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NomadsPath offers low budget packages in order to give the chance to the travellers to experience some of our routes on much lower cost. On this packages are not included transfers from/to Athens and meals or snacks.

Itineraries and meeting points are slight different from the full packages tours.

Low budget packages are ideal for anyone who lands on a different airport than Athens or want to rent their own vehicle.


OLYMPUS LOW BUDGET TOUR VS FULL PACKET

DIFFERENCES AT A GLANCE

  • We are not visitting orlias waterfalls.
  • Meeting point is Litohoro village instead of Athens.
  • No meals or snacks are included.
  • No tranfer from or to Athens is provided.

 Please read below the full tour itinereary and all the necessary information about the Olympus Low Budget tour.

 

  Duration: 3 Days
  Group: 4-10 people
  Departure: Litohoro village
  Meals: Snacks and meals are not 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:
 
- Musee de plateu
- 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.

Trek Itinerary

DAY1 Button Hike to Petrostrougka refuge

The meeting point for everyone is at Lytochoro at 13.30. After a short briefing we head towards 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.

olympus day1


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.

refuge house    Accomodation in refuge house
          trek icon small1    5 hours hiking         ascent    Ascent : 800m

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


We wake up at 7am and there is 1 hour free for anyone wants to have a breakfast. Departure at 9am, for our way back. We will start hiking a 5-6 hours descending path to arrive to Prionia location where we can have the option to lunch at a traditional tavern. Departure for Athens.

  trek icon small1   6 hours hiking      descent small  Descent: 1600m 

What is included in the price

  • Hiking Equipment (baton)
  • English speaking guide
  • Refuge house accomodation (2 nights)
  • Raincoat (upon demand)
  • All taxes


What is not included in the price

  • Booking flights to Athens
  • Τransfers from/to Athens
  • Meals and snacks
  • 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

What to bring with you

  • Hiking shoes
  • Headlamp
  • Daypack or Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Extra clothes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Olympus low budget

€ 190

/starting price per person

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