Olympus, the highest Greek mountain with an altitude of 2.918m (Mytikas peak), is the country’s first National Park.
One of the most unforgettable experiences Olympus can offer you, is the ascent of its highest peaks, Mytikas and Skolio, attainable in just one day with the help of a mountain guide.
Also, Hiking routes around the village of Agios Dimitrios, of low and difficult level, depending on the hikers’ preferences.
One day climb to Mytika (2.918m), the highest peak of Olympus, in 3 hours. Recommended climbing period (June – October). Difficult access to a dirt road of 15km from the village of Kalyvia to Christaki Refuge (2.600m). 4×4 vehicle is needed. Follows hiking to Skolio and Mytikas peaks in about 2.30 hours. A certified mountain guide is necessary- available from our hotel upon request.
For demanding hikers who have time and want to cover miles. Starting point: Olympus Training Centre for Mountain Races and Ski (KEOAX) / Vrysopoules – Agios Antonios – Skolio. Climb to Skolio (2.912m) from KEOAX, 11.4km to Agios Antonios and about 14.5km to Skolio. Trough hiking lovers can continue to Mytikas (2.918m), a 2 hours hiking.
Hiking in the Pieria Mountains of the Muses
A difficult route which requires patience and physical fitness is a climb to Olympus from the village of Kokkinopilos. The route is officially mapped on the mountaineering map, as the big race of Faethon Olympus Marathon is hosted there every year. Follow closely the European path E4, of 6 hours duration from Kokkinopilos to Skolio.
The Naoum / Xerolaki stream, which starts from the northwest slopes of the high peaks of Mount Olympus, from the rocky cavity of Megala Kazania. It then winds around two emblematic peaks of Northern Olympus. The climbing peak Naum and the mountaineering peak Skolio. The route ends at the Plateau of Muses.
Mount Olympus is a mountain that requires good organization and good information beforehand. This is why we advise you, at the time of your reservation, to contact the reception of the hotel or our partners, in order to book the activities that interest you in advance.
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