We get up early, around 5h, for a quick breakfast, and then we start our final climb. The beautiful mixed forests from the first day give way to stony areas, and the trail becomes more strenuous due to a somewhat stronger climb. As we approach the summit, a glimpse of the beautiful landscapes of Olympus
We come to the top of Skala (2866 m), through a slippery path, which can be tiring due to a slightly higher inclination and partly unstable soil. From Skala we can go left for another top, Skolio (2911 m), and if someone is not able to climb Mitikas, this will be our plan B.
We’ll reach the top of Mitikas just before 9h, so 3h from our beginning of the ascent, in a perfect time to enjoy the view from the top of Greece. After that, we are going the same way back to Prioni. It takes about 5 hours for our descent.
The total length of the climb is about 3.7km with an 800m of climb. The total length of our descent is about 9.5km along the 1800m altitude difference.
We dine and rest in our accommodation, knowing that we conquered Greece’s highest peak.
Leptokarya, 3 nights