Mount Olympus Ascent - Greece
Day 1: Rendezvous at Thessaloniki Airport in the afternoon. KE Land Only package services begin with a single transfer to our hotel in Litohoro. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: As an introduction to the area, we drive up to Prionia, then trek back down to our hotel in Litohoro. En route we see the Dionysios Monastery and trek through Mavrolongos Gorge.
Day 3: After driving back up to Prionia, we begin our trek through beech and pine woodland, climbing 1000 metres to our overnight stop at the Refuge Spilios Agapitos (2100m / 6890ft).
Day 4: Crossing alpine meadows and rocky scree, we hike to the top of the peaks Skala and Skolio, with brilliant views of the rocky main summit, Mytikas. We return to our refuge for the night.
Day 5: Today, there is the option to complete the 5-hour round trip to the bare rock summit of Mytikas (2917m / 9570ft), which involves easy scrambling and requires a head for heights.
Day 6: To complete our exploration of this rocky massif, we trek across to the summit of Profitis Ilias and then descend to overnight at the Refuge SEO on Muses Plateau.
Day 7: Descending the mountain via a different route, we trek via Skourta Point and Petrostruga. Arriving at the road, we meet our transport for the ride back to the hotel in Litohoro.
Day 8: After breakfast at the hotel, there is a single group transfer to Thessaloniki Airport, where KE Land Only package services end.
This holiday involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2500 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at altitude.