6 days Trekking Mount Olympus
1st day: Thesaloniki airport - Litochoro
Transfer from the airport to Litochoro Port.
Spend overnight in a hostel at Litochoro.
2nd day: Explore Litochoro & Walk to Refuge Christos Kakkalos alt. 2700 m.
Transfer to Gorgia (1114m), from where our hike begins towards Petrostrougra Refuge. After the break, we continue to the the plato of the Mouses – an alpine plato at an altitude of 2700m, where a small but cozy refuge will accommodate us.
Overnight at the refuge .
3rd day: Peak ascents – Refuge Sphlios Agaphtos (2100 m)
Breakfast and backpacking our stuff. From here we have two options depending on the group’s fitness and on the weather’s conditions: We either cross the Zonaria area and climb first Skala at 2.882 meters and then cross a narrow ridge and finally climb to the summit of Skolio at 2.911meters, or, if the weather permits it and there is no snow, we ascent to the main summit - Mytikas (2.917meters), Greece’s highest peak, following a nice couloir (it involves about 150m of scrambling). After the high summits, we follow a zig-zag path going down to Refuge Sphlios Agaphtos(2100m), where we spend our night.
Overnight at the refuge.
4th day: Refuge A- Sphlios Agaphtos A (2100m)-Prionia (1100m)-Enipeas Gorge-Litochoro
This is a demanding day, as we go down to Prionia(1100m). The route Spilios Agapitos Refuge to Prionia is the most frequented hiking path on Mount Olympus and is a part of the E4. Most of the hike is through a thick forest of pine, beech and fir trees and the path is in a good condition. After an initial sheepish descent, we enter the Enippeas Gorge, passing a cave-chapel and the monastery of St. Dionysus, as well as taking advantage of the several swimming opportunities en route in river pools. After about seven hours of walking, the Gorge opens up on the outskirts of Litochoro. The route is quite tiring, but the varied geological features, the small lakes with the crystal clear water and the sheer mountain slopes provide us with a rare beauty and are entirely rewarding. Overnight in hostel at Litochoro port.
5th and 6th day: Litochoro - Thessaloniki
Transfer to Thessaloniki. Weand we have two options: transfer to the airport or we can stay one day more and enjoy the sightseeing’s of the second biggest town in Greece.
Overnight in hostel at Thessaloniki.
The cost from 685 euros / per person
All accommodations, all meals (breakfast on day 2 - breakfast on day 6), all picnic lunches, group transfers from and to the airport, all transportations throughout the trip, luggage transportations, services of the tour leader - guide, all taxes and VAT.
Insurance: Participants should be covered by their own personal travel-health insurance and prior to the trip. The personal insurance must at least cover medical expenses as well as air rescue and the cost of repatriation.
True Adventure is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour.
Period: From April to October .
Transportation: We travel by our own mini-bus, or local buses, which continues with our baggage, during our hike, to the next place where we will stay for the night.
Accommodation: Hotels in the cities, village pensions or youth hostels throughout the trip (all with private facilities). The trip prices are based on double occupancy.
Food: Every morning we have breakfast in the hotels, picnic lunch en route and a dinner at a local tavern. (Vegetarians are welcome on the trips, too).
Group Size: 6-14 participants
Difficulty Level: Hike (3) ,
The hikes offer a moderate trek with a maximum of 5-7 hours walk on rocky terrain. Participants should be in good physical condition with a little of experience.