People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of Trip
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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Personal equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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
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
After breakfast at the hut we will hike down to Prionia station.
Duration: 3 hours.
Drive back to Litochoro town
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.
About the Guide
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.