Hiking day trip at mount Olympus
You will discover the home of Ancient Greek Gods and the amazing landscare of the mythical Greek mountain Olympus. Enipeas canyon is a demanding trail. You will cross 7 wooden bridges from the start of the trail to the outskirts of Litohoro village.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Difficult
- Group Size Small Group
Hiking Enipeas Canyon
From Litohoro village to Prionia refuge at 1.100m altitude.
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.
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
The cost for all Hiking guided activities is:
55€ (1-5 persons)
45€ (6-12 persons)
35€ for groups of 12 and up.
* Minimum 4 persons | maximum 50 persons
- All Guiding
- Lunch basket (Vegetarian options available)
- Transfers from and to meeting point
- Local Transfers
- Lunch/Evening meals
- Day Trip Information
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).
Apart your personal items, you would need to bring with you the following:
- Trekking footwear
- Windproof/waterproof membrane
- Light pants and short pants
- Base layer
- Sun protection