_our excursion

Three-day trip to the mythical Olympus and the throne of Zeus, for all those who want to enjoy the experience of climbing the highest mountain in Greece and the unique scenery of this route! The three-day version of the climb to Olympus gives the opportunity for easier adjustment to the altitude and more free time to enjoy the magical landscapes that take your breath away! A route – crossing that should be scheduled by every hiker – climber with good physical condition.

Day 1:

We depart at noon on Friday for Litochoro and the forest location Prionia (1100m). From there we start the ascent following the route Prionia – Spilios Agapitos refuge (2040m) (4.5km, about 3 hours of ascent) where we will spend the first night.

Day 2:

Saturday morning we depart for the second part of the climb (6km, about 3-4 hours) with our destination the refuge of the plateau “Giosos Apostolidis” (2700m).

The ascent to Mytikas (2,918m) is optional, planned for Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning, if the weather conditions allow it and for those whose physical condition allows it. The last part of the climb to Mytikas is accompanied by the team of the mountain guide mr. Goumberis Panagiotis – Derou Giorgos and we use climbing equipment (helmet, baudrier, rope). Those who do not wish to attempt the ascent to Mytika can choose a visit to the nearby peak of Profitis Ilias, a walk to the shelter of Kakkalos or relax on the tallest balcony in Greece!

Day 3:

For our return we follow the route (13.5km) Plateau of Muses (2700m) – Petrostrouga (1925m) – Gortsia (1100m).

*The kitchen in the shelters is operational and can offer a basic but very tasty (!!!) menu.


The organized three-day excursions for Olympus – Mytika in 2022 are scheduled for June 11-13 and September 9-11. On July 2-3 | July 16-17 | August 27-28 | September 3-4 | September 17-18 | September 24-25 | October 1-2 we plan the two-day excursions, with a much more difficult program since the kilometers of the climb take place in 1 day.

The excursion takes place with a minimum required number of entries of 10 people and a maximum number of 35 people. Upon request there is also the possibility for a date and schedule of your choice.

_the price per person is 120€ or 145€ and includes:

  • transfer from Thessaloniki or Litochoro – Prionia and from Gortsia – Litochoro or Thessaloniki
  • ascent to Olympus
  • accommodation in shelters
  • escort by experienced Explosivo escorts
  • hiking sticks
  • liability insurance
  • legal taxes
  • the selection of 145€/ person includes the ascent to Mytikas accompanied by climbing instructors and the necessary equipment (helmet | bodrier | rope)

_the price does not include:

  • breakfast
  • extra meals and drinks

_do not forget:

  • mountaineering or trekking shoes
  • backpack (ideally 40lit)
  • warm clothes: raincoat – windbreaker | fleece | isothermal clothes | hat – gloves
  • snacks (pastels, chocolates, power bars), water (1,5lit), sunscreen, sunglasses for hiking trails
  • sleeping bag, pillowcase & slippers (due to protection measures they are not provided by the shelter)
  • personal hygiene items

_route details:

  • kilometers on Friday (ascend from 1100m to 2040m): 4.5
  • kilometers on Saturday (ascend from 2040m to 2700m): 6
  • kilometers on Sunday (decent from 2700m to 1100m): 13.5
  • Required physical condition: good
  • the trip is not recommended for people with musculoskeletal problems and in particular the climb to Mytikas is not recommended for people with fear of heights, acrophobia