Join a certified mountain guide on this mythical 3-day Mount Olympus climb and enjoy the views from the highest peak in Greece. Share a fun adventure with like-minded people on a unique ascent that you will never forget!
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
At 2917 m (9570 ft), the mythical Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece and a must for adventurers! On these 3-day group climbs, you will join like-minded people to reach the summit of Mytikas, the highest point of Mount Olympus. Mythology, history, and gorgeous flora and fauna come together on this inspiring climb.
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Mountain guide expenses
The price listed is to join a group.
Meeting point: Litochoro at 08:00 am.
Drive to the trailhead (Gortsia station – 1.100m.)
During the hike:
Northside forest trail to Petrostrouga Hut.
Petrostrouga Hut. to Muses Plateau and Huts.
Overnight: Kakalos Hut or Apostolidi Hut.
Duration: 6 hours
Vertical ascent: 1.500m
Breakfast at the hut + short briefing.
Mytikas summit via the East Couloirs or via Skala Summit Crest (depending on weather).
Hike down to Spilios Agapitos Hut for dinner and overnight.
Duration: 6 – 8 hours
Breakfast at the hut.
Hike down to Prionia station
Drive back to Litochoro.
Total hiking time: 3 hours
Kakalos Hut or Apostolidi Hut, and Spilios Agapitos.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - How do I join a group to climb Mount Olympus?
You can select one of the published dates and inquire about availability with me. I will be able to tell you if there are still spaces on the dates that you are interested in and advise you about other group dates I may decide to make available.
Q - What experience do I need to climb Mount Olympus?
The Mount Olympus climb is considered an intermediate-level ascent. It’s not very technical, but it has some steep and exposed sections in the last stretch that requires some scrambling. It’s important that you have a good physical condition and no fear of heights. You should also be able to walk up to 6 hours straight.
Q- How much does it cost to climb Mt Olympus and what does it include?
The price to climb Olympus will vary depending on whether you join a group or decide on a private guiding option, you can find group prices detailed in the price section, and inquire with me about private guiding options.
Generally, joining a group is a great alternative for solo travelers and small groups of two or three people as it is cheaper and you get to share the adventure with other climbers. Private options are great if you would like a more personalized experience or if you are already traveling in your own group. Winter climbs can only be privately guided.
The group price to climb Mt Olympus includes the guiding service, the group equipment (harness and helmet), accommodation in the mountain hut, snacks, and transportation from/to Litochoro before and after the climb.
Q- How long does it take to climb Mt Olympus?
To climb Mount Olympus at an adequate pace and ensure the summit success rate, it is ideal to climb it in 3 days. You can do the ascent in fewer days, but it will be more demanding.
Q - What happens if we get bad weather or the conditions aren’t right on the days of the ascent?
If the weather is bad, or the conditions aren’t adequate to carry out the climb safely, then you can choose an alternative climb or change the date of your ascent. If these options don’t suit you, then you will get a partial refund minus the fees.
Q - What's the closest airport?
Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) is just 1.5 hours away from Litochoro by car. If you are traveling solo, then your best bet is to share a taxi with other fellow travelers and split the cost (around 130 EUR), or, take a bus from the air to Thessaloniki station and a train to Litochoro (5 EUR) from there (in total, 1 hour and 45 minutes).
Q - What are the huts like?
On Olympus, you will be staying in refuges with shared dorms and bathrooms. Although you will be provided with blankets, you will also need a sleeping bag.
Q- What about food on the mountain?
The refuges offer options to buy food and water. You can also buy some provisions in Litochoro before the climb.
Other gear: Sleeping bag
I come from Greece and always remember myself as a kid in the mountains…
Now, I am a Certified Mountain Guide HMGA, member of the Hellenic Mountain Guides Association (License number A.N 867/37, Nr 19 FEK (A)621-999/28-11-07) also a Mountaineering – Ski Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, member of the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering & Climbing (H.F.M.C).
My passion for the mountains led me on numerous hikes, ski tours, and rock and ice climbs in Greece, the Alps, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Bulgaria, with many new routes under my signature.
The beautiful valleys at the foot of Mount Olympus – Greece are my home, and the flanks above are the playground to follow my mountain love, may it be ice-climbing, ski touring, hiking, or alpine climbing. For me, it is the perfect terrain to train, play and guide.
I teach mountaineering, rock climbing, and ski mountaineering in various Climbing Schools & Mountaineering Associations, and I spend a lot of wintertime as a ski instructor. I love to share my passion with guests and guide hikers, mountaineers, climbers, and ski tourers all year round.
I am married to Mariza and we have a daughter and two sons together.
I speak Greek, English, and French.
Greek | French | English
Great guide. Amazing road. Feels safe and nice. We climbed the mt myself and son 13 yo. Recommend without hesitation.
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