_our excursion

A weekend at the mythical Mount Olympus and the throne of Zeus! A route – crossing that should be scheduled by every hiker – climber with good physical condition.

We leave early on Saturday morning for Litochoro and the forest of Gorcia. We start the ascent from there following the route: Gorcia – Petrostrouga – Muses Plateau. We spend the night in the refuge of the plateau Giosos Apostolidis. The refuge has a kitchen that can offer a basic but very tasty (!!!) menu.

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. Goumperis Panagiotis and we use climbing equipment (helmet, bodrier, 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!

On our return we follow the route Muses’ Plateau – Zonaria – shelter of Spilios Agapitos – Prionia.

_departures

The organized excursions for Olympus – Mytikas are planned on the weekends 19-20/9 | 26-27/9 | 10-11/10 with departures from Kalamaria (1st Lyceum), center (Zero Gravity, Tsimiski 115) & One Salonica.

The excursion takes place with a minimum required number of entries of 10 people and a maximum of 20 people. Upon request there is also the possibility for a date and schedule of your choice.

_the price per person is 85 € or 105 € and includes:

  • transfer from Thessaloniki or Litochoro – Gortsia and from Prionia – Litochoro or Thessaloniki
  • accommodation in a shelter
  • escort by experienced Explosivo escorts
  • hiking sticks
  • liability insurance
  • legal taxes
  • the choice of 105 €/ 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
  • We recommend performing a covid self test one day before the departure

_route details:

  • kilometers on Saturday (ascent): 13.5
  • kilometers on Sunday (descent): 12
  • Required physical condition: good
  • the ascent to Mytikas is not recommended for people with height phobia, acrophobia