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Experience a unique adventure and ski with the throne of Zeus and the sea in the background! Enjoy a long weekend ski safari on East Olympus!

On those four days, we are going to get familiar with the mythical mountain, through an inspirational guiding in the exhibition center of the National Park of Olympus. We will enjoy the east slopes of Olympus based in Petrostrouga refuge. We will visit the famous Muses Plateau, Laimos ridge, ski on the couloirs, and gaze at the panoramic view of Olympus highlands and the Aegean sea!

A great opportunity to enjoy the ski on its highest mountain, Mount Olympus. Live a unique experience with authentic people, taste the famous Greek cuisine in a welcome environment!Pindus range Pades village

panorama of Olympus summits

In this 4 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.

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

Last run - Departure

Today is our last date and given the chance of enough snowcoverage we are going to skiing down from a North face slope. If you like we can start early in the morning to have the chance to be promote at Skourta summit for a last gaze at Throne of Zeus and had a longer run. Depending always on your departure time

  • Transfer from/to Thessaloniki
  • All local transfers on the mountain (off-road vehicle or pickup different place)
  • Μountain guide
  • 1 accommodation in a hotel or guesthouse
  • 2 accommodation in a mountain refuge
  • 3 meals
  • 3 lunch pack
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 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
  • 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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