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Semi-Guided Customised Olympus Experience Tours

Olympus summit

These flexible Olympus tours will allow you to choose your climb based on your preferences and experience. A certified mountain guide will make sure you are safe during the alpine stretches of the ascent to the summit.



1+ Days

May, Oct, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Open to everyone

All Levels


  1. Climb to the summit of the legendary mountain Olympus with the help of an experienced guide
  2. Enhance your overall mountain experience, by hiring an Olympus guide, and take advantage of their local knowledge and secrets.
  3. Customize your plans and schedule to get the best experience


These are personalized trips to the summits (Mytikas or Skolio) designed for those who have the experience and confidence to hike up by themselves and spend the night in one of the Olympus Huts (Refuge A Spilios Agapitos, Refuge Petrostrouga, Apostolidis Refuge, or Kakkalos Refuge), and will only require the guidance and experience of an Olympus guide for the alpine sections of the mountain that they wish to visit.

The following 1-day tours are recommended:

1. SKOLIO PEAK (2912m)

Refuge Spilios Agapitos/Apostolidis/Kakkalos - Skolio peak - back to the refuge

Level of difficulty: Easy


This circular tour will allow you to explore the two routes that exist to the summit.

From Apostolidis or Kakkalos refuge - Mytikas (via Louki couloir)- Skala (via Kakoskala) - Zonaria trail - back

Level of difficulty: Moderate


Available from Apostolidis, Kakkalos, Petrostrouga, or Spilios Agapitos refuge - Mytikas and back

Level of difficulty: Moderate


Available from Apostolidis or Kakkalos refuge - Mytikas - back. A unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Level of difficulty: Moderate


Refuge Spilios Agapitos – Skala Peak (2882m)- Skolio Peak (2912m) – Agios Antonios Peak (2815m)

Level of difficulty: Moderate


Summiting Mytikas or Skolio in one day is possible! This option requires a very good fitness level.

Level of difficulty: Hard


The most direct trail to the Mouses Plateau and Throne of Zeus, but also the steepest. A taste of the less traveled parts of Olympus. Prionia - Gomarostalos trail - Mouses Plateau

Level of difficulty: Hard

In addition, we can design any trip you want based exactly on your preferences and needs, departing from your desired location or hut! Just send us a message with details of when you are traveling and how much time you want to spend in the mountains, plus your fitness level, and you can leave the rest to us. We are flexible in terms of time and the duration spent on your day trip and we can match a variety of different fitness levels or activities (hike, fast-hike, trail run).

Everyone is welcome on Olympus, from families and day hikers to adventure junkies. We can create an unforgettable experience on the Mountain of the Greek Gods!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Trekking poles

Price details


• Experienced English speaking guide

• Safety Climbing Equipment (helmet, climbing harness, rope, etc)

• Guide’s fees/expenses

• Photos and video during the activity


• Personal expenses

• Meals, snacks and beverages on the refuge

• Optional gratuities to the tour leader/guide


Day 1: We will meet at your preferred mountain refuge. We start our from there and we finish it in the agreed location.




These are 1-day tours. Clients should have arranged their accommodation in a mountain refuge on their own.

Meeting point

Our meeting point is arranged between the clients and the guide

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: * Backpack * Water bottle * Suncream * Sunglasses * Hat * A light hardshell jacket

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

Dawn Pappas


September, 2023

They closed the Mout Olympus trail to all hikers due to extreme flooding, it rained for 4 days straight and emergency personnel had to rescue hikers from hut A but I’m only receiving 50% refund because they claimed I cancelled the hike! Unbelievable. The contract states that if the hike is cancelled due to extreme weather you get a refund. Did NOT happen and I’m so disappointed with Explore Share. Never again.

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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