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Mount Smolikas (Σμόλικας), at a height of 2637 metres above sea level, is the second highest mountain in Greece, after Mount Olympus, and the highest of the Pindus Mountains. The mountain is formed in ophiolite rocks. During the Pleistocene the northern and eastern cirques and valleys were glaciated on several occasions. The last glaciers of this area retreated around 11,500 years ago (Hughes et al. 2006).


Hughes, P.D., Woodward, J.C., Gibbard, P.L. (2006) The last glaciers of Greece. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, vol. 50, p. 37-61.

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