trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Olympus
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period BEST PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not 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.

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

Price per person

1 Person750EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Personal equipment

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Litochoro, Greece.

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.

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