An Unforgettable Drive to Mount Vitsi in Greece

Mount Vitsi is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.113m (6,932ft) above sea level, straddling the southern part of the Florina and the northeastern part of the Kastoria regional units, in Greece. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Mount Vitsi

How long is the road to Mount Vitsi in Greece?

Set high in the Verno mountain range, the road to the summit, also known as Mount Verno, is totally paved. The road to the summit is pretty steep. Starting at Oxya, Kastoria, the ascent is 12.6 km (7.82 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 920 meters. The average gradient is 7.30%.

Is Mount Vitsi in Greece worth it?

Located in the northern part of the country, the peak -which has the shape of a pyramid- hosts a little chapel and some communication facilities. The road runs through picturesque settlements and green fields. Access to the summit is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters.
Pic: Bill Tara