Olympus, Mount


Olym·pus, Mount

geographical name \ə-ˈlim-pəs, ō-\

Definition of OLYMPUS, MOUNT

1
mountain 7965 feet (2428 m) NW Washington; highest in Olympic Mountains
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or Olympus massif NE Greece in Thessaly near coast of Gulf of Salonika; highest point 9570 feet (2917 m)
3
— see ulu dag

Olympus, Mount

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Mountain peak, northeastern Greece. At 9,570 ft (2,917 m), it is the highest mountain in Greece. It is part of the Olympus range, lying on the border between Macedonia and Thessaly, near the Gulf of Salonika. The summit is snowcapped and often has cloud cover. In ancient Greece, it was regarded as the abode of the gods and the site of the throne of Zeus.

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