Hiking to Agapitos Refuge at 2,100m on Mount Olympus
Ascend from Prionia (highest point accessible by car) at 1,100 m Altitude
Walk in the Pine forest , having also beech and fir trees
Following the E4 European Path to reach Spilios Agapitos Mountain Hut at 2,100m Altitude
- 7 Hours
Join us on a captivating journey to the renowned ‘Balcony of Greece’ and immerse yourself in awe-inspiring panoramas.
Rising majestically in northern Greece, Mount Olympus stands as the highest mountain in the country, serving as a natural boundary between the prefectures of Macedonia and Thessaly. Its summit, Mytikas, reaches a staggering height of 2,918 meters. Throughout history, traversing this mighty peak has posed a formidable challenge to many who sought to conquer Greek territory. Renowned for its divine beauty, Mount Olympus holds a significant place in Greek mythology as the dwelling place of the Greek Gods. Its close proximity to the Aegean Sea provides captivating vistas, enhanced by the ethereal silver mist that blankets the mountain and creates a truly enchanting atmosphere. Recognizing its exceptional biodiversity and abundant flora, Mount Olympus was designated Greece’s first National Park in 1938.
Our adventure, the ‘Ascend from Prionia to Agapitos Refuge’ tour, commences at the Base located in the heart of Litochoro’s main square. Upon arrival, we gather with our knowledgeable guide and fellow hikers. From there, we embark on a transfer to Prionia, situated at an altitude of 1,100 meters, which serves as the starting point of our hike. The trail we follow, widely renowned and part of the E4 European Path, is the most popular hiking route on Mount Olympus. Prionia marks the highest accessible point by car. Our journey unfolds amidst dense forests adorned with towering pine, beech, and fir trees, all thriving in pristine condition. As we ascend to an elevation of 2,100 meters, we eventually arrive at the esteemed Spilios Agapitos mountain hut, offering a well-deserved respite and a gateway to unforgettable experiences.
What to Bring
Small backpack with your own personal water bottle
Light hiking or trail running shoes
Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)
Waterproof jacket /membrane (for the rainy days)
Hat, Sunglasses & Sunblock
English speaking Mountain guide
Local transfer from and to Litochoro village
A light snack
Special “passport – info guide” for Litochoro village, including discount in selected shops
- Good physical condition
- Ages 14 - 70 years old (children accompanied by a guardian)
- Meeting time 08.00
- End of activity 16.00
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