Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and was notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods.
You will be able to admire the rich fauna and flora, since Olympus mountain has been a National Park, the first in Greece since 1938 and it is also a World’s Biosphere Reserve.
Mount Olympus offers a breathtaking view and an experience of a lifetime!
We meet our guide in Litochoro square and with our minibus we arrive at Gortsia, from where we begin our hike, at an altitude of 1.120 meters.
The route from Gortsia to Petrostrougka refuge (1.940m) and finally to Platuae of Muses (2680m), is the most frequented hiking path on Mount Olympus.
The first half of the route is through a thick forest of pine, beech and fir trees.
After a small break in the Petrostrougka refuge we continue to Skourta peak (2485m), where the alpine landscape begins, with a stunning view in all directions. It is from this point that a very narrow ridge called Laimos (neck) begins and leads us to Giosos Apostolidis Refuge where we spent our night.
The same day, in the afternoon we hike to Profitis Ilias (2.803 m), to enjoy the amazing sunset view and then dinner at our refuge.
Overnight at the refuge.
Walking time: 5 – 6 hours
We wake up early, enjoy our breakfast with the amazing view of Stefani and according to participants fitness and weather conditions, we climb the main summit – Mytikas (2918m) or Skala (2.882m). After reaching the summit we descent by crossing spectacular precipice under the summit of Stefani – the throne of Zeus (Zonaria) until the main path that leads us to Spilios Agapitos in 2100m altitude, where we have our lunch and relaxing time.
From this point on, the end of our hiking tour is near. Our final destination is Prionia 1100m (2 – 3 hrs. walking), from where we are transferred back to Litochoro village.
Walking time: 7 – 8 hours
Climbing Mount Olympus 2918m
- Large comfortable backpack (65 liters)
- trekking boots or trail shoes
- 3 pairs of socks
- waterproof jacket
- Fleece jacket
- Shorts and long trousers for walking
- 3 T-shirts for walking
- sleeping bag
- sun hat or cap
- sun cream
- small towel
- head torch
- walking sticks
- bottle of water
- energy snacks.
- 185€/pp for 4-6 participants
- 205€/pp for min 3 participants
- 305€/pp for min 2 participants
- 460€/pp for 1 participant
- Accommodation in mountain refuges (or camping tents)
- English speaking guide
- Safety Equipment (helmet, harness, ropes)
- Local transfers