3 Days

Duration

36 Km

Distance

2918 m

Altitude Difference

Hiking the Mythical Mt. Olympus

Period of Operation: May-October
Activity: Hiking

Hiking the Mythical Mt. Olympus, is a three day tour, hiking the mountain of the Greek Gods! Mt. Olympus, apart from the mythical mountain that it is, it’s also Greece’s first declared National park, and also a biosphere reserve under the protection of UNESCO.

The mountain rises to 2918m right next to the Aegean sea, which makes the microclimate unique for many endemic plants that grow on its slopes!

PRICING

Tour Price per Traveler

1 Traveler

€ 1250            

2+ Travelers

€ 625 each

4+ Travelers

€ 350 each

6+ Travelers

€ 280 each

8+ Travelers

€ 280 each

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Local certified English-speaking mountain guide
All accommodation in guesthouses
All meals according to itinerary
Pic nic snack (seasonal fruits, energy bars)
Local Transfer

Tour highlights

Our hiking adventure begins at Litochoro a small town at the foot of Mt. Olympus.

Access to the starting point will be by a short transfer.

We enter the forest of Mt. Olympus, and start climbing the very well maintained trail. First stop to one of the greatest natural balconies of Greece. Here we admire the view to the Agean sea, and a wonderful sunrise the next day!

Continue our hike to the peaks, home of the Gods, where we stand at the highest point of Greece! The hike will take us under the throne of Zeus, and we sleep at the highest refuge in the Balkans at 2650m!

Walking our last day down the Lemos ridge, into the thick forest of Balkan pines to the end of our trip.

Tour requirements

Good physical condition

What to bring with you

Bottle of water
Hat
Cap
Comfortable hiking shoes & trousers
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Extra T–shirt
Warm winter Jacket
Gloves

A glance at what you will experience

Meeting point

Address: Agiou Nikolaou, Litochoro 602 00
Our route
Tour itinerary
Day 1

Walk to the refuge

In the morning we drive to the area of Prionia. We start our climbing on the mountain of Gods and up to 2.200 meters we pass through a forest of “Abies”. From that height on the forest becomes rarer and the only tree that remains is the “Pinus heldreichii”. Lunch, dinner & overnight stay at the refuge Spilios Agapitos.

Day 1
Day 2

Refuge - Peaks of Mt.Olympus – Muse Plateau

On day 2 our goal will be the conquest of the most infamous tops of the mountain of Gods “Olympus” at a height of 2.911 meters. Then, we hike under the impressive high cliffs of Mitikas (2918m) and Stefani (2909m) towards the plateau of the Muses, and conclude our day with our arrival to the small refuge “Kakalos”, named after the first Greek who ascended Mitikas peak at 1913. Dinner & overnight stay at the refuge.

Day 2
Day 3

Muses Plateau - Gortzia

An impressive walk at the North side of Mt. Olympus follows. We walk on alpine terrain, ridges and through dense pine forest, until we finally reach the location of Gortzia.

Day 3
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Walk to the refuge

In the morning we drive to the area of Prionia. We start our climbing on the mountain of Gods and up to 2.200 meters we pass through a forest of “Abies”. From that height on the forest becomes rarer and the only tree that remains is the “Pinus heldreichii”. Lunch, dinner & overnight stay at the refuge Spilios Agapitos.

Refuge - Peaks of Mt.Olympus – Muse Plateau

On day 2 our goal will be the conquest of the most infamous tops of the mountain of Gods “Olympus” at a height of 2.911 meters. Then, we hike under the impressive high cliffs of Mitikas (2918m) and Stefani (2909m) towards the plateau of the Muses, and conclude our day with our arrival to the small refuge “Kakalos”, named after the first Greek who ascended Mitikas peak at 1913. Dinner & overnight stay at the refuge.

Muses Plateau - Gortzia

An impressive walk at the North side of Mt. Olympus follows. We walk on alpine terrain, ridges and through dense pine forest, until we finally reach the location of Gortzia.

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