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Hi TE friends. This #4 posting from serie "The Pindos Mountains". I was there last June 2006.

Only resized and framed the picture.

Τhe Stone Material of The Pindos Mountains

Greece is a mountaineous country almost all over and one of the few countries in the world in which as high mountains as Pindos mountains which are closer to 2000-2500 meters, are so close to the sea, in this case the Mediterranean Sea. This gives great opportunities for tourism since a leisure beach holiday can be combined with trekking in the mountains or simply enjoying the varying landscapes.

The main stone material is limestone, which is a soft, fragile mineral which filters water efficiently. This explains the crystal clear rivers and the many springs in the mountains of Pindos. Limestone tends to form caves as well forming impressive stalagmites and stalactites easily. Marble formations are common in limestone.

Limestone is formed from the coral in the bottom of the sea which rises during the collision of the continental plateaus to form the mountain range. The Dolomites in Italy are one of the most famous limestone mountains.

Also flysch and slate stone are very common in the Pindos mountains. Zagoria is especially rich in these stones and the villages are built completely from these local stones.
Info : Pindos Trek

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