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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.

List of highest mountain passes of Greece:

Mountain passElevationZoneSurface
Mount Voras – Kajmakčalan2.524m (8,281ft)Greece-FYR MacedoniaGravel
Mount Olympus2.423m (7,949ft)Thessaly/MacedoniaGravel
Mount Kyllini2.376m (7,795ft)PeloponnesusGravel
Mount Helmos2.340m (7,677ft)Southern GreeceGravel
Mount Parnassus2.305m (7,562ft)Central GreeceAsphalt/Gravel
Prophet Elias Chapel2.232m (7,322ft)Central GreeceGravel
Mount Giona2.148m (7,047ft)Central GreeceGravel
Athamanika2.142m (7,027ft)EpirusGravel
Flabouro2.131m (6,991ft)Central MacedoniaGravel
Mount Vitsi2.128m (6,982ft)Northern GreeceAsphalt
Ziria peak2.115m (6,938ft)PeloponnesusGravel
Mount Kaliakouda2.101m (6,893ft) Central GreeceGravel 
Falakro Oros2.081m (6,827ft)East MacedoniaAsphalt/Gravel
Lakmos2.059m (6,755ft)EpirusGravel
Radomir2.031m (6,663ft)Greece-BulgariaGravel
Vardousia2.026m (6,646ft)Phocis / PhthiotisGravel
Mavra Kremna2.016m (6,614ft)Western CreteGravel
Tsouka Petsik1.990m (6,528ft)EpirusGravel
Trigia1.974m (6,476ft)ThessalyGravel
Mount Pangeo1.929m (6,328ft)East Macedonia/ThraceAsphalt/Gravel
Mount Oeta1.914m (6,279ft)Central GreeceGravel
Drakolimni Smolika1.914m (6,279ft)EpirusGravel
Baros Pass1.905m (6,250ft)Central GreeceAsphalt
Vasilitsa1.821m (5,974ft)Western MacedoniaAsphalt
Mount Ossa1.819m (5,967ft)ThessalyGravel
Samarina – Fourka road1.747m (5,731ft)W. Macedonia-EpirusAsphalt
Katara Pass1.746m (5,728ft)Central GreeceAsphalt
Panachaiko1.743m (5,718ft)Southern GreeceGravel

 

 

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>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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