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Mount Olympus 3-day hiking ascent

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

Mountain RangeOlympus
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

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.

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.

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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


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Backpack

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


About the guide

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I was born in 1975 in Katerini, the town where I currently live.
I discovered the world of climbing and mountaineering when I was 15, and soon it became my passion. Over the years, I have specialised in mountaineering, ski mountaineering, rock climbing and ice climbing. I am a certified mountain guide (HMGA).
I have ascended hundreds of times Mount Olympus, Varasova, Meteora, Mount Gkiona, Mount Vardousia, Mount Pindos and others, both by the traditional and the modern routes.
But I also have a lot of experience abroad. I climbed many routes, both rock and ice/snow, in different areas including Mont Blanc, the Dolomites, Gran Paradiso and the Aosta Valley.
I also have a vast experience in ski mountaineering both in Greece and around Europe.
I am also a certified mountaineering and climbing instructor. I apply this by teaching in various Climbing and Mountaineering Associations.
During the winter, I also spend time as a ski instructor in my region, where there is a local academy.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 568 each

Group of 2

EUR 289 each

Group of 3

EUR 191 each

Group of 4

EUR 160 each

Group of 5

EUR 150 each

Group of 6

EUR 150 each

Group of 7

EUR 150 each

Group of 8

EUR 150 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

Price details

• Harness and helmet provided.


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