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Mount Olympus Winter Climb

On this Mount Olympus winter climb, you will reach the Mytikas summit with certified, local guide, Akis, on an unforgettable 3-day journey of snow and ice with stunning views of the sea.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Olympus

DURATION

3 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Apr, Nov, Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 4 reviews

  • Climb to the highest point in Greece, the Mytikas needle, in winter.
  • Enjoy a demanding and rewarding climb through snow and ice on Mount Olympus.
  • Catch amazing views of the sea from snowy and icy heights.

Description

This 3-day Mount Olympus winter climb is a special ascent for those who wish to experience this majestic and mythical mountain in winter conditions.

The icy and snowy 3000m-high massif rises straight from the sea and is waiting for you to tackle its slopes.  The climb is demanding but also rewarding and will give you a true mountaineering experience. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

To join this ascent, which is a lot more difficult in winter than in the summer, you need to have prior skills and a good fitness level. You should be able to hike or climb 300-350m of vertical ascent per hour, with a backpack of 12-15 kg. Furthermore, you will need to know how to use crampons and an ice ax.

So, are you ready to takle the mythical Olympus summit in winter? Then contact me today and I will happily guide you.

Or, join me during the warmer months on a 2-day hike to the top of Greece!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

The price includes harnesses and helmets. The price does not include crampons, ice axes, and avalanche beacons witch are available for rent.

Also included in the price: Transfer Litochoro - Mt Olympus - Litochoro

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Litochoro-Muses Plateau

We will meet at Litochoro town early in the morning and from there, transfer to the trailhead.

We will begin to hike towards the Muses Plateau via the North Easy trail.

Once we arrive, we will settle in an emergency refuge at 2700m alt. where we will spend the night.

Duration: 8-10 hrs
Vertical ascent: 1500m
Terrain: snow and ice

Day 2: Mytikas summit

We will wake up and set off to the highest point in Greece via the East Gully.

The final push is a steep 50-degree gully which gives access to the top of the majestic Mytikas needle.

After reaching the summit, we will descend and return to the refuge.

Vertical ascent : 350m
Duration : 6 hrs
Terrain : Snow and Ice

Day 3: Final descent

After sunrise, we will pack and we will return to the valley via the North East trail – this is also a reserve day to climb to the summit in case of bad weather.

Vertical Descent: 1500m
Duration: 5 hrs
Terrain: Snow and Ice

FAQs

Can I join a group?

There are no scheduled group tours for the winter climbs of Mount Olympus. All ascents are private in order to maximize the safety since the conditions are more challenging with snow and ice

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Avra Hotel Katerini Greece
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Hotel Mythos Katerini Greece
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Hotel Akropol Katerini Greece
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About the guide: Akis

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Akis

4.80

(51)

Mountain 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.

Languages

Greek | French | English

Certificates

HMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Kwie-Hoa

5.00

Gear list is incomplete. Sleeping bag, head lamp, clothing type etc lacking. Food, snacks?? No gear check. Day 1: 2 hour drive to trail head. At 4 pm arrived at refuge. Guide wasn't very interactive or explanatory about surroundings. Waking hours was akward and guide on phone most of the time. Day 2: poor weather. Excellent guiding! Cut trip short due to poor visibility. Arrived back in Litochoro around 5 pm. Guide helped me get settled in my motel. Day 3: I chose to hike E4 myself. Meals: boiled tortellini with grated cheese x 1. Breakfast (after asking): dry bread with chocolate spread. No hot beverage offered. If I knew, I could have brought my own stove and prep my own meals and hot tea. I only brought power bars and snacks for during hikes. Suggestions: better gear list, gear check, explanation and orientation of route and area, clarification of what can be or cannot be expected of meals. Akis is the best guide in a challenging situation when you can't talk or see because of a blizzard.

Riley

5.00

Had a great trip with Akis. The primary objective of a Mt Olympus summit was not possible due to snow conditions, which happens sometimes in the mountains. So Akis came up with a great alternative of a climb up Skolio, St Antonio, and Kristakis peaks. We had fun, made all 3 summits on a blue sky day, and got home safely. Great trip all around.

Nicholas

5.00

Akis was a great guide and truly knows the mountain like the back of his hand. He is very realistic which I appreciated and knew what to do in every situation. Couldn’t recommend a better guide. This was a life changing experience!

Ruzenka

5.00

Excellent service from the start of the booking until the day of trip. Pablo answered all of my questions prior trip, which helped me to prepare for the adventure. Trip slightly changed due to weather condition, but Akis ensure that it was enjoyable and safe. Akis is a high skilled professional very friendly and kind guide.

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