Mt Olympus Trek Itinerary – Summer
It’s time to start the adventure with your flight from the UK. One of the Breaking Strain team leaders will either be travelling with you, or be there to meet you at the airport upon your arrival. You will then be transferred to the hotel near the start of the trek in Litochoro. Here, you’ll meet your trek guide, who can answer any of your queries. We exclusively use qualified local guides; these guys know the routes and surrounding habitats better than anyone else. We’ll arrange a kit check to ensure that everyone’s comfortable and raring to go and then it’s a group dinner and a restful evening ready for the challenge ahead.
Trek Day 1
Elevation: 1170m – 2700m
Trekking time: Approx. 7-9hrs
Wake up and it’s time to get going! We’ll transfer you to the base of Mt. Olympus from where we start the trek up to the first refuge and where you will break for lunch. Then it’s onwards and upwards through the flora and fauna. You will be faced with a narrow ridge and a via ferrata, but don’t worry you are supported the whole way by the guides and of course all the equipment needed to get you to the refuge safely. You will eat dinner with the group and stay the night at the refuge. Day one complete.
Trek Day 2
Elevation: 2700m – 2917m
Trekking time: 4 – 6hrs
It’s time to make the final push to the top. You might think it’s only a short distance to the summit, but it is a steep one that requires grit and determination. This is it, the legendary House of the Greek Gods and you are right there, looking down on the vibrant summer landscape below and basking in the glow of making it all the way to the top. Now it is back down to the base of the mountain where you will be transferred to tonight’s hotel for a well-deserved celebration dinner, rest and relax.
With plenty of great memories it is now time to head back home. After breakfast you will be transported to the airport and then it is the flight back home. Time to start planning your next adventure?
*Please note – this itinerary is a flexible sample; additional options and durations are available on request. Get in touch with the Breaking Strain team to discuss your bespoke trek.