2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

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

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Olympus

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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 endagered 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 of Greece.

    We will start early on day one in Litochoro at 8:00am 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 A (2,100m). 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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    450 EUR

    Group of 2
    250 EUR

    Group of 3
    200 EUR

    Group of 4
    170 EUR

    Group of 5
    140 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
     The price does NOT include accommodation, transportation to / from the starting point of the hike, meals, insurance (around 35€ per person).
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Muses Plateau

      5 to 6 hours of hiking.

    • Day 2Mytikas Summit

      6 hours of hiking.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    We will meet in the main square of Litochoro at 8:00am.

    Accommodation

    We will be staying overnight at a mountain hut on the Muses Plateau.

     

    About the 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).

    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.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Babis Marinidis

     

    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!
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    Kallam Birch
    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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