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Mt Ossa flora
Mt Ossa, also called Mt Kissavos, is situated south-east of Mt Olympos and also close to the sea.
On the seaward slopes dense forests of Castanea sativa, Taxus baccata, Acer pseudoplatanus and Aesculus hippocastanum occur. About above 400m Beech becomes frequent, at higher altitudes the Macedonian Fir mixed with Juniperus oxycedrus, Ostrya carpinifolia, Crataegus orientalis take over.Below the summit are mountain meadows, while Palamiotis summit(1976m) itself has rocky outcrops and some screes and magnificent views over Mt Ossa, Olympos and The Pilion peninsula.