Today is the big day, a good walk with a bit of scrambling to the summit of Mount Olympus. Expect to start early from the Spilios Agapitos Refuge, a zig-zagging path leads you under the main summits. As you ascend the trees disappear and you are hiking on a rock, with great views. Just before the Zonaria Fork (2,480m), your guide will need to decide which route to take, as there are two options for route today. The route choice depends on the trail conditions, weather forecast, and your fitness.
The first option is to hike up to Skala at 2,882 meters and then crossing a narrow ridge climb to the summit of Skolio at 2,911metres. This route requires the use of your hands.
If the group’s fitness is good and the weather permits (and most importantly there is no snow), the group can ascend to the main summit of Mount Olympus, Mytikas (2,917metres). This route follows a narrow gully and involves about 1km of scrambling. This route up takes about 3 hours and covers 2.9km, 818m of elevation.
After reaching one or more of the summits, you will descend by the path you came up on. Then you will take a crossing pass that goes under the summit of Stefani – the throne of Zeus – and down to the alpine plateau of Mouses (2,700m), the Kakkalos Refuge will accommodate the group.