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Castle of Platamonas in Olympus Region

Let us discover together
       the secrets of Olympus

We selected for you the best guided routes

Either you are an experienced hiker or you just want to get a taste of the mountain, there is a route speacially for you.
You can choose among these 7 routes that we offer you or we can arrange for you all types of excursions.
Our experienced leaders/guides guarantee you a safe and enjoyable experience.
 
 *Note  Our tours for you are done privately!
  A) except the following guided routes you can suggest plans or paths in any point of Olympus,  just you have to contact with us
  B) Meeting / Departure (usually) at 9:00 AM. But it can be done by agreement
Guests must have a beginner to intermediate fitness level and be able to comfortably walk 3 - 4 miles. 
     
   
- total Payment can be made also at the tour
                         
                      Olympus Paths Trek suggests the following tours
   
                                               4x4 ADVENTURES on Mt OLYMPUS
   
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   Trails

Enipeas Gorge - hiking from 1100m to 300m (back to Litochoro)
The walk takes about 5-6 hours 

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Our tours for you are done privately!

The walk takes about 5 hours. (70% downhill of mountain / 30% uphill)
In this route we go down the trail from Prionia to the monastery of St. Dionysios  and finally to Litochoro. (Although it is way down there are some uphills points) 
We meet at Litochoro, the main little town of the eastern side of Mt. Olympus. From Litochoro we will be transported by road - after consultation*- to the hiking base at the local ΄Prionia' (asphalt road).-or by choice the departure of the hike can start from the Monastery.
*NOTE: the arrival at the hiking base should be done by taxi (cost 30€) and the reason is that we will return to Litochoro by hiking.

  We are at 1100m altitude and from where we start our walk. It is an amazingly beautiful place to cross, drowned in greenery, with Enipeas stream running along with us. On the way, we stop by one of the numerous crystal clear pools, where we have our lunch and drinks. Our guides will introduce you to the very interesting and unique in many cases flora of Mt. Olympus! We are at the very heart of the lower part of the mountain. We finish at the Milos Litochorou location just outside Litochoro, at 300m altitude.  
 Duration: 5~6 hours
Altitude Difference: 750 m.
Route of moderate difficulty
Length:  10 Km
-from monastery: 7 Km 

Prionia to refuge Α - {Spilios Agapitos}, hiking up to 2100m  *daily
The walk takes about 5 hours [go & come back]

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The walk takes about 3 hours to go and the way back is around 2 hours.
We meet at Litochoro, the main little town of the eastern side of Mt. Olympus. From Litochoro we will be transported by road - after consultation - to the hiking base at the local ΄Prionia' (asphalt road). At the Prionia location and parking space at 1100m, where we start off our walk. A stunningly beautiful place, dominated by impressive rock faces and enormous mountain pine trees.
A well paved path will take us up to 2100m and the refuge A { Spilios Agapitos }, in about 3.00’ hours, a good time to cover 1000m of altitude. 

Unique views down to Enipeas gorge and the Aegean Sea, as well as the high summits above, accompany us all the way up to the refuge. We give time to ourselves to soak the energy and atmosphere of this very special place, while talking about the endless history of this mountain - symbol. The walk is classed as moderate.
The refuge* is situated on a natural balcony with amazing views all around! After a good rest, a drink and a light lunch. 
 
* The refuge has an excellent kitchen and rooms for overnight stay if you decide in very reasonable prices. 
-google photos - 

 Duration: 3 hours to go
Altitude Difference: 1000 m.
Route of moderate difficulty
Length 5,5 Km

Gortsia – Petrostrouga, hiking up to 2000m  *daily

The walk takes about 5 hours  [go & come back]

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Here the view is amazing! The walk takes about 3 hours to go an the way back is about 2 hours  from 1100m  to  2000m altitude. We meet at Litochoro, the main little town of the eastern side of Mt. Olympus. From Litochoro we will be transported by road - after consultation - to the hiking base at the local ΄Gortsia' (asphalt road).  From here a wide path starts which leads to the Petrostrouga refuge (2000m). The route passes an amazing forest. Prior to beginning the ascent it is essential to stock up on water supplies as there is no spring along the route with a reliable flow of water.
In the refuge there is excellent kitchen and rooms for overnight stay.
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Duration: 3 hours to go
Altitude Difference: 820 m.
Route of moderate difficulty
Length 4,8 Km

 

4

Visit to 4 different waterfalls at the foot of N/NE mt Olympus
The walk takes about 5~6 h 

Orlia Stream with 4 Wonderful Waterfalls!!! 
Three of them are popular, but the fourth is secret and unknown to the tourists of Olympus!
  It's a hike activity but also needs a car.  
*For the 3 waterfalls there is no problem with the road, it is asphalt. (ie, this route is a total 50Km by car from Litochoro)
But for the 4th waterfall ( The Secret Waterfall ) there is a problem with a bad road => photos of road here #   *visit to the 4th waterfall can be canceled if there is no suitable car (4x4),,but also can be done with a simple car & with a little patience (preferably rented car). 
  The ascent begins at Agios Konstantinos chapel. This chapel it is 4 km along the forested road from Dion.
 
Dion Meeting point Map -> here
or in Litochoro    =>   here
The hiking distance it is 2 km to the "Kokkinos Vrachos" which is home to one of the most stunning waterfalls on Mount Olympus with the impressive height of  20m 
* Τhe water is drinkable & spotlessly clean and springs from sources of Olympus.
* Have bathing suits and towels with you for dives in the most pure and crystal clear waters you've ever seen! 
* Video     here
the 'Kokkinos Vrachos' waterfall need trekking: 50 min
Altitude Difference: 270 m.
Easy route
Length 2 Km

Gortsia – Petrostrouga - Mouson Plateau 2700m

2 days/ 1 night * The walk takes about 7 hours to go plus 1h break and next day 6 hours to return. (This tour requires overnight stay at the refuge)

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One of The Greatest Trail!   14 km along the Litochoro – Prionia road a narrow road leads off to the right which ends at a parking area. This location is called Gortsia and from here a wide path starts which leads to Mouson Plateau and overnight  to the refuges Kakkalos  or  Giosos Apostolidis. Two thirds of the route passes though amazing forest while the rest is though an alpine landscape with low vegetation. Prior to beginning the ascent it is essential to stock up on water supplies as there is no spring along the route with a reliable flow of water.
Water can be found in the middle of the track to refuge PETROSTROUGA (2000m), where impressive age-old Pinus heldreichii  trees can be seen. Continuing up for some way the path reaches Skourta peak (2500 m) with a stunning view in all directions. It is from this point that a very narrow ridge called Laimos (neck) begins and leads to Mouson Plateau (2700m)
where the alpine landscape begins.
  Here (2.650m) there are two refuges with excellent kitchen and a room for overnight stay, Kakkalos Refuge  &  Giosos Apostolidis Refuge.      
Price List of Refuges >  here
                                          *Overnight cost in the refuge: 18e p/p  
    Next day using the refuges as a base it is the ideal location from which to make short climbs to the peaks of Toumba (2801 m) and Profitis Ilias (2803 m) > where on the top there is a very old chapel. It is also a good spot to take the path  which leads to Zonaria from which you can climb about -180m climb- to the high peak of Mount Olympus *Mytikas (2.918m/9573 ft).   
- Afternoon return to Litochoro. 

*[Depending physical condition & minimum of Climbing experience] we ascent to the main summit - Mytikas (2.918m/9573 ft)   *Mytikas in any case have extra cost
- climbing to the summit of Olympus (2918m) not need ropes. 70% of climbers do not use ropes. *photos & video => here
 *Anyone who thinks & feels need to climb to Mytikas with ropes have extra cost

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                         *Video of Mytikas here

     *** Also, this Tour can be done through another route, that is from 'Prionia' 1100m to the refuge A 'Agapitos' 2100m and then through a wild path which will lead us to the Muses Plateau! For more information we will inform you by email








 
Duration: 7 hours
Altitude Difference: 1670 m.
Route of moderate difficulty

Length 12 Km

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4 days/ 3 nights

The Greatest Trail & Tour of all!
 > some changes may be made in the program in the order of overnight stays due to the availability of beds in the Refuges!, e.g. Day '3' becomes Day '1' & Day '1' becomes '3'  
DAY1  : We meet in Litochoro and we transfer to Gortsia from where we begin our hike, at an altitude of 1.100m. The route from Gortsia  to Petrostrouga  refuge {with excellent kitchen and roomsis one of the most frequented hiking path on Mount Olympus. Most of the hike is through a thick forest of pine, beech and fir trees, and the path is in good condition and Petrostrougka Refuge are at an altitude of 1.940m
(Estimated Walking Time: approx. 3 hours)
..DAY2  : From the Petrostrouga refuge, we will follow a zig zaging path will bring us straight to Plateau of the Muses where there are two friendly refuges will accommodate us. refuges Kakkalos and Giosos Apostolidis.  This is an amazing day in breathtaking scenery. After lunch and relax  we will climb a small peak – named Profitis Ilias and Toumba – just above our refuge to admire superb views of Mt Olympus summits and deep gorges ( 2 hrs round trip ). An alpine plato at an altitude of 2700m
(Estimated Walking Time 4 hours)
  ...DAY3 : From Mouson Plateau we have two options according to groups fitness and weather conditions: Using the refuges as a base it is the ideal location from which to make short climbs to the peaks of Toumba (2801 m) and Profitis Ilias (2803 m) > where on the top there is a very old chapel. There are also high peaks of Mount Olympus. Or we ascent to the main path and crossing the spectacular precipice under the summit of Stefani - the throne of Zeus- with name Zonoria and  [Depending on fitness teams or minimum of Climbing experience] we ascent to the main summit *Mytikas (2.918m /9573 ft) -150m about climbing-
- climbing to the summit of Olympus (2918m) not need ropes. 70% of climbers do not use ropes. *photos & video => here
*{Mytikas have extra cost}
In the afternoon departure for the refuge Α - {Spilios Agapitos} where it will be overnight
(Estimated Walking for all day 4- 5 hours)
....DAY4 :   Last day starts with the downhill of mountain.  Will follow the E4 path (international path) to Litochoro, after easy walk we stop at Prionia place.(Prionia is one of the highest point which can be reached by car). Later we enter the Enippeas gorge,  and we will arrive at cave-chapel and the monastery of St. Dionysus, and then a short hike of 25' we will reach the hiking base "Gortsia" from where we started our 1st day and we have left the vehicle there to return us to Litochoro.  The route is quite tiring, but the varied geological features, the small lakes with crystal waters and the sheer provide a rare beauty and are entirely rewarding.
(Estimated Walking  6 hours)
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Some more information

 Mouson Plateau the refuges Kakkalos and Giosos Apostolidis.
 are at an altitude of (2650m).
  There is no spring water along the route with a reliable flow of water.
Water can be found in the middle of the track to refuge PETROSTROUGA as well as in all other shelters. Where impressive age-old Pinus heldreichii trees can be seen.
Mouson Plateau (2650m) where the alpine landscape begins.
  Here (2.650m) the two refuges have excellent kitchen and rooms for overnight stay, 
Price List of Refuges >  here
                                          *Overnight cost in the refuge: 18e p/p
*Mytikas in any case have extra cost
 *Anyone who thinks & feels need to climb to Mytikas with ropes and  helmet have extra cost
  Duration: 4 days
Altitude Difference: 2300 m.
Route of moderate difficulty 
Length : 30 Km

4 days Hiking Tour Exploration of Mt.Olympus 

in one day - Hiking up to 2.650m, or at the top 'Skala' 2.875m 
    - Just near to the divine peaks, like 'Mytikas' 2918m  

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 The walk takes about 6-7 hours to go and another 4-5 hours to return.  The total can be up to 12h

 At the Prionia location and parking lot 1100m, where we start off our walk.
*Caution is a very tedious route! 16km go & return with 1600m alt. difference. This means that you must have very good physical constitution!

A stunningly beautiful place, dominated by impressive rock faces and enormous mountain pine trees.
This route is a ascent to the position 'Zonaria' 2.650m,orat the top 'Skala' 2.882m.  A well paved path will take us up to 2100m and the refuge Α { Spilios Agapitos }. Here we take a good break and then we go to the place  Zonaria  2650m , just down from summit Mytikas*
 * climb to the summit Mytikas in any case have extra cost.

After rest and enjoyment of the wonderful view we return to Prionia.

  Cost: for 1 person 200 euro  -
  Cost  for 2 pers 100 euro p/p  and for 3 persons make an enquiry request 
 
 
Duration up/down: 10 ~ 12 hours
Altitude Difference: 1600 m.
*Tiring route - difficult






 

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Meeting Point 

Litochoro Square -

Behind the church in the Parking

There are discounts for groups and children. 

olympus webcam at 2650m

 &

weather station at 2650m

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