Mount Olympus – can you make it to the top?
If you’re an adventurous kind of person, then this might just well be your next challenge. With its highest peak standing at 2917m tall, Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. There are different hiking paths varying in difficulty and distance. Although you don’t have to be an experienced hiker, it is recommended to be well equipped and plan your trip in advance.
How to get there?
There are trains from Larissa Train Station which can take you to Katerini (approx. 40 EUR one way) a town in Central Macedonia. From Katerini you will have to take a short bus ride to Litochoro (2.50 EUR one way). The town of Litochoro is the usual starting point, you’ll need to either take a taxi or hitchhike to the beginning of the hiking trail, there are 3 different trails on the east side of the mountain. The cost for sharing a taxi is approx. 25 EUR, however it’s pretty easy to get a ride up there.
Where to sleep?
If you want to go all the way up to the top, then the best thing to do is to divide your hike in 3 days. On the 1st day you can walk to one of the refuges on the Plateau of Muses (there are 2 different one), I recommend you make a booking beforehand to guarantee your bed. On the 2nd day you can hike to Myticas and head back down to Refuge A and on the last day you can head back down to Prionia.