_our excursion

Two-day excursions to Mount Olympus and the mythical 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. From there we start the climb to Olympus, following the route: Gortsia – Petrostrouga – Plateau of Muses. 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 Mytika is accompanied by the team of mountain guides – climbing instructors 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!

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

_departures

The organized two-day excursions for Olympus – Mytikas in 2022 are scheduled for the weekends of July 2-3 | July 16-17 | August 27-28 | September 3-4 | September 17-18 | September 24-25 | October 1-2. On June 11-13 (Pentecost) and September 9-11 we plan three-day excursions with a much milder program, since the same climbing kilometers are divided into two days.

COVID-19 Protocol for bus transportation

As of Sunday 01/05/2022 organized excursions are carried out with 100% fullness of the bus and mandatory use of a KN95 or double surgical face mask.

Excursions to Olympus are carried out with a minimum required number of participants of 10 people and a maximum of 30 people. Upon request there is also the possibility for a date and schedule of your choice.

_the price per person is 85€ or 110€ and includes:

  • transfer from Thessaloniki or Litochoro – Gortsia and from Prionia – Litochoro or Thessaloniki
  • ascent to Olympus
  • accommodation in a shelter
  • escort by experienced Explosivo escorts
  • hiking sticks
  • liability insurance
  • legal taxes
  • the selection of 110€/ person includes the ascent to Mytika accompanied by climbing instructors and the necessary equipment (helmet | bontrie | 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 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

Prices for private ascents to Olympus

If you wish to climb Olympus and Mytikas in private groups and preferred dates you can contact us to inform you about the availability.

The climbs in private groups are made by 2 to 10 people and the meeting point is at the intersection of Gortsia. The ascent to Mytika is done only if the weather conditions allow and if the attendant deems your physical condition sufficient.

Prices include:
  • Accompanied by a mountain guide / climbing instructor
  • Accompanied by a mountain guide / climbing instructor
  • Hiking sticks

 

Prices do not include:
  • Transfers to / from the meeting point
  • Breakfast and meals