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  • OVERVIEW
      Duration: 4 Days
      Group: 6-14 people
      Departure: Athens or Thessaloniki
      Meals: Snacks and meals are included in this trip as indicated in the itinerary
      Level: Moderate
      Type: Hiking & Cultural experience


    Hike Olympus the highest mountain in Greece, home of the greek ancient Gods

    Ηiking Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, and world-wide known for being home to the gods of the Ancient Greek Mythology, is an unforgettable experience. Home to diverse flora and birds, it became the country’s first ever national park in 1938, and with an extensive network of trails Olympus is a magnificent destination for hikers. It is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular mountains to climb, due to the nature of its landscapes, and its endless views to the Aegean sea.

    We stay overnight on the mountain in cozy stone built huts, and we also hike to the nearby peaks, admiring breathtaking views. Afterwards, we descent the mountain and depending the weather we spend the day either relaxing on the beach or the main village of Litohoro.

    We will also visit the famous Meteora, the "suspended" rocks, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will have a hiking tour in the area to admire the spectacular cliff-hanging monasteries and visit one of them to enjoy breath-taking views from the top of the rocks.

    Ηighlights of this journey:
     
    - Hike Olympus, the highest mountain of Greece
    - Visit Meteora, an UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

     For this trip a prior hiking 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

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    Travel to Olympus mountain - Hike to Petrostrougka refuge hut

    Flight to Athens or to Thessaloniki. From here we drive towards Litohoro located right at the foothills of Olympus mountain. We start at 1110m, and after a 3-hour hike in a pleasant rich forest trail of pine and fir trees until we reach our destination for the day the Petrostrouga Hut. We will enjoy a stunning view at the Aegean sea and the high summits while the tour leaders gives a briefing of the next days program. We will have a meal and overnight stay at the hut.

    (Estimated Walking Time: approx. 3 hours)


    DAY2 Button

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

    The day starts early as we need to depart by 09.00 towards the Muses plateau, named after the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. During this 4-5 hour stunning hike we will see how the mountain’s ecosystem transforms, from dense forest to alpine terrain, as we head towards higher altitudes. A small but friendly refuge will accommodate us where  we will have a 2 hour break to get acquainted with the space, get a warm tea, or socialise with local climbers.

    After lunch and relaxing time, we will hike the nearby peaks – named Profitis Ilias at an altitude of 2.781m and the close by peak of Tumba at 2.786m - just above our refuge to admire superb views of Mt Olympus summits. 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.

    (Estimated Hiking Time: approx. 4-5 hours)


    DAY3 ButtonDescent the mountain -  Transfer to Meteora.

    Today after breakfast, is the summit day. In order to reach Mytikas we will have to use our hands (rock scramble). At the top of Mytikas (2918m) you will see one of the most magnificent views in Greece. On a clear day, you are able to see as far as Albania and Bulgaria in the North, and Chalkidiki penisulla. As reaching the summit is challenging and the safety of our clients always comes first, our guides retain the decision if clients are to actually climb the peak of Mytikas.

    We will descent the mountain taking a different trail this time. Afterwards we drive towards Meteora for overnight there and if we are on time we will go for a perfect sunset view.


    (Estimated 
    Hiking Time: approx. 8
     hours)

    Meals included:  Dinner


    DAY4 Button   Meteora - Return to Athens.


    Meteora, famous all over the world for its gigantic rock pillars and monasteries that are built on the rocks' summits, a unique worldwide UNESCO monument. Meteora is one of the largest Greek Orthodox communities in Greece, one of the most imposing sights in Greece and a must-see for everyone visiting the country.

    Today we have one more challenge on the rocks. We are going to explore this magnificent scenery from the best ever viewpoints following a magnificent via cordata route. The route we will follow, it is an ancient path curved by the monks in the Middle Ages who lived in the ruined monastery. It is a scramble walk that leads to one of the highest rocks of Meteora where you will enjoy breathtaking views from the top. Late at noon we will drive towards Athens to finish our excursion.


    Meals included:
     Breakfast.

  • INCLUDED

    What is included in the price

    - Transfer with private mini vans from Athens to Olympus, Meteora, and return to Athens
    - All transfers during the trip.
    - Accommodation in 3* hotels based on double occupancy (1 nights)
    - Accommodation in mountain huts, dormitory style (2 nights)
    - All meals as indicated in the itinerary
    - NomadsPath English speaking guides/tour leader throughout the trip.
    - Via cordata/ scramble tour on the rocks of  Meteora.
    - Luggage transfer
    - Public Liability insurance
    - All taxes

    What is not included in the price

    - International airfare and any airport taxes
    - Travel insurance
    Any meals not mentioned in the program
    - 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

  • ACCOMODATION

    During this journey we will stay in cozy family run hotels, ranked as 3 star. The accommodation will be based on double occupancy and if you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. Free wifi is available in most of the hotels

Mt Olympus & Meteora

PRICE
€ 620
1 Adult


Duration: 4 Days
Departure: From Athens


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