Hiking Olympus 3 Summits
About The Place
Rising proudly on the northern edge of Greece, Mount Olympus stands as a testament to the country’s rich mythological and natural heritage. This awe-inspiring mountain range, often shrouded in a mystical veil of clouds, is home to numerous peaks, each with its unique character and allure. Among them, Skolio, Agios Antonios, and Skala stand like the guardians of Mytikas, offering breathtaking vistas and a sense of awe to those who venture to their summits.
Mount Olympus is not just a mountain; it’s a realm of myth and legend. In ancient Greek mythology, this towering range was believed to be the dwelling place of the twelve Olympian gods, including Zeus, Hera, and Athena. The mythology surrounding Olympus has woven a rich tapestry of stories that continue to captivate the imagination of people around the world.
At 2,917 meters (9,570 feet), Mytikas at Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece. Its rugged terrain, dense forests, and alpine meadows create a diverse and enchanting natural landscape. The mountain is also a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth.
Skolio, the second-highest peak of Mount Olympus, is a formidable and majestic mountain in its own right. At 2,912 meters (9,554 feet) above sea level, it offers a challenging ascent that rewards hikers with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The hike to Skolio takes you through a variety of landscapes, from lush forests to rocky slopes, and provides an opportunity to witness the diverse flora and fauna of Olympus.
Once you reach the summit of Skolio, the world opens up before you. To the south, you can gaze upon the soaring peak of Mytikas, the highest point in Greece. To the north, the Thessalian Plain stretches out, meeting the sea in the distance. It’s a place where you can feel like you’re on top of the world, surrounded by the gods of Greek mythology.
Agios Antonios, at 2,815 meters (9,236 feet), is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbors, but it offers a unique and quieter experience for those seeking a more intimate connection with the mountain. The trail to Agios Antonios takes you through pristine forests and alpine meadows, and the summit rewards hikers with stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
What sets Agios Antonios apart is its serene ambiance and the sense of solitude it provides. It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Olympus and listen to the whispers of the wind as it rustles through the pine trees. It’s also a perfect spot for stargazing, with the clear mountain air offering a glimpse of the cosmos like no other.
Skala, at 2,882 meters (9,455 feet), is often considered the stepping stone to the highest peak of Mytikas. As you ascend Skala, you can’t help but be awed by the rugged terrain and the sheer grandeur of Olympus. The hike to Skala is a thrilling adventure that takes you along narrow ridges and steep cliffs, offering a taste of the challenges and rewards of scaling the Olympian heights.
Reaching Skala provides a sense of accomplishment and a closer view of Mytikas, which often looms above, partially obscured by clouds. From this vantage point, you can appreciate the wild beauty of the mountain and the immense geological forces that shaped it over millions of years.
Skala at 2882m
Skolio at 2912m
Agios Antonios at 2815m
- ~9 Hours
What to Bring
Suitable hiking shoes
Waterproof or windproof jacket
Snack and water
Guidance with experienced mountain guides
Pick up from nearby hotels and train stations
Photos, video, souvenir
If you don’t have appropriate apparel (shoes, jacket, backpack) tell us to get them for you.
- Minimum of 2 participants.
- This tour is suitable for all ages and for minors from 10 years old.
- Parents are responsible for their kids with their presence or with a responsible statement.
- Starting Time 08:00
- EndingTime 17:00
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