Moont Olympus (Cyprus)

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Moont Olympus
Chionistra
Cyprus - Cave of 318 Fathers view.JPG
Moont Olympus in Winter
Heichest pynt
Elevation1,952 m (6,404 ft) [1]
Prominence1,952 m (6,404 ft) [2]
LeetinKintra heich pynt
Ultra
Coordinates34°56′11″N 32°51′48″E / 34.93639°N 32.86333°E / 34.93639; 32.86333Coordinates: 34°56′11″N 32°51′48″E / 34.93639°N 32.86333°E / 34.93639; 32.86333[3]
Geografie
Moont Olympus is locatit in Cyprus
Moont Olympus
Moont Olympus
Location o Moont Olympus in Cyprus
LocationCyprus
Parent rangeTroodos

Olympus, or Chionistra, (Greek: Όλυμπος or Greek: Χιονίστρα) at 1,952 metres (6,404 ft), is the heichest pynt in Cyprus.[3] It is locatit in the Troodos Moontains o Cyprus.[4] Moont Olympus peak an the "Troodos Square" faw unner the territory o Platres in Limassol Destrict. A Breetish lang range radar currently operates at Moont Olympus' peak.

The Moont Olympus Ski resort conseest o the Sun Valley an North Face auries. Each aurie haes its awn ski lifts an runs, operatit bi the Cyprus Ski Club:

  • Aphrodite or Sun Valley I, wi a 125m T-bar ski lift an beginner-level slopes
  • Hermes or Sun Valley II, wi a 140m T-bar ski lift an intermediate-level slopes
  • Dias/Zeus or North Face I, wi a 380m chairlift and advanced-level slopes
  • Hera or North Face II, wi a 262m T-bar ski lift an beginner-level slopes

In the Sun Valley aurie wi is a 55m rope tow baby lift as weel.

Writing in the late first century BC or first century AD, the geographer Strabo reportit that on ane o its promontories wis a temple tae Aphrodite Acraea (Auncient Greek: Ἀφροδίτης Ἀκραίας) which means Aphrodite o the Hichts, which weemen wur forbidden tae enter.[5]

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  1. "Olympos (Chionistra)" on summitpost.org Retrieved 1 October 2011
  2. "Olympos" on Peaklist.org, Europe Ultra-Prominences Retrieved 1 October 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Olympus" on Peakbagger.com Retrieved 1 October 2011
  4. "Country Profile: Climate". Official Website of the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Washington D.C. Retrieved 2006-10-11..
  5. Strabo. Geography, XIV.6.3.

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