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The Smolikas is the second highest peak of Greece. It is situated in a verry silent area. The rock is black, green and brown. There is at 2100 meters a lake, Drakolimni, and you can camp at 1900 meters. Only about 150 people per year are walking, climbing this peak. By clear sky you can sea the Olympos

Elevation (feet): 8,651
Elevation (meters): 2,637
Continent: Europe
Country: Greece
Range/Region: Greek-Albanian Ranges
Latitude: 40.088869
Longitude: 20.924738
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Ioannina
Convenient Center: Sanmarina

Thanks to Raymond Dijkhof and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Smolikas.

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  • Log #14238 - by David Oakley on Nov 13, 2001
    A great day out! We did it in a single day from Samarina and back. It was a bit tiring. Better to traverse the peak and camp at Drakolimni. Wonderful views across to Gamila and Olympus.
  • Log #14239 - by cliff williams on Sep 02, 2000
    This was the last of the 3 peaks to be done, we went up the Llanberris path, the rain decided to pour down. The peak was in fog and mist as usuall packed with tourists from the bloody train!. We went...
  • Log #14240 - by Derek Fordham on June 10, 2000
    Four of us made the ascent on ski from the Naneh hut. It took 4.25 hours, the slopes immediately above the col below the summit being icy and steep. We were a party from The Eagle Ski Club and wonder...