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Hiking on Mount Olympus

Litochoro, Greece
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Duration

8 days, 7 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English, Francais

Overview

A unique adventure, on the Mountain of the 12 Gods.

Mount Olympus, is the absolute experience for those who seek for a long distance and hut to hut hiking trip.

It is a unique and pioneering concept, which runs the north east & east side of Mount Olympus, via a well scheduled itinerary of 60km, in a great ambiance of sea side, forest and high-altitude trails. This challenging and highly rewarding adventure, is very tight connected with Mediterranean culture and elegant sea views, friendly accommodation and Greek hospitality, quality food, high summits and pure unspoiled nature.

All the well-kept secrets of Mount Olympus will be part of this magnificent hiking trip, on the Mountain of Zeus…

Dream of your next hiking destination in Greece, and live it on Mt Olympus…

Activity level: Good hiker

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Meeting with the guests in Litochoro town

Upon arrival at Thessaloniki Airport, your driver will greet you and drive you to Litochoro. You will have a meeting with your tour guide in Litochoro town and you will have time settle down, in a traditional hotel and take a dinner. Also you will get a detailed briefing about the next days schedule of your adventure.

Day 2: Hiking Mount Olympus – Litochoro to Koromilia Refuge

In the morning breakfast at the hotel and transfer towards the trail head.
The pleasant trail, runs the north east slopes through deep forest and gives access to Koromilia Refuge, a true mountain nest on the unspoiled north side of the mount Olympus. There will be snack during the hike.
Settle down to the refuge – dinner – overnight stay.

Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 13 km
Vertical ascent: 800m

Day 3: Hiking Mount Olympus – Koromilia to Petrostrouga Refuge

After the breakfast,starts the hiking towards the trail of the ancient Greek.
Now we aim for the beautiful balcony of Petrosrouga refuge at 1950m altitude.
We will access the refuge early in the afternoon and after a splendid diner we will enjoy the Thermes Bay and Chalkidiki Peninsula, as the sun goes down…
Snack during the hike.

Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 7 km
Vertical ascent: 1000m

Day 4: Hiking Mount Olympus – Petrostrouga Refuge to Musses Plateau & High Peaks

Breakfast at the refuge and the adventure starts hiking towards the Musses Plateau.
The impressive Throne of Zeus welcomes the hikers and the magnificent scenery magnetizes even the most demanding guests… After we settle down at the refuge and take a good rest, also a snack to keep us awake, we will climb the high peaks, included the very top Mitikas 2918m.

Duration: 6 hours
Distance: 7 km
Vertical ascent: 1000m

Dinner – briefing about the next day schedule.
Overnight stay at the refuge.

Day 5: Hiking Mount Olympus – Musses Plateau & High Peaks to Refuge A’

Breakfast at the refuge and start hiking towards the south massive of Mount Olympus.
Today we will hike Skala and Skolion Peak and we will enjoy the magnificent 360 Panorama.
Early afternoon we will access Refuge A – Spilios Agapitos, a true mountain balcony at the most well appreciated position of the east side.

Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Distance: 8km
Settled down at the refuge – dinner – overnight
Snack during the hike.

Day 6: Hiking Mount Olympus – Refuge A’ to Enipeas Gorge – Faki Mountain Resort

After breakfast we aim for a long downhill towards the Enipeas Gorge.
During the hike you will discover all the hidden gems of the lower part of Mount Olympus, in a magnificent scenery with rivers, ancient forest and waterfalls.
A short-guided tour at the Medieval Monastery of St Dionisius will transfer us in another era, before we start again the long way to our next overnight stop towards Faki Mountain Resort.

Duration: 7 hours
Distance: 18km

Access the resort late afternoon – settle down and enjoy a refreshing jump in the swimming pool and snack also.
The atmospheric terrace / yard is the ideal place for our dinner.

Day 7: Hiking Mount Olympus – Faki Mountain Resort – Sea Side Trails – Litochoro

We will enjoy a breakfast at the resorts yard that faces the Mediterranean Sea.

Today we will hike in a low altitude trail, which runs the east side.
Ancient forest, sea views and deep shady trails, all are part of the today hike.
The loop shape hike, ends at the resort.

Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 6 km

Light lunch break and transfer towards the Olympus Riviera for a refreshing swim in The Mediterranean crystal waters.

Dinner in a sea front restaurant with sea food and fresh fish.
Overnight at the resort.

Day 8: End of adventure - Departure

After Breakfast, transfer to Litochoro town center. Where you can relax and after, departure for the airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Welcome and transfers from / to Thessaloniki airport
  • Certified Mountain Guide
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in REFUGES in shared rooms
  • 3 nights in hotels in double room occupancy
  • Transfers during the trip (Litochoro – Mount Olympus area – Litochoro)
  • Breakfast and snacks during the hiking days
  • Diners
  • Harness and helmet for climbing the Peak Mitikas
  • Airplane tickets
  • Alcoholic drinks consumption & bottled water
  • Single room upon request
  • Things to bring: Hiking shoes or trainers, back pack 35-40 lit volume, sun hat and sun block, T- shirts, long trouser and short one, waterproof jacket, fleece jacket, water flask, flip flops, light weight towel, swimming suit.

Durations

Multi day

Tour's Location

Litochoro, Greece
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