Trekking to RedRock Waterfall
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
a mesmerizing hiking tour in Mount Olympus, a 4-hour escape into an awe-inspiring world of natural wonders. Explore the astonishing scenery adorned with captivating natural rock formations and be prepared to be surprised by the majestic presence of a towering waterfall.
Our journey begins as we gather at 08:30 to commence our tour. After a scenic 30-minute drive, we arrive at our destination, ready to embark on our trekking adventure. Following a well-known forest trail, we make our way through the canyon, immersing ourselves in the beauty of Mount Olympus. As we ascend to higher elevations, breathtaking views of the canyon and the rocky formations of the mountain unfold before our eyes.
After approximately an hour of trekking, we reach the much-awaited RedRock area. Here, nestled within nature’s embrace, lies a hidden gem—a magnificent 17-meter waterfall cascading down with unparalleled grace. Prepare to be enchanted as we take a dip in the inviting natural pool and indulge in a leisurely break, savoring the tranquility of our surroundings. The melodious sound of water flowing through the rocks of a small natural spring serves as a refreshing companion on our return journey. Along the way, we encounter more lagoons and discover additional natural springs, completing our immersive tour of this remarkable landscape.
For those seeking an extra dose of adrenaline, dare to embrace the thrill of high jumps, leaping from the rocky cliffs of the waterfalls, reaching heights of up to 9 meters. Let the magic and beauty of nature envelop your senses, transporting you far away from the monotony of daily life. Allow this unforgettable experience to weave itself into the fabric of your memories, etching a lasting impression that transcends the boundaries of routine.
Suitable season: May until October
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
Extras (Upon request) : Photos, video, souvenir
Extras (Upon request) : Something else as water, snacks etc
- For groups of 2 and up
- 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