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Emblematic – Unique – Mythical!

On the way to the top - Olympus

Live a unique experience on this full three days itinerary on the mythical mountain!

You may have Mount Olympus on your wish list… and those three days will fullfill all of your expectations!

As we climb the mythical mountain trails we will go through special points of interest, get to know local stories, legends and mythology that is beyond the mythical mountain, you will be in the most suitable places to photograph the unique landscapes of Olympus. It is not just a climb it is an experiential tour! And for those for whom the top is the goal, they will have the chance to do so with equipment and safety.

For the braves one who will climb to Mytikas, they will experience the awe that Daniel-Baud Bovy, Fred Boissonnas and Christos Kakalos felt when they first stepped on the summit. The feeling they experienced was reflected in the characteristic phrase written by Boissonnas: “We have arrived! The first people, after the gods left “. Around Mytikas, ravines and precipices, sometimes hiding in the fog and sometimes offering you incomparable views!

After the activity, the pictures you will take with you will follow you for a long time and the photos on the mythical slopes will arouse unprecedented emotions. Mytikas will no longer be just a photo postcard for you

 

After the activity one thing is for sure, the pictures you will take with you will follow you for a long time and the photos on the fabulous slopes will arouse unprecedented emotions.

We keep the best for last, as soon as we get off we will have our festive meal near to Enipeas river!

Will YOU, follow us on this adventure?

Mytikas

Join us on a tour where secrets, stories, and myths will unfold as we climbing. Each point has its own story, we will pass by Petrostrouga, the place where the glacial formations on the rocks took their name from the shepherds, will visit the cave of Vassilis Ithakisiou, where a great contemporary painter lived and painted all of his painting up to the mountain. 

On the way to the top - Olympus

We will find ourselves enjoying the view of the throne of Zeus from Skourta summit, will stay on the famous Muses Plateau, and we will find the face of Zeus carved on the rocks, in the afternoon we will enjoy the wonderful sunset near to Stefani and the next day early in the morning we will staring at the unique sunrise from the Prophet Elias chappel! 

Sun Rise Petrostrouga Olympus Refuge

Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 04:00

Gkortsia - Petrostrouga refuge

Our journey will begin with a visit to the exhibition center of the Olympus National Park, where we will have an introductory tour of what we are going to see these 3 days. At the end of this informative tour we will head to Gkortsia, our starting point of today hiking. The train is passing through a dense beech forest that alternates with pines and fir trees. On our way to the refuge, just before reach our destination, we will make a short detour to the point where one of the greatest contemporary Greek painters, Vassilis Ithakisios, lived for 20 summers. Here he painted his paintings, influenced by mythology, muses and the untouched nature. Until now you can find find some names of the muses who had painted them on the rock with a special mosaic writing. We need 30 minutes more to find Petrostrouga refuge which emerge through the centuries-old Bosnian pine trees. The refuge serves fresh delicious food and a cosy living room Hiking hours: 4 – 5 hours Hiking distance: 6 km Starting point: 1100 meters Highest point: 1945 meters Gain altitude: 900 meters Accomodation: in bunk beds in a refuge Meals: lunch, dinner

Day 2

Time : 08:00

Petrostrouga refuge - Muses Plateau

The next day after a wonderfull sunrise and our breakfast, the day will find us on the trail to the Muses plateau, we will pass through the huts of the Shepherds and we will head to the top of Skourta. As we ascending where the tree zone ends and alpine zone starts an enhanting panoramic view to the Thermaikos gulf, Thessaloniki and the great Olympus Riviera, will magnetize our gaze. But what will fascinate you will be the spectacle of the ridge that leads to the plateau of the Muses and the throne of Zeus. The most difficult part of our ascent ends and from here we will have the opportunity to almost all of the 55 peaks over 2000 meters that Olympus has. Arriving at the plateau we will settle at the refuge Giosos Apostolidis, food, some rest and the adventurous we leave for the top with our guide. The end of the day will find us in Portes ridge to enjoy the unique sunset from 2750 meters. Hiking hours: 3 – 4 hours Hiking distance: 6 km Starting point: 1945 meters Highest point: 2650 meters Gain altitude: 850 meters Accommodation: : in bunk beds in a refuge Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3

Time : 08:00

On our way down

On third day we will wake up early and hike to the to the top of the prophet Elias summit, just 15 minutes away to enjoy a spectacular sunrise and the throne of Zeus that will be illuminated by the first sun light! We will return to the refuge, pack up and head to Refuge A, where we will have our breakfast. From here we need 3 more hours to Prionia where we will have our festive meal near to Enipeas river and its breeze! Hiking hours: 5-7 hours Muses Plateau – Skolio summit distance: 6 km Starting point – Muses Plateau: 2650 meters Highest point: 2912 meters Gain altitude Muses Plateau - Skolio: 650 meters Ending Point: Prionia meters Total distance that we will cover on 3rd day: 15 km Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Transfer
  • Lunch pack on the 1st day (sandwich with feta, water, and soft drink)
  • Lunch pack on the 2nd day (sandwich with feta cheese, egg, 1.5 liters of water)
  • mountain leader
  • guided tour throughout the program
  • guide for the summit
  • climbing and safety equipment for the summit
  • Liability coverage of activity
  • 2 nights on a bunked bed in a mountain refuge
  • 2 breakfasts at the mountain refuges
  • organization and management in case of an early departure or in an incident
  • alcohol  drinks and soft drinks
  • meals not mentioned
  • what is not mentioned in the program
  • early departure cost
  • mountain rescue costs
  • personal expenses
  • gratuities (optional)
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