Our day will normally begin in the morning 09.30 by meeting your guide in Litochoroâ€™s central square (additional information on how to get there will be given) (should you wish help on your transport arrangements to/from Litochoro, feel free to contact us). After a short briefing about our dayâ€™s hike we will get our car and drive towards the trail-head (Prionia 1100m)(20-30 minutes). Because our first day is more â€˜relaxedâ€™, any arrangements for the morningâ€™s time appointment can be made to accommodate your needs
We arrive to Prionia where we park our car and prepare our gear for the hike. Prionia is the highest point which can be reached by car (it is 18 km from Litochoro). The route from Prionia (1.100 m) to Spilios Agapitos Refuge (2.1000 m) is the most frequented hiking path on Mount Olympus and makes up a part of the E4 European trail.
Most of the hike is through a thick mix forest of pine, beech and fir trees which offer good protection from the sun. The trail is in good condition and we will constantly move uphill until we make our way up to 2.100m alt. to the refuge Spilios Agapitos which is located on a natural flat surrounded by impressive age-old Bosnian pine trees. Here we shall eat and get a good night rest, tomorrow is our summit day!
Our day starts early at around 05.30am, by having breakfast on the refugeâ€™s balcony, enjoying a cup of tea/coffee with a direct view up above to Mytikas and the surrounding peaks that we will be heading up later. Our tour starts at 6.30 right from the hut following the European E4 trail and soon leads us to the alpine zone and a forestless landscape. This zigzagging and relatively steep trail is quite popular, followed by hikers heading to the peaks or the Muses Plateau, and offers a magnificent view of the whole east region of Olympus. In approximately 2 or 2.5 hours we reach Skala peak at 2866m where we will make a short stop for rest and putting on our gear (helmet and climbing harness) for summiting Mytikas. The hardest and more demanding part in terms of physical ability is over, since we climbed +700m so far. From Skala (2866m) we can view Skolio peak (2911m), Agios Antonios peak (2815m) and of course Mytikas peak (2918m), this is a breathtaking scenery.
Kakoskala is the name of the ridge that we follow on our way to the summit. In approximately 1 hour of partly technically, easy scrambling, we reach the summit of Mytikas at 2.918 m. the highest peak in Greece. During our ascent you will always be attached to the guideâ€™s rope and offered advice and guidance on every stage of the climb.
While standing on the summit to rest and take pictures, we admire the incredible scenery and the surrounding peaks, feeling fulfilled with our achievement. Later, we will begin our descent back to the refuge, from the same route, and normally will arrive there by 12.00-12.30pm (5.30-6 hours so far).
We will spent some time on the refuge for resting and maybe eat lunch and then by 13.30pm we will begin our hike back to Prionia, where we hopefully arrive in approximately in 2-3 hours. We get our car and drive back to Litochoro where this activity ends. You have become a legend by summiting Mytikas, hopefully an unforgettable experience that will stay forever!
BECOME A LEGEND TOUR OVERVIEW
This tour is designed for those mountain lovers who wish to experience the summit of Mytikas (2918m), but may have limited time available (only one night is spent on a refuge), and are capable and enjoy hiking for 7-9 hours daily.
- Group Size
1-4 persons/per guide
- Total Distance
- Total Ascent
â€¢ Good physical condition
â€¢ No acrophobia (fear of heights)
BECOME A LEGEND TOUR SUMMARY
This hiking tour offers the experience of Mytikas Summit in 2 days, which gives the opportunity to rest and replenish energy by spending a night in a refuge. First day is relatively easy, and the second is a long, demanding, but unforgettable one!
Day 1 Hike up
Route: Prionia â€“ Spilios Agapitos refuge
Difficulty level: 3/5
Hiking distance: 6km
Elevation gain: 1000m
Duration: 3-4 hours
Day 2 Summit and hike down
Route: Spilios Agapitos â€“ Mytikas - Spilios Agapitos - Prionia
Difficulty level: 4/5
Hiking distance: 12km
Elevation gain: 820m (Elevation loss: 2800m)
Duration: 7-9 hours
Want to spent more days on the mountain or you feel this is too difficult? Have a look on our 3 day tours that offer 2 days overnight stay on a refuge and thus more rest and less hiking time per day.
Should you wish a more custom experience visit our 'design your experience' section!
Do you feel confident enough to hike on your own to the refuge and hire a guide only for the summit? Check also our semi-guided tours!
'BECOME A LEGEND' TOUR DETAILS
WHAT IS INCLUDED
â€¢ Experienced English speaking guide
â€¢ Guideâ€™s expenses
â€¢ 1 night accommodation in the mountain hut
â€¢ Trekking poles
â€¢ Local Transfer Litochoro â€“ Prionia & Prionia â€“ Litochoro.
â€¢ Safety Climbing Equipment (helmet, climbing harness, rope)
â€¢ Photos and videos during the activity
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
â€¢ Personal expenses.
â€¢ Breakfast, meals, snacks and beverages on the refuge.
â€¢ Optional gratuities to the tour leader/guides
â€¢ Anything not mentioned as included
â€¢ Transfer to/from Litochoro (contact us if you need assistance on your arrangements)
â€¢ Accommodation in Litochoro before/after the hike (contact us if you need assistance on your arrangements)
WHAT TO BRING
(Try to keep your backpack as light as possible, carry only the essentials)
â€¢Hike or trail running shoes (a good traction/non-slippery sole is highly recommended)
â€¢Hiking backpack of 40-60lt. with padded straps and a waist belt. Please note that extra space should be predicted in your backpack for carrying a helmet and a climbing harness (we provide them).
â€¢A water bottle (at least 1-1.5 lt of water should be carried) - energy bars/jels or other snacks.
â€¢Waterproof jacket (preferably) or a windbreaker with hood (windbreaker pants are also advised)
â€¢Shorts and long trousers for walking, preferably quick-drying material
â€¢2 dri-fit (technical) t-shirts, one long sleeve t-shirt
â€¢Warm clothing for the night, (fleece top, long thermal underwear,2 pair of socks)
â€¢Sunglasses, hat, sun-cream
â€¢Warm gloves, beanie hat (advised)
â€¢Sleepimg bag (blankets will also be available in the refuge)
â€¢Personal toiletries, small towel
â€¢Simple first aid kit (plasters or blister kit, painkiller or similar, antiseptic)
An additional equipment list depending the period or weather conditions may be applied and will be communicated beforehand to the participants.
If you lack part of the equipment listed, please contact us to make the necessary arrangements.
The guide reserves the right, without penalty or money refund, to modify or alter the published itinerary whenever, in his judgment, weather conditions warrant, or if it is necessary for the comfort or safety of participants or in case of a sudden team member illness/injury.
If weather does not permit an ascent to Mytikas Peak, then an attempt to the Skolio peak (2908m) will be made. If that is also not possible and the guide decides it is safer to end the activity and return back to the hut then a refund of 10% will be made as a compensation for not summiting.
The tour guide has the right to interrupt or totally stop the scheduled activity, if a team member does not comply with the safety rules the guide sets, or if his/her actions puts in danger the rest of the group.
The guide is not responsible for any accident because of participant's mistake or ignorance.
Please keep in mind that if the participant(s) lacks the required fitness or skill level, or in case of injury, the guide will be required (en route) to alter the course in order to ensure a safe completion and arrival to the end point. If that will not be possible, the guide might be required to arrange the participant to spend an overnight stay on one of the refuges. In that case the additional costs are covered solely by the participant. Please also keep in mind that the tour guide is there primarily for helping you enjoy this mountain adventure, but is also responsible for your safety, so any decisions made or instructions given by the guide should always be respected and followed.
Always make sure to check with your guide beforehand regarding the trip level and requirements.
2023 Price list (per person)
395â‚¬ private tour
- for larger groups
please contact us