Mount Ossa (Greece)

Mount Ossa (Greek: Όσσα), alternative Kissavos (Κίσσαβος, from South Slavic kisha "wet weather, rain"[2]), is a mountain in the Larissa regional unit, in Thessaly, Greece. It is 1,978 metres (6,490 ft) high and is located between Pelion to the south and Olympus to the north, separated from the latter by the Vale of Tempe.

Mount Ossa
Highest point
Elevation1,978 m (6,490 ft)[1]
Prominence1,854 m (6,083 ft)[1]
Coordinates39°47′49″N 22°41′13″E[1]
Mount Ossa
LocationLarissa regional unit, Greece

In Greek mythology, the Aloadaes are said to have attempted to pile Mount Pelion on top of Mount Ossa in their attempt to scale Olympus.[3]

See also


  1. "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Listed as "Oros Ossa (Kissavos)". Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  2. Vasmer, Max (1941). Die Slaven in Griechenland (in German). Berlin: Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften. p. 100.
  3. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca i, 7, 4.
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