Guided Olympus Ascent

Duration: 3 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Conquer the house of the Greek Gods with a qualified guide
> Spend your nights sleeping in mountain Huts
> Enjoy stunning views from the top

Mount Olympus is a world-wide known for being home to the gods of the Ancient Greek Mythology and undoubtedly one of the most spectacular mountains to climb, due to the nature of its landscapes, the rich flora and its endless views to the Aegean sea and the sandy coastlines as far as the eye can see. It was the first official National Park of Greece since 1938 and a World's Biosphere Reserve. Its paths are tied to myths and legends and hiking it will be a magical experience.

This hiking vacation package is addressed to the real mountain lovers who will enjoy a daily 3-8 hours trekking on the pathways of the mountain and will be accommodated in the mountain refuges.

Litochoro village will be the starting point of our hiking tour to Olympus. Easy to reach from Thessaloniki or Athens by train or bus. We will hike Mt. Olympus for 3-8 hours per day and will follow good forest paths mostly; above the tree – line, the terrain varies from grassy uplands to rocky ridges, with some scrambling required for the peak ascents. A good level of fitness and experience is required to climb the peak. Please keep in mind that our guide reserves the right to make the final decision if the group will climb to the final peak.



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

Duration: 03:00 h

Meeting point and time: At Litochoro square, at 9.00 am

Upon arrival to Litochoro you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. We will then be transferred to Prionia, at an altitude of 1.100 metres, from where we will begin our hike. 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.

Refuge A Spilios Agapitos

Refuge A Spilios Agapitos

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

Duration: 07:00 h

From the refuge, a zig-zag path will lead us just under the mountain's main summits. From there we have two options, depending on the group's fitness and weather conditions: We will either climb first Skala at 2.882 meters and then crossing a narrow ridge we will climb to the summit of Skolio at 2.911meters. Or if weather permits it and there is no snow, we will ascent to the main summit - Mytikas (2.917 meters), Greece’s highest peak, following a narrow gorge (it involves about 150 m of scrambling and 4-5 hrs walking on narrow paths - altitude gain of 800 m).

After reaching the summit we will descent by using the same way to the main path and crossing the spectacular precipice under the summit of Stefani - the throne of Zeus- we will emerge to the plato of the Muses – an alpine plato at an altitude of 2700 m, where a small but friendly refuge will accommodate us ( 2-3 hrs walking).

Refuge C Kakalos

Refuge C Kakalos

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

Duration: 05:30 h

This is an easy day (provided that we reached the higest peak in the day before). Before we start our descent, we will climb a small peak – named Profitis Ilias – just above our refuge to admire the superb views of Mt Olympus summits, and then we will follow another path for our descent.

After about 2 hours we will spot another refuge, the refuge of Hellenic Rescue Team (Petrostrougka refuge at 1.940 m) where we can eat our lunch or rest. From there, the end of our tour is close, after a small break we will continue until we reach our destination, Gkortsia, which is the last point of our tour (2 – 3 hrs walking).

Important: this itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the tour leader, according to local and weather conditions. As Mt. Olympus is a challenging walk and the safety of our clients always comes first, our guides retain the decision if clients are to actually climb the peak of Mytikas. This will depend on both the clients’ abilities and weather conditions. In the case of snow, the ascent to Mytikas is not possible.


  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Accommodation in refuges

    During your trek, you stay in refuges. These are simple in nature but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Permits

    The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Meals

    Meals are not included in the price of this trek.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


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