Mt. Smolikas pine trees, Tymfi Massif, north Pindus Mountains, Greece.
On the flanks of Mt. Smolikas (2637 meters / 8649 feet), the second highest mountain in Greece, see the north Pindus Mountains (Pindos or Pindhos) to the southwest, including Tymfi Massif and Mt. Gamila, in Zagori, Epiros/Epirus Region. Although rarely seen, wild bears and wolves still roam Mount Smolikas, one of the wildest places left in Europe. Rental cars, public buses and tours can take you to this area of Zagoria from the local capital of Ioannina. People of every skill level can walk the wild trails, scramble, or climb rocks here. The non-technical ascent of Mt. Smolikas requires a full day round trip. Zagori (Greek: ) is a region and a municipality containing 45 villages collectively known as Zagoria (Zagorochoria or Zagorohoria). Photographed May 23, 2001. Published in National Geographic Traveler Guidebook for Greece 2007. Published in "Pindos: The National Park" (2010) by Alexander G. Tziolas, preface by Tom Dempsey et al, ISBN 978-960-98795-3-8.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download