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Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus is the tallest mountain in Greece, with its highest peak being 2,917 meters tall. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, about 80 km (50 mi) southwest from Thessaloniki.
In 1938, Olympus became the first national park in Greece and since is carefully watched over by the government in order to maintain and preserve its incredible, unique nature, which is truly its biggest highlight.
Basic Info
Altitude
Location: Greece
Known for: The highest point of Greece, myths and legends
Activity type: hiking, climbing
2917 m
1087 m
Summit(s): Mytikas (2917 m, Skolio (2911 m), Skala (2866 m)
Prominence: 2353 m
Duration:
1-5 days
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Discover Olympus

First National Park of Greece
In 1938, Olympus became the first national park in Greece and since is carefully watched over by the government in order to maintain and preserve its incredible, unique nature, which is truly its biggest highlight. The national park houses more than 1700 species of plants, animals and birds.


Unique bold nature
The research of Olympus' plants started almost 200 years ago, and according to these studies the National Park of Olympus is considered one of the richest flora regions in Greece. More than 50 species are Greek endemic, of which 23 are local endemic, which means that they can only be found on Olympus.
Unique bold nature
The research of Olympus' plants started almost 200 years ago, and according to these studies the National Park of Olympus is considered one of the richest flora regions in Greece. More than 50 species are Greek endemic, of which 23 are local endemic, which means that they can only be found on Olympus.

Walk up the paths of the Olympians
In Ancient Greek religion and mythology, Olympus was the home of Twelve Olympian gods. Olympians were a race of deities, worshiped as the principal gods of the Greek pantheon and so named because they lived atop Olympus. Walking and climbing in Olympus National park is a great opportunity to touch those myths and learn stories of this sacred place.

Walk up the paths of the Olympians
In Ancient Greek religion and mythology, Olympus was the home of Twelve Olympian gods. Olympians were a race of deities, worshiped as the principal gods of the Greek pantheon and so named because they lived atop Olympus. Walking and climbing in Olympus National park is a great opportunity to touch those myths and learn stories of this sacred place.


Perfect for friends
Grab a pair of friends and share this once in a lifetime experience with them! There is no better way to strengthen your bond than by walking side by side along mountain paths.
Perfect for friends
Grab a pair of friends and share this once in a lifetime experience with them! There is no better way to strengthen your bond than by walking side by side along mountain paths.

Challenge yourself
Forest paths, ridges and some exposed scrambling parts make hiking and climbing Olympus a perfect opportunity to challenge yourself! When you're done conquering the mighty Olympus, you will feel accomplished, energized and ready to climb higher.

Challenge yourself
Forest paths, ridges and some exposed scrambling parts make hiking and climbing Olympus a perfect opportunity to challenge yourself! When you're done conquering the mighty Olympus, you will feel accomplished, energized and ready to climb higher.


Try something new
Trekking and climbing on Olympus is a perfect opportunity to try something new, be it active outdoor travel, unique nature, rich, foreign culture or meeting people from all over the World.
Try something new
Trekking and climbing on Olympus is a perfect opportunity to try something new, be it active outdoor travel, unique nature, rich, foreign culture or meeting people from all over the World.

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