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Mytikas Hiking

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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What people are saying about these trips

Christopher Attard

5.00

September, 2022

Olympus Summit, Guided Hike to the top of Mytikas

Excellent guide. Knowledgeable, fun, enthusiastic. Highly recommended. Cheers!

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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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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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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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

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.

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!!!

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!

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 Mytikas

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.

 

Good to know:

Country Code:

+30

Currency:

Euro

Language:

Greek

Best time to visit:

June to September

What’s the weather like?

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 to get there:

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

More info about Hiking in Mytikas:

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

 

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