Mt.Olympus is the most famous and highest mountain in Greece, the mythical home of the ancient Greek Gods. From its steep rocky summit, first climbed only 100 years ago, Zeus supposedly hurled his thunderbolts against humankind. Mount Olympus is also noted for its very rich flora and fauna with several species. It has been the first National Park of Greece, since 1938, and a World's Biosphere Reserve.
This day hike is perfect for those who will really enjoy a fast-paced mountain hike and are in good physical condition. You will get to hike for 10 to 12 hours and reach the highest peak of Greece, Mytikas at 2918 m. We begin our hike from the famous Prionia spot at 1000m and by following the E4 hiking path, we reach the Agapitos refuge at 2100m while enjoying amazing views. After a short break for a snack and hydration, we continue towards the high peaks of Olympus (Skala or Mytikas depending on weather conditions). This trip includes hiking and easy rock climbing while on the trail for the summit by using rock climbing equipment.
Please note that the 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 case of snow, the ascent to Mytikas is not possible.
Best season: From May 15th to October 15th
What to bring:
- Trekking shoes or trekking boots
- Trekking bag 20 lt.
- Short or long trousers depending on the season
- Two t-shirts
- Trekking sticks, if you have available
- 1 bottle of water 1,5 lt.
- Suitable for 18 years old and older
- Good physical and mental condition
- In order to climb Mytikas peak, you should not suffer from acrophobia
This trip is completely customizable
The itinerary for this trip can be customized to suit your needs from your accomodations to what gear you need for the day.
This adventure is not instantly bookable at this time.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we recommend connecting directly to the operator via our messaging system, to create your ideal itinerary customized for your dates.