Two-day & three-day hiking tours with a climb to Mount Olympus and the mythical throne of Zeus! A route – crossing that every hiker – mountaineer in very good physical condition should plan.
On our two-day excursion we leave early on Saturday morning from Thessaloniki to Litochoro. After picking up the participants from other cities we start for the Gorcia forest location (35′). From there we start the ascent, following the route: Gortia – Petrostruga – Museon 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.
On the three-day excursion, we depart from Thessaloniki at noon on Friday for Litochoro and the forest site of Gortsia. From there we start our hike to the Petrostruga refuge where we spend the night on Friday night. On Saturday morning we leave for the Giosos Apostolidis refuge, where we join the group of the two-day excursion.
The three-day trip to climb Mount Olympus gives you the opportunity for easier adaptation to the altitude and more free time to enjoy the magical and breathtaking landscapes!
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 ascent to Mytikas is accompanied by the group of the mountain guide mr. Goumperis Panagiotis and/or the climbing instructor mr. Deros Giorgos and we use climbing equipment (helmet, belay, 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.