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Mount Olympus, Troodos

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Olympus, or Chionistra, (Greek: Όλυμπος or Χιονίστρα; Turkish: Olimpos Tepesi) at 1,952 metres (6,404 ft), is the highest point in Cyprus. It is located in the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus. Mount Olympus peak and the "Troodos Square" fall under the territory of Platres in Limassol District. A British long range radar currently operates at Mount Olympus' peak. It has a highland warm-summer mediterranean climate.

The Mount Olympus Ski resort consists of the Sun Valley and North Face areas. Each area has its own ski lifts and runs, operated by the Cyprus Ski Club:

Aphrodite or Sun Valley I, with a 125m T-bar ski lift and beginner-level slopes

Hermes or Sun Valley II, with a 140m T-bar ski lift and intermediate-level slopes

Dias/Zeus or North Face I, with a 380m chairlift and advanced-level slopes

Hera or North Face II, with a 262m T-bar ski lift and beginner-level slopesIn the Sun Valley area there is a 55m rope tow baby lift as well.

Writing in the late first century BC or first century AD, the geographer Strabo reported that on one of its promontories was a temple to Aphrodite Acraea (Ancient Greek: Ἀφροδίτης Ἀκραίας) which means Aphrodite of the Heights, which women were forbidden to enter.
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  • Drove up the mountain and the higher we got the more snow covered the forest. The views were beautiful and crisp, and the gushing water in some of the springs was amazing We couldn’t get to the top... 
    Drove up the mountain and the higher we got the more snow covered the forest. The views were beautiful and crisp, and the gushing water in some of the springs was amazing We couldn’t get to the top...  more »
  • We were there when was a little bit cloudy. Nice forrests for hike. There was a ski lift. i'm curious how its look like in winter time 
    We were there when was a little bit cloudy. Nice forrests for hike. There was a ski lift. i'm curious how its look like in winter time  more »
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  • During winter time there is snow and other time of the year you see the mountains in the valley and clouds and the blue sky
  • Did not saw any gods

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