Baros Pass

Baros Pass

Baros Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.905m (6,250ft) above the sea level, located in the southern Pindus Mountains range, right between Epirus and Thessaly, in Greece. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

The road to the summit is very challenging, with turns, hairpin turns, without guardrails in parts, and very steep. In 2013 the road was totally asphalted. From October to May the road is usually impassable due the snow. It’s said to be, incorrectly, the highest paved road of the country. The pass is also known as Mparos Pass.  The mountain crossing of Baros was known for many centuries before in the caravans of the transports carrying people and merchandise.

The road over the pass links the villages of Anthousa and Matsouki. Its many twists, turns and narrows can pose a challenge to even the most experienced drivers. Up until 1912, the Greek-Turkish border ran right across this pass. The road runs through a stunning beauty path between canyons, steep slopes and dense forests.
Pic: Peter Takov

 

 

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