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Mt. Olympus walking / hiking routes

6. Enipeas gorge crossing.

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We meet at Litochoro, the main little town of the eastern side of Mt. Olympus. From Litochoro, transfer by road in your means of transport to the Prionia location or the monastery of Agios Dionysios (asphalt road), both at about 1100m, from where we start our walk. It is an amazingly beautiful place to cross, drowned in greenery, with Enipeas stream running along with us. On the way, we stop by one of the numerous crystal clear pools, where we have our lunch and hot drinks. Our guides will introduce you to the very interesting and unique in many cases flora of Mt. Olympus! We are at the very heart of the lower part of the mountain. We finish at the Mili Litochorou location just outside Litochoro, at 300m. The walk takes about 5.30’ to 6.00' hours and is classed as moderate. For more about the gorge and the area, here. 

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Price: 35.00€ p.p.

 

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7. One day higher Olympus ascent.

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We meet at the Prionia location and parking space at 1100m, where we start off our walk. A stunningly beautiful place, dominated by impressive rock faces and enormous mountain pine trees. A well paved path will take us up to 2100m and the refuge B or Spilios Agapitos, in about 3.00’ hours, a good time to cover 1000m of altitude. Unique views down to Enipeas gorge and the Aegean Sea, as well as the high summits above, accompany us all the way up to the refuge. We give time to ourselves to soak the energy and atmosphere of this very special place, while talking about the endless history of this mountain - symbol. The walk is classed as moderate.

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The refuge is situated on a natural balcony with amazing views all around! After a good rest, a drink and a light lunch, we continue up to the higher parts of the mountain, closing the high summits. At about 2300m, we leave behind the last trees and move up in alpine terrain, aiming for Skala summit.

Once on Skala (after 2.30’ hours of demanding / challenging walk) we enjoy great views of the dominating rocky tower of Mytikas, the highest summit of the mountain, all the other high summits, and much beyond them…

Return to the refuge and Prionia via the same route (an other 3.30’ to 4.00' hours). In order to fully complete this walk, there must be an early start and meeting at Prionia.

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Price:
40.00€ p.p. for up to the Refuge A' and a little higher.
55.00€ p.p. for up to Skala summit.
 
 

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A three day ascend is the ideal choice as a short visit to the mountain, but for someone who runs short of time in the country altogether, then a two day ascent seems the second best.

 

What follows for your information, is accommodation and food costs on the mountain, as well as our guidance costs for 1, 2 and 3 day ascends of the mountain.

 

(Prices as they are up to now).

1/ Accommodation: Fully equipped mountain refuge with toilet facilities: 12.00€ / person / night.

 

2/ Breakfast full (butter, marmalade, bread, tea/coffee/milk, eggs/omelet):10.00 € / person.

 

3/ Breakfast plain (butter, marmalade, bread, tea/coffee/milk/chocolate): 6.00 to 7.00€ / person.

 

4/ Light lunch: 7.00€ / person.

 

5/ Dinner full meal (two or three choices like soupe, spageti, meat, potatoes, salad, cheese e.t.c): 10.00 to 12.00€ / person.

 

You can also get biscuits, chocolate and drinks at the refuges.

 

 

The program:

Day 1: At 09:00 meeting at Litochoro square. Transfer by road to Prionia location, (car parking place) at 1200 m.

At about 10:30 we start our walk from prionia. After a three hours’ walk on a well marked path, we reach refuge A or Spilios Agapitos, at 2100 m. Here we have a good rest, admiring the view over a drink and a light lunch. At about 15:30, we set off for the muses plateau, our today’s destination. It will take us about two hours to reach the plateau, at 2720 m. A fantastic walk to reach a unique place! We are very close to the summits and the Gods themselves! There will be plenty of time to wonder around this beautiful place, have a good rest and enjoy your evening meal.

 

Day 2: Summit day. A very early start at 04:00.(Safety first and a fantastic sun rise from the summit are two very good reasons for such an early start). We should reach the highest summit (Mytikas 2917 m.) at about 06:30 to 07:00.

Back to the refuge before noon. We have a very well earned rest and lunch. At 14:00 we start off down the mountain. We should be back to prionia at 18:00.

 

For a three day ascend, after the main (Mytikas) summit, we climb Skolio summit 2904m.  (the third highest), we return to the muses plateau, where we have a well earned rest and spend the night. Next morning, after breakfast, we climb the impressive rocky summit “the throne of Zeus” or “Stefani” 2911m., the second highest. After a light lunch, we return to Prionia via a deferent route. We have done the three main summits of the mountain and a high altitude crossing of the Gods’ mountain.

For the guidance, for two people, add 100.00 €.

 

What to have with you, apart from your seasonal clothing:

1/  Walking boots or good sports shoes.

 

2/  A day back pack (30 to 50lt)

 

3/  Extra tee shirts and under wear.

 

4/  Water flask or simply a plastic water bottle.

 

5/  Sun glasses

 

6/  Hat

 

7/  Sun protective cream.

 

8/  Fleecy jacket or pullover.

 

9/  Windproof jacket.

 

A head lamp and walking sticks not necessary, but they can help.

 

For your transfers to the mountain area, from where you will be in Greece, if you need our help, please let us know. In our web site www.olympostrek.gr you will find more about us.

 

Two day ascend cost.

The cost for guidance, all arrangements and safety equipment (protective helmets):

  • For up to 2 people the sum of 300.00 € has to be shared between the participants.
  • For up to 6 persons the sum of 410.00 € has to be shared between the participants.
  • From 7 persons up to 10 (max. no of people per group), the sum of 590.00 € has to be shared between the participants.

Meals are to be paid by you at the spot, depending up on what you consume.

You can bring your own food if you wish.

 

Price Includes

Experienced guides-instructors.

All the appropriate activity's equipment.

Beginners' introductory lesson before the activity.

Picnic-lunch after the activity.

Local transfers on dirt road, when needed.

Hot drinks and cookies during the activity.

The above prices are without the V.A.T.

Prices / Offers

The above prices concern individuals and small groups of up to 8-10 persons. For larger or much larger groups, the prices can be reduced, after our mutual agreement.

If you’re a group of at least 4 people, normaly, you have the flexibility to book any activity at any time you choose. Otherwise you book within another group.

In case of being less than the above minimum of 4 persons, and still no other group available to join in, then, in order to do the chosen activity, the sum of the 4 persons minimum has to be paid.

For the activity of rafting, for every group of 8 persons one person is for free.