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Experience a special ski safari in South Europe! Get ready for a 10days ski safari in Northern Greece!

This is your opportunity to live a different experience through a ski safari in Greece! Ski on its highest mountain, Mount Olympus. Ski on its largest mountain range, Pindos. Live a unique experience with authentic people, taste the famous Greek cuisine in a welcome environment!Pindus range Pades village

Large areas of woodland with snow-capped peaks, a picturesque view towards the Aegean sea, forest trails and old pathways, fast-flowing rivers crowned with stone bridges, and striking lakes create the ideal setting for having a truly memorable experience during your winter holidays.

panorama of Olympus summits

In this 10 days excursion, we will have the chance to ski or board in the most incredible mountains of Greece! First of all, we are going to visit Mount Olympus. The most famous mountain in Greece, as it is the highest and was believed to be the abode of the ancient Gods! 

It is only 5 km away from the sea and with a height of 2918 meters is the highest in Greece. But it's not only those two that make it special. The dense vegetation that reaches up to 2300 meters, many ravines, and the alpine landscape with the prominent throne of Zeus and the background of the blue Aegean, make it a very special ski destination. We will spend on this mountain 5 days to feel its majority.

Our second destination is the Pindus mountain range, the largest mountain range in Greece, 160km long! And with the second-highest mountain in Greece located here, mount Smolikas with an elevation of 2637m

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival

Arrival and transfer to Litochoro. Depending on our time we will have our meal either on our way, either at Litochoro. Check-in at the hotel and a briefing for the next day.

Meals: dinner

Day 2

Petrostrouga refuge

We will take our breakfast and sort our equipment we will need for the mountain. After that we will go for an inspirational tour at the exhibition center of the National Park and head towards to our starting point, Gkortsia. From here the refuge is 5,5km away with an astonished view to Thermaikos gulf. A soup for recovery and dedending of the sunlight we may have some time for a quick ascending and some fun between the Bosnian pine trees.

Meals: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner

Day 3

Muses Plateau

Today we will have all the day to reach the famous Muses Plateau with the Throne of Zeus! We will pass through a sharp ridge where we can enjoy the astonished panoramic view to the sea and of the mythical mountain. We will return back at Petrostrouga for the night.

Meals: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner

Day 4

Petrostrouga - Koromilia

Today we are going to leave the east face of the mountain, through a different way with more north faces slope. If we start early we can have the chance to gain some more meters for our run.
For the night we are going to stay in a guest house at Petra village.

Meals: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner

Day 5

Skolio summit

We will start our day early in the morning, from the village of Petra. We will be transfered by off-road vehicles up to about 1400 meters. From there we will start to skin up with a total gain altitude of 1500 meters. From the top of Skolio, the second highest on Mount Olympus, we will enjoy the unique view of the highlands of Olympus and the Aegean. Then we will ski down either from the same way or a narrow couloir, back to same point

Day 6

Ski fun around Christakis valley

Today we are going to have some fun on the high valleys of Olympus! A great full day of ski tour with many alternations

Day 7

Meteora and trasfer to Pades

You can say that it will our rest day, and we take the advantage to visit one of 18 UNESCO's heritage in Greece. Meteora is a well known destination for its exceptional giantatic rocks raised up directly to the sky. Late in the afternoon we will be moved to the village we are going to stay and start our next adventure next day

Day 8

Smolikas mountain

Αn awesome mountain with many alternatiosn on its landscape. Generally gentle ascent and many options for skiing down, with long runs, appropriate for splitboarders. If your goal is the summit we should start early in the morning!

Day 9

Samarina

Today we are going to explore the wild side of the mountain near to Samarina. We are going for ski around the unspoiled region of Valia Kirna with many ravines, couloirs, small rivers and the majestic agelong Bosnian pine trees

Day 10

Vasilitsa - Departure

It is the last date, but still we have a last chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery! If we start up early and the weather is clear we will gaze an incredible sunrise with mount Olympus on the background! Get ready, It is not still over!

  • Transfer from/to Thessaloniki
  • All local transfers on the mountain (off-road vehicle or pickup different place)
  • Μountain guide
  • 9 accommodation (hotel or guest house or mountain refuge)
  • 9 meals
  • 8 lunch pack
  • Liability coverage
  • Personal expenses and consumption
  • Beverages and alcohol drinks
  • Meals that not describe
  • Expenses that may arise due to early departure
  • Rent of equipment
  • Guiding in Thessaloniki
  • Mountain rescue cost
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Clothing for mountaineering ski. Be sure that you have some extra clothes with you.

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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