trekking olympus mountain

from 685€ / per person

6 DAYS trekking olympus mountain

Duration

6 DAYS

Period

From April to October

Group Size

6-14 participants

Difficulty Level

Hike (3)

Itinerary

Thessaloniki airport – Litochoro

Transfer from the airport to Litochoro village. Spend the night in Litochoro.

We explore Litochoro & walk to the Refuge Christos Kakkalos alt. 2700 m.

Transfer to Gorgia (1114m), from where our hike begins towards Petrostrougra Refuge. After a short break, we continue to the “Plato of the Mouses” – an alpine Plato at an altitude of 2700m, where a small but cozy refuge will accommodate us.

Overnight at the refuge in Mouses.

Peak ascents – Refuge Sphlios Agaphtos (2100 m)

Breakfast and backpacking our equipment. From here we have two options depending on the group’s fitness and on the weather’s conditions:

We either cross the Zonaria area and climb first Skala, at 2.882 meters, then cross a narrow ridge and finally climb to the summit of Skolio at 2.911meters, or, depending always on the weather and if there is still snow, we ascent to the main summit – Mytikas (2.917meters), Greece’s highest peak, following a nice couloir (it involves about 150m of scrambling). After the high summits, we follow a ‘zig-zag’ path going down to the Refuge Sphlios Agaphios(2100m), where we spend our night.

Overnight at the refuge.

Refuge A- Sphlios Agapitos (2100m) - Prionia (1100m) - Enipeas Gorge - Litochoro

This is the most demanding day of trekking olympus mountain, as we go down to Prionia (1100m). The route Spilios Agapitos Refuge to Prionia is the most frequented hiking path on Mount Olympus and is a part of the E4. Most of the hike is through a thick Pine Forest, with Beech and Fir trees. After an initial sheepish descent, we enter the Enippeas Gorge, passing a cave-chapel and the monastery of St. Dionysus, as well as taking advantage of the several swimming opportunities in river pools. After about seven hours of walking, the Gorge opens up on the outskirts of Litochoro. The route is quite tiring, but the varied geological features, the small lakes with the crystal-clear waters and the sheer mountain slopes provide us a rare beauty and are entirely rewarding.

Overnight at Litochoro village.

Litochoro – Thessaloniki

The end of trekking olympus mountain. Transfer to Thessaloniki. We have two options: transfer to the airport or we can stay one more day and enjoy the sightseeing’s of the second biggest city in Greece, Thessaloniki.

Overnight in hostel at Thessaloniki.

Inclusions

Transportation

We travel by our own mini-bus, or local buses, which continues with our luggage, during our hike, to the next place where we will stay for the night.

Accommodation

Hotels in the cities, village pensions or youth hostels throughout the trip (all with private facilities). The trip prices are based on double occupancy.

Food

Every morning we have breakfast in the hotels, picnic lunch en route and dinner at local taverns. (Vegetarians are welcome on the trips, too).

Insurance

Participants should be covered by their own personal travel-health insurance and prior to the trip. The personal insurance must at least cover medical expenses as well as air rescue and the cost of repatriation.

True Adventure is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour.

Gallery

The hikes offer a moderate trek with a maximum of 5-7 hours walk on rocky terrain. Participants should be in good physical condition with some walking experience.

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