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  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.

Trek Itinerary

DAY1 Button Orlias waterfalls - Hike to Petrostrougka refuge

For the ones located in Athens, we meet at 08.00 am at the metro station Doukissis Plakentias (blue line). We will depart at 8.30 for a 5 hour trip to arrive at Lytochoro, a village at the foothills of Olympus.
The meeting point for everyone is at Lytochoro at 13.30. After a short briefing we head towards Orlias waterfalls .A stop at the natural spring and a swim in the cool crystal waters is the best until we reach the Red Rocks Waterfall. There, we will indulge in dives and admire the natural scenery. A natural landscape unaffected by human interventions awaits you. We will have some snack and 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.

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. Upon our return to the refuge a well deserved dinner and a drink are all we need to complete the day.

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 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.

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

What is included in the price

  • Transportation from Athens to Olympus and return.
  • Hiking Equipment (baton)
  • Snacks during the hikes
  • All meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 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

What to bring with you

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

Olympus Mt. Trek

€ 395

/price per person

Hiking Equipment
English speaking guide
Transfer from/to Athens
Snacks and meals
Accomodation
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Mountain of Gods

Hiking in the highest mountain of Greece is definitely a unique experience. A breathtaken mountain, rich in history and culture.

English speaking guide

A local guide speaking fluently English will guide you throughout the hike.

Divine trekking area

Rising almost straight from the Aegean Sea to a height of 2918, forested slopes and alpine meadows form an amazing trekking area.

Natural swimming pools

Enjoy a swim in the crystal waters of Orlias waterfalls, just below the mythical mountain of Olympus.

Charateristics of the hike

Trip Duration

Total duration of the Olympus tour including trasportation is 3 days.

Period of operation

Hiking Olympus Mt. can be done during the months June to October.

Minimum attendance

The minimun attendance for Olympus tour is 4 persons.

Hiking Level

The difficulty level for Olympus tour is Moderate