Mount Ossa (Greece)

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Mount Ossa
File:Distant view of Kissavos.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 1,978 m (6,490 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,854 m (6,083 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 39°47′49″N 22°41′13″E / 39.79694°N 22.68694°E / 39.79694; 22.68694Coordinates: 39°47′49″N 22°41′13″E / 39.79694°N 22.68694°E / 39.79694; 22.68694[1]
Mount Ossa is located in Greece
Mount Ossa
Mount Ossa
Location Larissa regional unit, Greece

Mount Ossa (Greek: Όσσα), alternative Kissavos (Greek: Κίσσαβος), is a mountain in the Larissa regional unit, in Thessaly, Greece. It is 1,978 metres (6,490 ft) high and is located between Pelion to the south and Olympus to the north, separated from the latter by the Vale of Tempe.

In Greek mythology, the Aloadaes are said to have attempted to pile Mount Pelion on top of Mount Ossa in their attempt to scale Olympus.[2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Listed as "Oros Ossa (Kissavos)". Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  2. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca i, 7, 4.

External links

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.