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Mount Olympus Hiking: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

Once home to the Greek gods, now an iconic climbing destination with a unique biosphere reserve

Join a hiking tour and climb some of the most spectacular peaks in Greece, such as the famous Mytikas (2,918 m), the highest point in the country. During the traverse, you will enjoy  beautiful landscapes and sea views. The usual starting point is the town of Litochoro. Choose a trip from our selection below and climb the mountain of the Greek gods. Visit between June and October for prime hiking conditions.

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FAQs: Hiking in Mount Olympus

What should I know about Hiking Mount Olympus?

Mount Olympus is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia in the north of Greece. Hanging over the Aegean Sea, the snow-covered summit often soars beyond low-hanging clouds, cultivating a strong sense of Greek mythology covering the mountain, which is said to have been the great throne of Zeus. Surrounded within a protected national park, founded in 1938, Mount Olympus has fostered a rich diversity of flora.

Why should I choose Mount Olympus for my Hiking adventure?

Spectacular scenic hiking

From base to peak, Mount Olympus offers incredible views of the rugged mountainside. You’ll weave through forests near the base, tread across wooden river crossings, and pass legendary rocks.
Mountains of myths
It’s said that Zeus, the god of sky and thunder, sat atop of Olympus, ruling over the humble humans below. This playground of the gods is now conquerable by humans in search of thrilling hikes and enduring legends.
Protected deep diversity
The home of Greece's highest mountain was the first to be designated a protected area in the country. This has preserved its incredible wild flora, fauna and natural landscape.

When is the best time to travel to Mount Olympus for Hiking?

Visit between June and October for prime hiking conditions.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Mount Olympus?

Mount Olympus generally has a Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers, and cold and humid winters. Higher in the mountains it is more humid, with temperatures varying in summer from 0 °C to 20 °C. And winds are an almost ever present.

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What people are saying about Hiking | Mount Olympus



Don't think I would have reached the peak without Akis. Akis made my son's 21st birthday special by producing a cake with a candle at the top of Mt Olympus.


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



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!



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.



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

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