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Mount Olympus Easy Trail to the Mytikas Summit

Mount Olympus Easy Trail to the Mytikas Summit
Mount Olympus Easy Trail to the Mytikas Summit
Mount Olympus Easy Trail to the Mytikas Summit
Mount Olympus Easy Trail to the Mytikas Summit

Enjoy an easy-going 1-day ascent to the Mytikas summit on Mount Olympus with the help of a local, certified guide.



1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • An amazing experience to the highest peak of the mythical Mount Olympus.
  • Spectacular views from the rooftop of Greece.
  • Overall an alternative and 'easier' experience to the Olympus summit.


This trip takes you to Mytikas (2918m), the highest summit on the Olympus massif in just 1-day. It is specially designed for those that may lack the time to carry out the traditional 2-day trip with an overnight stay in a refuge and is also an ‘easier’ experience to the summit.

This trip involves the use of a 4x4 vehicle, which will take us through a dirt road high up to Chrystakis emergency refuge at an elevation of 2550m. From the refuge, we will start our hike on an easy trail, which will take us in approximately 1 hour to the summits of Skolio and Skala. Once we arrive at Skala peak (2875m), we will put on our gear to tackle the final stretch of our ascent to Mytikas (2918m) (1h – 1.5h). Skala peak is the starting point of the popular Kakoskala trail (one of the two available routes to the summit). After enjoying the view from the summit, we will return via the same route.

Keep in mind that although this tour welcomes mountain climbing beginners, and that we will follow a relatively easy route to the Mytikas summit, you should have an average fitness level and be capable to trek/walk for 3-4 hours without any problems. Furthermore, you should not be afraid of heights, or have any other known health problems (particularly related to the myoskeletal system).

If you would like to join this exciting adventure to the Mytikas summit, then please send your booking request and we can start making arrangements together!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

Price details

Please note that the price does not include the transportation on the 4x4 vehicle.

The price is 150 euros flat (1person=150euros 2persons=75euros p/p, 3persons=50euros p/p, 4 persons 40euros p/p) (paid to the driver or the guide) and includes the trip from Litochoro up to Chrystakis refuge and back. Total duration 2 to 3 hours each way.


Day 1: Litochoro-Mytikas-Litochoro

6.30-7.00 am - We meet in Litochoro's central square.
9.30- 10.00 am - We arrive at Chrystakis refuge. We gear up and our trip starts.
11.30-12.30 am - We enjoy the view from Greece's highest peak, Mytikas (2918m). We spend enough time resting and taking photos.
12.30-13.00 pm - We head back via the same route to our car.
15.00-15.30 pm - We arrive at Chrystakis refuge where we embark on our vehicle and head back to Litochoro
17.30-18.30 pm -Arrive in Litochoro




This is a 1 day trip, no accommodation will be required.

Meeting point

Litochoro's central square

Equipment you will need to bring


Frequently Asked Questions

Why this is called 'EASY' ??

About the guide

A certified Mountain Leader and a member of the Greek Mountain Leader Association (HMLA). An experienced mountaineer, having attained several courses by the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering & Climbing and also an active trail runner, having participated and finished some well established endurance/ultra races (UTMB, TDS, CCC). Speaks fluent English, has a BLS/AED first aid certification, and also holds a Master’s and Bachelor degree in Marketing and Business Administration.


English | Greek



What people are saying about Stavros Chasapidis

Steluta Balan


September, 2023

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John Baron


August, 2023

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Charles Anderson


July, 2023

What an amazing trip. It was truly an experience I will never forget and always cherish. The whole trip went exactly according to the itinerary. Stavros is not only very professional but also a wonderful person to spend time with. I had never climbed a mountain before and Stavros made me feel very safe and his instructions were always clear and to the point. I learned a lot from the experience and will without a doubt do it again. Mt Olympus is simply sublime. It is a challenge to make it to Mytikas but with Stavros' guidance it is attainable and well worth the sore legs after. Thank you so much!!!!

Pronit Dutta


June, 2023

Best experience - Stavros was detailed, set expectations, and provided a lot of support. Thank you!

Elizabeth Stierle


June, 2023

Stavros was amazing! We are so thankful that he was our guide. He knew exactly what to say and do in every situation. He calmed us down when we were anxious/scared, encouraged us through every step and instructed us to the summit. He was great company and an exceptional guide!

shankar subramaniam


June, 2023

Stavros is a very safety conscious guide. We hiked on a day with very strong winds and snow on the trail. Stavros ensured that we were safe throughout.

Natasha Baxter


June, 2023

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Jessie Biddle


June, 2023

The trip was amazing and Stavros Chasapidis was very knowledgeable and a good guide. He was extremely responsive over whatsapp and answered questions I had months in advance of the trip. Explore-Share's website was complicated to navigate and it was tricky to find trip information.

Katie Cage


May, 2023

Stavros was a consummate guide on our climb to the second highest peak on Mt. Olympus. We are not experienced hikers or climbers and are extremely thankful we had Stavros with us on our ascent/descent, for both the gear required and the tips and tricks offered to make life on the mountain safer and more fun. Before booking, Stavros was very speedy to answering our questions and reaching out. After we booked he stayed connected with us on the weather outlook, what to pack and also helped us book our lodging at the Agapitos refuge. The climb to the summit is challenging and Stavros made us feel very comfortable and always safe. He was very supportive, patient and kind. While we didn’t make it to one of the higher peaks we did still make it to the top of Skala. The views were amazing and it was truly an unforgettable experience. We want to come back again soon and will definitely book with Stavros again!

Derek Kwok


May, 2023

Great trip! Stavros is very safety-conscious, has a lot of experience in this and other mountain climbs, and knows Mt. Olympus very well, so you are in great hands with him. He also paces well and stops frequently to check if you’re keeping up so he can adjust his pace. He also provides the essential equipment like sticks, helmets, harnesses, and crampons (if needed). We were unfortunately not able to summit Mytikas or Skolio due to it being extremely windy the day we went, but we went high enough to see the amazing views and landscapes. You do have to be decently fit to do this climb, not like super athlete fit, but at least able to climb uphill for extended periods of time without any issues; especially because it’s practically an uphill climb for hours. Just getting to the refuge is 3-4 hours of mostly walking uphill on uneven surfaces. The refuge we stayed at was the Spilios Agapitos, and it had great food (as far as refuges go), decently comfortable beds, and was pretty spacious.

Nicholas Bleisch


October, 2022

Stavros was a fantastic guide, extremely professional, informative, and calm in the face of quite terrifying and unexpected weather. We had a very pleasant ascent from the hut, starting half-past seven. Stavros was great about adjusting the pace for my comfort and he had a lot of deep knowledge about the nature in the surrounding area, some of the more obscure myths surrounding the mountain, as well as different routes I would like to explore in future! We were hit by an unexpected late-morning hailstorm on the descent; without Stavros' calm energy, I would surely have panicked. We got down quickly and safely; I was totally unscathed, with another good story to tell. Stavros prioritised my safety over protecting his phone, which suffered water damage. I hope the next trip was less eventful! I highly recommend the semi-guided climb; you can take your time below tree-line on the way to the hut, but I wouldn't have felt safe on the last exposed and technical section without an experienced professional.

Christopher Attard


September, 2022

Excellent guide. Knowledgeable, fun, enthusiastic. Highly recommended. Cheers!


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