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Climbing Mount Olympus, 1 day ascent to the summit

Climbing Mount Olympus
Climbing Mount Olympus
Climbing Mount Olympus

Join Akis, an HMGA-certified mountain guide, for this fun, scenic and informative 1-day experience climbing Mount Olympus. Enjoy stunning views of the Aegean Sea along the way and learn a bit about the home of Zeus and the other 11 gods in the Greek pantheon!



1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Open to everyone



  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Mount Olympus.
  • Climb to the summit of the highest peak in all of Greece.
  • Learn a bit about the ecology, history and mythology of the mountain en route.


For those lucky enough to come and visit Greece, climbing Mount Olympus should be on the top of your to-do list.

Sitting 262 kilometers (163 miles) north of Athens, the mythical home of Zeus makes for a challenging but rewarding day-long hike.

Rising to 2,917 meters (9,570 feet) in elevation, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece and offers sublime views out over the Aegean Sea from its main summit.

Our adventure to the summit of this mythical and majestic mountain begins after we meet in either Katerini or Agios Dimitrios. From here, we will transfer to the national park and begin our hike from about  2,500 meters (8,202 feet).

From here, we will ascend via a trail on the western side of the mountain up to the main summit, Mitikas. Our first great views of the sea will come after about two hours as we cross over the Skolio saddle.

After three more hours of steadily ascending the peak, we will arrive at the top. We'll spend a little while here resting and enjoying the view before hiking back down to the cars and saying goodbye.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for the unforgettable experience of climbing Mount Olympus, in eastern Greece!

If you like the look of this trip, but wanted to spend a bit more time exploring the mountain, then I think you may also enjoy my 2-day hiking trip to the top of Mount Olympus!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses



Best option is a pre accommodation in Agios Dimitrios village. A small typical village of the greek country side, with excellent food and accommodation in the only 2 hotels of the area. - Ktima Bellou FarmHotel - Dimatis Hotel

Meeting point

Katerini or Agios Dimitrios, Greece

Equipment you will need to bring


Watter bottle

Other gear: Light gloves, warm hat

Frequently Asked Questions

What level of experience and fitness is required?

What is the ratio of guides to clients for climbing Mt Olympus in one day?

Can we buy food and/drinks during the ascent?

What items should I bring or wear for this one-day climb? Is it necessary for me to bring any personal technical equipment?

Are you offering the ascent in 2 or 3 days as well?

What is the meeting location and endpoint for the climb? How can we get there?

At what time does the climb start? At what time does it finish?

What is included in the price?

About the 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.


Greek | French | English



What people are saying about this trip

demetra argeroplos


June, 2023


Caitlin Carleton


June, 2023

Akis was amazing!!! He picked us up from hotel and drive us to trail head. Got us up and down safely. We stopped for dinner at a spot on the way home. Highly recommend!!!!!

Filippo Ceccaroli


June, 2023

Akis was fantastic, excellent communication from the beginning of our booking. Without him we would not have reached the summit! Akis was very knowledgeable and kept us safe for all the journey. Thank you very much Akis !!

Ida Poulsen


October, 2022

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Alan Laing


July, 2022

What a great trip!! Akis is and was every inch the professional, collecting us right outside our hotel and transporting us to the start point, his advice and knowledge were excellent, I learned lots about life on the mountain from him, from the wild horses living the good life to the fit looking cattle and sheep the farmers keep, Olympus was the star of the show, at scala a scary, jaw dropping beauty confronted us, and with Akis’s steady hand we made it up and down with no dramas!! Loved it as did my partner Angie!!

Wen Yen Choo


June, 2022

Akis is a great guide, we wouldn’t have made it up Mytikas without his help! The only thing was really that the car is too small and not really able to fit 3 of us for a 2hr ride to olympus and 2hr ride back.

Luisa Santos


May, 2022


Da Wang


November, 2021

We had a wonderful time with our guide Dimitris. He is a very experienced mountain climber. Although we were unexperienced, he led us through the breathtaking Olympus without any problems. During the climb he told us many stories. It was an unforgettable experience and we couldn't wish for a better guide!

Eduard Vasilache


August, 2021

It was everything amazing!

Cindy Yerace


July, 2021

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Rene van Everdingen


September, 2020

Spectacular experience in just one day


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