Mount Olympus 3-day hiking ascent

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Join Akis, HMGA-certified mountain guide, on this stunning 3-day ascent to the mythical Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece.

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Olympus

3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Mount Olympus (2,355 m.) is the highest peak in Greece. On this 3-day ascent you will reach its summit under expert guidance!

Located in northern Greece, this beautiful mountain is located in the breathtaking Olympus Riviera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. It is also a place full of mystique and history. According to Greek mythology, this area was home to the 12 ancient gods.

This 3-day hike will take us up the east side of the mountain, hut-to hut via well marked trails through a gorgeous forest. We will cross the “Paths of the 12 gods” and will talk about mythology and history while hiking up. First we will meet at Litochoro town and begin hiking from Gortsia station (1.100m). We will reach the Petrostrouga Hut, Muses Plateau and finally the Plateau Huts, on the first day. The following day we will climb to the top of Mount Olympus.

We will not only enjoy the history and mythology, but also the breathtaking alpine scenery, with panoramic views of the whole Greece. Furthermore, Mount Olympus also has a unique fauna. More than 100 bird species and 30 amphibian and reptile species live here.

So, if you are up for this 3-day tour to the summit of Mount Olympus, please contact me! I’ll be glad to guide you on this unforgettable hiking experience!

I also offer another kind of adventure in this same mountain. Check out my Mount Olympus 4-day rock climbing trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hike up

First, we will meet at Litochoro at 08:00. Then, we will have a short briefing about the ascent.  We will drive towards the trailhead (Gortsia station – 1.100m.)

Hiking the north side forest trail we will get to the Petrostrouga Hut. After a short break we will go to the Muses Plateau and finally the Plateau Huts. We will stay at Kakalos Hut or Apostolidi Hut, depending availability).

Settle down at the hut – Overnight stay.

Duration:  6 hours

Vertical ascent: 1.500m  

Day 2: Summit day

We will have breakfast at the hut and  a short briefing about the day schedule. Depending on the snow conditions we will climb to Mitikas summit via the East Couloirs or via Skala Summit Crest. Finally we will hike down to Spilios Agapitos Hut for dinner and overnight.

Duration: 6 – 8 hours

Day 3: Hike down

After breakfast at the hut we will hike down to Prionia station.

Duration: 3 hours.

Drive back to Litochoro town

 

Details

Accommodation

Mountain huts

More info

The Guide is in charge of the ascent and can change the schedule or a part of it in case of bad weather conditions. Keeping safe all the members of the team is the priority. There is also the possibility to arrange a 2-day program.

Meeting point

Litochoro, Greece.

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Backpack

Other gear: Hiking boots, long pants, fleece jacket, rain jacket, T- shirt.


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 712 Each

Group of 2

EUR 361 Each

Group of 3

EUR 258 Each

Group of 4

EUR 227 Each

Group of 5

EUR 227 Each

Group of 6

EUR 196 Each

Group of 7

EUR 196 Each

Group of 8

EUR 196 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Harness and helmet provided.




 

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