Mount Olympus Long trail, is the absolute experience for those who seek for a long distance and hut to hut hiking trip.
It is a unique and pioneering concept, which runs the northeast and east side of Mount Olympus via a well-scheduled itinerary of more than 60 km, in a great ambience with the seaside, forest and high-altitude trails. This challenging and highly rewarding adventure is very tightly connected with Mediterranean culture and elegance, sea views, friendly accommodation, high summits and pure unspoiled nature.
All the well-kept secrets of Mount Olympus will be part of this magnificent hiking trip on the Mountain of the 12 Gods.
Day 1: Arrival in Greece - Thessaloniki
Pick up the guests from Thessaloniki airport in a single time and transfer towards Mount Olympus region. Settlement in Litochoro, an iconic small town at the foot of Mount Olympus - briefing about the program - dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Hiking Mount Olympus – Stavros to Koromilia Refuge
After breakfast, we will get transferred to Mount Olympus National Park. We will hike the northeast side of the mountain, towards Koromilia refuge. Late afternoon we will enjoy our dinner in the balcony of the hut, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Overnight in the alpine hut.
Duration: 4 h, Distance: 11 km
Day 3: Hiking Mount Olympus – Koromilia refuge to Petrostrouga Refuge
After breakfast, we will start hiking in a pleasant rhythm, following the trail of the ancient Greek, towards the summits. As we are getting closer to the 12 Gods, we will talk about the history, mythology, fauna and flora of the area.
Early afternoon we will access the magnificent positioned Petrostruga Refuge. Settle down - overnight stay.
Duration: 4 h, Distance: 7 km, Vertical ascent: 800 m
Day 4: Hiking Mount Olympus – Petrostrouga – To Musses Plateau
Breakfast at the refuge and start hiking towards the Mythical Muses Plateau. The view and the diversity of the scenery are huge, as the alpine terrain gives access to airy ridges and finally to the Throne of Zeus.
After we will be settled down in the refuge, the same afternoon we will climb the very top – Pantheon 2918 m, the highest Peak in Greece. Overnight stay at the refuge.
Duration: 6 h, Distance: 9 km, Vertical ascent: 1000 m
Day 5: Hiking Mount Olympus – High peaks to Refuge A’
Breakfast and start hiking towards the south. The south part of Mount Olympus includes alpine scenery and high peaks. After we will hike Skolio 2.909 m, we will finish this magnificent traverse in a friendly refuge. Overnight stay at the refuge.
Duration: 5 - 6 h, Distance: 8 km, Vertical ascent: 400 m
Day 6: Hiking Mount Olympus – Refuge A’ to Enipeas Gorge – Mountain Resort
After breakfast, we will start down hike towards the Enipeas Gorge. A low altitude hike with a well-marked trail in the deep forest and awesome scenery of waterfalls and rivers.
Late afternoon we will access the Faki Mountain Resort, a true mountain nest inside the deep forest that faces the Mediterranean Sea. A little bit closer to civilization, we will enjoy homemade food and exceptional hospitality. Overnight stay at the resort.
Duration: 6 h, Distance: 18 km, Vertical drop: 1600 m
Day 7: Hiking Mount Olympus East Side and the seaside trails
After breakfast, we will explore the seaside part of the mountain. The well-marked trail runs along the deep forest in a circular itinerary and finally, we will meet the resort early at noon.
After a short break, we are heading to the Olympus Riviera and the crystal sea waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
The diversity of this day is huge with mountain and forest landscapes which dive into the sea. Transfer to the hotel – overnight stay.
Duration: 4 h, Distance: 7 km, Vertical ascent: 600 m
Day 8: Transfer to the airport and the end of the trip.