Climbing Mount Olympus, 1 day ascent to the summit

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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!

Group

Olympus

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Open to everyone

Beginner


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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!

Details

Accommodation

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

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Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Watter bottle

Other gear: Light gloves, warm hat


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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 433 Each

Group of 2

EUR 232 Each

Group of 3

EUR 155 Each

Group of 4

EUR 124 Each

Group of 5

EUR 124 Each

Group of 6

EUR 124 Each

Group of 7

EUR 124 Each

Group of 8

EUR 124 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses




 

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