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The 4-day Olympus Climb
A complete 4-day unique hiking and climbing adventure that will refresh your senses and clear your mind! Taking the 4-day program is the best way to see everything that the Olympus National Park has to offer. We will hike Mt. Olympus for 3-7 hours per day and will follow good forest paths mostly; above the tree – line, the terrain varies from grassy uplands to rocky ridges, with some scrambling required for the peak ascents.

Brief info

Technical difficulty:
Length: 30 kms
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Duration: 4 days
Attitude gain: 1830 m
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1. Easy
1-day or multi-day climbs at an altitude up to 3000 meters. Easy, mostly walking terrain. Good for most fitness levels. Also suitable for children and elderly people. Perfect for those who have never climbed a mountain and who want to try it out.

2. Moderate
1-day or multi-day climbs at an altitude of up to 3000 meters with some technical elements. Mostly walking terrain. Requires an average level of physical fitness.

3. Challenging
Multi-day climbs with longer and more exposed climbing areas at the altitude up to 5000-6000 meters. Requires high endurance to walk several days for about 4-6 hours a day. Steeper slopes, many crevasses. Requires an average to above average fitness level.

4. Strenuous
Strenuous climbs at altitudes of 5000-7000 meters. Requires high endurance to walk and climb on a moderate snow and ice slopes for several days for up to 8 hours a day. Continuously steep terrain, wall passages that require great commitment. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.

5. Extreme
Extremely challenging climbs for experienced mountaineers, high altitudes up to 8848 meters. Requires extremely high level of physical fitness and stamina, as well as great practical experience of technical mountaineering.
CLIMBING/MOUNTAINEERING ACTIVITY LEVELS
What intensity you should expect from this activity and what fitness level is required for this activity
0. No requirements/ minimal requirements
Easy climbs with non-technical elements. No certain knowledge or experience is required for this activity.

1. Beginner
Climbing sections clearly arranged and unproblematic. Might include short steep passages and a few crevasses. Increased step safety is necessary. No prior experience is required, all necessary techniques will be explained by the guide before or during the climb.

2. Intermediate
Good navigational skills and efficient rope handling required, long climbing sections. Basic experience in using crampons and ice axes is required.

3. Advanced
Good sense of orientation en route, efficient rope handling, long climbs, requires securing at halting-points. Requires proficiency in basic mountaineering skills including: cramponing, walking on snow, self-arrest, crevasse rescue, and glacier travel on a rope team.

4. Professional
Extremely steep, partly overhanging wall passages, ice climbing sections. Requires proficiency in basic and advanced mountaineering skills including: cramponing, walking on snow, self-arrest, crevasse rescue, and glacier travel on a rope team.
CLIMBING/MOUNTAINEERING: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY LEVELS
Some activities might envolve technical elements for which certain practical experience or training is needed.

Itinerary

Important details

Accommodation
During the climb we will overnight in refuges on the mountain. After our first day of hiking we will sleep at the Petrostrouga refuge.

After our second day we will rest at the refuge Ch. Kakkalos. It is located at the Plateau of Muses at an elevation of 2650 m. It was named after Christos Kakkalos the infamous Mount Olympus hunter who guided Swiss climbers Fred Boissonnas and Daniel Baud Bovy to realize the first recorded ascent to Olympus highest peak Mytikas on the 2nd of August in 1913.
The refuge houses 17 people and offers lodging, food and toilettes.

After day three we'll sleep at the refuge Spilios Agapitos (Refuge A). The refuge itself is spacious and well-equipped to handle upto 110 sleeping visitors. It houses the necessary cooking facilities that can serve guests in two large dining areas. All the necessary sanitary facilities are also provided in both of the refuges sleeping areas.
Meals
For regular tours meals are not included. They can be purchased additionally as Half Board (3 breakfast, 3 Dinner) for €60 and Full Board (3 breakfast, 4 lunch packs, 3 Dinner) for €100.

Private climbs can be upgraded to all-inclusive with 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners included.
Your guide
All our guides are local professionals. They have been guiding on mount Olympus for years and now every nook and cranny of the national park. They will make sure that every participant has a great and safe time on the adventure.
How hard it is
You will hike along mount Olympus trail for 3-8 hours per day and follow good forest paths mostly; above the tree line, the terrain varies from grassy uplands to rocky ridges, with some scrambling required for the peak ascents. A good level of fitness is required to climb the peak. Please keep in mind that our guides reserve the right to make the final decision if the group will climb to the final peak.
Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance that covers any cancellations, delays, medical expenses, emergencies and any other interruptions due to unforeseen circumstances that may occur during this trip.
Transfers
Your adventure begins in Litochoro - small village at the footage of Olympus. The nearest city is Thessaloniki, which is about 1,5 hours drive.
If you're not accommodated there, you'll have to get there. You can request a private transfer from your town for additional price. Let us know if you need help with that.
Equipment
What to pack with you
Get a large, comfortable backpack, sturdy worn in shoes, personal equipment (comfortable warm and light clothes, etc.), a sheet sleeping bag, water bottle, etc.
You will recieve the full gear list upon inquiring.

What we provide
Safety equipment for the ascent of the peak (helmets, harnesses, ropes).

Please make sure you have all the necessary clothes and equipment with you once you arrive to Litochoro. There are couple of outdoor stores in Thessaloniki where you can buy everything that is needed.

4-day Olympus climb options

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Private Climbs — Any day upon request
If none of our guaranteed departure dates fit your schedule, you can ask for a date that'll be just right for you. Walk up the mythical mountain with your friends and family at your own pace and have an experience you will remember for years to come.

All of the inclusions are the same, and the price gets lower with the number of participants! From one person in a group costing €915 to up to 17-24 people in a group costing €170 per person.
You are just sending a request, no payment is needed at this point. Our Expert will get in touch with you to answer all your questions and help you book the best option for you.
from €170 per person
Guaranteed Group Departures - Fixed dates
This climbing package is made for real mountain lovers. Walking for approx. 5 hours per day is a challenge for sure, but a rewarding one. You will get to meet like-minded people from all over the world, learn more about different cultures from them and tell about yours too!
You are just sending a request, no payment is needed at this point. Our Expert will get in touch with you to answer all your questions and help you book the best option for you.
from €265 per person
Guaranteed departures have fixed dates
Show dates
June 22 - 25
July 20 - 23
August 24 - 27
September 22 - 25

Every option can be customized

You can purchase meals for fixed group tours for additional price, with the Half Board supplement (3 breakfasts, 3 Dinners) costing €60, and the Full Board supplement (3 breakfasts, 4 lunch packs, 3 Dinners) costing €100.

You can upgrade your private tour to include all meals during the tour (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners) and a night in a comfortable hotel in Thessaloniki prior to the beginning of the tour.
What's included
Accommodation
Accommodation is refuges on mount Olympus (refuge Petrostrouga, refuge Spilios Agapitos, refuge Ch. Kakkalos).
Transfers
Transfer Litochoro - Prionia - Litochoro.
Your Guide
Professional local English-speaking guide will lead you through the Olympus National Park to the very top of mount Olympus.
All guide's expenses are also included.
Climbing equipment
Safety equipment for the ascent of the peak (helmets, harnesses, ropes).
What's not included
International flights
Internation flight tickets and local transportations outside the tour
Visa
Visa fees to Greece
Personal climbing gear
Comfortable clothes, shoes, sleeping bags, etc.
Travel insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance for the duration of the trip
Tips
Tips (the amount you tip (or if you tip) is a personal decision and it is NOT an obligation.
Meals
You can purchase meals for extra price for fixed dates and private dates, or upgrade your private tour to all-inclusive.
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