Olympus Off-the-beaten path
€250 per person
Do you seek for a little more adventure off the beaten path?
There is a good variety of wild and slightly technical but rewarding routes starting the hike from the North side of Olympus. Reach the Muses Plateau, several peaks and the summit Mytikas off the beaten path. The difficulty level rises here but with our highly experienced and trusty guides this is business as usual!
We recommend these routes for those who like to push their boundaries a little further and enjoy the silence of the mountain away from the busy paths. You can combine this trip with other mountain activities such as climbing, canyoning and mountain biking to satisfy your adventurous mind.
Contact us to customize this trip for you!
See also: Olympus 2-day
Dress CodeComfortable athletic clothing, hiking/approach shoes, hat and warm jacket. See FAQ section for more information.
IncludedAccommodationPersonal GuideTransportationTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedBeverages and snacksBreakfastMeals
Where is the meeting point and when?The meeting place and time will be customized for you.
What fitness level is required?This tour is rated at difficulty level of 4/5 and therefore a relative good fitness level is required being able to hike for up to 9 hours in a single day (second day, mostly descend).
What equipment do we recommend?
- Backpack (20-40L). You will need to carry all your stuff for the 1-2 day outing so a daypack is not enough.
- Hiking boots or αππροαψη shoes with rugged outsole will be fine.
- A good grade waterproof jacket for weather changes.
- A warm midlayer.
- Long trousers and also shorts if you prefer for the daytime hiking.
- Sleeping bag with min. 0-10C temperature grading that you will need for sleeping in the refuge or a tent.
- Sun cream and hat
- Hiking poles
- Water bottle min. 750ml
What is the best hiking season in mountain Olympus?The best season is July to September.The snow accumulated from winter months usually melt by the end June and therefore the conditions become easier for hiking. August is the warmest month with temperature even up to 30C are usual even at the higher altitudes. Don’t forget it is a mountain and weather conditions can be altered fast so be also prepared for some rain during the summer months.
What is the distance and elevation gain of each hike day?This will be customized upon request.
What about the technical difficulty of the route?There is a selection of routes that can be approached by hike alone and some more technical routes where the use of ropes and beginner climbing level ability is needed. Let's customize it for you.
Is there a porter service?There is no porter service available. Make sure you don’t carry unnecessary stuff with you.
What about the food, sleep and shower during our tour?The overnight stay and eating is done at organized refuges or mountain refuges. For sleeping these offer bunk beds at shared rooms. The rooms are heated only if the outside temperature gets low and warm blankets are provided.The typical meals offered are:Breakfast: bread, butter, honey, Nutella, cheese and coffee, tea, milkLunch and dinner: Hot meals like pasta with red sauce, beef or sausage, beef with potatoes, bean or lentil soup (vegetarian option), greek salad with feta cheese and bread.Shower water is not available as there is shortage of water and enough only for the basic requirements.
Is there electrical supply up on the mountain?Power for charging your mobile phone and camera batteries can be supplied at the refuges however because of the high demand the availability of a socket might not be possible. We recommend the use of powerbanks for the charging of your devices.
From 250 euros/person depending on the number of participants, the duration and the extra activities you may add.