Mount Olympus – a unique, authentic, symbol of Greece. Olympus is the mountain where, according to Greek mythology, the gods lived. The highest peak of the mountain is Mytikas, with its 2,918 meters. On this mountain there are 46 peaks higher than 2000 meters. Olympus Mountain is known for its rich flora, with about 1,500 plant species, of which 23 are endemic. Olympus is the highest and most beautiful Greek mountain that represents untouched nature, and since 1983 it has been under the protection of UNESCO, and the mountain has the status of a national park.

Tour plan:

Departure from Belgrade at 04:00 a.m. Travel through Macedonia with stops along the way for rest and border formalities. Arrival in Litochoro at the afternoon. A short break. Transfer to Prionia, located at 1050 metres above the sea level, from where we start the climb. After three hours of hiking, we arrive at the plateau in front of the “Spilios Agapitos” mountain hut. Accommodation in the mountain hut or in tents on the plateau. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Waking up early. After breakfast, we start to climb. We take an easy path from the mountain hut, through the forest, to Skala, at 2863 m above sea level. Continuation of the ascent along the demanding path to the highest peak of Mount Olympus, Mytikas 2918 m above sea level. Pause at the top. Return to Skala and climb to the Skolio peak, 2911 m above sea level. Return along the same path to the mountain hut and further to Prionia. Return to Litochoro. Overnight in a private accommodation.

Breakfast. Option 1: Tour of the Dion Archaeological Park and Orlias Waterfall in the Olympus National Park. Option 2: Free time on the beach. Return to Serbia in the afternoon. Arrival in Niš/Belgrade in the late evening. The end of the program.

Details:

  • Transportation by high tourist class bus
  • Accommodation for one night in “Spilios Agapitos” mountain hut
  • Accommodation for one night in private accommodation in Litochoro
  • Licenced tourist guide
  • Licenced mountain guide
  • Trip organization costs
  • Food
  • Dion Archaeological Park entrance ticket (8 EUR per person)
  • Medical health insurance
  • Individual expenses

High-top sneakers or hiking shoes, multiple pairs of socks, short sleeved t-shirts, a lightweight jacket with a hoodie (waterproof if possible), a sweatshirt, a back-up pair of pants, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, swimming suit, towel. If you want, you can bring candy or sweets, snacks, water and refreshments. Put everything into a small backpack.

The mountain hut “Spilios Agapitos” is located at 2000 meters above sea level and is ideal as a base for our adventure. It is possible to order food and drinks in the hut.

50% at the time of booking, and the remaining amount up to the full price of the arrangement no later than one month before the trip in dinar equivalent at the AIK Bank sales rate on the day of payment. This program is based on at least 8 applied people. If there occurs a change on the monetary market, commodity market and services, if there are not enough travellers, the organizer retains the right to correct the price, change or cancel the program at least 5 days before the beginning of the program.

For departure from Belgrade, an additional payment of €20 per person. Payment should be made in RSD equivalent.

The organizer of the trip is travel agency Lord Travel, licence number OTP 211/2021-A issued by the Business Register Agency as of 30 November 2021. Lord Travel is insured by an insurance policy against responsibility for travel agencies in case of insolvency and liability in case of damage to the traveller, number 2700924, by the insurer KOMPANIJA DUNAV OSIGURANJE ADO Belgrade. The policy is valid from 01 October 2021 to 01 October 2022. In this program, travel agency Lord Travel applies their general terms and conditions of traveling, which are included in signing up for the trip.

According to the Serbian Law on Tourism (Article 79), for one-day excursions (trips shorter than 24 hours), protection is not provided in terms of travel guarantee.