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Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus
2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

Join mountain guide Babis on a captivating hike to the top of the infamous Mount Olympus, spending two days learning the culture of this amazing landform.


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Olympus

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

May - Nov

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

4.7

Based on 22 reviews

Description

Let me guide you on a legendary hike to the famed Mount Olympus in Greece! Come see the historical home of the Gods on this two-day trek through the fascinating landscape of the iconic mountain.

Mount Olympus serves as both one of the world´s oldest iconic landforms AND the highest mountain in Greece. Located within the mountain range of the same name, it draws tourists from everywhere to climb its peaks, explore its nature, and learn its culture.

It has played an important role in Greek history, and that extends into the natural and human cultures as well. Standing at 2,918 meters, it is home to many exciting flora of different levels, and the animal life within the region – which is equally fascinating – includes endangered species and rare native wildlife.

Our trip will take us on a journey through every aspect of this incredible mountain. You will spend five to six hours each day hiking in the area, with the ultimate prize of reaching the summit of Mytikas, the tallest point in Greece.

We will start early on day one in Litochoro at 8:00 am to discuss and plan our trek ahead. We will drive to Prionia to start the hike, where the forest lines our path as we make our way to Refuge C. Our journey continues to the Muses Plateau (2,650m) and our overnight hut.

The following day gives us the chance to pass through the Throne of Zeus and scramble up a challenging couloir to the top. The peak has an incredible view, and as we descend to the second highest peak (at Skolio – 2,911m), you will have unbelievable panoramas of Kakoskala and Skala.

This is a sustained hike, so you should be in reasonably good shape to take this program. There are some challenging moments that require rock scrambling, and any hiking experience would be an asset.

Book my program and join the ranks of the remarkable and proud hikers who have braved the heights of Mount Olympus!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

The price does NOT include accommodation, transportation to / from the starting point of the hike, meals, insurance (around 35€ per person).

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Muses Plateau

5 to 6 hours of hiking.

Day 2: Mytikas Summit

6 hours of hiking.

Equipment you will need to bring

Warm clothers, waterproof jacket, sleeping bag, hat, sunscreen, extra underwear, hiking boots.

FAQs

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

The hut is very well organized and it is the best in Greece. It is very clean. It has a very well organized kitchen. The huts are well equipped and you do not need to bring food. Just for a snack for the path. You can buy there. You don't need a sleeping bag. Just take a light sleeping liner silk (you can rent one there if needed, around 7€). Blankets are provided. The guide will do the booking. He knows all the people there so even when it's very full, there is always a solution.

Can I join a group?

No. I only offer private guiding for this tour.

What is the level of difficulty?

The walking is not flat but not difficult either. The last meters to the top are easy scrambling and we will be roped with harnesses and helmets.

What extra costs will I have to cover?

  • Accommodation = 18€
  • Food 20-25€ (diner & breakfast)

Can I leave my extra luggage in a safe place there?

You can leave your suitcase with me.

What time and where would we be departing from? At what time will we be back in the valley?

  • Meeting place: Central square of Lichotoro.
  • Meeting time: Usually in the early morning but it could be modified based on the weather conditions. We will start with a briefing and the equipment check. At the end of the tour, we will be back around 4pm.

Do you recommend any hotel in Lichitoro?

Depends on your standard and budget

  • Robolo Boutique hotel (++)
  • Mythic Valley (+)

Is there any equipment I’ll require for the hike? Is there a kit list of clothes and items that you recommend we bring? What equipment is provided? What should I bring?

All technical equipment is provided:

  • harness,
  • helmet
  • first aid kit.

In terms of equipment, light is right. Bring:

  • light waterproof jacket,
  • backpack up to 30 lit,
  • trail running shoes or light boots,
  • a fleece,
  • hat,
  • sunglasses,
  • sunscreen,
  • beanie,
  • buff,
  • big light summer pants,
  • a light puff jacket,
  • isothermic t-shirt,
  • poles.

Can we make it in one day?

It's possible but you need to be extremely fit.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel King Alexander Thessaloniki Greece
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Makedonia Palace Hotel Thessaloniki Greece
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Daios Luxury Living Thessaloniki Greece
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About the guide: -Babis

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-Babis

4.70

(20)

Mountain Guide

I have been climbing with passion since the age of 14 when I started rock climbing, and (in my 20's) I became a full-time mountain guide. Even though climbing first began only as a hobby, it later led me to a professional Mountain Guide title.

I am a Greek certified Mountain Guide HFMC, and an IFMGA/UIAGM/IVBV Mountain Guide, which is the highest internationally recognized mountain guiding certification. I am also a board member of the Hellenic Mountain Guide Association and a member of the Austria Guides Association (section Vorarlberg).

I work together with a group of certified guides, so If I am not available to guide you, one of the experienced guides in my team will be your guide.

In the last 20 years, I have accomplished many expeditions all over the world from Denali in Alaska to Damavand Iran, climbing or guiding and skitouring.

I love the mountains as well as the sea. I'm a passionate sailor and a skipper, also organizing climbing and sailing trips in the Aegean Sea.

Now I am currently studying Marketing and Management at EAP University.
I live between my birthplace Litochoro, the village at the foot of Mt. Olympus Greece, and Chamonix France.
You can find me guiding between Mt. Olympus and Chamonix Mont-Blanc, ski touring the Haute Route in the Alps, to summiting Mt Elbrus in Caucasus or sailing and climbing on the Greek islands.

I love to work with groups in new destinations and make great pictures along the way.

Languages

Greek | French | English

Certificates

HMGA | IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Bill

5.00

Two day trip on Mt. Olympus on October 20/21, 2023, with Babis. Babis was an excellent guide. Local person, and very experienced and knowledgeable. Careful about assessing and managing any risks, and working to meet my expectations. Very well organized and fun to spend time with. Had a great time. Thanks!!

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.

Lucie

5.00

Première expérience d’ascension avec Babis et expérience réussie! Un guide au top, bienveillant et encourageant, qui a su faire avec le peu d’expérience que nous avions mon compagnon et moi. Prévenant, il nous a rendu visite la veille de l’ascension a l’hôtel pour les préparatifs. Il nous a motivé tout au long de la journée et grâce à lui on l’a fait! On recommande Babis à 100% 👌

Daniel

5.00

Babis was an excellent guide. He is very experienced and did everything he could to make sure we had a great time. The weather and the conditions going up towards Scala were not that great, but it was a fun day either way. I would absolutely book another hike with Babis again.

Lachlan

3.00

The communication with the tour guide was quite poor despite trying to reach out months in advance after booking. Some of the communication contradicted what was in the description on the page, including the final itinerary. We also ended up having a replacement guide, and he was nice enough, but it felt like he wanted it to be over and done with and moved very quickly with very little breaks. I was also expecting to learn a lot about the mountain as we went up and the Greek mythology that the mountain has inspired, but this wasn't the case either. The climb to the summit was still amazing, but I wouldn't book a guide next time.

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