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Mount Othrys (Greek: Όρος Όθρυς, Oros-, other transliteration: Othris) is a mountain in Central Greece in the northeastern part of Fthiotis and southwestern Magnesia, at the southern part of Magnesia. The mountaintop is at the prefectural and the regional border at 1,728 m. Much of the area are unpopulated in the northern part and the southwestern part. Anavra is the exception making it one of the few communities in southwestern Magnesia. The length from west to east is about 15 to 20 km and the width from north to south is about 10 to 15 km. It is located NE of Lamia, SE of Domokos and SSW of the Volos area. Much of the mountains are rocky. Forests are also in the mountain range and surround the mountain. The main source of rocks are the ophiolite. The local name is Mount Goura.

The panorama includes the southwestern part of Magnesia and parts of the southeastern part of Magnesia along with the southern part of the prefecture of Larissa, northeastern, central, northwestern and most of Fthiotis and the northwestern part of the island of Euboea.

The roads surround the southern part of the mountain range. The central and the northern part part of the mountain does not have much roads. The entire area is also a parkland. The mountain has a few mountaintops. The mountain also includes valleys and streams. The area lower than 1,000 m has forests and much of the area are forested.

The municipal boundary of Stylida and several municipalities and a communal bountary with Anavra are in the mountain range.

Works about the mountain include the Geochemistry of the Othrys Ophiolite: Evidence for Refertilization

Nearest places

Neraida, southwest
Neochori, west
Anavra, northwest
Agia Triada, northeast
Agis Ioannis, east
Raches Stylidas, south

History

On February 15, 1991, a plane accident of a warplane Lockheed C-130H Hercules 748 happened. 63 were reported killed.

Mythology

In Greek mythology Mount Othrys was the base of the Titans during the ten year war with the Olympian Gods known as the Titanomachy.

Other

The ship Mount Othrys is named after this mountain range.

Links

http://2tee-almyr.mag.sch.gr/town/Almyros/othrys.html

Mount Othrys
Elevation: 1,726 m at Gerakovouni (Γερακοβούνι)
Coordinates: 39 ° 1' 8'' N 22 ° 42' 35''E
Location: Fthiotis and Magnesia, Greece
Length: approx. about 10 to 15 m
Easiest route: climb

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