Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and the most symbolic, as it is very tightly connected with the Greek Mythology and the 12 Gods.
Located in northern Greece and easily accessible from Thessaloniki airport, this mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve.
On this 3-day hiking trip you will climb the very top of Greece - Mytikas 2918m, under my guidance, but the most, you will enjoy a hut-to-hut hiking adventure via well-marked trails that give access to the “Paths of the 12 gods" and the high summits.
Our meeting is at Litochoro, a picturesque village at the foot of the mountain, where I will welcome you and brief you in details about the hike.
So, if you are ready to hike the Greek Gods trails and enjoy the view towards the Mediterranean Sea from the very top of Greece, please contact me! It’ll be my pleasure to guide you on this unforgettable hiking experience with safety and professionalism.
Day 1: Meet in Litochoro and start hike
Meeting with the guests in Litochoro's square and drive towards the trailhead at Prionia. Start hiking through the forest until reach Spilios Agapitos Refuge.
During the hike I will brief you about the history, mythology, fauna and flora of the National Park. After reaching the refuge in the afternoon, you can relax and enjoy a hot meal.
Duration: 3-4 h
Vertical ascent: 1000 m
Day 2: Summit Mt Olympus
Early breakfast at the refuge and start hiking towards the very Top Mitikas 2918 m.
The final push to the summit involves some scrambling.
I will provide you with all the safety gear (harness and helmet) and roped with me, under my close supervision you will reach the summit.
After spending some time on the summit, we will down hike towards the Musses Plateau and settle down in a refuge.
Duration: 5 h
Vertical ascent: 800m
Day 3: Traverse the east trail - Petrostruga
After enjoying the sunrise, we will hike towards the northeast side trail and we will access Gortsia Station.
This way we will complete the East Side Traverse of Mt Olympus.
Duration: 5 h
Vertical drop: 1500m
Finally, we will transfer you back to Litochoro town.