Mount Oeta, a thrilling (scary) off road experience
Mount Oeta is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.914m (6,279ft) above the sea level, located in the regional unit of Phthiotis and of the Central Greece region. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Located within the Iti National Park, the road to the summit, also known as Mount Iti, is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicle required. Be prepared, this road is not for the faint of heart or ill prepared. One mistake can have serious consequences. It can be a reasonably easy drive in favourable dry conditions, but also has the potential to be a very difficult muddy and slippery track -and at times impassable- after wet weather.
The road to the summit is very steep. Starting at Dyo Vouna, the ascent is 24.0 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.412 meters. The average gradient is 5.88%. It’s usually impassable in winters. It suffers the harsh meteorological conditions of the area every winter. Strongly suggested making your way though with a high-clearance 4WD vehicle unless you want to get stuck or just end up turning around because you realize you can't make it.
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