About The Place
Nestled in the heart of Greece, Mount Olympus stands as an iconic symbol of both the nation’s natural beauty and its rich mythological heritage. This awe-inspiring mountain range is renowned not only for its towering peaks but also for the enchanting canyons that cut through its rugged terrain, adding an extra layer of intrigue to its allure.
Rising to an impressive elevation of 2,917 meters (9,570 feet), Mount Olympus proudly claims the title of Greece’s highest peak. Its majestic silhouette dominates the landscape, towering above the surrounding region and casting a shadow that stretches far and wide. Its snow-capped peaks, even in the summer months, create a stunning contrast against the deep blue skies, making it a photographer’s dream and a hiker’s paradise.
Mount Olympus is not merely a physical wonder; it’s a place deeply steeped in Greek mythology. According to ancient legends, this was the abode of the twelve Olympian gods, including Zeus, Hera, Athena, and Apollo. The mystique of this mountain has captured the imagination of poets, writers, and thinkers for centuries, inspiring countless works of art and literature.
While the peaks of Mount Olympus are its crowning glory, the canyons that scar its slopes offer a unique perspective on this natural wonder. Among the most famous of these canyons is the Enipeas Canyon, a stunning geological formation carved by the meandering Enipeas River. As you traverse the Enipeas Canyon, you’ll be treated to a mesmerizing array of rock formations, waterfalls, and lush vegetation, creating an enchanting and otherworldly atmosphere.
Another notable canyon is the Dionysius Canyon, named after Dionysius, the god of wine and celebration. This canyon, like the others, is a testament to the power of nature, as it has been sculpted by the forces of water and time. Its steep cliffs, punctuated by narrow gorges and cascading streams, offer intrepid adventurers a thrilling opportunity to explore its depths.
For those with a sense of adventure, Mount Olympus and its canyons provide an ideal playground. Hiking trails crisscross the region, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the untamed beauty of the landscape. As you trek through the canyons and ascend the peaks, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding valleys and the Aegean Sea in the distance.
To protect the unique ecological and cultural heritage of Mount Olympus and its canyons, the area has been designated as a National Park. This designation ensures that future generations will have the opportunity to experience the wonder and magic of this remarkable place.
In conclusion, Mount Olympus and its canyons stand as a testament to the timeless beauty and cultural significance of Greece. From its towering peaks to its enchanting canyons, this natural wonder continues to captivate the hearts and minds of all who have the privilege of exploring its depths and gazing upon its majesty.
- 4 Hours
Mount Olympus Safari Tour
Embark on a thrilling 4-hour safari tour that takes you to the hidden gems of Mount Olympus. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature as you discover breathtaking waterfalls, serene natural pools, and exhilarating water slides.
Our tour begins with a meeting at 08:30, and after a short 30-minute drive, we arrive at our destination. Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as we set off on a hike to our first stop, a captivating lagoon nestled within a narrow canyon. Take your time to swim and marvel at the mesmerizing rock formations for approximately 45 minutes.
Afterward, we return to our vehicle for a brief break before embarking on an off-road journey to our secret spot—a secluded lagoon known only to locals and experienced mountain guides. Brace yourself for an exhilarating experience as you slide into the largest natural swimming pool. Climb up the slider to reach a thrilling 9-meter waterfall, where you can take daring jumps into the refreshing water. Spend approximately 1 hour immersing yourself in the beauty of this untouched landscape.
This safari tour is available from May to October, allowing you to make the most of the favorable weather and ideal conditions for exploration and relaxation.
Get ready to escape into nature’s playground and create unforgettable memories on our Mount Olympus Safari Tour.
What to Bring
Suitable sports shoes or water shoes.
Snack and water.
Guidance with experienced mountain guides.
Pick up from nearby hotels and train stations.
Closed group up to 8 with a minimum number of participants of 2.
- This tour is suitable for all ages.
- Parents are responsible for their kids with their presence or with a responsible statement.
- Starting Time 09.00
- Ending Time 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