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The Olympus is the highest mountain range in Greece. The massif of limestone rises up from the Aegean Sea in east-central Greece and extends for about 40 kilometres between Macedonia and Thessaly. The range has 52 peaks, of which the highest is known as Mytikas (2'917 m). Other major summits are Skolio (2'911 m), Stefani (2'909 m), Skala (2'866 m), Agios Antonis (2'815 m), Profitis Ilias (2'803 m) and Toumba (2'785).

In the Greek mythology the Olympus was regarded as the "home" of the Twelve Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world. 

The Mt. Olympus is, after the Musala Peak (2'925 m) in Bulgaria, the second highest summit on the Balkan Peninsula. The third highest summit on the Balkan Peninsula is the Vihren Peak at 2'914 metres in Bulgaria. 

First Ascent of Mytikas: 2nd August 1913 by the two Swiss climbers Frederic Boissonnas, Daniel Baud-Bovy and the Greek guide Christos Kakalos.  

 

www.mountainstamp.com Greece 1913 Olympus Mountain stamp

Greece 1913, Eagle of Zeus over Olympus.
(series of 7 stamps and different overprintings)
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Greece Olympus stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

1973, Olympus
Stefani (left) and Mytikas (right).
(seen from Skolio)  

Greece 1999 Olympus stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

1999, Olympus.
The image is showing a view from the area Litóchoro.  
The stamps were issued (perforated) in sheets of 6 se-tenant pairs and (imperforated top and bottom) in booklets of two se-tenant pairs.

 

Greece  2013 Olympus stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli
Greece 2013
"100th Anniversary of the First Ascent Mt. Olympus".
The summits Stefani (left, 2'909 m) and Mytikas (right, 2'917 m).


Greece 2013
"100th Anniversary of the First Ascent Mt. Olympus".
From left to right the summits Skala (2'866 m), Mytikas (2'917 m), Stefani (2'909 m) and Profitis Elias (?).


Greece 2013
"100th Anniversary of the First Ascent Mt. Olympus".
The summits of Skala (2'866 m), Mytikas (2'917 m) and Stefani (2'909 m).


Greece 2013
" 100th Anniversary of the First Ascent Mt. Olympus".

 

Daniel Baud-Bovy (1870-1958) stamp timbre Briefmarke Olympus issued 2013 by Greece 100th Anniversary of the first Ascent

Greece 2013, "100th Anniversary of the First Ascent Mt. Olympus".
Portrait of Daniel Baud-Bovy (1870-1958).
The stamp is showing the summits Stefani (left, 2'909 m) and Mytikas (right, 2'917 m).

 

Frédéric Boissonnas (1858-1946) stamp timbre Briefmarke Olympus issued 2013 by Greece 100th Anniversary of the first Ascent 

Greece 2013, "100th Anniversary of the First Ascent Mt. Olympus".
Portrait of Frédéric Boissonnas (1858-1946).
The stamp is showing (left to right) the summits Skala (2'866 m), Mytikas (2'917 m), Stefani (2'909 m) and Profitis Elias (?).

 

Christos Kakalos (1879 - 1976) stamp timbre Briefmarke Olympus issued 2013 by Greece 100th Anniversary of the first Ascent

Greece 2013, "100th Anniversary of the First Ascent Mt. Olympus".
Christos Kakalos (1879 - 1976).

 

 

Greece 2013, "100th Anniversary of the First Ascent Mt. Olympus".
The stamp is showing the summits of Skala (2'866 m), Mytikas (2'917 m) and Stefani (2'909 m).
The illustration is showing Stefani (2'909 m).

 

 

Greece International Year of Maritime Cooperation between Greece and China stamp

Greece 2016
"International Year of Maritime Cooperation between Greece and China"

The miniaturesheet shows an artists composition of a Chinese treasure ship and a Greek Bireme illustrated with flowers and a Chinese and Greek mountainous background.

Whatever the artist wanted to represent, it seems that the summits rising up in the far background looks like the main summits of the Mt. Olympus.  

 

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