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Hiking Day Trip – Hiking Enipeas gorge at Mt. Olympus.
This popular day-trip will let you 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 Challenging
Group Size Small Group
A Journey to the Mountain of the 12 Gods
Description: A classic route that starts from the outskirts of Litohoro village and goes up to Prionia refuge. (Or the other way around). The international hiking path E4 starts in the area of Myloi (400 m) and is one of the entrances into the National Park from the town of Litohoro. The path passes through the stunning Enipeas Canyon and is well preserved with clear markings and informative signs. After many ascents and descents, the path ends at Prionia refuge at Enipeas springs (1100 m). The path starts along Enipeas Canyon to the left of the river and half way along the route it crosses the canyon seven times across beautiful wooden bridges.
Location: Litohoro village, at the north-east footsteps of Mt. Olympus / 95 km from Thessaloniki or Litohoro.
Destination: van transfer to Prionia.
Available Starting Point: Thessaloniki.
Duration: 8-9 hours (starting time: 09:00, ending time: 18:00)
Don’t forget to bring: Backpack-Trekking Footwear-Windproof/waterproof Membrane-Light pants or short Pants-Base Layer-T-Shirt-Hat-Sun protection.
Suitable For Children: Yes, 10 years and up.
Price-list: The cost for all hiking guided activities in this trip is:
- Adults: 50€ (16+ y.o.) (9 persons and up the price is 35€)
- Children: 35€ (8 y.o – 16 y.o.)
* VAT included | Minimum 4 persons
- All local transfers
- All Guiding
- Lunch basket (Vegetarian options available)
- Emergency assistance
- Third party insurance
- Local Greek contact on the ground
Transfer from Thessaloniki to Litohoro and back with a 9-seater luxury mini-van (25€ / Person).
Personal Travel & Health Insurance (However, it is strongly advise that you take out this type of cover for your own protection, ensuring the policy includes adventurous activities such as Hiking/Trekking).
- Lunch/Evening meals
Start at 09.00 or 09.30, depending on our starting point.
10.30 a.m. – 14.30 p.m.: Hiking along and crossing the beautiful gorge and the 7 wooden Bridges, enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Olympus and the higher peaks. Visit St. Dionysus cave and the Monastery which is being restored after being bombed during the 2nd world war.
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