Mount Olympus: From Hut to Hut to The Gods

Duration: 4 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Explore the most famous mountain in Greece
> Stay in the most classic Greek mountains huts
> A mythical self-guided experience

Experience the allure of Mount Olympus - the highest peak in Greece and home to the twelve ancient Greek Gods. This circular hut-to-hut trek takes you from the sunny Aegean coast deep into the breathtaking interior of the Mount Olympus massif. With 52 peaks, ranging from 760m to 2,918m, and a variety of hiking routes, the mountain offers an unparalleled landscape of alpine fields, sheer ravines, deep gorges, and thick forests. Discover its ancient history and rare wildlife, including over 1,500 plant species and many rare birds.

We have designed this 4-day hut-to-hut trek which allows you to follow the trail of the Greek Gods. Every night you stay in one of the most characteristic huts the Greek mountains have to offer and share stories with like-minded people. Are you ready to meet the Gods?



Litochoro - Refuge Petrostruga

Duration: 07:35 h
Distance: 12.3 km
Ascent: 1710 m
Descent: 100 m
The first 6 km stretch traverses high above the northern edge of the Enipeas Gorge, with magnificant views across this iconic landmark. You'll pass the road and hit the trail at Gourtsia (1100m) into the forest. The ascent is steep at times but this is rewarded with great views across the Mount Olympus mountain range. The refuge is situated at an altitude of 1,940m, in a beautiful spot among age-old Bosnian pine trees, offering you panoramic views to the valley of Katerini, Mount Pelion and the Aegean Sea. You’ll enjoy a delicious warm dinner at the refuge.

Refuge Petrostrugas

Refuge Petrostrugas

Refuge Petrostruga - Refuge "C" Kakalos

Duration: 03:00 h
Distance: 5.3 km
Ascent: 740 m
Descent: 50 m
After eating breakfast, you will begin your climb to the Plateau of the Muses on Mount Olympus, which is considered to be one of the most stunning locations. The route will take you to Skourta peak (2,485m), where you will be surrounded by an alpine landscape that offers spectacular 360-degree views. From Skourta peak, you will follow a narrow ridge called Laimos (neck) that leads to the plateau. Walking along this ridge is an incredible experience that allows you to appreciate the remarkable geology of the rock formations on Mount Olympus. As you climb to higher elevations, you will have many opportunities to observe the endemic wild goats of Mount Olympus, which are rare and endangered. These animals resemble deer more than goats and primarily live in the alpine zone of Mount Olympus. The hike will take approximately four hours and will end at the Kakalos refuge, located at an altitude of 2,650m. This refuge was named after Christos Kakalos, a local hunter who guided Swiss climbers Fred Boissonnas and Daniel Baud Bovy on the first recorded ascent to Mount Olympus' highest peak, Mytikas, in 1913. After taking a short break and having lunch at the refuge, you can explore the magical alpine landscape of the plateau and reach Agios Profitis peak (2,803m) with an easy 40-minute walk. From the top of Profitis Ilias peak, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the northern slopes of Mount Olympus and its neighboring mountains, particularly during sunset. Dinner will be provided at the refuge.

Refuge C Kakalos

Refuge C Kakalos

Refuge "C" Kakalos - Refuge "A" Spilios Agapitos

Duration: 03:50 h
Distance: 6.2 km
Ascent: 320 m
Descent: 880 m
Following a satisfying breakfast at the refuge, you have the chance to hike to Skolio peak, which stands at 2,911m and is the third highest peak on Mount Olympus. The path to Skolio is relatively easy, and from the top, you'll have stunning views of the mountain's highest peaks: Mytikas (2,918m) and Stefani (2,912m). Experienced climbers may choose to continue on to Mytikas peak via Skala or the steep gully of Mytikas, but these are considered Class III ascents with moderate exposure, so caution is advised. After taking a snack break at the summit of Skolio, you'll follow a scenic trail through an area known as Zonaria, where the barren rock formations of Mount Olympus are breathtakingly beautiful. After a 2-hour descent, you'll arrive at the Spilios Agapitos Refuge, a charming stone building situated at a lovely location that forms a natural balcony, with an elevation of 2,100m. This cozy refuge is an ideal spot for relaxing and unwinding. Later in the evening, dinner will be served.

Refuge A Spilios Agapitos

Refuge A Spilios Agapitos
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  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Mount Olympus for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Mount Olympus, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Mount Olympus, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.


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