Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Participants will meet at either Thessaloniki, or at the village of Litochoro. From there, we will take a transfer to the Gortsia locality. From there, we will hike for approximately 2.5 hours until we reach the Petrostrouga hut, where we will spend the night.
Participants will wake up early and hike for approximately 2.5 hours to the Muses Plateau. From there, we will then hike for another 4.5 hours to the summit of Mount Olympus and back to the Muses plateau, where we will spend the night.
If weather is bad the day before, we will make another attempt to the summit of Mount Olympus. If summit was successful the day before, we will hike for approximately 4.5 hours down to the locality of Prionia. From there participants will take a transfer back to Litochoro.
Thessaloniki or at the village of Litochoro.
Petrostrouga hut and a mountain hut at the plateau of the muses.
Participants should bring the following items with them: hiking boots, rucksack (35-45L), trekking poles, water and windproof jacket, rain cover, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm hat and gloves, water bottle (1.5L), travel liner (optional), Travel linen, torch, personal first aid kit, lunch and snacks.
Hello everyone, my name is Zhivko. I am Mountain guide from the town of Gabrovo, Bulgaria. The place I live is at the base of Stara Planina mountain or the Balkan mountains and therefore since very yearly age I started to get interested in nature and being outside. It all begun with snowboarding, followed by hiking, climbing and mountaineering.
I have been working as guide for the past 6 years in all the mountains in Bulgaria, as well as a snowboard instructor at Bansko ski resort for the winter season. I am also organizing different kinds of group activities, based on mountaineering and outdoor sports.
I became a mountain rescuer in 2012, Senior since 2015.
In terms of experience and personal interest, I have been climbing, hiking and ski touring all over the Bulgarian mountains, and also climbing and hiking in the Alps, the Dolomites, Croatia and Slovenia.
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