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A day familiarization of mount Olympus, an ideal route for those who want to walk on the mythical mountain. The ideal route for winter and summer, where you can get to know the mythical mountain with its different vegetation zones and the unique perennial robolas (Pinus Heildreichii - Bosnian pine trees). Our hiking takes place along a dense forest that is constantly alternating with beech forest to pine trees and firs and ends up with an impressive forest with Bosnian pine trees in the area of ​​Petrostrouga, where Sarakatsani a local shepherds tribe used to spend the summer up here with their herd. For the more dare one, we can continue for another 1.5 hours at the top of the Skourta summit where the sky and sea become one at the bottom of the horizon.

 

Duration of activity: 8 - 10 hours

Hiking duration: 4-5 hours ascending, 3-4 hours descent

Distance: 11.5 km (return)

Starting point: 1100 meters

Highest point: 1945 meters or 2450m for those that reach Skourta

Gain altitude: 950 meters (plus 500meters for those that hike till Skourta)

We will meet up at  8:00 and will head to the core of the Olympus National Park, at Gkortsia, where our hiking will start. Our hiking follows a wonderful forest trail with frequent alternations in the zone of beech trees, pines, fir and at the end the famous Robola (Bosnian pine trees). Our ascent is estimated to have a total duration of 3 hours. Our first stop will be after about 1 hour in a glade in the dense forest. As we continue our next stop will be in 1 hour on the ridge of the top of Koka, a short breath and the last uphill is in front of us, at the end of our ascend we will follow the trail to the place where one of greatest modern Greek painters, Vassilis Ithakios, lived for 20 summer seasons. We will find ourselves in the cave where he spent more than 20 summers and had it as a starting point for his artistic pursuits, there you can still find 2 names of Muses that he had painted in a special way on the rocks. From here, Petrostrouga refuge is only half an hour away, a  wonderful shelter surrounded by age-old Bosnian pine trees and with its breathtaking view of the Greek blue, Aegean sea, and the light blue sky! Here we will choose whether to make a short stop for rest and light snacks or spend more time to eat. Our return will take place from the same trail to Gortsia.

  • Information, local stories, mythology
  • Mountain leader
  • Transfer
  • snack pack (sandwich with feta cheese, cucumber, tomato, olive or some other greek delicatessen (eg. pie)
  • On "Full Package" includes a meal in a tavern or to the shelter (main course, salad shared by two, and side dish shared by two)
  • Liability coverage
  • The "Basic Package" package does not include a meal in a tavern or shelter
  • personal expenses
  • beverages and alcohol drinks
  • costs that may result from early withdrawal from the program
  • gratuities (optional)

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  • Pricing Name
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  • Pricing Name Basic package (activity, snack pack, water, transfer)
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    2 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 2 - 20 Pax ) 80,00 0,00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Full package (activity, snack-pack, water, meal, transfer)
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    2 - 8 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 8

    Adult ( 2 - 8 Pax ) 95,00 0,00 /Person

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Generally, wear comfortable clothes and have extra pair clothes with you to change where we will stop or after activity. We suggest snicker NO open shoes, and long trouser. Below you can find a suggest list depending on the activity. Do not hesitate to speak with us for an extra consultation.

rain jacket (just in case)
long trouser
extra T-shirt
fleece or pullover
towel
swimsuit
extra dry clothes

one small backpack (15lt)
one flask to fill up fresh water from a spring
personal drugs
swimsuit
towel
poles and carry mat if you have
In case that you need equipment, we will be happy to serve you, just ask!

It is good for the shoe to have a "tractor" sole so that it does not slip. However, you can also come with your snickers, but you should be careful in some wet places or after rain

We will bring for you water and snack, that includes a sandwich with feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, or other local snack like pie. Let us know about special dietary needs. Of course, feel free to bring your own favorite snack with you

Our pace is adapted to the average person and can be followed by anyone, even children over 10 years old safely and without resentment. During the excursion we will definitely take some short breaks for photos in the most beautiful places

In the most excursions is permitted to swim on the river. Especially on the excursion of Waterfun and Thermal bath this is the core of the excursion. Restriction is only applying at Enipeas river where is the core of a National Park. The best period for an open cold water is from end of May till end of September, depending on the weather condition also. Thermal baths you can visited all year round and the feeling and the scenery is more beautiful in autumn and wintertime! You choose…

Most of our excursions are suitable all year round. Of course for ski touring we need snow and some other excursion are more enjoyable in spring, summer and autumn

Sunscreen
Hat
Sunglasses
snickers
long pants
swimwear,
towel, slippers, bag for the wet clothes
extra clothes
personal medicines
if you are allergic let us know
tell us about a health problem that may affect your activity
dietary preferences (vegeterian, vegan, religious restrictions) in case the trip includes food

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