Greece (1,726 m) – Home of the Titans
Mount Othrys in Central Greece was the mythological antithesis of Olympus. According to Greek legend, it was here that the titans, the arch-enemies of the Olympians, made their home, and from here that they coordinated their war against the Gods. Today it is a popular destination for climbing and hiking.
In ancient Greek myth, a war between the gods and titans rocked the primordial world. The focus of the war was between the mountains of Olympus and Othrys, less than 100 miles from each other. Eventually the gods gained the upper hand, laid waste to Othrys and overthrew the titans. Although the mountain was subsequently toppled, the lower portion of Othrys remained intact.
Mount Othrys is located in east-central Greece much closer to the major cities of ancient and modern times. It is less than eighty miles from Athens, well accessed by road. A much lower and less steep mountain than Olympus, it is a popular site for climbers.