BLOG SURFS: Mountains

Mountains have always inspired awe and a sense of majesty in humans. Throughout history certain mountains have become a part of the very fabric of society and civilization. Europe is home to many of the most famous mountains on our planet.

Since ancient times Mount Olympus in the Macedonian region of Greece is the legendary home of the Hellenistic Gods of the Old World. At nearly 10,000 feet from its sea level base to the “Throne of Zeus” at her crown, Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and one of the most topographically prominent in all of Europe. Only a short distance west along the Mediterranean coast, Italy provides the location for two more of the most famous mountains in Europe. In 79 A.D. the volcanic Mount Vesuvius earned her place in history with a massive eruption which buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Hercalaneum under a destructive blanket of lava and ash. Mount Etna is one of

the most active volcanoes on Earth.