Christos Kakalos Mountain Hut

The alpine mountain hut Christos Kakalos belongs to the Greek Mountaineering & Climbing Federation (www.eooa.gr). It is located on the Plateau of Muses at an elevation of 2,650m. It was named after Christos Kakalos the infamous Mount Olympus hunter who guided Swiss climbers Fred Boissonnas and Daniel Baud Bovy to realize the first recorded ascent to Olympus highest peak Mytikas on the 2nd of August 1913. Christos Kakalos also achieved the inaugural ascent of the summit of Stefani (Throne of Zeus) in 1921 with the Swiss topographer Marcel Kurz.
The mountain hut has an accommodation capacity of 17 people and offers lodging, food and toilets. There is no space for camping around the mountain hut. During the summer the mountain hut is operational from the last weekend of May to first weekend of November. The winter season starts in early March and lasts until mid/late April depending on the snow coverage.