‘It was magical’: Greeks are discovering their forgotten mountains as summer heatwaves hit beaches

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It’s summer season, which means Greeks are flocking to the islands and beaches for a well-deserved holiday. But I’m not one of them. Instead, I’m heading deep into the interior of the country to the Pindus National Park, a mountainous netherworld of bears, wolves, reclusive villages, ancient dialects, vast forests and endless rivers. I’m going to need a jacket. While Greeks often ascend to the mountains in winter – the country has around 18 ski resorts – they actively shun them in summer. “If a Greek told me they were going to the mountains in summer instead of the beach, I would call them cr…

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