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Culinary Hike on Mt. Olympus foothills

Culinary Hike on Mt. Olympus foothills

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About The Place

Mount Olympus stands as one of Greece’s most illustrious and venerated mountains, celebrated for its profound mythological legacy and breathtaking natural splendor.

Regarding its location, Mount Olympus, also known as “Olympos” in Greek, resides in the northern reaches of Greece, adjacent to the eastern shores of the Aegean Sea. This imposing peak is a pivotal component of the prominent Olympus Range, which forms a notable part of the Balkan mountain chain. Furthermore, Mount Olympus straddles the boundary that demarcates the regions of Thessaly and Macedonia.

In terms of its physical attributes, Mount Olympus attains the title of Greece’s loftiest mountain, featuring its zenith, Mytikas, which soars to a remarkable elevation of 2,918 meters, while the Skolio peak reaches 2,909 meters above sea level. The mountain’s landscape is characterized by its rugged and dramatic terrain, distinguished by steep precipices, profound ravines, and an abundance of striking rock formations. This ruggedness renders it an alluring but challenging destination for both hikers and climbers.

In the realm of mythology, Mount Olympus occupies a paramount role as it was revered as the dwelling place of the twelve Olympian deities, including the likes of Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, and Athena. This sacred mountain was believed to serve as the divine council’s gathering site and a vantage point from which the gods observed the affairs of the mortal world.

The environs surrounding Mount Olympus teem with biodiversity. The lower slopes are lushly clad with forests of beech, oak, and pine trees, while the higher elevations are characterized by alpine meadows and craggy expanses. Diverse wildlife calls this mountain home, including deer, wild boars, and a plethora of avian species.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Mount Olympus offers an extensive network of meticulously maintained hiking trails. The most renowned among them is the E4 European long-distance path, leading intrepid explorers to the summit of Mytikas. Climbers from across the globe are drawn to the mountain’s challenging rock faces and routes tailored for those with ample experience. Additionally, the surrounding area provides opportunities for mountain biking, with trails that wind through the foothills and neighboring villages.

The town of Litochoro, nestled at the mountain’s base, serves as a favored launchpad for hikers and climbers. It provides a range of accommodations, dining establishments, and access to the captivating Enipeas Gorge. In proximity to Mount Olympus lies the ancient city of Dion, an archaeological site that once housed temples and theaters dedicated to the gods. It offers profound insights into the historical and cultural heritage of the region.

Significantly, a substantial portion of the region encircling Mount Olympus enjoys protected status as Olympus National Park. This designation is intended to safeguard the mountain’s inherent natural beauty and ecological importance.

In summation, Mount Olympus stands as a majestic and culturally significant gem within Greece, lauded for its mythological significance, awe-inspiring natural vistas, and a wealth of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. It represents a convergence of mythology and nature, beckoning visitors from across the globe to immerse themselves in its rugged allure and storied history.


  • Hike in the ravine of Agia Kori

  • Visit the spectacular waterfall

  • Visit the Kourtis family Winery

Total Duration

  • 4 Hours

Full description

Embark on a captivating Culinary Hike that will transport you to the enchanting landscapes of the Mt. Olympus foothills, where you’ll embark on a delectable culinary journey like no other.

Our day begins with a leisurely hike through the picturesque ravine of Agia Kori, nestled in the enchanting vicinity of the village of Vrondos. As we traverse the trail, surrounded by lush vegetation, we are led to a breathtaking waterfall adorned with pristine, crystal-clear waters, inviting us for a refreshing swim. With our spirits rejuvenated by the natural beauty around us, we venture onward to the Kourtis family winery (Ktima Kourtis Winery) in the charming village of Raches.

At the winery, our gracious hosts will warmly welcome us, guiding our exploration through the sprawling vineyards and the meticulously crafted cellar. Delve into the rich history and traditions of winemaking as you absorb the passion and expertise that go into creating their remarkable wines. To culminate our day of culinary delights, we are treated to a sumptuous meal featuring locally sourced products, perfectly paired with tastings of the Kourtis family’s exquisite wines.

Indulge your senses as you immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of the Mt. Olympus foothills, savoring the flavors of the region and forging a deep connection to its culinary heritage. This truly unique culinary journey promises to leave an indelible mark on your palate and your memories alike.


What to Bring

  • Small backpack with your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

  • Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)

  • Light hiking shoes or hiking boots

  • Hat or beanie, sunglasses, sunblock

  • Waterproof jacket/membrane (for the rainy days)


  • English speaking Guides

  • Local transfers

  • Winery tour with a tasting of three different kinds of wine

  • Traditional homemade meal


  • No Limitations


  • Meeting time 09.00
  • End of the activity 13.00

Meeting point

Trekking Hellas Mt. Olympus base in Litohoro

Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds

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