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Mount Olympus Hiking Trip in Greece

Mount Olympus Hiking Trip in Greece
Mount Olympus Hiking Trip in Greece
Mount Olympus Hiking Trip in Greece
Mount Olympus Hiking Trip in Greece

Climb to the top of the most emblematic mountain in Greece and discover the amazing Mount Olympus!



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Climb to the summit of Mytikas, the highest point on Mount Olympus.
  • Enjoy a unique hiking experience in Greece.
  • Spend time in nature with like-minded people.


Mount Olympus is the most emblematic peak in Greece and on this 2-day hike, we will climb to its highest point, Mytikas, at an altitude of 2,917 m (9,570 ft).

This exciting adventure will take us to discover an important landmark of Greek mythology, and also a beautiful nature spot. The hike is not technically demanding but will involve some scrambling. You can join a group on the dates detailed below and enjoy a unique hike with other like-minded people.

If you would like to join this exciting Mount Olympus hike, then don't hesitate to send your request and book your spot!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

Price details

Mytikas summit push is an extra option charged additional 65 euros paid in cash.


Day 1: Ascent to Muses Plateau

At 8:00 am, we welcome you to Litochoro and transport you to the Gortsia area, which is the starting point of our trip. We ascend through a beautiful, dense forest of pine, beech, and fir trees, reaching the Petrostrouga refuge at 2000 meters. We take a quick break to eat and refuel while also taking in the breathtaking view from the balcony. We keep climbing towards Skourta, following a stunning ascent across the Laimos ridgeline with amazing views in all directions, we reach the Muses Plateau. Here, we call it a day and retire to a cozy refuge for the evening. With a view of the Throne of Zeus and the magnificent Greek summer night sky, we have a delicious dinner.

Day 2: Peak or summit day and return to Litochoro

We have breakfast before setting out early in the morning, passing close to the magnificent Throne of Zeus as we leave the Zonaria area. Today's itinerary calls for a trip to the 2911-meter Skolio mountain. The second-highest peak on Mount Olympus, Skolio, is just 8 meters below Mytikas' summit. The views are really breathtaking from the top. Skolio can only be reached by foot. If you've scheduled a different try at the top of Mytikas, you'll need to scramble up the gully for 300 meters at an elevation of 200 meters. When using climbing safety equipment, such as a helmet, harness, and rope, you will follow our experienced guides' recommendations. Your safety is our top priority, thus we won't attempt the summit if there are any snow-covered, wet, or slippery slopes leading to Mytikas or if there is simply too much tourist traffic. After arriving in Skolio or Mytika, relaxing and taking in the scenery, we begin our descent toward Refuge around noon. We pause here at 2100 meters above sea level to recover and eat a quick lunch. From there, we continue to descend until we reach the base at 1,000m, where our journey ends in the late afternoon.




Mountain hut

Meeting point

The meeting point is the town place of Litochoro at 8:00 am.

About the guide

Hiking Greece is a licenced travel agency and tour operator bringing you the best active holiday trips in Greece. Our areas of expertise are Mount Olympus and Pindus National Park with Zagori and the famous Vikos Gorge. We also offer active holiday packages in the best Greek islands to combine hiking and holidays with excellent food and special Greek hospitality.



What people are saying about this trip

Peter Bugryniec


June, 2023

Vagelis was a great friendly guide tailoring the hike to our higher ability. He also provided us with loads of information about the local peaks/walks, history and hiking culture. He kept us hydrated and safe on the mountain. Hiking Greece was quick to respond to emails and was very professional. They could do with providing a bit more information on what to take and route without having to be promoted. Highly recommend.


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