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  • OVERVIEW
      Duration: 3 Days
      Group: 4-10 people
      Departure: Athens center
      Meals: Snacks and meals are included in this trip
      Level: Moderate
      Altitude: 2740 m

    Trip Introduction

    Olympus mountain, based on Greek mythology, was the residence of the 12 ancient gods. It is the second highest mountain in the Balkans and since 1938 it has been declared the first national park of Greece. The area is ideal for the lovers of alternative activities, such as trekking, canyoning, rafting, and climbing.
    It is undoubtedly the most popular mountain in Greece. The impressive height, the fabulous charm is a pole of attraction for thousands of visitors from every corner of the world. Trails and hiking routes that cross the mountain give the opportunity to hikers and visitors to get to know the varieties of flora and fauna, but also its natural beauty.

    This trip package is addressed to the real mountain lovers who will enjoy a daily 3-6 hours trekking on the pathways of the mountain and will not mind being accommodated in the common rooms of the mountain refuges.
    At this excursion we will have the chance to go hiking in the mythical mountain of Greece. Overnight stays will take place in the traditional stone-built shelters of the mountain where they offer warmth and delicious food. We will come back from a different route to get to where we started.

    Ηighlights of this journey:
     
    - Orlias waterfalls
    - Tumba peak

    Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

    Mountaineering on Olympus is not only a divine experience but also an option covering all levels of difficulty and stamina. For this trip a prior trekking experience is required.  It is recommended for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before any hike.
  • ITINERARY

    DAY1 Button  Hike to Petrostrougka refuge

    We will depart at 8.30 for a 5 hour trip to arrive at Lytochoro, a village at the foothills of Olympus. We will drive towrads the starting point of our path at the area of Gortsia. We embark on a 3 hour hike passing through a rich forest of pine and fir trees until we reach our destination for the day. That is the refuge of Petrostrouga surrounded by a beautiful beech forest and stunning rooibos. The time is just right to catch the sun setting before we enjoy our dinner and overnight stay at the refuge.


    DAY2 Button

    Hike to Muses plateau - Tumba peak - Sleep at refuge house


    The day starts early as we need to depart by 08.00 towards the Muses plateau, named after the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. During this 5-6 hour stunning hike we will see how the mountain’s ecosystem transforms, from dense forest to alpine terrain, as we head towards higher altitudes. At about 13.00 we will reach the refuge that will host us for today. There we have a 2 hour break to get acquainted with the space, get a warm tea, or socialise with local climbers. Then we head straight to the peak of Prophitis Elias at an altitude of 2.781m and the close by peak of Tumba at 2.786m. A breath taking view of the Aegean Sea while the sun is setting is the perfect closure of our hikes. Upon our return to the refuge a well deserved dinner and a drink are all we need to complete the day


    DAY3 ButtonDescent the mountain - Lunch in a tavern - Return to Athens


    We wake up at 7am and have a breakfast until 8. Departure at 9am, for our way back. We will start hiking a 5-6 hours descending path to arrive to Prionia location. We have 1-hour relaxing and lunch at the traditional tavern. Departure for Athens.

  • INCLUDES

    What is included in the price

    - Transportation from Athens to Olympus and return.
    - Hiking Equipment (baton)
    - Snacks during the hikes
    - All meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinners)
    - English speaking guide
    - Refuge house accomodation (2 nights)
    - Raincoat (upon demand)
    - All taxes

     What is not included in the price

    - Booking flights to Athens
    - Travel insurance
    - Sleeping bags
    - Alcoholic beverages
    - Additional expences as a result of leaving the tour earlier
    - Additional expences as a result of staying longer
    - All other services that are not listed above

  • ESSENTIAL INFO

    Essential information for your trip

    Food and water in Greece

    Greek food is absolutely excellent and very healthy. It is a huge part of Greek culture. The colourful Mediterranean diet of tasty dishes alongside a fantastic range of fresh vegetables and salads, the excellent ingredients, the lengthy procedure involved in preparing the food, the culture of sharing dishes with others, eating with friends or with the family, it is social event where you get to share a lot more than just food.

    Breakfasts will be taken at the overnight guesthouses, buffet style and usually they offer bred, jam, honey, local yogurt, traditional homemade pies, fresh juices, coffee and tea.
    Dinners usually include starters, fresh salad and of course local recipes and delicatessens.
    All the places on this trip have drinkable water from the tap to fill your personal water bottles. Please check with the tour leader at the various location

    Passport and Visas

    Citizens from EU and from UK do not need a visa to visit Greece.Also, USA passport holders do not require a visa.

    Weather in Greece

    The weather in Greece during May to September is characterized by warm days.

    What to bring with you

    - Hiking shoes
    - Headlamp
    - Daypack or Backpack
    - Water Bottle
    - Extra clothes
    - Swimingsuit
    - Towel
    - Waterproof jacket
    - Hat
    - Sunscreen

  • ACCOMMODATION

    During this journey we will stay in mountain refuge of Taygetos.This is a dormitory style accomodation with shared facilities.

Olympus Mountain tour

PRICE
€ 470
1 Adult


Duration: Day tour
Departure: From Athens


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