Greece eyes inclusion of Mount Olympus on UNESCO world heritage list


Greece has recently submitted to UNESCO’s list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites the nomination file for Mount Olympus, according to Ekathimerini.

When explaining the nomination, Greece’s Culture Minister, Lina Mendoni, said: “Mount Olympus… is linked to ancient mythology, to Homer, to the history of Greece throughout the centuries.”

“The home of the gods is one of the strongest Greek brand names,” Mendoni added.

Mount Olympus was the home of the Ancient Greek gods.

Mount Olympus, located on the border of Macedonia and Thessaly, is the highest mountain in Greece.

With an altitude of 2,918 metres, it was granted as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981 and in 2021, it was declared a national park by presidential decree.

A final decision on the nomination will be issued by UNESCO in September 2023.

Source: Ekathimerini

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