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The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) on the Greek Island of Crete

The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) of Crete

The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) are in central West Crete.
 They are called White Mountains because in winter they are covered in snow
 and in summer when the sun is reflected from their limestone summits they also appear white.
There are more than 30 summits higher than 2000 metres -
the highest is Pachnes ( 2453m, 8048ft ).
 The White Mountains have some 50 gorges - the most famous is the Samaria Gorge.
Another feature is the number of high plateaux enclosed within the mountains.
 The best known is the plateau of Omalos,
- this is a circular plain at an altitude of 1100m surrounded by peaks.


The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) on the Greek Island of Crete

The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori )

 


The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) on the Greek Island of Crete

The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori )




The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) on the Greek Island of Crete

The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori )




The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) on the Greek Island of Crete

The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori )




The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) on the Greek Island of Crete

The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori )




Omalos Plateau in the The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) on the Greek Island of Crete

Omalos Plateau in the The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) 

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