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1 Day summit Olympus

1 Day summit Olympus

...climb to Mytikas from a "secret" path

ACTIVE PERIOD
June-October
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
3
DURATION
9 hrs
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
1
1 Day summit Olympus
Price from €100
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Overview

A lesser known but very beautiful route to the summit of legendary Mt. Olympus in just one day!

Mt.Olympus, mythical home of the ancient Greek Gods! Rising almost straight from the Aegean Sea to a height of 2.917 meters, it is the tallest mountain in Greece and the second tallest mountain in the Balkans. Its slopes are broken by steep, densely forested gorges with stunning waterfalls and impressive caves. Home to the lesser gods and other spirits according to mythology. Its 52 peaks in total are snow-capped for almost 8 months of the year and often remain hidden in the clouds the rest of the time. Its highest peak and the one we are summiting on our 1 Day Summit Olympus, is Mytikas at an elevation of 2.918 m!

Meeting point
Kalivia village square, Olympos - Elassona
Meeting time
08.00 am
End of activity
17.00 pm

Highlights

We will meet in the center of Kalivia village and with 4×4 vehicles we will then drive off towards Christakis mountain hut. The first 20 kilometres up to the location is a tarmac road. Then it becomes a dirt road for another 22 kilometres (about 1-hour drive) until we reach the mountain hut at 2.430 meters altitude. Leaving our vehicles there, we set off on foot for the rest of the way. We will follow the E4 European Trail for approximately 60 to 70 minutes! We traverse the peak of Skolio at an altitude of 2.912 m until we reach Skala. The most difficult part of our hike starts here. We continue our hike up to the location Kakoskala and scramble our way up to the top! Mytikas at an elevation of 2.918 meters has been reached!

The total duration for this part of the hike depends on the size of our group, their previous experience and fitness level. It may last between 2-4 hours.

This tour is ideal for those who don’t want to hike all the way up to the mountain top yet don’t want to miss out on the beauty of this legendary mountain! Join us on this alternative route up to the summit of Mt. Olympus and enjoy the majestic hiking experience it offers!

Fixed Guaranteed Departure Dates for 2022 (100 € / person):

  • June:             5 & 19
  • July:              3, 17 & 31
  • August:         14 & 28
  • September:  11 (fully booked) & 25
  • October:        9, 23 & 28

 

There is also the possibility of climbing to Skolio (2912m), the second highest peak in Greece, which has easier access: 3-4 hours total hiking and no need to use safety equipment (helmet-harness-rope).

ALTITUDE
2,918m.

General Info

DURATION
9 hrs
ACTIVE PERIOD
June-October
PRICE

Fixed Guaranteed Dates - price/person: 100€/ pp

Private tours - Price/ person: 

300 € for 1 participant
160 € /pp for 2 participants
120 € /pp for 3 participants
100 € /pp for 4+ participants 

Only for ascent to Skolio:
200 € for 1 participant
120 € /pp for 2 participants
 90 € /pp for 3+ participants

Participation requirements

  • Ages 13 - 70 years old (children accompanied by their parents)
  • Good physical & mental condition 
  • Absence of acrophobia(afraid of heights)

Tour inclusions

  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • Local transfer, with a 4×4 vehicle, from Kalivia to Christakis mountain hut and back
  • All necessary equipment for the activity (helmet, harness)
  • Light Snack
  • Special "passport - info guide" for Litochoro village, including discount in selected shops
  • Taxes 
  • Liability insurance 

Tour exclusions

  • Food & drinks
  • What is not mentioned above

Analytical program

08:00: Meeting at Kalivia Village (central square) with your guide and briefing (from Elassona city 20 minutes’ drive by car)
08:15: Transfer to the mountain hut Christakis (2.400m) – 2 hours drive on a dirt road
09:30: Our hike begins
11:30: Arrival on the small Plateau of Kakoskala (2.860m) for a snack
13:00: Summit Mytikas (2.918m)
16:00: Arrival in the mountain hut Christakis (2.400m)
17:00: Arrival to Kalivia village – end of activity 

Equipment

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1 Day summit Olympus

...climb to Mytikas from a "secret" path

Price from €100

RESERVE NOW

FAQs

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME

  • what is listed above in Equipment section

WHEN IS THE ACTIVITY AVAILABLE

  • From June to October
  • It is possible to be implemented on other dates, upon communication 

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM

  • Duration of hiking-scrambling: 6-7 hours
  • Total program duration: 9-10 hours

WHATS THE MEETING POINT & TIME

Meeting point: Kalivia village square, Olympos - Elassona, find the location here

Meeting time: 08.00 am

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