Daring to climb up Mount Olympus in Greece will ask a lot from you like fitness, physical capability and determination. Keep in mind that it is the highest mountain in Greece. Its impressive peak and appearance gave birth to the myths of the Olympian Gods that we still study until today.
When you do make up your mind, head to Litochoro, which is a hiking path or you can ride a car deeper into the mountain. Beginning your hike, you can choose from three trailheads located on the east side of the mountain: Litochoro Town, Gortsia and Prionia. In these places you’ll spot a lot of people just touring around without the intention of climbing the peak of Mount Olympus. There are also a lot of refuges to stay for the night, so don’t worry. And they even offer beds and food at minimum prices, how great is that?
After your trailhead and sleeping quarters are all planned out, it’s time to climb. Make sure that you’re well dressed for the cold and windy weather up there and wear proper worn in shoes. Don’t forget to add small knives, water bottles, sleeping bags, sunglass, sun block, first aid kit, and even a camera on list.
There are dozens of peaks to choose from, but the three most famous are Mystikas, Stefani and Skolio. The easiest to climb is Skolios, next is Stefani and Mystikas. Only the skilled climbers should take on Mystikas, being it the highest and hardest peak to reach. A lot of you might see Mystikas as the most appealing one, so here are a few things to keep in mind. Refuges will lend helmets to those who chooses this peak, always be careful where you step, hitting someone below with loose rocks is a real danger.