Itinerary

Day 1: Meet in Litochoro and begin your hike

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.

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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.

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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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13 verified reviews

Rated 5.0
Kirstie
Kirstie

Traveled Sep 2022

Amazing experience in a truly magnificent place. Akis is very professional and knows the mountain as if it's part of him. I felt very safe with my teenage children and am still mesmerised by the incredible adventure we had. Mytikas Peak was a highlight, as were the sunsets, sunrises and stunning mountain scenery.

Luke
Luke

Traveled Sep 2022

Great guide, great route, great group, shame about the clouds! Awesome experience end to end minus some of the worst snoring I have heard 😂.

Sean
Sean

Traveled Jul 2022

An Amazing experience! Everything on the trip went smoothly and was well planned out. Akis the guide is great and very knowledgeable which made going up much easier. The refuges were fun and the food was good! Stunning views all the way and and adventure with great people I will never forget.

Glenda
Glenda

Traveled Jul 2022

This trip was amazing! Our guide Akis was great & pacing us up the mountain & getting us comfortable with the climb. My only improvement is to Skyhook’s list of things to bring. I brought a full sleeping bag when I was able instead to rent sheets at the refuges. That was a lot of weight to bring with me to Greece that was unnecessary. Also, Akis required hiking boots but the Skyhook list said that tennis shoes or trail shoes were OK. I didn’t bring my hiking boots so had to buy some in Greece less than a week before the start of the trip.

Chris
Chris

Traveled Jul 2022

Great experience and unforgettable memories!

Jackie
Jackie

Traveled May 2022

This was a fantastic experience. We really enjoyed it, don't get me wrong it wasn't easy, but nothing is thats worth doing! We met lovely people, had a great guide and a fantastic weekend.

Westley
Westley

Traveled May 2022

From start to finish we was well looked after by our guide Akis who was absolutely unreal. Refuge camp surprised me with how nice and accommodating it was, great food and drink. The climb itself wasn't to difficult however the final part to the peak is a scramble luckily we was looked after by the guides. Absolutely beautiful place and will return

Liam
Liam

Traveled May 2022

Our experience of mount Olympus was fantastic. We met some amazing people within in the group and were provided with opportunities we didn’t think we would get prior to booking. Thank you skyhook and tram

Václav
Václav

Traveled May 2022

I had a great time! All went smoothly and other participants were fun to be with!

Paul
Paul

Traveled May 2022

Great few days, the highlight of course Mt. Olympus. Our sincere gratitude to our wonderful guide Akis. Thank you.

Cat
Cat

Traveled Sep 2021

Great experience, well organised and experienced and driver! Many thanks!

Matt
Matt

Traveled Sep 2021

Incredible. Actually one of the most incredible mountains I’ve ever climbed. Akis, who was the guide is an amazing man who really looks after you and makes you feel at home The views are stunning, the climb is brilliant and the history and myths make it even better. Olympus is something special

Sean
Sean

Traveled Sep 2020

Absolutely Fabulous !!!! Fantastic experience 🇬🇷🇬🇷

FAQs

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

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).

Included: - Guide - Accommodation - Technical equipment - Snacks - In-country transfers Excluded: - International flights - Food - Travel insurance - Visa (if applicable)

- 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)

Yes, so it's worth packing light if you can.

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.

Your head guide is Evangelos Akis

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!

Evangelos Akis