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2-Day Guided Hike of the Mythical Mount Olympus

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Mount Olympus
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.

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Olympus

2 Days

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

Fit

Intermediate


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!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 490 Each

Group of 2

EUR 280 Each

Group of 3

EUR 210 Each

Group of 4

EUR 190 Each

Group of 5

EUR 190 Each

Group of 6

EUR 170 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

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).


Itinerary

Day 1: Muses Plateau

5 to 6 hours of hiking.

Day 2: Mytikas Summit

6 hours of hiking.

 

Details

Accommodation

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

Meeting point

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

Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle

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


Frequently Asked Questions

 What extra costs will I have to cover?

 Do you recommend any hotel in Lichitoro?

 Can we make it in one day?

 Can I join a group?

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

 What is the level of difficulty?

 How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

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

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).

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

Residence

Litochoro, Greece


What people are saying about this trip

David Roberts

5.00

November, 2022

Had an amazing trip. The huts were closed due to the snow so we had a day rock climbing in the canyon behind litochoro on the first day (I’m horrendous with heights but Babis kept encouraging me and got me through it) and we submitted skolio on the second day. He made the whole thing so easy and helped make it a great experience

Caroline Zee

5.00

October, 2022

Babis made the whole trip very smooth and he met us at our hotel. We actually went up Mount Olympus with his colleague Stelios, who was an incredible guide. Stelios was very knowledgeable and made the trip incredibly smooth. I am very afraid of heights, but was able to summit Mytikas (to my surprise) with the guidance of Stelios. I cannot thank Babis and Stelios enough for all their help that made this an unforgettable trip! Would highly recommend. They are really the best of the best!

Barbier Sylvie

5.00

July, 2022

Félicitations à Babis Mainidis qui a su se mettre au niveau d'une débutante.

Caroline Brawner

5.00

July, 2022

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!

Bennie Vorster

3.00

June, 2022

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.

Larisa Konstantinidou

5.00

June, 2022

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Samuel Relton

5.00

June, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Chi-Ting Huang

5.00

July, 2021

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.

Cathrine

5.00

June, 2021

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

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!

Anette Rhodin

5.00

August, 2020

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

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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