1+ day Trekking around Mount Olympus, from Prionia

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Trek Mount Olympus alongside local HMGA mountain guide Dimitris. Explore the many natural wonders of the Olympus National Park in Greece, starting in Prionia.

Private

Olympus

1+ Days

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Trek through an area of unparalleled beauty and biodiversity.
  • Explore the most pristine forests, rivers, gorges and more in Greece.
  • Swim in the Aegean Sea and study the archaeological sites on Mount Olympus.

Description

The legendary Mount Olympus is a must-see destination for the any outdoor enthusiast in Greece. First climbed in 1913, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in the country and is surrounded by some incredible flora and fauna. My name is Dimitris, and I would love to trek alongside you as you discover one of Greece’s greatest natural treasures. 

In 1938, Mount Olympus became Greece’s very first national park. Later on, the surrounding Olympus National Park was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

This iconic mountain in Greece boasts a total of 52 peaks, creating a stunning natural playground for trekkers, rock climbers and anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors. The area around Mount Olympus is also known for its unparalleled biodiversity, deep gorges, hidden caves, refreshing springs, lagoons and countless other natural wonders.

We will meet in Prionia, an small Aromanian village located at the base of Mount Olympus. From here, the trekking options are virtually endless. Depending on your interests, fitness level and time frame, we could trek to any or all of the following locations:

  • Spilios Agapitos Hut – This hut on Mount Olympus is reached from Prionia in about 4 hours, ascending steadily through a beautiful birch forest. Along the way, there is a natural spring where we can stop to rest and re-hydrate.

  • Mytikas (2,918m)- If you are up for a challenge and have more than one day, we could also climb to the top of Mytikas  together. This is not an easy trek, but the views from up above are nothing short of spectacular.

  • Enipeas Gorge – There are many beautiful gorges in the Olympus National Park, and this one is definitely worth the visit. The trek to reach the Enipeas Gorge is very accessible and picturesque. The trail borders a crystal clear river through the forest, across wooden bridges and past refreshing waterfalls. The Enipeas Gorge is an easy day hiking option departing from nearby Litochoro, Greece.

All of these treks can be combined with swimming in the Aagean Sea or a visit to the important archaeological sites at the base of Mount Olympus.

Please join me! Click on “Request to book” now to get in touch with me and plan your personalized itinerary. I look forward to meeting you and showing you around Mount Olympus.

If you would like to explore Mount Olympus from nearby Gortsia, please click here to read more about my 1-day Hut to hut trek on Mount Olympus.

I look forward to being your local expert and guide!

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About the guide

I am the vice-president of the Hellenic Mountain Guide Association as well as a mountaineering and climbing instructor of the Hellenic and French Mountaineering Associations. Join me for hiking and rock climbing trips in Greece.


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