Explore-Share logo and link to home

Mount Olympus, 2-day guided hiking tour in Greece

Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus

Follow Dimitris, a local HMGA mountain guide, to the impressive Mount Olympus, Greece on an exhilarating 2-day hiking adventure.



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Ascend Greece's highest and most iconic mountain.
  • Enjoy some stunning views of all of Greece.
  • Get ready for a challenging hike.


Explore the impressive Mount Olympus, Greece on an invigorating hiking trip to the summit. During two exciting days, we’ll explore this wonderful mountain, and enjoy the amazing views it has to offer. Join me!

Mount Olympus is definitely the Greece’s most iconic mountain. It has an altitude of 2,917 meters and was famed to be the home of the 12 ancient Greek Gods led by Zeus. As the highest point in the country, the panoramic views of Greece from the top are unforgettable. Additionally, we’ll enjoy front-seat views of the second highest peak Throne of Zeus (Stefani 2.902 meters) who was the king of gods and mortals. Furthermore, the route to the top is full of forests, exotic flora and exciting obstacles!

This trip is for participants with some experience hiking and good physical condition. The last 100m to the top is scrambling on an exposed terrain where you will be protected by ropes, climbing harnesses, helmets, etc.

Send your request to discover the inspiring views this beautiful mountain has to offer. I can guarantee you’ll fall in love with Greece.

For more adventures in Greece, be sure to check out the rock climbing trips I offer to Leonidio and Athens.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details


All necessary climbing gear


Day 1: Yiossos Apostolidis Refuge (2700m)

We will head to Petrostrouga refuge, which is just in the middle of the way, and is great for a stop for refreshments and water resupplying. Then, we will reach the Yiossos Apostolidis hut in the afternoon, where we will spend the night. The hike will last 5-6 hours from the start of the hike.

Day 2: Ascent to Mytikas (2,917m)

We will descend either through Petrostrougha (same way as the ascent), or through the Spilios Agapitos. In Prionia, we will have an invigorating bath at the waterfalls of the area.



More info

In case of a disease-illness or medical condition, the client needs to communicate it with the guide.

Meeting point


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the designated meeting point and endpoint for the expedition? What are the respective meeting times?

Which refuges are we staying at? How is it organized? Who will book it?

What level of experience is required to climb Mt Olympus?

What is the maximum group size that you can accommodate?

I'm vegetarian. Will it be accommodated?

Where do you recommend I stay for the overnight stay in Litochoro?

What should I pack and wear for this 2-day climb of Mt Olympus?

When is the optimal time to climb Mt Olympus?

Is there a minimum age requirement for climbing Mt Olympus?

What is included in the price of the tour?

About the guide

I am an HMGA Mountain Guide and mountaineering and climbing instructor of the Hellenic and French Mountaineering Associations. Join me for hiking and rock climbing trips in Greece.


Greek | English



What people are saying about this trip

John Beary


September, 2023

Amazing guide, incredibly knowledge of both his craft and the culture. He made the trip an incredible father-son adventure that we will remember fondly for the rest of our lives! We are already looking forward to our next trip with Dimitris!

Galit Bar


August, 2023

Mount Olympus is a lovely mountain. We hiked with Dimitris and climbed with him until the Mytikas summit. It was amazing!!! Dimitris is a wonderful person and an experienced guide with a lot of stories. He listens to the needs of his clients and act accordingly. He also arranged the nights in the refuge for us. Thank you Dimitris for a beautiful unforgettable experience !

Kazufumi Nagashima


October, 2022

With the support of Dimitris and his assistant Ismini, we were able to conquer two peaks. I appreciate much their experiences and kindness. 5 Star guides. The On Day 1, they picked me up at the hotel in Litochoro at 9:00, then Dimitris has checked my belongings and purchased extra bottle of water. I borrowed a helmet, harness and headlamp . I should have taken my own headlamp(light). He drove to Gortsia and park there. We started toward the first ref. Petrostouga. We took a short rest around 11:00, then we continued to the first peak, Skourta. I was able to keep my body warm, to avoid to be cold, by switching between fleece, wool underwear and a rain coat that also provided wind protection. Along the way, I learnt a lot about vegetation, trail safety, and how to climb efficiently from Dimitoris. Soon after walking on the beautiful ridge, we have faced a bit steep rocky trail, then we were on the Plateau. We have stayed our base ref. G. Apostolidis. As Dimitris had taught me beforehand, I did not need a sleeping bag; just a liner was sufficient. Next morning, we woke up at around 6:30, then we had breakfast and went to the highest peak, Mitikas. I proceeded between the two of them and when I reached the bolt for protection, I was taught to switch the carabiner of the lifeline to my back. Half an hour's climb up a slightly steeper trail and we were at the top. At the second summit, Stefani, we only stayed for about a minute due to bad weather at the top, but we did feel a sense of achievement. Aiming to descend after 5:00 pm that day, I quickly returned to the base refuge, picked up my gear and decided to head for Prionia, another trailhead, this time via Spilios Agapitos. It seemed quite long, but somehow my knees held out and we reached the trailhead almost on schedule at 17:30 h. We were able to hitch a bus that had taken another group up to Gortsia. He was right that I was a very average climber, and the difficulty level was just right. However, it would be a bit difficult to summit safely without a guide. And perfect weather was also helped me. The original itinerary was for three days, but a week before, I was informed that it would be two days due to the guide's availability, and he asked if he could compensate by climbing the second highest summit, Stefani, as well. Unfortunately, the weather on the two summits was bad and I honestly don't know if this would have compensated for the three-day trekking, but the tour was satisfactory and I gave it five stars. If the customer didn’t have enough toughness, or weather was not perfect, it would be difficult to complete all the way including two peaks within two day. The website was also okay, but the original schedule was still unclear for me. The preferable belongings (differ from the seasons), route map, and itinerary should be clearly written.

Jessica Ng Loo


September, 2022

Dimitris is an excellent guide. He is knowledgeable, reliable, flexible and very safe. He was quickly able to gauge our group’s skill level and adjust our group’s needs (pace, timing, routes, etc). I would definitely recommend him for any adventure you have in mind. Thanks Dimitris for such an amazing experience!

Alexander Babitsky


August, 2022

Dimitris is amazing guide, knowledgeable, pleasent and made us feel very confident. Great experience and for sure we will travel again with him. Bravo

vivek bali


July, 2022

I have completed approx 20 plus hikes and feedback is Demitris is the best guide. He is a master of assessing the risks, helped me with planning, motivated me along the way and gave me many tips to improve as a hiker. I would like to go for additional hikes with Demitris.

Jamie King


July, 2022

Dimitris was an amazing guide. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful as he took us up Olympus and even afterwards. We would highly recommend anyone looking to ascend Olympus to book with Dimitris!

Georgiou Ioannis


May, 2022

Super sympa et connaît très bien la région Dimitris on reviendra

Catherine Maynes


November, 2021

First off, wow. Words can't describe the experience that I had on that mountain. Dimitris literally changed my life. I've been an avid hiker for many years, but when I travel to a new country I like to have a guide at first to teach me the lay of the land. He went above and beyond to teach me. I learned how to use pulls, this alone is going to change my life. Ha I can't believe I've been hiking all this time and never used them. Secondly, I was very bummed that we couldn't summit due to weather, but he made it OK, with showing me more hikes and showing me trails that weren't crowded with tourists. I love local trails. Finally, I truly feel like I made a friend at the end of all this! He didn't make me feel like a paying customer, I had a grand time drinking at the refuge and hiking on that mountain. I will definitely come back to bag that peak in the summer time soon to come. Thank you!!!

Alina Eremenko


October, 2021

I had an amazing time on this trip! Breathtaking views, cozy refuge, friendly people. My Guide Dimitris is very professional, we got the most out of the trip, it was a big pleasure to spend time with a mountain expert! Highly recommend!

Vakis Papanastassiou


September, 2021

A truly wonderful experience! Hard-going at times but thoroughly enjoyable and with a great sense of achievement at the end. Demetris was excellent. Very knowledgable and supportive. Got us all to the top and back down again safe and feeling great. He is the consummate mountain guide.

JR Venchiarutti


September, 2019

Dimitris was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable, safe, and has a great personality. Would definitely use him again.


You may also like



Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.