avgo (Southern Pindus)Pindus2,148Trikala
32Dikti (Spathi)Dikti2,148Lasithi (Crete)
33VernoVerno2,128Florina, Kastoria
34AskioAskio2,111Kozani
35KaliakoudaPindus2,101Evrytania
36VermioVermio2,065Imathia
37AthosMount Athos2,033Mount Athos
38Kalampaka (Radomir)Kerkini (Belasica)2,031Serres
39MainaloMenalon Highlands1,981Arcadia
40Ossa (Kissavos)Pilio1,978Larissa
41TomarosPindus1,974Ioannina
42MenoikioMeniokio (Bozdakas)1,963Drama, Serres
43Pangaion (Koutra)Pangaion1,956Kavala,Serres
44Rhodope (Delimposka)Rhodopes1,953Kavala, Serres
45OligyrtosOligyrtos1,935Arcadia, Argolis, Corinthia
46ParnonParnon (Malevos)1,935Argolis, Laconia
47PanachaikoPanachaiko (Vodias)1,926Achaea
48PanaitolikoPanaitoliko1,924Aetolia-Acarnania
49VourinosPindus1,866Grevena, Kozani
50VrontousVrontous1,849Serres
51Agrafa (Verousia)Pindus1,835Karditsa
52ZygosPindus1,820Ioannina
53MitsikeliPindus1,810Ioannina
54MourganaPindus1,806Ioannina, Thesprotia
55VoioPindus1,805Kastoria, Kozani
56KedrosKedros1,777Rethymno (Crete)
57ArtemisioArtemisio1,772Arcadia, Argolis
58LyrkeioLyrkeio1,755Arcadia, Argolis
59HeliconHelicon1,748Boetia
60DirfiDirfi1,743Islands of Evia
61Othrys (Gerakovouni)Othrys1,726Magnesia, Phthiotis
62PaikoCentral Macedonia1,650Kilkis, Pella
63AinosAinos1,628Kefalonia (Ionian Island)
64XerovouniXerovouni1,614Ioannina
65Fengari (Saos)Fengari1,611Samothrace (Aegean Island)
66PelionPelion1,610Magnesia
67AkarnanikaAkarnanian Mountains1,589Aetolia-Acarnania
68ChasiaPindus1,564Trikala
69Thrypti (Afentis)Thrypti (Sitia)1,476Lasithi (Crete)
70KerkisKerkis1,434Samos (Aegean Island)
71AntichasiaPindus1,424Larissa, Trikala
72LykaionLykaion1,419Arcadia, Messenia
73ParnithaAttica Peninsula1,413East Attica
74KithaironKithairon1,409Boetia, West Attica
75KallidromoKallidromo1,399Phthiotis
76OchiOchi1,398Islands of Evia
77GeraneiaGerania (Yerania Ori)1,351Corinthia, West Attica
78MinthiMinthi1,345Elis
79LekanisRhodopes1,298Drama, Kavala
80PelinaioPelinaio1,297Chios (Aegean Islands)
81ThesprotikaThesprotika Ori1,274Preveza
82TsemperouTsemperou1,254Arcadia
83KantiliKantili1,246Islands of Evia
84Asterousia (Kofinas)Asterousia Mountains1,231Heraklion (Crete)
85AttavyrosAttavyros1,216Rhodes (Aegean Islands)
86ParthenionParthenion1,215Arcadia, Argolis
87YpsarioYpsario1,203Thassos (Aegean Island)
88ChortiatisRhodopes1,201Thessaloniki
89ArachnaioArachnaio1,199Argolis
90Olympus (Evia)Olympus (Evia)1,172Islands of Evia
91Cholomon (Ypsison)Cholomon1,165Chalkidiki
92ElatiElati1,158Lefkada (Ionian Island)
93KarvouniOros Karvouni1,153Samos (Aegean Island)
94Agia DynatiAgia Dynati – Ainos Range1,131Kefalonia (Ionian Island)
95PaterasMount Parnitha1,131West Attica
96KoulocheraParnonas


1,125Laconia
97PenteliMount Parnitha1,109East Attica, North Athens
98VertiskosVertiskos1,103Thessaloniki
99KerdylioKerdylion1,092Thessaloniki
100Kokkini RachiKokkini Rachi1,078Kefalonia (Ionian Island)
101HymettusHymettus (Trelos)1,026East Attica
102Messapio (Ktypas)Messapio1,021Islands of Evia
103PastraKithaeron1,016West Attica
104Zas (Zeus)Zas1,004Naxos (Aegean Islands)
105ZavitsaZavitsa (Timenion Oros)974Arcadia
106TelethrioTelethrio970Islands of Evia
107VarasovaVarasova917Aetolia-Acarnania
108PantokratorPantokrator906Corfu (Ionian Islands)
109Kalon OrosKalon Oros901Kefalonia (Ionian Islands)
110FoloiFoloi780Elis
111LapithasLapithas773Elis
112Profitis IliasProfitis Ilias748Milos (Aegean Island)
113ZarkosZarkos734Larissa, Trikala
114ExomvourgoExomvourgo641Tinos (Aegean Island)
115AigaleoAigaleo469West Athens

Does Greece Have Volcanoes?

Yes! There are a number of both active or dormant and extinct volcanoes in Greece. Kos mountains, Santorini mountains (officially the island of Thera) are or were generally volcanic, and most of the volcanoes are now islands.

The 10 major known volcanoes and their height, sorted roughly by the last eruption are:

EruptedVolcanoHeight
Pliocene era
(A period between just over 5 million and roughly 2.5 million years ago)
Poros (Island)80 m
Quarternary Period (some time within the last 2.5 million years)Sousaki (mainland – northeast Corinthia)180 m
Pleistocene Era
(A period between roughly 2.5 million and 11,700 years ago)
Aegina (Island)530 m
Pleistocene EraKos (Island)430 m
Holocene Era (some time within the last 11 thousand years)Gyali (Island)180 m
 258 BCEMethana (mainland – west of Athens)760 m
140 (CE)Milos (Island)751 m
1650Kolumbo (An underwater volcano near Santorini)-18 m
1888Nisyros (Island)698 m
1950Nea Kameni (a small island near Santorini)130 m

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