You'll meet your guide in Litochoro's square and drive to the trailhead at Prionia. From here, you'll begin your hike through the forest until you're above the tree line. It's here that you'll get your first view of Mount Olympus - the mountain of the gods. You'll reach Spilios Agapitos Refuge in the afternoon where you can relax and enjoy a hot meal.
After an early breakfast at the refuge, you'll start hiking towards the high summit, known as Mytikas. The climb involves some scrambling - but don't worry, your guide will provide all the safety gear and be with you every step of the way. Once you have spent some time on the summit, you'll head towards Musses Plateau and settle down in your accommodation for the evening.
After enjoying a truly spectacular sunrise, you'll head back to the trailhead at Prionia, via the north-east trail.
Your guide will transfer you back to Litochoro town.
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We recommend you fly into Thessaloniki Airport (SKG). It takes around 1.5 hours to get to Litochoro from Thessaloniki Airport. The quickest way is to take a taxi and this is usually a good option if you are travelling with a few other people (typically costs around 125 EUR). Alternatively you can take the airport bus to Thessaloniki station (around 45 minutes) and then the train to Litochoro (1 hour and around 5 EUR). From Litochoro station it is a short taxi ride to the main square (10 EUR).
You do not require any previous mountaineering experience for this trip. We recommend good level of fitness. Day 1 : 1000m of vertical ascent/ 6,5 km / 3 3 1/2 hrs. Day 2: 1000m of vertical ascent/ 7-8 hrs in total, 15km Day 3: 1000m of vertical drop , 6 km / 3 hrs
Included: - Guide - Accommodation - Technical equipment - Snacks - In-country transfers Excluded: - International flights - Food - Travel insurance - Visa (if applicable)
Yes, so it's worth packing light if you can.
- Hiking boots - Backpack 30L or similar - Sun protection - sunhat, suncream and sunglasses - Long trousers - Shorts - Waterproof jacket - T-shirts for trekking - Fleece - Underwear - Hiking socks - Small towel - Toiletries - Headtorch - Water bottle - Hiking sticks (optional)
The refuges are dormitory-style and have a shared bathroom. Extra blankets are available in the refuge, but you would be required to bring a sleeping bag. You'll stay at Kakalos Refuge and Spilios Agapitos Refuge.
Start: You'll meet your guide at Litochoro square central church, at 2 pm on day 1 of your itinerary. End: Your guide will drop you back off at Litochoro square central church, at 3 pm on day 3 of your itinerary.
You will have opportunities to buy food and water in Litochoro town and at the refuges in the mountains. We would recommend having a light lunch before meeting your guide on day 1.
The minimum age for this trip is 12.
All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Olympus Alpine Guiding, based in Katerini.
By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!