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Circular Hiking Tour to the Summit of Olympus Mountain


Join a 3-day circular hiking tour to the Mytikas summit, the highest point on Mount Olympus. A certified mountain guide will show you the way and keep you safe.



3 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Reach the summit of Mytikas, the highest point on Mount Olympus.
  • Join a certified, local guide who can share their knowledge and expertise.
  • Explore a circuit that will give you different perspectives of the famous Olympus mountain.


This tour will take you on a 3-day circular hike of Mount Olympus, all the way to the Mytikas summit, the highest point on Olympus at an altitude of 2198 m (9584 ft).

This 3-day tour will allow you to truly experience and enjoy your Olympus hike. You will have time to rest between hikes amd we will take two different routes, one to the summit, and another on the way back.

We will spend two nights in mountain huts, with sunrise views, explore the Zonaria Trail, pass below the Throne of Zeus, reach the Mytikas summit, pass the Laimos ridge, and explore the Muses Plateau.

Although everyone is welcome to join, a good fitness level is a must. Additionally, you will need to be comfortable with heights as some scrambking is involved on the way to the summit. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you!

Make sure to send your booking request for this unique and unforgettable trek on Mount Olympus!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

Price details

The price includes:

• English speaking certified guide + their expenses

• 1 night accommodation in a mountain hut

• Local transfer Litochoro – Prionia & Prionia – Litochoro.

• Safety climbing equipment (helmet, climbing harness, rope)

• Trekking poles

• Photos and videos


The price does not include:

• Personal expenses

• Meals or snacks

• Optional gratuities

• Transfer to/from Litochoro (we can assist you in making arrangements)

• Accommodation in Litochoro before/after the hike (we can assist you with arrangements)

• Anything not mentioned as included


Day 1: Prionia – Spilios Agapitos Hut

Difficulty: Intermediate
Distance: Approx. 5.5 km
Elevation gain: 1000 m
Hiking duration: 2 to 4 hours

Day 2: Spilios Agapitos Hut - Mytikas Summit - Muses Plateau

Difficulty: Intermediate
Distance: Approx. 6.5km
Elevation gain: 850 m
Hiking duration: 5-7 hours

Day 3: Muses Plateau – Petrostrouga - Gortsia

Difficulty: Intermediate
Distance: 10 km
Elevation loss: approx. -1600 m
Hiking duration: 5-7 hours




2 different Olympus mountain huts

Meeting point


Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: We will try to pack light, and carry only the essentials detailed below: •Hike/trail running shoes (non-slippery sole) •40-60lt. backpack with padded straps and belt. Please note that extra space should be predicted in your backpack for carrying a helmet and a climbing harness (we provide them). •A water bottle (at least 1-1.5 lt of water should be carried) - energy bars/jels or other snacks. •Waterproof jacket (preferably) or a windbreaker with hood (windbreaker pants are also advised) •Shorts and long trousers for walking, preferably quick-drying material •2 dri-fit (technical) t-shirts, one long sleeve t-shirt •Warm clothing for the night, (fleece top, long thermal underwear,2 pair of socks) •Sunglasses, hat, sun-cream •Warm gloves, beanie hat (advised) •Sleepimg bag (blankets will also be available in the refuge) •Personal toiletries, small towel •Head-lamp (advised) •Simple first aid kit (plasters or blister kit, painkiller or similar, antiseptic)

About the guide

A certified Mountain Leader and a member of the Greek Mountain Leader Association (HMLA). An experienced mountaineer, having attained several courses by the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering & Climbing and also an active trail runner, having participated and finished some well established endurance/ultra races (UTMB, TDS, CCC). Speaks fluent English, has a BLS/AED first aid certification, and also holds a Master’s and Bachelor degree in Marketing and Business Administration.


English | Greek



What people are saying about Stavros Chasapidis

Dawn Pappas


September, 2023

They closed the Mout Olympus trail to all hikers due to extreme flooding, it rained for 4 days straight and emergency personnel had to rescue hikers from hut A but I’m only receiving 50% refund because they claimed I cancelled the hike! Unbelievable. The contract states that if the hike is cancelled due to extreme weather you get a refund. Did NOT happen and I’m so disappointed with Explore Share. Never again.

Steluta Balan


September, 2023

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John Baron


August, 2023

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Charles Anderson


July, 2023

What an amazing trip. It was truly an experience I will never forget and always cherish. The whole trip went exactly according to the itinerary. Stavros is not only very professional but also a wonderful person to spend time with. I had never climbed a mountain before and Stavros made me feel very safe and his instructions were always clear and to the point. I learned a lot from the experience and will without a doubt do it again. Mt Olympus is simply sublime. It is a challenge to make it to Mytikas but with Stavros' guidance it is attainable and well worth the sore legs after. Thank you so much!!!!

Pronit Dutta


June, 2023

Best experience - Stavros was detailed, set expectations, and provided a lot of support. Thank you!

Elizabeth Stierle


June, 2023

Stavros was amazing! We are so thankful that he was our guide. He knew exactly what to say and do in every situation. He calmed us down when we were anxious/scared, encouraged us through every step and instructed us to the summit. He was great company and an exceptional guide!

shankar subramaniam


June, 2023

Stavros is a very safety conscious guide. We hiked on a day with very strong winds and snow on the trail. Stavros ensured that we were safe throughout.

Natasha Baxter


June, 2023

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Jessie Biddle


June, 2023

The trip was amazing and Stavros Chasapidis was very knowledgeable and a good guide. He was extremely responsive over whatsapp and answered questions I had months in advance of the trip. Explore-Share's website was complicated to navigate and it was tricky to find trip information.

Katie Cage


May, 2023

Stavros was a consummate guide on our climb to the second highest peak on Mt. Olympus. We are not experienced hikers or climbers and are extremely thankful we had Stavros with us on our ascent/descent, for both the gear required and the tips and tricks offered to make life on the mountain safer and more fun. Before booking, Stavros was very speedy to answering our questions and reaching out. After we booked he stayed connected with us on the weather outlook, what to pack and also helped us book our lodging at the Agapitos refuge. The climb to the summit is challenging and Stavros made us feel very comfortable and always safe. He was very supportive, patient and kind. While we didn’t make it to one of the higher peaks we did still make it to the top of Skala. The views were amazing and it was truly an unforgettable experience. We want to come back again soon and will definitely book with Stavros again!

Derek Kwok


May, 2023

Great trip! Stavros is very safety-conscious, has a lot of experience in this and other mountain climbs, and knows Mt. Olympus very well, so you are in great hands with him. He also paces well and stops frequently to check if you’re keeping up so he can adjust his pace. He also provides the essential equipment like sticks, helmets, harnesses, and crampons (if needed). We were unfortunately not able to summit Mytikas or Skolio due to it being extremely windy the day we went, but we went high enough to see the amazing views and landscapes. You do have to be decently fit to do this climb, not like super athlete fit, but at least able to climb uphill for extended periods of time without any issues; especially because it’s practically an uphill climb for hours. Just getting to the refuge is 3-4 hours of mostly walking uphill on uneven surfaces. The refuge we stayed at was the Spilios Agapitos, and it had great food (as far as refuges go), decently comfortable beds, and was pretty spacious.

Nicholas Bleisch


October, 2022

Stavros was a fantastic guide, extremely professional, informative, and calm in the face of quite terrifying and unexpected weather. We had a very pleasant ascent from the hut, starting half-past seven. Stavros was great about adjusting the pace for my comfort and he had a lot of deep knowledge about the nature in the surrounding area, some of the more obscure myths surrounding the mountain, as well as different routes I would like to explore in future! We were hit by an unexpected late-morning hailstorm on the descent; without Stavros' calm energy, I would surely have panicked. We got down quickly and safely; I was totally unscathed, with another good story to tell. Stavros prioritised my safety over protecting his phone, which suffered water damage. I hope the next trip was less eventful! I highly recommend the semi-guided climb; you can take your time below tree-line on the way to the hut, but I wouldn't have felt safe on the last exposed and technical section without an experienced professional.

Christopher Attard


September, 2022

Excellent guide. Knowledgeable, fun, enthusiastic. Highly recommended. Cheers!


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