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Mount Olympus (also known as Chionistra), at an elevation of 1,952 metres (6,404 ft) above the sea level, is the highest point in Cyprus. It is located in the Troodos Mountains, in the center of the island. A British long range radar currently operates at Mount Olympus' peak.

The road to reach the summit (F935) starts in Troodos and it has a total length of 3,9km. The road doesn’t arrive to the antenna, only to a military check point, some meters below the peak. This road is asphalted and usually open all year long. To visit the peak, morning may be better as clouds can build up during the day and may well be lower than you, but they do not form every day. 

 

To reach the summit, starting from Kato Platres, the ascent is 14.82 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 981 heightmeters. The average percentage is 6.6 %. If you go biking, you need to take care where you rest: there are eight species of snakes in Cyprus, three of which are venomous but only one it's dangerous to men: the Vipera lebetina or Blunt Nosed Viper. In case of a snakebite by this viper, medical attention should be sought immediately. . All snakes are most active during the summer.

 




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>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.

 

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