Hiking in Mt Olympus National Park
About The Place
Olympus National Park, a realm of awe and majesty in Greece, encapsulates the essence of both natural beauty and mythological significance. Home to the legendary Mount Olympus, the abode of the ancient Greek gods, this national park is a sanctuary of diverse landscapes, rich ecosystems, and profound history.
Rising to touch the heavens, Mount Olympus is the crown jewel of the park, boasting towering peaks that seem to brush against the sky. The mountain’s slopes are adorned with lush forests, alpine meadows, and vibrant wildflowers, creating a haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Trails lead through enchanting landscapes, offering both serene vistas and challenging ascents for those who seek the pinnacle.
The park’s charm isn’t confined to the mountaintops; it extends to the deep gorges, cascading waterfalls, and hidden caves that punctuate its terrain. Litochoro, the picturesque gateway to the mountain, is a charming village that exudes a relaxed ambiance and serves as a starting point for many expeditions into the national park.
While the natural beauty of Olympus National Park is captivating, its historical and mythological significance is equally enthralling. The ancients believed that atop Mount Olympus, the gods held their council, and tales of their exploits echo through the region. Ruins of ancient settlements, temples, and pathways offer glimpses into the past, intertwining history with myth.
As you explore Olympus National Park, the echoes of footsteps taken by mortals and deities alike resonate through the air. This sanctuary of nature and legend invites you to embrace the mountains, the forests, and the stories that have shaped Greece’s cultural and natural landscape for centuries. Whether you’re seeking adventure, tranquility, or a connection with mythology, Olympus National Park stands as an embodiment of Greece’s timeless allure.
Enjoy Mt Olympus National Park
Enipeas gorge with rich vegetation and the surrounding area
Distance: 5-6 Km approximately
Elevation difference: 200m
Altitude approx. 1.100m
- 3 Hours
Embark on a captivating journey through the hidden trails of Mt. Olympus National Park, a thrilling hiking expedition that unravels the forgotten pathways once trodden by both humans and wildlife alike.
Our adventure beckons as we set foot on the mesmerizing E4 trail, a winding path that leads us alongside the grandeur of the Enipeas Gorge. This scenic route serves as a gateway to the heart of Mt. Olympus National Park, where soaring peaks and expansive black pine forests stand as sentinels of nature’s majesty. The hike guides us on an enchanting odyssey around the lower summits of this iconic mountain, revealing the secrets of its landscapes.
Our journey unveils the enchantment of the Enipeas River, its gentle meandering mirroring the pace of our exploration. Here, nature’s symphony is played by the soft rush of water and the rustling of leaves. Our steps bring us to a captivating waterfall, a hidden gem that stands as a testament to the mystical allure of the mountain. As the water cascades down, it unveils the grandeur of nature’s design, reminding us of the Earth’s enduring beauty.
Traversing verdant valleys and slopes adorned with dense forests, we are bestowed with panoramic views that encapsulate both the soaring summits of the mountain and the vast expanse of the Aegean Sea. Each step propels us deeper into a world where the untouched beauty of the environment takes center stage. The towering peaks seem to whisper tales of ancient myths, while the glimmering sea in the distance invites contemplation and awe.
The untamed spirit of Mt. Olympus National Park captivates us at every turn. Ancient trees stand as silent witnesses to the passage of time, their branches forming a living tapestry against the canvas of the sky. The songs of birds and the gentle rustling of leaves create a symphony that resonates with the soul. Every corner of this landscape is a testament to the delicate balance of nature’s forces, and we become part of this harmonious dance as we traverse its trails.
Prepare to be enchanted by the myriad wonders that await on this hiking expedition. The hidden trails of Mt. Olympus National Park reveal a world that often remains concealed from the hurried pace of modern life. Join us as we venture forth into this sanctuary of nature’s grandeur, where history and tranquility intertwine to create an experience that’s both invigorating and serene.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)
Light hiking or trail running shoes
Waterproof jacket /membrane (for the rainy days)
Hat , sunblock
Your own personal water bottle
English speaking guide
A light snack
Local transfer (Litochoro to Nteli )
- Relatively good physical condition
- Ages: 6+ (Children accompanied by their parents)
- Meeting Time 09.00
- End of the activity 13.00
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