Baros Pass

Baros Pass is an absolute must for road lovers in Greece

Baros Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.898m (6,227ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Epirus and Thessaly, in central Greece. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Set high in the southern Pindus Mountains range, the road to the summit, also known as Mparos Pass, was totally paved in 2013. It’s said to be, incorrectly, the highest paved road of the country. The pass has been used for centuries as a transit corridor through the Pindos mountains. Up until 1912, the Greek-Turkish border ran right across this pass.

The pass is 24.4 km (15.16 miles) long, running south-north from Matsouki (in the Ioannina regional unit) to Anthousa (in the western part of the Trikala regional unit). The road runs through a stunning beauty path between canyons, steep slopes and dense forests.

The road to the summit is very challenging, with turns, hairpin turns, without guardrails in parts, and very steep, hitting a 10% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. From October to May the road is usually impassable due the snow.
Pic: Peter Takov

 

 

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