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Discover the home of the pantheon of Greek gods on the country’s tallest and one of the world’s most legendary mountains!

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FAQs: Hiking in Greece

What should I know about Hiking Greece?

Situated in central Greece, about 400 kilometers north of Athens, Mytikas is the highest peak on the Mount Olympus massif.

While the summit can be reached on foot, the hike is quite steep and challenging. Many guides recommend taking three or more days to make the ascent and being in relatively good physical condition. Particularly fit hikers can make the trip in two days.

Along the way, some guides also offer the chance to summit several of the minor peaks, including Skala, Skolio and Agios Antonios.

There are also several mountain huts within the national park and surrounding area, making it possible to also head out on week-long hut-to-hut treks that include heading up to the summit.

Why should I choose Greece for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

There is plenty of stunning scenery awaiting to be discovered on your next hiking expedition to Mytikas. The massif has a diameter of 150 kilometres that stretches through shrublands and high plain. Form lowe down, you’ll enjoy plenty of great views of the mountains. From higher up, enjoy phenomenal views out into the countryside.

Rich cultural heritage

One of the many reasons to come and hike around Mytikas is for its rich cultural heritage: the mountain is the legendary home of 12 Ancient Greek gods. The northern foot of the mountain is also the mythological home of the nine Muses, who were patrons of the arts. Along with its relevance to Hellenic culture, the area is also home to a Christina monastery.

Incredible biodiversity

Mytikas as well as the surrounding Mount Olympus National Park are part of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve due to their immense biodiversity. Hiking is a great way to get out into nature and see some of the local flora and fauna that calls this place home. Hikers will have the chance to see wild goats, wild boars, deer and even the elusive wildcat. The park is also home to dozens of endemic species,

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

During the summer, average daily temperatures on and around Mytikas range from 15 ºC to 20 ºC and tend to decrease as one gains elevation. Rain is not common in the summer, with about 80 to 90 centimeters falling throughout the summer months.

How can I get to Greece?

Any trip to the summit of Mytikas begins with a flight into the Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) or the Athens Airport (ATH). Some guides will opt to meet you in Athens, but if that is not the case, buses are available from both cities to Litochoro, from which point most trips to Mytikas begin.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Greece region?

Greek

What's the country code for the Greece region?

+30

What currency is accepted around Greece?

Euro

When is the best time to travel to Greece for Hiking?

June to September

What people are saying about Hiking | Mytikas

Peter

5.00

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.

5.00

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

Kallam

5.00

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!

carles

5.00

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!

Christopher

5.00

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.

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