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Olympus- Mytikas 2024

12 December, 2023

Olympus- Mytikas 2024

A TWO-DAY CIRCULAR CLIMBING TO THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT OLYMPUS m

Extremepaths Small private groups

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Duration of activity: 2 days

Level of difficulty: 4/5

 From June to October

From Monday to Friday

Hours and days can differ depending on the participants, the season and the weather.

There are different prices during weekends.

Detailed program:

Departure from Thessaloniki in the morning or we can arrange to meet in Litohoro in case you have your own vehicle

Climb the mythical mountain of Olympus with Extremepath

 

Day 1

From the meeting point in Litohoro we go by car to the forest area of Gortsia, where our ascent begins. Gortsias is a forest area at about 1100 meters of altitude. The ascent follows the path Gortsia- Petrostruga- Muses Plateau. It takes about 3 hours to cover the six-kilometer distance with difference in elevation of about 900, to the refuge of Petrostruga. During our hiking we have the chance to admire the biodiversity of our National park.  The forest mainly consists of beeches, pines and firs. You will definitely be impressed by the fairytale Robola and by the variety of low vegetation and flowers. The shelter of Petrostrouga is fully organized and there is the possibility to eat, rest and even of an overnight stay if necessary. 

Then the route continues on a path with trees (robola) that soon disappear as we enter the alpine field. Up to the Muses Plateau and the refuge there, we cover a distance of about 6 km with a difference in elevation of about 700m, while the required time is about 3.5 hours. On the plateau (2650m of altitude) we find the refuge “Giosos Apostolidis” which is also fully organized. The shelter is simple but it really creates a strong sense of hospitality. The food is always delicious and the drinks will help you rewind

 

Day 2

The climb to Mytikas peak at an altitude of 2918 meters will take place on Saturday afternoon or on Sunday morning depending on the weather conditions and the mood of the team. The ascent will be done with the use of appropriate climbing safety equipment (helmet, climbing zone, rope) and the help of experienced guides and climbing instructors. The ascent to the top will take about 3 hours.

We will start our descent towards the refuge “Spilios Agapitos” (at 2100m) and from there to Prionia where we will find our vehicles. From the top to the Refuge “S. Agapitos” we will cover a distance of 4,5 kilometres with an altitude range of 900 metres. It will take about 2 hours. In this part of the route we follow the “Zonaria”, a path that passes under the highest peaks of Mount Olympus (Stefani, Mytikas, Skala) offering a perfect view of the gorge of Enipeas, Litochoro and the sea.

The last part of our route from the refuge of S. Agapitos to Prionia passes through the gorge of Enipeas. We will have to cover a distance of 4.5 kilometres, with an altitude difference of 1000m, while the total downhill time is about 4.5 hours.

 

At Prionia we will have the chance to enjoy a hearty and wonderful meal made with passion and in a cosy and wonderful environment. Return to Litochoro, full of beautiful memories.

 

Participation fee

150€/person for participation of 5 persons or more

200€/person for 2 to 4 people

For a private ascent for 1 person, ask for the price.

 

For a private ascent for 1 person, ask for the price.

 

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Included in price:

1.Experienced mountain guide

  1. Accompaniment throughout the hiking route
  2. Climb to the tops, with certified climbing instructors.

4.All necessary equipment: Hiking pole, climbing zone, helmet

5.Accommodation in shelters

6.Extremepaths souvenirs

7.Public liability insurance

8.All legal taxe

Not included

  • Meals, drinks and beverages in shelters

Don’t forget to bring:

1.Mountaineering or trekking shoes

2.Windproof waterproof jacket

3.Warm clothes

  1. Snacks (bars, sesame bars, chocolates, etc.)

5.Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, baby wipes, etc.)

  1. 1.5 litre water

7.Backpack

8.Sunglasses and sunscreen

  1. Personal pharmacy or first aid kit

10.Sleeping bag (The shelter offers blankets)

 

Route details:

Distance covered on Saturday:  13.5 km

Distance covered on Sunday: 12km

A good physical fitness is required.

 

The route is not recommended for people with musculoskeletal problems and people with fear of heights or acrophobia.

Minimum age: 15 years

There is the possibility of free transfer from Thessaloniki and back. Our company has a 9-seater private van for the service of its customers. (upon request). We can also provide you with backpacks and walking poles (upon request).

 

 

What should the backpack contain?
 
Ideally we have up to 10 kg in our backpack, with all our things, snacks and
 
water. This will help make our journey easier and more relaxing. We prefer
 
backpack with waist strap. We try to have all our things in the backpack
 
and not dangling because there is a risk of losing them or shifting weight
 
which will negatively affect the course
 
in case of rain, if we don’t have a fully waterproof backpack, we put them on
 
our stuff in bags and all the bags in a big black bag,
 
Snacks. To have snacks with us for 8 hours of hiking e.g. bars, chocolates, pastries, nuts or whatever you usually eat while hiking.
 
WATER. A large bottle of water ideally 1.5 lit One or two t-shirts (what we wear on the climb will sweat), ideally
 
t-shirts that do not sweat and dry quickly, e.g. dry fit 1 pant for shelter and sleeping
 
Jacket, fleece top, ideally with a hood. Preferably NOT heavy – cotton
 
clothes with us (e.g. sweatshirts) or heavy jackets e.g. ski jackets etc. Socks and underwear Personal hygiene items, not new – full packaging to reduce
 
of weight
 
Buff (neck scarf) & hat, depending on the weather forecast Gloves, depending on the weather forecast
 
Sunglasses & hat Small or head lens, alternatively use your mobile phone as a lens
 
Earplugs, for those who are affected by any noises in the common rooms (!) and climbing area. We will provide you with the materials you will need for the ascent to Mytika
• Pants. We recommend some climbing gear, leggings or overalls (acrylic, not sweatshirts) • Dry T-shirt or worm gear, waterproof membrane, light jacket (depending on the weather forecast)
 
Shoes. Ideally we recommend trekking/hiking shoes. Between hard climbing shoes and sports shoes, we recommend sports shoes. No canvas, ideally waterproof and warm. Not new shoes that we wear for the first time!
 
Refuge
 
The lodge has restaurants for food, both for the evening and for the morning at an additional charge. It also has an outdoor toilet (Turkish type), next to the shelter. It does not have a shower or bathtub for bathing. Inside the shelter we do not wear shoes, upon entering the shelter we wear slippers provided by the shelter. We do not leave waste from our own snacks or food, we take them with us,
 
Cell phones have no signal in the shelter. You will be informed which are the last signal points, if you want to inform yours The power of the shelter is not enough for all of us to charge our mobiles.
 
There is no WIFI in the shelter
 
if you consider it necessary, it is good to have a power-bank Make sure you have a battery and enough space on your mobile phone for the photos! To save the battery it is better to have mobile phones in flight mode, given and no signal will come The lights turn off at 10:00 pm.
 
The outside temperature on the plateau at this time is 0-5 degrees at night and 5-10 degrees during the day

 

  1.  

  1. Activities may be canceled by our company in case of adverse weather conditions.

     

    The Mountain Guide (expedition leader) has the right to cancel the ascent to the top of Mytikas if the weather conditions do not allow it for the safety of the participants.

 

 

GENERAL TERMS OF RESERVATIONS TERMS OF RESERVATIONS – CANCELLATIONS – POLICIES

1. Reservations – deposits – cancellations:
a) Cancellation up to fifteen (15) days before the start of your activity:
refund entire deposit, minus tax.
b) Cancellation up to seven (7) days before the start of your activity: refund of half the amount of deposit, minus tax
c) Cancellation less than sex (6) days before the start of your activity the company retains the right to keep the entire amount of deposit.

MULTI-DAY ACTIVITIES

1. Reservations – deposits – cancellations:
a) Cancellation up to forty-fie (45) days before the start of your activities: refund of the entire deposit, minus tax.
b) Cancellation up to thirty-one (31) days before the start of your activities: refund of half the amount of deposit, minus tax.
c) Cancellation less than thirty (30) days before the start of your activities: withholding of the entire amount.

3. In the event of a change in the date of your reservation by EXTREMEPATHS or adverse weather conditions, the participants can accept the change in date or can cancel their participation receiving a refund of any amount deposited (minus tax) without any other claim.

5. Change in plans by the participants:
Any change (date, number of participants, etc.) is considered a cancellation.
The general terms of reservations – deposits – cancellations can change in certain activities due to particularities. In each of these, the company is obligated to report the changes otherwise the above terms apply.

6. Photography – video recording of participants:
During the activities the participants are photographed and video recorded. This material is the property of EXTREMEPATHS and may be used in all its promotions (documents, website, social media, etc.). In the event that you do not wish to appear in the company’s promotions you must send your request in writing by the end of your activity.

7. Personal items of participants:
EXTREMEPATHS does not hold any responsibility for the loss, destruction, deterioration and any other damage may occur to personal items which belong to the participants and which are brought by them during the activity. The responsibility is exclusively the participants’.

8. Despite being issued the best equipment, activities in nature contain the danger of accident and participation in these presupposes the knowledge and acceptance of such danger.

9. EXTREMEPATHS does not hold any responsibility for your activities. It is responsible to issue complete and safe equipment and experienced guides and liability insurance and is limited to this only.

10. Each of our customers waives any and all claims on their behalf or on behalf of a third party, criminal or civil liability against the business or against any associate of ours, for negligence or other responsibility in case of accident (physical harm, death, etc.)

11. All our activities are performed with a mandatory presence of our associates for your safety.

12. The customer is responsible to sign the affirmation of participation before the start of the activity.

13. The customer is responsible to report any health issues, either chronic or not and if they are taking any medications.

 

 

 

 

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