Photographer's Note

This view shows the slopes of mount Parnitha along with the southwest suburbs of Athens!
It is also visible on the right, the parking area of Teleferik facilities that connect Thrakomakedones region with hotel - casino "Regency Casino Mont Parnes" on top of the mountain.

Mount Parnitha is a densely forested mountain range north of Athens, the highest on the peninsula of Attica, with an elevation of 1,413 m, and a summit known as Karavola .
Much of the mountain is designated a national park, and is a protected habitat for wildfowl, first created in 1961. The summit is located 18 km N of Acharnae and about 30 km N of Athens, while the mountain covers approximately 250 kmē of land. Other peaks include Mavrovouni, Ornio (1,350 m), Area (1,160 m), Avgo or Avgho (1,150 m), and Xerovouni (1,120 m).It also has two shelters Mpafi and Flampouri.
source: wikipedia

Mount Parnitha National Park is some 32kms to the north of the city centre. Its highest point culminates at over 1,400 metres in which you can find wild gorges and a variety of hiking trails and many archaeological finds discovered at the Pan Cave. Within the national park there are many wild animals such as eagles, foxes and deer. Among all this natural beauty lies one of the most prestigious casinos in Greece, the Regency Casino Mont Parnes.
Placed at the crest of the mountain the visitors to the Casino Mont Parnes get to enjoy a fully panoramic view of the city of Athens below. Access to the Casino Mont Parnes is only possible via taxi or cable car which takes customers from the bottom of the mountain to the very top. The cable car remains open 24 hours a day.

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  • Copyright: Chris Koulis (chrisg76) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 174] (961)
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  • Date Taken: 2003-01-02
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