Mount Olympus hike to the top of Greece, 2 days

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Join Akis, an HMGA-certified mountain guide, for this fun, informative and exciting 2-day ascent of Mount Olympus. Learn about the nature, history and mythology of this iconic Greek mountain along the way.

Group

2 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Greece.
  • Climb the highest peak in the country.
  • Learn about the mythology, history and ecology of the mountain.

Description

Rising to 2,917 meters (9,570 feet) in elevation and towering above its surroundings, the legendary Mount Olympus is the highest point in Greece and makes for an extraordinary two-day hiking adventure!

The fun begins shortly after we meet up in nearby Litochoro and transfer into the national park. From here, we will begin our ascent of the mountain by the east side, via well-marked trails in deep forest and alpine scenery. We will spend the night in a mountain hut and then continue on to the summit of Mytikas on day 2. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

During our hike, we will experience the paths of the 12 gods and we will talk about the mythology, history, fauna & flora of this unique environment. An average level of fitness level is required to join. Participants should be prepared to hike a distance of 13Km per day, at a pace of 300m of vertical ascent per hour. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 2-day ascent of Mount Olympus!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you may also enjoy my 4-day hiking trip on the island of Crete!

Itinerary

Day 1: Litochoro-Plateau Hut

Meeting at Litochoro town in the morning (09:00), and short briefing about the ascent. We will drive via the forest road towards the trailhead (Gortsia station 1.100m. alt.)
We will start hiking the north side forest trail, towards the Petrostrouga Hut. We will stop for a short break at the hut and then continue hiking, until we will access the Muses Plateau and finally the Plateau Refuge.
Settle down at the refuge – Overnight stay.
Duration: 6 hours
Vertical ascent: 1.500m

Day 2: Summit Day

Breakfast at the refuge. Climb up to  Mytikas Peak at 2918m, the Very Top of Greece, via the east gully, and return to the refuge. Downhill hike towards the parking.
Duration: 7 – 8 hours in total.
Drive back to Litochoro town.

 

Details

Accommodation

Mountain Refuge

Meeting point

Litochoro, Greece

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

I come from Greece and always remember myself as a kid in the mountains…
Now, I am a Certified Mountain Guide HMGA, member of the Hellenic Mountain Guides Association (License number A.N 867/37, Nr 19 FEK (A)621-999/28-11-07) also a Mountaineering – Ski Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, member of the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering & Climbing (H.F.M.C).

My passion for the mountains led me on numerous hikes, ski tours, and rock and ice climbs in Greece, the Alps, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Bulgaria, with many new routes under my signature.

The beautiful valleys at the foot of Mount Olympus – Greece are my home, and the flanks above are the playground to follow my mountain love, may it be ice-climbing, ski touring, hiking, or alpine climbing. For me, it is the perfect terrain to train, play and guide.

I teach mountaineering, rock climbing, and ski mountaineering in various Climbing Schools & Mountaineering Associations, and I spend a lot of wintertime as a ski instructor. I love to share my passion with guests and guide hikers, mountaineers, climbers, and ski tourers all year round.

I am married to Mariza and we have a daughter and two sons together.
I speak Greek, English, and French.


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Sep 05, 2022 - Sep 07, 2022

EUR 258 per traveller

Sep 12, 2022 - Sep 14, 2022

EUR 258 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 506 Each

Group of 2

EUR 269 Each

Group of 3

EUR 269 Each

Group of 4

EUR 258 Each

Group of 5

EUR 155 Each

Group of 6

EUR 155 Each

Group of 7

EUR 155 Each

Group of 8

EUR 124 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Group equipment harness

- Group equipment helmet

Price details

Not included :

- Guests overnight stay in refuge

- Meals & snacks and drinks

Group Price includes:

Includes :

- Guiding Fees

- Transfer (Litochoro - Olympus - Litochoro)

- 2 overnights in mountain refuges

- Snack for day 2 of the hike




 

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