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Mythical Mt. Olympus, Greece
SUMMIT ZERO TO OLYMPUS TREK 2012
This is a 5 day holiday combining a Sea and Mountain experience. Summit Zero offers this unique itinerary where the sea meets the home of the Gods.
Day 1. Arrival at Summit Zero. Welcome drink at our beach bar and rest or swim. Meet the group, see route on map, describe the hike and organise our backpacks. Sleep at Summit Zero hostel.
Day 2. Depart for Mt. Olympus. Short 30min. drive to the base of the mountain. There are 2 hiking options according to the fitness level and preference of our group. Sleep at the Refuge at 2000m.
Environment / Terrain: Thick beech, oak and coniferous forest. Waterfalls.
Hike duration: 3 hours.
Day 3. Wake up, take breakfast and start our day towards the Muses Plateau (2700m.) and the Throne of Zeus.
This is a challenging hiking day but the view when entering the muses plateau is more than rewarding. After all is the Pantheon, the Home of the 12 Gods! We stay at Refuge C' and our wonderful smily host Mike, where if we are lucky we get to see one of his slide shows from his numerous climbs in the Himalayas and Alps. Food and wine has never tasted better at 2650m. high. Enjoy the star light sky literally under the Throne of Zeus. A magical experience… Sleep at Refuge C'.
Day 4. Wake up, take breakfast and olympus mountain tea and power up for the return. At this point we will assess if we are going to reach and climb the highset summit Mytikas (2918m.) or descent passing under he summits. Either way the views are amazing and usually clear all the way down to the Aegean sea. We cross the Zonaria (belt) formation which will take us to the other side of Olympus. We stop at Refuge A' (2100m) for lunch break. We continue our descent leaving the alpine zone and entering the forest again. Finally we reach Prionia (1000m.) where get transport. Before we return to Summit Zero we stop at the St. Dionysios Monastery to cool our feet down in the ice cold pools and waterfalls. Return to Summit Zero!
Environment / Terrain: alpine, rocky, pines, beech, oaks, endemic wild flowers.
Hike duration: 4 — 5 hours.
Day 5. Rest on the beach day, swimming. Optional visit to Kitros salty-mud baths or visit to Agios Panteleimonas mountain village. BBQ goodbye party!!! Sleep at Summit Zero hostel.
Day 6. Depart Summit Zero with a ton of memorable moments...
5 Nights accommodation at Summit Zero hostel and mountain refuge.
Guiding and trek fees.
All transport during the trek and local visits.
BBQ party @ Summit Zero.
Climbing Olympus certificate.
Meals and drinks (lunch/diner) at Summit Zero and mountain refuge.
Further transport beyond the trek's itinerary.
Choose your package and book it in three easy steps
|Tour and pricing options||Group size||Price|
|Tour for group from 1 up to 1 persons||1-1||360 €||Book now|
|Tour for group from 2 up to 2 persons||2-2||580 €||Book now|
|Tour for group from 3 up to 3 persons||3-3||730 €||Book now|
|Tour for group from 4 up to 4 persons||4-4||850 €||Book now|
|Tour for group from 5 up to 7 persons||5-7||1180 €||Book now|
How to book
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- Pay by credit card or PayPal
- Receive guide confirmation and voucher
The offer has to be booked at least 7 days in advance. Canceling and confirmation policy
Cancellation & modification
Changes but no cancellations, can be made 6 days or more prior to the trek. No charge.
Cancellations prior to 15 days to the start of the trek - Full Refund.
30% Cancellation fee between 5 days and 15 days to the start of the trek.
Cancellation less than 5 days to the start of the trek -- No refund.