HIKING / TREKKING
Mount Olympus has an extensive network of trails, its total length exceeding 160km. Trails and subsequent hiking routes of Mount Olympus have originated since antiquity covering the majority of the mountain's broader area as they have been used through the years for religious purposes, for logging, for hunting, for livestock and since the 1950's for recreation (hiking, alpinism, trail running, mountain biking). The overall difficulty of the hiking routes generally expressed by the distance, the elevation gain and the technical parts involved, demonstrates a great variety.
As far as the connection of Mount Olympus to other Greek mountains and ranges is concerned the European Trail E4 runs through Mount Olympus in an east-west direction, whereas the national O2 trail runs along a north-south direction. Multi-day treks are slowly gaining popularity being aided by the existence of the 6 organized refuges and 5 emergency huts (bivouacs) spread around the mountain.
HIKING / TREKKING EVENTS ON MOUNT OLYMPUS
The Autumnal Transition. A new Map and a new Hiking Guide
Refuge Christos Kakkalos: Winter Season Kick off