Olympus National Park
Olympus National Park
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Erez2018
Modiin, Israel278 contributions
Oct 2020
The nature at its glory. You can hike in the park for few months and not see it all I guess. Prefer visiting in the middle of the week and not Sundays / Holidays as it get very crowded . Keep in mind no cellular coverage while in the park, so no on-line cell phone navigation !!!
Written October 20, 2020
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,091 contributions
May 2022
We stopped here on our drive from Katerini to Larissa stopping at the Olympus National Park Information Center. Finding it closed, we went up through the narrow twisting streets of Litochoro to the parking lot for the Enipeas Gorge. Here we entered the Olympus National Park and its trail running on top of the narrow concrete raceway for the municipal water supply. At certain spots, you actually see it running below as well as hearing the strong stream cutting through the beautiful gorge. After nearly 1 km, we arrived at the dam viewpoint where their water supply is tapped and the overflow produces an amazing waterfall. Its sparkling clear pool looks inviting but there is a sign “no bathing in the potable water supply”.
Those looking to bathe, need to find the noted Bath of Zeus by taking the more difficult/lengthy E 4 path we passed earlier on this trail. This trail was beginning to get crowded by 11 AM.
Written May 2, 2022
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Lenka S.
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May 2019 • Friends
We initially considered hiking without a guide and are very glad that we did decide to go with one.

We chose Akis Parousis, a local guide with intimate knowledge of the Olympus National Park. The last part of the hike is a technical scramble and especially if the weather turns (in our case to sudden rain, snow, wind gusts and near-zero visibility), it pays off going with someone safety-minded and experienced with the ascent to the peak of Mytikas.

An additional benefit of hiking with an experienced professional guide such as Akis is having a company of a personable, genuine, caring, and helpful hiking companion, knowledgeable about the history and the mythology the mountains. During the hike he shared with us many stories about the Olympian gods and goddesses that ruled the universe from atop the Mount Olympus, information about the Mount Olympus Park, the Greek culture, its customs, food, and other places to see in the region.

Thanks to Akis, our Mount Olympus hike was an amazing experience. We would highly recommend looking him up if you are planning to climb to the top of the mountain of the 12 Greek Gods.
Written June 5, 2019
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Nenad R
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Sep 2017 • Couples
Mount Olympus is impressive. Beutiful view from the top of mountain if whether is clear and sunny. Litohoro, small town is perfect, original, unique architecture. Bath of Zeus, St. Dionisius Monostry... and all by walk. Walk to bath of Zeus is adventure!
Written March 17, 2018
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Jelena J
Backa Palanka, Serbia148 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
We went on a tour to see the Mount Olympus. We took a bus to Litochoro, then we went on foot for a 2,5 km. We have visit the Zeus bathroom waterfall. It was amazing even dough it was really hot, so the water level was low. Great place to see
Written August 8, 2017
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Paul S
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Jul 2018 • Solo
I stayed in Litohoro, the quaint town at the entrance to the park's gorge -- gorgeous location -- and hiked into the park via the Myloi entrance, which you can drive to to save time. The coolness was immediately noticeable as I entered LItohoro and the greenness lush in contrast with much of Greece's summer brown. Signage left a bit to be desired, however. The main path to the start of the Enipeas River went up steeply at one point but 90% of hikers incorrectly continued to a dead-end waterfall since there were no signs. The main path is rough hiking in spots. City shoes are definitely not advised! Lots of up and down over knee-twisting rocks, so some past experience hiking is recommended. But the waterfall walk is short and easy for less fit city-slickers! You can drive into the park up to certain points to save time to get to major trail heads. For those who will never climb all the way to the top, there is an excellent Park Museum on the road up to Stavros Refuge (which has great food and coffee, by the way!)
Written July 24, 2018
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Gwespyr
Rhyl, UK2,036 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We took a road from Dion and so could only get about a quarter of the way up before it turned to gravel. As we only had a hire car (not a 4x4) we decided to stop there but the views were still very good.
I understand that you can drive further up the mountain from Litochoro but to get to the top still involves a lot of walking. Also, don't forget that the air gets thinner the closer you get to the top so you need to be very fit to achieve it.
Written June 11, 2018
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Nathalia C
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Aug 2017 • Couples
I thought we would be able to make it without problems: two (quite) young people, not super active, but not sedentary neither, healthy etc etc.
But I made the mistake of starting our walk from Litochoro. We made it, but when we got to the refuge A we knew we wouldn't be able to reach the top at the next morning, like planned. Our legs were completely destroyed after the 22km walking uphill (remember that Litochoro is pretty much at sea level). The mountain is not so easy like some people say, but not so hard like other people insist.

I recommend good shoes, bringing just the minimum necessary and going by car/hitchhiking/taxi to the restaurant that it's at half way up. Let your car there and start your journey as soon as possible. This way you can get to the Refuge and get some rest, or keep your way up and go down at same day.

At the refuge A they had food (also vegan! So, don't worry if you are not eating animal products like we), but showers are cold. Bring some wet towels if you want to feel clean after the hike.

Next time I'll make to the top. My husband, though, said he will be waiting for me at the beach. :D
Written January 28, 2018
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Sean L
Forres, UK64 contributions
Oct 2019
The Information Centre is on the edge of Litochoro in a large building that looks like a warehouse about half a mile up the road to Prionia. It is fabulous. A big, well-curated museum that is full of information and really helps visitors to understand the mountain. But it is poorly publicised. Well worth a visit.
Written October 4, 2019
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hephaistos2
Sacramento, CA90 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
My wife and I decided to visit Litochoro and Mt Olympus National Park as part of a two-week road-trip in cemtral and northern Greece. Of all the places we visited, My Olympus most exceeded our expectations. One morning, we drove up to Prionia, which is a trailhead about 17 kilometers from Litochoro. We then spent the next 1.5 hours hiking about half way to one of the refuges in the mountain. The trail is very well made and maintained, which made it easier for the two of us who are older than most on the trail. We stoppd regularly, partly to catch our breath, and partly to absorb the beauty of the mountain. It was autumn and the leaves of the hardwoods had turned many colors. We so enjoyed our hike that we would like to,return and hike to one or more of the refuges to spend the noght in that glorious countryside.
Written October 29, 2018
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