Top Hiking Trips in Mount Olympus
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.
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.
Visit between June and October for prime hiking conditions.
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.
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.
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