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Litohoro

HIKE MOUNT OLYMPUS - GREECE'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN


Mountaineering

Category

3 Days

Duration

Open to all

Experience

Medium

Fitness

From 1 to 10

Partecipants


What you'll do

This is the thrilling 3-day Mount Olympus trek. Traverse dense forests, reach above the tree line for stunning views, and summit the mountain of the gods. Experience challenging scrambles with expert guides, cozy refuge stays, and witness breathtaking sunrises. Return enriched with the spirit of Greek mythology and the accomplishment of conquering Greece's highest summit. No prior mountaineering experience is required.


Itinerary

Our adventure starts at the heart of Litochoro, where we gather at the Marine Museum's Central Entrance, at 2 pm. Together, we'll drive to Prionia, the gateway to our trek. The initial hike through dense forest gradually reveals the awe-inspiring landscapes of Mount Olympus, the abode of the gods. By afternoon, we'll reach Spilios Agapitos Refuge, our cozy retreat for the night, where a warm meal awaits.
Greeted by the dawn, we embark on our climb to Mytikas, the highest summit of Mount Olympus, after fortifying ourselves with breakfast at the refuge. Tackling some challenging scrambles under the watchful guidance of our expert, safety gear in hand, we reach the pinnacle. Here, we bask in the glory of the gods' view before descending to Musses Plateau, where our evening's restful haven lies.
With the daybreak's first light, we witness a breathtaking sunrise, weather permitting. Our descent takes us along the Gortsia trail, on the northeastern flank of the mountain, leading back to civilization. The journey concludes with a return drive to Litochoro, where we reflect on our shared conquest of the gods' mountain.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Hiking Guide
Accommodation
Harness
Hiking poles
Helmet
Pocket lunch for second day
Transfer from Litochoro to Mount Olympus and back
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Local transport
Extra food and drinks

Accomodations

Spilios Agapitos Refuge


The Spilios Agapitos Refuge, also known as Refuge A, is a key stop on the Mount Olympus trekking route, situated at an altitude of 2,100 meters. This stone-built shelter, located on the E4 hiking path, can accommodate up to 110 guests in its spacious setup. It's an ideal resting point for hikers aiming for the summit, offering a cozy place to relax and enjoy a hot meal amidst the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains​​.

Petrostrouga Refuge


The Petrostrouga Refuge, nestled in a beautiful forest of beech trees and old-growth rhododendrons on Mount Olympus, offers a stunning view from its location at an altitude of 1,920 meters. This stone refuge, restored through the voluntary efforts of the Hellenic Rescue Team, accommodates up to 72 guests. It features a restaurant, bathrooms, and a helipad for emergencies, making it a favored stop for hikers venturing towards Olympus' higher peaks​​.


Guides

Akis

Akis

Akis is a passionate Greek mountain guide & instructor HMGA certified, with extensive experience in Greece, Alps, France, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria. He offers guided tours & instruction in mountaineering, rock climbing, ski mountaineering. Based near Mount Olympus, he is fluent in Greek, English, French.


Meeting point

40.102947322.5026117
Litohoro


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

May 2024
Fri
10 May
7:00 AM
Sun
12 May
7:00 AM

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10 spots left
Total
330 €
Sat
1 Jun
7:00 AM
Mon
3 Jun
7:00 AM

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10 spots left
Total
330 €
Fri
14 Jun
7:00 AM
Sun
16 Jun
7:00 AM

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10 spots left
Total
330 €
Fri
21 Jun
7:00 AM
Sun
23 Jun
7:00 AM

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10 spots left
Total
330 €
Sat
13 Jul
7:00 AM
Mon
15 Jul
7:00 AM

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10 spots left
Total
330 €
Mon
2 Sep
7:00 AM
Wed
4 Sep
7:00 AM

Confirmed

10 spots left
Total
330 €
Fri
4 Oct
7:00 AM
Sun
6 Oct
7:00 AM

Confirmed

10 spots left
Total
330 €

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