Discover the beautiful hidden waterfalls in Orlias Canyon. Orlias means 'scream' and Elikon river that runs through the canyon took its name after the murder of Orpheus by Mainades. Mainades went to wash out the blood on their hands in order to be propitiated, and in that time Elikon river hid in the earth to escape the insult. Our access is from Dion village by car up until the small chapel of Ag. Konstantinos and after 1-hour hiking we will find ourselves in front of the hidden waterfall! We will have also time to visit Olympus National Park Information Center. The Museum of National Park is set out on several levels providing with information, striking images, static exhibits, illumination boxes, films, multimedia applications, and a three-dimensional projection, to display the multi-faceted Olympus environment at different altitude zones. The virtual ascent to Olympus is completed in seven thematic sections.
Meeting point: Thessaloniki, Katerini, Neoi Poroi, Leptokarya, Litochoro, Platamon (specific point determined upon request).
Highlights: mount Olympus, National Park museum, Orlias waterfalls
Route length: 4km/2.5mi
Starting point: 360m/1181ft
Highest point: 650m/2132ft
Elevation gain: 420m/1377ft
Elevation loss: 420/1377ft
The excursion includes walking through a forest, if you have an allergy, we suggest carrying with you the medicines are needed. If you come with sports shoes, you need to be careful when you are on the move, so you do not slip. Remember that we are visitors in nature and we must respect the area, do not leave garbage, do not tease animals and nests. The trip is available for kids over 10 years old.
What to bring:
- Comfortable hiking clothes
- Hiking shoes
- A bag for wet clothes
- Swimsuit, sunscreen and towel
- Cap (it's needed sometimes even during summer)
- Backpack 15-20lt
- 2nd pair of socks
- Walking poles (optional)
- Clothing according to the season
- An airtight bag for your mobile phone
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.