Striking Images of Abandoned ‘Ice House’ on Thessaly’s Mount Ossa

ice-house-kissavos-greece (All images by Voreas, reproduced with permission)

Photographer Voreas captured these striking images of an abandoned building completely consumed by snow and ice after climbing Mount Ossa (also known as Kissavos) in the Thessaly region of Greece. The building, described by some Flickr users (not surprisingly) as an ice-house and by others as the ‘refuge’, is attached to a small tower structure and may have served as a scientific research station.

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Alternatively, it may have simply served as a mountain base for determined climbers (if anyone knows for sure, please get in touch via the comment form below!). Either way, the striking images show an apparently long-abandoned structures consumed by snow both inside and out. (Explore the abandoned radar and research stations of the Arctic Circle.)

The mountain has also cemented its place in Greek mythology, which holds that the Aloadaes attempted to pile Mount Pelion on top of Kissavos in a bid to scale Mount Olympus, located to the north.

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