Greece is very well known as a holiday destination. It has a lot to offer, sandy beaches, beautiful islands, and a lot of ancient monuments and history. That is why millions of people visit the country each year! There is a well kept secret though, that people outside of Greece don’t really know, even people who live in the country don’t know it! Greece is full of mountains! In fact it is the 3rd most mountainous land in Europe! Greece has another face in the mainland which has mountains starting from altitudes of 1000 to almost 3000 meters! The western part of the mainland is covered from a big (the longest of Greece) mountain range called Pindos Mountains. The mountains here are high as 2600 meters, and are surrounded by steep gorges, vast forests and unique little villages. In winter the snow is falling early December, and covers the high mountains until late April.