Hiking the Mythical Mt. Olympus
Hiking the Mythical Mt. Olympus with old monasteries of Meteora and fascinating cliffs, spirit of ancient times coming through legends and stories, and beautiful hikes at Zeus’ home – Mountain Olympus through outstanding areas of wild nature and picturesque villages on the way. Take your backpack, a free spirit for adventures and join our program.
3 nights in guesthouses and refuges
All meals included
All local transfers and luggage transfers according to the itinerary
3 hiking days on moderate to steep rails
Local certified guide
Hike in the most historical and mythical mountain
The first national park of Greece
The spectacular Enipeas Gorge
Highest peaks of Greece, home of the Greek Gods
Period of operation
June to October
Is this trip good for me?
There will be luggage transfer every time we change hotel
A 30lt backpack should be ok
Max walking 8 hours
Average temp. in high summer 20 degrees
Average walking hours per day 5
2 nights sleeping in mountain refuge
Daily Itinerary (8 days)
Day 1: Arrival - Litochoro
Arrival at Litochoro and overnight in a cosy guesthouse.
Day 2: GORTZIA – MUSES PLATEAU
An impressive walk at the North side of Mt. Olympus awaits us. We start uphilling the dense forest and soon the first views to the sea and the high alpine peaks will give us a chance to make a beautiful break. The refuge of Petrostrouga is a perfect balcony towards the sea. After our lunch we continue to the high alpine terrain and reaching the Muses plateau we have a great view to the throne of Zeus, the peak Stefani. Overnight at the refuge.
Day 3: REFUGE - PEAKS OF Mt.OLYMPUS – REFUGE A:
Today our course will be the impressive conquest of the most famous peaks of the mountain of Gods “Olympus” to a limit of 2.911 meters. Then we hike under the impressive high cliffs of Mitikas (2918m) and Stefani (2909m) towards the plateau of the Muses, and overnight in refuge A the first refuge to be built on Mt. Olympus.
Day 4: REFUGE A - MONASTERY
A chance to finish the hike by the majestic Enipeas river, and enjoy a forest walk after we spend 2 days on the high mountains! Mostly downhilling we leave the refuge, and hike to Prionia where we have a nice lunch. Continuing now by the river we have the chance to swim and finish the hike at the historic monastery of Ag. Dionisios.