Olympus: the mountain of Gods and Muses - Page 6

The unknown Greece - mini travel guides ferret (Martes foina), squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), jackal (Canis aureus), wild cat (Felis sylvestris), etc. Furthermore 108 bird species have been recorded which find refuge in the dense forests and the sheer rocky mountain slopes. Some of these species of fauna are under threat such as the chamois, golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and the rare woodpecker and are strictly protected under international agreements. Additionally the streams and the small lakes are home to a significant number of amphibians and reptiles and a vast number of butterflies for which Olympus is famous. BEWARE! Olympus is not an easy mountain to climb on, there are many hiking routes and scree and slippery rocks and steep summits. Sudden changes of weather and low temperatures even during summer time are a common phenomenon, too. Before visiting, hiking or climbing always check the weather and be well informed on the route you're taking. Safety precautions must be taken since many climbers have lost their lives on Olympus. Recommendation: Anyone who wishes to climb Olympus or do any kind of sports and is inexperienced is kindly adviced to come in contact with local alpine clubs that organize tours on the mountain. Some of them are listed below: 1. Alpine Club of Litohoro Email: eos.litohorou@gmail.com Website: http://eoslitohorou.blogspot.gr/ 2. Naturalist Club Litochorou “Olympus” Email: info@fslo.gr Website: http://www.fslo.gr/main/page1.php 3. Alpine Club Vrontous Facebook: ΟΡΕΙΒΑΤΙΚΟΣ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΒΡΟΝΤΟΥΣ Enipeas, the most beautiful river in the whole world Enipeas waterfalls ­ Photo: G. Toulis “She (Tyro) fell in love with the river Enipeus who is much th