The mountain of Giona as seen from Panourgia, the north face of the mountain
|Elevation||2,510 metres (8,235 ft)|
|Pronunciation||[Greek: [ɟiˈona]]|
Location of Mount Giona in Greece
Mount Giona (Greek: Γκιώνα, also transliterated as Gkiona) is a mountain in Central Greece, in the prefecture of Phocis, located between the mountains of Parnassus and Vardousia. Known in classical antiquity as the Aselinon Oros (Greek: Ασέληνον όρος, 'moonless mountain'), it is the highest mountain south of Olympus and the fifth overall in Greece. Pyramida is its highest peak at 2,510 metres (8,235 ft).
- Agia Efthymia, southeast
- Athanasios Diakos, south-southwest
- Kaloskopi, north
- Dremissa - Panourgia, north
- Kastellia, northeast
The Mornos river springs forth at Giona.
Other peaks include the Perdika (Πέρδικα, 2,484 m), Tragonoros (Τραγονόρος, 2,456 m), Platyvouna or Plativouna (Πλατυβούνα, 2,316 m), Profitis Ilias (Προφήτης Ηλίας, 2,298 m), Kastro (Κάστρο, 2,176 m), Vraila (Βράϊλα, 2,177 m), Paliovouni (Παλιοβούνι, 2,122 m), Pyrgos (Πύργος, 2,066 m), Lyritsa (Λυρίτσα, 2,007 m), Botsikas (Μπότσικας, 1,945 m), Kokkinari (Κοκκινάρι, 1,908 m), Tychioni (Τυχιούνι, 1,842) and another Profitis Ilias (Προφήτης Ηλίας, 1,806 m)
Its panorama includes the nearby mountains including the Vardousia to the west, the southern Phthiotis including the Spercheios valley and the Malian Gulf, rarely seen though, the Kallidromo and the Parnassos mountains to the east and the Amfissa Valley and Crisean Gulf to the south and it rarely offers a view of the Gulf of Corinth.