Hiking At Mount Olympus, Home Of The Gods
In Greek mythology, Mt. Olympus was home to the Twelve Gods of the ancient world, and also the set-up for the most popular mythical stories. Nowadays the mountain, which is the tallest one in Greece, is a darling for climbing expeditions. Mt Olympus boasts of its astonishing nature, its popular slopes, its Christian monuments & its ancient/medieval sites. It is considered a non-technical hike, expect from the summit to the peak of Mytikas (2918m).
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Difficult
Group Size Small Group
Litohoro – Prionia
Distance: 23.38 km Elevation Gain:1,994 m
Min altitude:290 m Max Altitude:1,051 m
Starting off at the Mýlli (Myloi) spot (400m.) you’ll be needing 5 hours to get to Prionia (1100m.). The international and well-maintained path of E4 will make your life easier with its signs and it will lead you through wooden bridges to cross the Enipeas gorge seven times. On the second half of the walk you’ll go past Agio Spileo to reach the Monastery of St. Dionysus 20 minutes later. After another 10 minutes, trace the path on your left and follow it to the waterfalls of Enipeas. The continuous ups and downs require stamina, but the sources, the ponds, the geological formations and the sheer slopes around you will be a fair reward.
Light pants and short pants
Location: At the north-east footsteps of Mt. Olympus / 95 km from Thessaloniki). Meeting point for Olympus hiking trips is the village of Litochoro
Duration: 4-6 hours
- All Guiding
- Lunch basket (Vegetarian options available)
- Transfers from and to meeting point
- Local Transfers
- Lunch/Evening meals
Start at 09.00 or 09.30, depending on our starting point.
10.30 a.m. – 14.30 p.m.: Hiking
14.30 p.m.: Rest and have lunch
16.00 p.m.: Departure
In Greek mythology, Mt. Olympus was home to the Twelve Gods of the ancient world, and also the set-up for the most popular mythical stories.
It is the place where the King of the Gods, Zeus, released his thunderbolts onto humanity, as a sign of anger or wrath. Nowadays the mountain, which is the tallest one in Greece, is a darling for climbing expeditions.
Mt Olympus is located on the border between Macedonia & Thessaly, and boasts for its astonishing nature, its popular slopes, its Christian monuments & its ancient/medieval sites.
It is considered a non-technical hike, expect from the summit to the peak of Mytikas (2918m).
|Group Size||Price per Person|
|2 People||95 €|
|3-4 People||80 €|
|5-6 People||65 €|
|8 + People||50 €|
** Transport available upon request. Additional fees apply
We offer our trips as guided or self guided. Factors that change the final pricing are:
- Car Transfers
- Equipment Provided
- Tailor Made Adventure
- Group Number
Our goal is to make wise travel suggestions to you so as to combine your needs in a smooth and cost efficient way.
All our trips are offered as self guided. This means that you can go whenever you want, either alone or with the company of your choice, you can keep your own pace and choose a less or more demanding version of a trip.
In each case, our trips are designed by us with the help of locals always trying to make sure that everything goes well. We keep contact with you and always have a contact person nearby in case of an emergency. We provide local weather reports, local emergency phone number and of course maps and detailed descriptions to help you on your way.