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Mt. Olympus Hiking Exploration - Trekking in Greece (5 Days)

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Mt. Olympus Hiking Exploration - Trekking in Greece (5 Days)

Live for 4 days on the home of the Twelve Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world. You will be accommodated in the alpine mountain huts of Mt.Olympus.

DAY 1

Arrival in Litochoro

Arrive and meet your guide and rest of the group in Litochoro.

Litochoro
DAY 2

Litochoro & Walk to Refuge Petrostrouga

Arrive and meet your guide and rest of the group in Litochoro. Transfer to Gkortsia(Diastayrwsh), from where we begin our hike, at an altitude of 1.100 metres. The route from Gkortsia to Petrostrougka Refuge is one of the two most frequented hiking path on Mount Olympus. Most of the hike is through a thick forest of pine, beech and fir trees, and the path is in good condition. We make our way up to 1.940m alt. and reach the refuge. (Estimated Walking Time: approx. 3 hours) Read more

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DAY 3

Plateau of the Muses-Refuge Ch.Kakkalos

From the refuge, we will follow a zig zaging path will bring us straight to Plateau of the Muses where a small but friendly refuge will accommodate us( 2 hrs walk ). This is an easy day in breathtaking scenery.After lunch and relax we will climb a small peak – named Profitis Ilias and Toumba – just above our refuge to admire superb views of Mt Olympus summits and deep gorges ( 2 hrs round trip ). An alpine plato at an altitude of 2700m where a small but friendly refuge will accommodate us. (Estimated Walking Time 4 – 6 hours) (Estimated Walking Time 4- 6 hours) Read more

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DAY 4

Peak ascents – Refuge

From there we have two options according to groups fitness and weather conditions: Before reaching the summit we ascent to the main path and crossing the spectacular precipice under the summit of Stefani - the throne of Zeus. We either climb first Skala at 2.882 meters and then crossing a narrow ridge climb to the summit of Skolio at 2.911meters( 4-5 hrs walking on narrow paths – some scrambling involved – altitude gain of 800m ). Or if weather permits and there is no snow, we ascent to the main summit - Mytikas (2.917meters), Greece’s highest peak, following a narrow gorge ( it involves about 150 m of scrambling. Then following the sort path which is going to refuge A at 2.100m, they call this shelter “balcony of Greece” ( 2 hrs walk ). Afternoon at leisure for rest as the next day will be demanding. (Estimated Walking Time 4- 6 hours) (Estimated Walking Time 6 – 7 hours) Read more

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DAY 5

Refuge A- Prionia - Ennipeas gorge

Last day will follow the E4 path (international path) until Litochoro, after easy walk we stop at Prionia place.(Prionia is one of the highest point which can be reached by car) Later we enter the Enippeas gorge, passing a cave-chapel and the monastery of St. Dionysus, as well as taking advantage of several swimming opportunities en route in river pools. After about seven hours walking, the gorge opens up on the outskirts of Litochoro. The route is quite tiring, but the varied geological features, the small lakes with crystal waters and the sheer mountain slopes provide a rare beauty and are entirely rewarding. (Estimated Walking Time 6 – 7 hours) Read more

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Litochoro
Hotel Mirto Hotel
Day 2
Location Petrostrouga Refuge
Day 3
Location Refuge Christos Kakalos
Day 4
Location Refuge A (Spilios Agapitos)

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • •Accommodation in berths on refuges on Mt. Olympus
  • •Greek Adventure English speaking guide during the ascent of Mt.Olympus
  • •All the guide expenses
  • •Transfer Litochoro – Prionia- Litochoro
  • •All the Taxes.

Package Excludes

  • •Personal expenses
  • •Drinks and beverages
  • •Meals
  • •Optional gratuities to leader, guides and local staff
  • •Transport from Athens or other towns to / from Litochoro

More Information

  • Optional: FB supplement: 100€ / person
  • Include: 3 breakfast,2 lunch packs, 3 Dinner
  • HB supplement: 60€ / person
  • Include: 3 breakfast, 3 Dinner
  • NOTES:
  • • Please note that this itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the tour leader, according to local and weather conditions.
  • • As Mt. Olympus is a challenging walk and the safety of our clients always comes first, our guides retain the decision if clients are to actually climb the peak of Mytikas. This will depend on both the clients’ abilities and weather conditions. In case of snow, the ascent to Mytikas is not possible.
  • • The trip starts and ends in Litochoro. For travel arrangements to/from Litochoro or accommodation in Litochoro please contact us.

REVIEWS

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Maria, Greece

Thanks you for an amazing trip. Your organization and knowledge was outstanding.

Aliza & Yakob, Israel

The week passed so fast, it was such an extraordinary experience, great landscapes , good food and special company. You sensibly adjusted yourself to our “special needs” and offered us great extras and options. Thank you for allowing us great vacation!

Lea and Joram Labim, Israel

We enjoyed very much your company. We appreciated your help and your sense of humor. We wish you a happy life with your family. It has been a pleasure knowing you!!

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