This tour is designed for those mountain lovers who may not be interested in summiting Mytikas, and they wish to explore and get the most out of their 2 days visit in Olympus. This tour suits those who may have limited time available (only one night is spent on a refuge), enjoy and are capable of hiking straight for 7-9 hours in a day. The highlights of this tour are the visit on the alpine Muses Plateau (2700m), the unlimited and breathtaking view of the Zeus Throne from our refuge’s window, the incredible sunrise experience, the visit to the small church on Profitis Ilias peak (2803m).

  • Period


  • Group Size

    1-4 persons/per guide

  • Total Distance

    21Km (approx.)

  • Total Ascent

    +1600m (approx.)

Moderate difficulty

• Good physical condition
• No acrophobia (fear of heights)


This hiking tour offers the greatest experience of Mount Olympus, as this circular long route, visits and lets you discover most of the well known sight-seeings, in just 2 days.

Highlights of this tour, traversing the narrow Zonaria trail, passing below the Throne of Zeus (the rock face that its shape resembles to a throne and where ancient Greeks imagined that Zeus was sitting on his Olympus Palace), the amazing sunrise from the Mouses Plateau, Profitis Ilias peak, the narrow and breathtaking ridge of Laimos, visiting most of the eastern-side Olympus refuges and more.

We will spent a night in one of the Mouses Plateau refuges which will give us the opportunity to rest and prepare for the next day. The first day is demanding, but rewarding. A long way uphill to reach Mouses Plateau in the same day, but we will brake the distance and make a good stop at Spilios Agapitos refuge to replenish our energy levels, before we continue for the rest of our tour. Moreover our guide will pace you and try to match your effort as close to your physical abilities and fitness level as he can.
Second day is again a long one, but this time we are descenting, which makes it easier! Our day will begin by summiting Profitis Ilias peak (2803m), a relatively easy to hike peak as it is in a short distance from our refuge. There is an orthodox small church on its top and the view is amazing. Again on our final way down, we will brake the distance in half and make a good rest stop in Petrostrouga refuge (1950m). Our route will continue descending until we reach the other major trail-head, Gortsia (1140m), from where we will pick up our car to drive back to Litochoro.

Day 1 Hike up
Route: Prionia – Spilios Agapitos refuge – Mouses Plateau (Apostolidis or Kakkalos refuge)
Difficulty level: 4/5
Hiking distance: 11km (approx.)
Elevation gain: 1600m (approx.)
Duration: 6-8 hours

Day 2 Summit and hike down
Route: Mouses Plateau (Apostolidis or Kakkalos refuge) – Profitis Ilias peak – Petrostrouga refuge - Gortsia
Difficulty level: 3.5/5
Hiking distance: 10km
Elevation loss: -1600m (approx.)
Duration: 5-7 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!




    Day 1
    Our day will normally begin in the morning, 08.00 by meeting with your guide in Litochoro’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 day’s hike we will get our car and drive towards the trail-head (Prionia 1100m)(20-30 minutes).
    9.00 We are ready, we have checked our gear and we start hiking from Prionia to Spilios Agapitos refuge.
    12-12.30 We arrive at the refuge after 3-3.5 hours, depending on the team's fitness level. We try to maintain a relatively easy-going pace to conserve our energy levels.
    12.00-13.30 We will make a long brake on the refuge
    13.30 We depart and head towards the Mouses Plateau and our refuge where we will spent the night.
    17.00 We arrive at our refuge. We find our beds for the night.
    Free time to rest have dinner and explore the area

    Day 2
    6.30 - 07.30 Wake up and have breakfast on the refuge (Depending on the time of the year you could wake up earlier if you like to enjoy the sunrise)
    7.30 - 8.30 Easy hike to Profitis Ilias peak
    9.30 We leave our refuge and head towards Petrostrouga refuge (1950m) following a downhill direction.
    12.00-12.30 We arrive at the refuge where we will make a long stop to rest and maybe have lunch
    14.00-14.30 We start our downhill hike towards Gortsia (1140m) where it is our ending point
    17.30-18.30 We arrive at Gortsia the second major trailhead where our tour ends
    19.00 - 19.30 Arrive at Litochoro, hopefully having enjoyed an unforgettable experience of the Mountain of the Gods


    • Experienced English speaking guide
    • Guide’s expenses
    • 1 night accommodation in the mountain hut
    • Trekking poles
    • Local Transfer Litochoro – Prionia & Gortsia – Litochoro.
    • Photos and videos during the activity
    • VAT


    • Personal expenses.
    • Breakfast, meals, snacks and beverages on the refuge.
    • Optional gratuities to the tour leader/guides
    • Anything not mentioned as included
    • Transfer to/from Litochoro (contact us if you need assistance on your arrangements)
    • Accommodation in Litochoro before/after the hike (contact us if you need assistance on your arrangements)


    (Try to keep your backpack as light as possible, carry only the essentials)
    •Hike or trail running shoes (a good traction/non-slippery sole is highly recommended)
    •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).
    •A water bottle (at least 1-1.5 lt of water should be carried) - energy bars/jels or other snacks.
    •Waterproof jacket (preferably) or a windbreaker with hood (windbreaker pants are also advised)
    •Shorts and long trousers for walking, preferably quick-drying material
    •2 dri-fit (technical) t-shirts, one long sleeve t-shirt
    •Warm clothing for the night, (fleece top, long thermal underwear,2 pair of socks)
    •Sunglasses, hat, sun-cream
    •Warm gloves, beanie hat (advised)
    •Sleepimg bag (blankets will also be available in the refuge)
    •Personal toiletries, small towel
    •Head-lamp (advised)
    •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.

  • F.A.Q.


    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.
    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)

  • Participants


  • 1

    395€ private tour

  • 2

    225€ p.p.

  • 3

    175€ p.p.

  • 4

    150€ p.p.

  • for larger groups

    please contact us