Hiking Adventure - 3 Days - Olympus Climbing Mount Olympus On-line Guide

Hiking Adventure - 3 Days

Live for 2 days on the home of the Twelve Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world. You will be accommodated in the alpine mountain huts of Mt.Olympus.

 



DAY 1

Litochoro & Walk to Refuge A - Spilios Agapitos, alt. 2.100 m

​(Estimated Walking Time: approx. 3 hours)
 
Arrive and meet your guide and rest of the group in Litochoro. Transfer to Prionia, from where we begin our hike, at an altitude of 1.100 metres. The route from Prionia to Spilios Agapitos Refuge is the most frequented hiking path on Mount Olympus and makes up a part of the E4. Prionia is the highest point which can be reached by car. Most of the hike is through a thick forest of pine, beech and fir trees, and the path is in good condition. We make our way up to 2.100m alt. and reach the refuge.

 
 

DAY 2

Peak ascents – Refuge Ch. Kakkalos, alt. 2,700 m

​(Estimated Walking Time: approx. 6-8 hours)
 
From the refuge, a zig zaging path will bring us just under the mountains main summits. From there we have two options according to groups fitness and weather conditions: We either climb  first Skala at 2.882 meters and then crossing a narrow ridge climb to the summit of  Skolio at 2.911meters. Or if weather permits and there is no snow, we ascent to the main summit - Mytikas (2.917meters), Greece’s highest peak, following a narrow gorge ( it involves about 150 m of scrambling ) ! ( 4-5 hrs walking on narrow paths – some scrambling involved – altitude gain of 800m ). After reaching the summit we descent by the same way to the main path and crossing the spectacular precipice under the summit of Stefani - the throne of Zeus-  we emerge to the plato of the  Mouses – an alpine plato at an altitude of 2700m where a small but friendly refuge will accommodate us  ( 2-3 hrs walking ).


 

DAY 3

Plateau of the Muses - Petrostrougka Refuge alt 1,940m – Gkortsia

​(Estimated Walking Time: approx. 5-6 hours)
 
This is an easy day  (if we did the higest peak yesterday) . Before we start our descent, we will climb a small peak – named Profitis Ilias – just above our refuge to admire superb views of Mt Olympus summits, we follow another path this time for our descent.In almost  2 hours we will meet a new refuge, the refuge of Hellenic rescue team(Petrostrougka refuge 1.940m)where we can eat our lunch or relax from there the end of our tour is near, after small break we have to continue until our destination,Gkortsia is the last point(2 – 3 hrs walking).

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