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Mount Olympos

A cache by The Platonas Two Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/2/2011
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Olympos, at 1,952 metres (6,404 ft), is the highest point of the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus, and this cache is currently the highest available on the island.

The drive up to Mt Olympus terminates at a small red sign warning that you are approaching a military area. Stop here and park sensibly. On the opposite side of the road to the red sign, you will see the start of a track that has now been closed off to vehicles by bulldozing earth and stones across the entrance. Climb past this and continue along the track on foot for about 60 metres.

You will be rewarded with some wonderful views - both of the countryside, and of the neighbouring British and Cypriot bases at the peak.

Old folklore has it that a temple of Venus (Aphrodite) once stood near here, along with various churches, but the ruins are no longer traceable, and you will just have to content yourself with some glorious views.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs irel ybj tebjvat gerr - ghpxrq haqre oenapu

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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