Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

Greece
Trekking
Self-Guided
Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

Prices

From $150USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Mountain hut, Guesthouse

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Highlights

Trek to the highest point in Greece on this self-guided tour

Walk along the Plain of the Muses and catch breathtaking vistas from way up high.

Relax in a cozy guesthouse before and after your trek and treat yourself to some local brews.

Feel a sense of enlightenment as you hike above the clouds.

Pay attention to mystical moments up here—you’re in a sacred place!

This tour is your chance to trek one of the most mystical mountains on earth: Mount Olympus. This self-guided journey starts in Litochoro, an enchanting town at the foot of Greece’s highest peak. Then you’ll spend two days on the mountain, sleeping in a mountain hut on the second night. You should be comfortable hiking up some serious elevation on this tour to reach the summit, a worthy reward for your effort.

Mount Olympus is a magical place. While on your journey, you’ll hike across wooden bridges, gorges, rivers, and forested areas that open to unbelievable views. You’ll likely make your way above the cloud line, at which point, take a moment to catch your breath and appreciate the surroundings. Skolio, the highest peak you’ll reach on the tour, marks your turnaround point at 2,911m. Once you return to Litochoro, indulge in a Greek feast and celebrate your accomplishment. For a serious hiking achievement, don’t miss the Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour!

Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Litochoro

Are you ready to start the journey to the top of Mount Olympus? Arrive in Litochoro to settle into your guesthouse. This tiny mountain town sits at the base of the great Mount Olympus, where you’ll likely meet many more hikers seeking the summit. Get prepared for your climb tomorrow: pack, eat a hearty meal, and head to bed early.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Litochoro
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Summit Mount Olympus

Waste no time! You’re off this morning to ascend the tremendous, majestic peak. A taxi will take you to the trailhead at Prionia, and then you’re off. Following part of the E4, a long-distance path running through parts of Europe, you’ll climb, climb, climb in the Enipeas Gorge, then reach a descent to the river.

Appreciate the one-of-a-kind atmosphere as you cross over wooden bridges in the lush forested area. After the gorge, you’ll catch your first sight of the summits. The trail now brings you closer and closer to your destination, reaching several viewpoints with spectacular views. The highest point you’ll reach today is the Skolio summit at 2,911m!

Later, head to the mountain hut for a well-earned rest.

Overnight Location
Mountain hut
Distance
6 hours, 15.7km, 1800m of ascent, 1000m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Hike the Plain of the Muses and Return to Litochoco

Wake up surrounded by the mythical peaks of Mount Olympus and prepare for your descent. You’ll pass by a couple of other mountain refuges as you hike along the plateau.

Continue eastward along the plain, admiring the never-ending views shrouded by a mysterious mist. Enjoy the downhill trail to Gortsia, where you’ll call a taxi to return to Litochoro. Treat yourself to a drink in a local tavern and celebrate your accomplishment of the last two days.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Litochoro
Distance
6.5 hours, 16.5km, 650m of ascent, 1600m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Departure

After breakfast, you’ll check out of the guesthouse, and your tour comes to an end. Continue on your way, knowing that you just climbed the highest peak in Greece!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour in Greece is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the number on the kind of room you prefer.

Please note that your chosen accommodation type doesn’t apply to mountain huts where only dormitory type accommodation is available. Prices below are per person:

Departure from May 7th to October 15th:

  • Price per solo traveller staying in a single room: €275EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 2 or more): €225EUR
  • Price per person sharing double or a twin room (groups of 2 or more): €175EUR
  • Price per person sharing double or a twin room (groups of 3 or more): €175EUR
  • Price per person sharing double or a twin room (groups of 4 or more): €150EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (groups of 3 or more): €150EUR
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Accommodation on the Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

This tour is based in a mountain hut and a guesthouse. The mountain huts have bunk bed arrangements, and the guesthouse rooms are double occupancy. In the guesthouse, single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Single rooms are not available in all accommodations on this tour. If you are a solo traveller or you prefer a single room where available, the required supplements are included in the listed prices.

Guesthouse Papanikolaou in Litochoro

Before and after your trek, relax in this comfortable guesthouse. It’s close to the main square yet quiet. Admire stunning views from the shared rooftop terrace.

Night 2

Mountain hut on Mount Olympus

In the midst of the mountains, you’ll sleep in a mountain refuge with dormitory bunk bed rooms and shared facilities.

Guesthouse Papanikolaou in Litochoro

Before and after your trek, relax in this comfortable guesthouse. It’s close to the main square yet quiet. Admire stunning views from the shared rooftop terrace.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour?

Meals

3 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 3 nights is included in the tour. You can book additional nights before or after your tour as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

You will receive a taxi transfer from Litochoro to Prionia to start the tour, and a taxi from Gortsia to Litochoro at the end. You’ll carry your belongings to the mountain refuge during the trek.

Also Included

  • Detailed route descriptions in English
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not included

  • Flights
  • Visas if required
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance or tourism tax
  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in any accommodation

Frequenty Asked Questions about Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

How hard is the Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable walking 6–8 hours daily. The elevation gain is challenging, and the trails are mostly rocky footpaths.

Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour?

3 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Litochoro to start this tour?

The closest airport to Litochoro is Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia (SKG). From there, you can take public transportation to the bus station, then take a regional bus to Litochoro.

Is the Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour guided?

No. You will be provided with all the necessary information to complete your self-guided tour.

Where does the Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour end?

The tour ends in Litochoro.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Greece?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Greece?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Greece for this tour?

The best time to travel to Greece for trekking is during the warmest months of the year, between June and September.

S-Cape Travel Greece is a Greek outdoor company, established in 1994 and member of the S-Cape Group of companies since 2010.

At S-Cape Greece you find a varied portfolio of active and adventure trips that offer you a hands-on experience of Greece, having time to slowing down and appreciate the details: view the sites and landscapes, savor the specialties, meet and mingle with the locals and learn about the culture.

All our trips and itineraries are developed by our team of professional walkers and cyclists who have a keen eye for great trails, exciting itineraries, breath-taking scenery and good quality accommodation that share our vision on sustainable travel.

If you travel on one of our self-guided trips, you receive a Destination Manual with information on the country and a state-of-the-art Road Book with detailed route description, turn by turn diagrams of each crossing and explanatory text. On top, you can navigate the route in your own smartphone via our excellent S-Cape Travel App.

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Prices

From $150USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Mountain hut, Guesthouse

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

Rated 4.9 on Google Reviews
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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable walking 6–8 hours daily. The elevation gain is challenging, and the trails are mostly rocky footpaths.

Local guide

Maria

Athens, Greece

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+1 (587) 327-9828

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