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Hiking in Greece

The land of the mythical Mount Olympus is a paradise for hikers!

With most of its territory covered by mountains and hills, Greece is a hiking paradise. Come discover landscapes with amazing views, small villages, crystal clear rivers while you enjoy Greece’s sunshine and Mediterranean weather, and you can even climb Mount Olympus, the mountain of the Greek gods! The islands also offer great hiking trails. You could hike around the White Mountains in Crete or explore the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. The Tymfi Massif in the Pindus range is another great option for great treks. Take a pick from our selection of trips and explore some of the best corners of Greece with a local guide! Explore-Share only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides. 
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Sabra Kelley

5.00

September, 2022

Hiking on Mount Parnitha, Day trip from Athens

Dimitris was the best! Great communication and flexibility. And we had an awesome hike tailored to our requests. Loved it!

Jessica Ng Loo

5.00

September, 2022

Mount Olympus, 3-day guided hiking tour in Greece

Dimitris is an excellent guide. He is knowledgeable, reliable, flexible and very safe. He was quickly able to gauge our group’s skill level and adjust our group’s needs (pace, timing, routes, etc). I would definitely recommend him for any adventure you have in mind. Thanks Dimitris for such an amazing experience!

Kumari Selvakumar

5.00

September, 2022

1+ day Trekking around Mount Olympus, from Prionia

Dimitris is an excellent guide who was able to assess the group ability and time the ascend very well. He was very good with setting up protection all along and I felt very safe. He also shared interesting stories along the way and it was enjoyable. I highly recommend him!

Vikram Muralikrishnan

5.00

September, 2022

Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

Mt Olympus was breathtaking. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Greece who is interested in outdoor adventures. But do not underestimate the difficulty as the climb was pretty steep. Akis was a wonderful guide. He was very kind and adaptive to our fitness and speed and made sure we felt comfortable with the pace of the hike. Was easy to communicate and coordinate.

Alexander Babitsky

5.00

August, 2022

Mount Olympus, 3-day guided hiking tour in Greece

Dimitris is amazing guide, knowledgeable, pleasent and made us feel very confident. Great experience and for sure we will travel again with him. Bravo

Alan Laing

5.00

July, 2022

Climbing Mount Olympus, 1 day ascent to the summit

What a great trip!! Akis is and was every inch the professional, collecting us right outside our hotel and transporting us to the start point, his advice and knowledge were excellent, I learned lots about life on the mountain from him, from the wild horses living the good life to the fit looking cattle and sheep the farmers keep, Olympus was the star of the show, at scala a scary, jaw dropping beauty confronted us, and with Akis’s steady hand we made it up and down with no dramas!! Loved it as did my partner Angie!!

vivek bali

5.00

July, 2022

Mount Olympus, 3-day guided hiking tour in Greece

I have completed approx 20 plus hikes and feedback is Demitris is the best guide. He is a master of assessing the risks, helped me with planning, motivated me along the way and gave me many tips to improve as a hiker. I would like to go for additional hikes with Demitris.

Barbier Sylvie

5.00

July, 2022

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

Félicitations à Babis Mainidis qui a su se mettre au niveau d'une débutante.

Caroline Brawner

5.00

July, 2022

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

Babis is an amazing guide with years of climbing experience all over the world. I was able to really enjoy the last scramble up Mt Olympus because Babis had me in harness and guided me safely--totally without fear of falling--unlike the people trying to do it without a guide and ropes. Very patient and encouraging. Great trip!

Jamie King

4.00

July, 2022

Mount Olympus, 3-day guided hiking tour in Greece

Dimitris was an amazing guide. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful as he took us up Olympus and even afterwards. We would highly recommend anyone looking to ascend Olympus to book with Dimitris!

Milan Cancarevic

5.00

June, 2022

Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

Trip itself was fantastic, the view on Skala was better than expected. On the other hand Akis (our guide) was not what we expected - he was most of the time on his phone during the hike and was not very interested in making this trip nice for us. He barely spoke to us and was going around 100m ahead of us most of the time and since he was on his phone most of the time he didn't bother with us. We expected a friendly guide which will say few things about mountain and make this nice trip for us but we definitely didn't get this. My girlfriend had issue with ligament and he didn't even bother to ask how is she, he kept distance and didn't offer any help. We couldn't even get a 'good morning' from him which looked really weird to other hikers as well, since even they asked what is wrong with our guide and why does he act like that. The only reason i am giving him 2/5 stars is because he set good pace for us. Would not recommend hiring this guide - if you want a friendly person which will guide, help and make trip memorable for you - you won't get that with him

Ronald McBride

4.00

June, 2022

Mount Olympus, Greece 3 Day Guided Hiking Tour

For the fee charged, would expect meals and accommodation on mountain included.

Bennie Vorster

3.00

June, 2022

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

Clients should be told that the money paid is just for explore-share and the guide. That there is extra cost. €56 for transportation, €18 per person per night, cost of food and a guide is not necessary if you don't go to the summit. The fitness level is very high.

Esther Nicol

4.00

June, 2022

Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

Great mountain, lovely people and a wonderful experience The first day felt a little empty with alot of down time. I left the tour and walked all the way down from the leaving point .... it was honestly so beautiful, what a shame its not included! People will really miss out on all those beautiful sites and waterfalls you can swim in! The guide was great, patient and directive when needed to be. Checked up on people and was hospitable. What a journey!

Larisa Konstantinidou

5.00

June, 2022

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

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Chaz Morris

5.00

June, 2022

Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

Akis was phenomenal. He was very attentive and informative through the whole experience. He even gave me ideas of other areas to explore on my own in other parts of Greece during the rest of my trip. I appreciated that fact that he fed off of me in terms of conversation, rather than trying to lead unnecessary chit chat. I prefer to hike mostly in silence and really enjoy my surroundings. He did make sure that I was comfortable with the pace regularly and also made sure to make me stop for rest and hydration often, even when I didn’t think I needed it (trust me, you need it). It was a once in a lifetime experience, and Akis made sure that it was exceptional!

Matthew Corbett

5.00

June, 2022

Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

Akis was an amazing guide, operating at our slower pace and taking breaks when we needed. He clearly knew what he was doing, and he gave good guidance every step of the way.

Samuel Relton

5.00

June, 2022

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

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Wen Yen Choo

4.00

June, 2022

Climbing Mount Olympus, 1 day ascent to the summit

Akis is a great guide, we wouldn’t have made it up Mytikas without his help! The only thing was really that the car is too small and not really able to fit 3 of us for a 2hr ride to olympus and 2hr ride back.

Georgiou Ioannis

5.00

May, 2022

Mount Olympus, 3-day guided hiking tour in Greece

Super sympa et connaît très bien la région Dimitris on reviendra

Liam Kennedy

5.00

May, 2022

Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

Akis was a super guide. He expressed great patience & guidance towards us. We were inexperienced climbers & would never have reached the top only for Akis. Thank you to a great guide that we would highly recommend. It was an amazing experience.

Luisa Santos

3.00

May, 2022

Climbing Mount Olympus, 1 day ascent to the summit

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yvonne Morrison

5.00

May, 2022

Menalon Trail, 7-day Self-guided hike in Arcadia, Peloponnese

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another tri

Da Wang

5.00

November, 2021

Climbing Mount Olympus, 1 day ascent to the summit

We had a wonderful time with our guide Dimitris. He is a very experienced mountain climber. Although we were unexperienced, he led us through the breathtaking Olympus without any problems. During the climb he told us many stories. It was an unforgettable experience and we couldn't wish for a better guide!

Catherine Maynes

5.00

November, 2021

Mount Olympus, 3-day guided hiking tour in Greece

First off, wow. Words can't describe the experience that I had on that mountain. Dimitris literally changed my life. I've been an avid hiker for many years, but when I travel to a new country I like to have a guide at first to teach me the lay of the land. He went above and beyond to teach me. I learned how to use pulls, this alone is going to change my life. Ha I can't believe I've been hiking all this time and never used them. Secondly, I was very bummed that we couldn't summit due to weather, but he made it OK, with showing me more hikes and showing me trails that weren't crowded with tourists. I love local trails. Finally, I truly feel like I made a friend at the end of all this! He didn't make me feel like a paying customer, I had a grand time drinking at the refuge and hiking on that mountain. I will definitely come back to bag that peak in the summer time soon to come. Thank you!!!

Claus Mark Nielsen

5.00

October, 2021

3-day climb to Mount Olympus, Greece

We had 3 amazing days with the guide Babis on the mountain. Being at Mt Olympus for the first time, we got see the things we wished for and at the right experience level as fitted us perfectly. Thanks a lot.

Alina Eremenko

5.00

October, 2021

Mount Olympus, 3-day guided hiking tour in Greece

I had an amazing time on this trip! Breathtaking views, cozy refuge, friendly people. My Guide Dimitris is very professional, we got the most out of the trip, it was a big pleasure to spend time with a mountain expert! Highly recommend!

Sharon Liu

5.00

October, 2021

Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

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Lissi Laiduner

5.00

September, 2021

Rila, Olympus, Bulgaria, Greece 9 Day Guided Hike

Wonderful 9-day hiking in the mountains of Bulgaria and Greece. It was easy to book a trip through the Explore-Share page. They responded quickly, everything was fine and well organized. My whole 9 days were very well organized. Guide picked me up on Sofia's airport and on the 9th day guide taken me back to the airport. Everything in between was organized by Top Guides Bulgaria. The physical effort was great, but it was worth it, wonderful views and very good emotions. I met three guides - Lyuben, Ruslan and Moni. They were very nice and friendly and very good guides. They kept my pace when hiking the mountains and helped and taught me if it was necessary. I felt safe and supported all the time. The hardest part for me was the last part of Mt. Olympus, climbing to the top, it took self-transcendence and a big effort. I haven't been rock climbing before. I am proud to myself that I made it. I was able to do this thanks to Lyuben's support, help and teachings. I am very grateful to him. When hiking in the mountains, you must be prepared to walk up the hill for several hours, which is physically difficult. At this time, wonderful views and feelings gives strength and the will to move on. Guide Moni had taken with him binocular. So we saw the animals and the birds more closer and he had knowledge to talk about them. In the mountains guide Ruslan talked about myths, local culture and nature. On the last day we had the city tour in Sofia. Guide Ruslan introduced me the historical buildings and told many interesting stories about history. All of it was very interesting to listen. The program of the days was very well structured. On the 5th day I felt physically tired and would not have been able to go hiking in the mountains straight away again. According to the plan, came the time to rest: Greece beach, the return trip to Bulgaria, a walk in the beautiful town of Bansko. After that I felt rested and enjoyed hiking in the mountains again. On the evenings of hiking days, you can relax: a delicious dinners in local restaurants, nights in lovely hotels and mountain huts, you can go to a mineral water spa, local market, etc. I am very satisfied and happy about this 9-day trip. Everything was very good. I have great memories and wonderful pictures of it. I definitely want to go back there, at another time of the year: to ski in the winter or to see waterfalls in the spring. Also, I would be happy to use the services of Explore-Share and Top Guides Bulgaria again when hiking in other regions.

Steve Diggle

4.00

September, 2021

Mt Olympus Grand Trail Hut to Hut Hike

I don't give 5 stars to anything unless it cannot be improved in any way. This is not the modern way I understand but for me 4 Stars is a very good rating, it does not suggest anything is bad. Akis is a superb guide and knows the mountain intimately. This is, as requested, a challenging trail with great variety of views and terrain. The only reason I would not give the trip the very highest rating is that the first two days, especially the second, is unrelenting uphill which was a physical challenge but was not fun with 13kg packs. It reminded me too much of my army days. But this is a great trail with an exceptionally good guide who made us feel safe at all times and showed us things we would never have discovered on our own. We were all very pleased with the experience.

Vakis Papanastassiou

5.00

September, 2021

Mount Olympus, 3-day guided hiking tour in Greece

A truly wonderful experience! Hard-going at times but thoroughly enjoyable and with a great sense of achievement at the end. Demetris was excellent. Very knowledgable and supportive. Got us all to the top and back down again safe and feeling great. He is the consummate mountain guide.

Eduard Vasilache

5.00

August, 2021

Climbing Mount Olympus, 1 day ascent to the summit

It was everything amazing!

Chi-Ting Huang

5.00

July, 2021

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

Babis is a very experienced guid and make sure that everyone climbs safely and successfully. It was an absolute thrill to get to the top of Mt Olympus.

Cindy Yerace

5.00

July, 2021

Climbing Mount Olympus, 1 day ascent to the summit

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Vivienne Kwong

5.00

July, 2021

Hiking on Mount Parnitha, Day trip from Athens

The hike to Mount Parnitha was amazing! If you like nature and you want to get away from busy Athens for a little, this is the best activity. It’s an easy hike and there are plenty of shades. My guide, Dimititris was awesome. He is a true mountain guy and is very knowledgeable about the mountain and about hiking. Highly recommended.

Cathrine

5.00

June, 2021

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

Climbing a mountain is far from being an easy thing to do. I fell extremely lucky to choose Babis Marinidis as my guide to hide the mount of Olympus. Babis gathers all the qualities of a professional international mountain guide. Not only he motivates you to encounter your physical difficulties, but also your mental challenges in order to drive you to the edge. He is very clear with an analytic brief which summarizes what will happen, what to expect, verifying the trail conditions and forecast, respecting your pace. I trust him and I had the best experience of my life, hence I can highly recommend him.

Neevi Cohen

5.00

June, 2021

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

Thank you to our guide babis was very friendly, always put safty first, very professional and our trip wouldnt be the same without him. thank you babis!

Seanathon Hyde

5.00

June, 2021

Climbing Mount Olympus in 3 days

I can't put into words how great our experience was. Pavlos made us feel like family. The climb was a life changing and humbling experience. The mountain was beautiful!

Eirini Blandy

5.00

May, 2021

Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

Professional, inspired safety and confidence, knowledgable of the mountain, nothing is too much trouble - meeting all our needs: as an adventurous couple the first time around and as a small family the second and third, well balanced between friendly and giving space, fully available, in short: exceptional and we would not hesitate to recommend him to all levels of mountaineers: from absolute beginners to the fully accomplished looking to stretch themselves that little bit more.

Rene van Everdingen

5.00

September, 2020

Climbing Mount Olympus, 1 day ascent to the summit

Spectacular experience in just one day

MARIALENA

5.00

September, 2020

4-day hiking trip in the Island of Crete, Greece

I booked the Crete hiking trip with 3 other friends and from the first contact with Explore Share and Akis - our guide - I realized that it would be a great experience. The chosen itineraries, the landscapes, the rhythm of pace and all the management of the trip was excellent. Akis took personal care for well-chosen accommodation, fine restaurants with Mediterranean foods and our on-time transfers. His passion for guiding was more than obvious on every part of the hiking trip. Although we were 4 people, we felt that it was a personal guided trip thanks to Akis behaviour. After this, Crete is one of my favourite hiking destinations with huge diversity and magnificent places to discover. Me and my friends, we thank Akis who revealed to us this hidden hiking and cultural paradise.

Anette Rhodin

5.00

August, 2020

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

Our whole experience was top notch and a once in a lifetime adventure. Everything went very smooth from booking to the big hike. Even when we wanted to change dates, last minute, because of weather Babis was very professional and flexible. He did everything to accommodate our needs. As a guide he was very knowledgeable and professional. We had a wonderful experience and can highly recommend Explore-Share, and specially Babis as your guide for your Mount Olympus adventure. Thanks for a great trip. Anette & Anders living on S/V Horizon

Christopher Jones

5.00

July, 2020

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

The trip up Mt Olympus was even better than we imagined it would be, and that was partly due to Babis being a great guide. He knows the mountain so well, it's almost as if he built it.

Liisa

5.00

November, 2019

Hiking on Mount Parnitha, Day trip from Athens

Pick-up service, good hiking & good humor! And Dimitris also remembered to send us the photos he took, even though he was just going away. What else could one hope for? We are hoping to use his services again :)

Magdalena

5.00

October, 2019

Mount Olympus, Greece 3 Day Guided Hiking Tour

I think that Zhivko is absolutely brilliant in his role: always providing professional insight and mental support. I am sure I would have never made it to the top had I not been assisted by an experienced guide. Zhivko was very mindful throughout the entire duration of the challenge - e.g. advising on proper way of stepping, breathing, clothing etc. I would like to emphasise not only his great knowledge of practicalities related to hiking and climbing, but also fantastic psychological and social skills, showing respect to both: the environment and fellow hikers/ climbers. I've received a feedback following the completion of my 'mission' which will surely help me in the future. It's apparent that Zhivko loves what he is doing for living and he does what he loves rather than simply earning money. Absolutely fabulous experience!

carles portavella

5.00

October, 2019

4-day round trip to Mt Olympus, 6 peaks

Best guide I have had ever! Always helping and easy to adapt to needs and changes. Really impressed!...and great talker. Interesting and great knowledge of the area, the local restaurants, the history, etc. First class service!

Kallam Birch

5.00

September, 2019

3-day climb to Mount Olympus, Greece

Amazing site. Helped but me in touch with Babis Marinidis. Fantastic mountain guide, super helpful and attentive to needs. Made my climbing of Mt. Olympus so much fun. Could not recommend Explore-share or Babis more!

JR Venchiarutti

5.00

September, 2019

Mount Olympus, 3-day guided hiking tour in Greece

Dimitris was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable, safe, and has a great personality. Would definitely use him again.

Jeanne

5.00

July, 2019

Mt Olympus Grand Trail Hut to Hut Hike

My trip to Mt Olympus with Akis Parousis was the trip of a lifetime. Akis was more knowledgeable than I could have ever imagined. The hiking, of course, was extraordinary, but all of the extra things that we did made this trip unbelievable. Hiking with Akis, I knew I was safe and cared for. He made sure that I was taken care of in every aspect of the trip. He always has a plan A, B, C and D just in case something doesn’t work out perfect. Thank you, Akis for your love and care!!!

Oxana K

5.00

June, 2019

Hiking on Mount Parnitha, Day trip from Athens

Great trip! Dimitris is professional and has a lot knowledges. I really enjoyed the trip with Dimitris , everything was organized in line of my wishes and we achieved all my aims of the trip in Parnitha . I recommend Dimitris to anyone who wants to explore and enjoy the nature of Greece .

Ken Koeklenberg

5.00

May, 2019

Climbing Mount Olympus in 3 days

This was an awesome experience! Thansk to Pavlos, who is a perfect guide (and not a luxury at all when you want to climb Mytikas, we had 2 meter of snow in April). We did not reach the top due to heavy snowfall, but made a couple of other hikes while Pavlos told us the complete history of the Olympos mountain range. The breathtaking views from the refuge Giosos Apostolidis with the ever smiling ward Lazaros: it made it all a highly recommended journey! Thanks to all for making this happen!

Jorden Halstead

5.00

March, 2019

Hiking on Mount Parnitha, Day trip from Athens

An absolutely amazing trip!  Dimitris was kind, humorous, and absolutely knowledgeable beyond equal.  We felt as if we have made a new friend for life and I will unequivocally recommend him to anyone interested in visiting Greece.  Thanks you so much for your service and for providing us such a stellar guide and host!!!

Cas Burgers

2.00

October, 2018

Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

My trip to Olympus turned out to be a huge disappointment. Not only because we couldn't go to the summit due to bad weather (too much wind), more because the guide Akis lacked communication and social skills. We went with a big group (9). Akis is really a professional when it comes to hiking and knows what he's doing. But his communication in general and towards me I didn't like. I also want a guide that explains stuff about the nature, the mountain and a guide that brings some positive vibes. I didn't feel included at all and I felt like he didn't like me or something. Mostly talked in Greek language and I had to ask for translation a lot. Luckily the group I was with were really friendly and translated some things for me. Besides this he could have been more open that it's a big possibility we wouldn't go to the top because of the wind. That would've saved some disappointment. At the mountain shop before the hike someone told me there's going to be a lot of wind. After asking Akis about it on the way up he said "no, not much wind. The weather will be good" Which I found very strange but maybe this was the language barrier. I've spend 180 euro's for a trip with a guide + 80euro's to rent good gear + 40 euro's to stay at the refuge with food/drinks included. This is a total of 300,- for something I could've easily done by myself (the trip to the refuge is easy). Of course I totally understand that because of too much wind we couldn't go to the top. You can't beat the mountain, it beats you. But as a backup plan we went down and then by car to a small waterfall and a monastery thats being renovated. This crushed my soul and spirit. I strongly recommend that you get part of your money back if you can't reach te summit in stead of this somewhat boring backup plan with zero adrenaline. What was even more f'd up is that after I came back to the mountain shop to bring back my rented clothes I met a couple that did go to the summit. :( So to summarise, my experience was disappointing to say the least and won't recommend Akis as a guide. Service of explore-share is good tho. Cas

Anonymous

5.00

September, 2018

3-day climb to Mount Olympus, Greece

Good trip, but Babis did not allow for his perhaps unusual clients. He was too keen to do everything at super-fast speed, and get to the refuges early. A slower pace would have suited us better. Also he did not brief us adequately on what to expect, and give advice on facilities and rules of the refuges.

Mary C

5.00

July, 2018

Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

For this so unique climbing trip, for your special guidance, the confidence you gave me, the positive energy, thank you Akis.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Greece

Many of the programs in Greece are comfortable but sustained week-long adventures. What better way to complete a pleasant circuit through the Pindus Mountains than to supplement it with a week lying on a Mediterranean island? Or better yet: another week-long trek on Crete!

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+30

Language

Greek

Currency

Euro (EUR)

What’s the weather like?

Mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers define this classic Mediterranean locale. Snowfall is not uncommon at high altitudes, so an alpine climate can be expected at some places

Best time to visit

The months from June to September are the best for hiking in higher altitude locations in Greece, though you can find great programs all year round. Crete and other low-elevation spots will have a wide array of treks to choose from

How long should I stay?

With islands sprouting up all over the Mediterranean and a sharp distinction between each of its regions, Greece is a destination that begs a lengthy stay. Many programs last from one to two weeks, and an ascent up Olympus generally takes at least two or three days. Patch together a few different adventures and you’ll have a summer swimming in Greek intrigue

More info about Hiking in Greece:

Greece is more than just world-class beaches and ancient civilization. The hiking trails snaking across its remarkable terrain are just as phenomenal, stretching into its highest mountains and most isolated islands. Many of the trails do not require a substantial amount of experience, though you should have enough fitness to comfortably enjoy a week of sustained walking and hiking. Some of the top objectives in the country, like Mt. Olympus, may also include scrambling or more technical aspects for more ambitious hikers and climbers

 

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