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Climb Olympus, the Highest Mountain in Greece
Climb Olympus, the Highest Mountain in Greece
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Climb Olympus, the Highest Mountain in Greece

Climb Olympus, the Highest Mountain in Greece

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!


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Olympus

DURATION

3 Days

OFFER PERIOD

May - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Occasional

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 1 reviews

  • Climb to the top of Mount Olympus on a well-paced 3-day ascent.
  • Experience an exciting scramble as your reach the rocky summit.
  • Enjoy beautiful views and Greek landscapes.
  • Take a picture on top of the renowned Mount Olympus!

Description

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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Harness

- Helmet

Price details

The price listed is to join a group.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Hike Up

  • Meeting point:  Litochoro at 08:00 am.

  • Trip briefing.

  • Drive to the trailhead (Gortsia station – 1.100m.)

During the hike:

  • Northside forest trail to Petrostrouga Hut.

  • Short break.

  • Petrostrouga Hut. to Muses Plateau and  Huts.

  • Overnight: Kakalos Hut or Apostolidi Hut.

Duration:  6 hours
Vertical ascent: 1.500m

Day 2: Summit day

  • 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

Day 3: Hike down

  • Breakfast at the hut.

  • Hike down to Prionia station

  • Drive back to Litochoro.

Total hiking time: 3 hours

Details

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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.

Meeting point

Litochoro, Greece

Equipment you will need to bring

Sleeping bag

FAQs

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 Kaimak Inn Paralia Katerinis Greece
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Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa Paralia Katerinis Greece
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Cosmopolitan Hotel & Spa Paralia Katerinis Greece
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About the guide: Akis

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Akis

4.60

(20)

Mountain Guide

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.

Languages

Greek | French | English

Certificates

HMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Nir

5.00

Great guide. Amazing road. Feels safe and nice. We climbed the mt myself and son 13 yo. Recommend without hesitation.

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