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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Rated 5.0
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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 🇬🇷🇬🇷

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FAQs

You do not require any previous mountaineering experience for this trip. We recommend an average to good level of fitness.

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

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).

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.

  • Hiking boots or trainers
  • 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.

Start: You'll meet your guide at Litochoro square central church, at 1 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.