Mount Olympus

  • Olympos EL
  • Olimbos EL
  • Olimp BG
  • Olymp DE
  • Olympe FR
  • Olimpo IT

Area / Site in Central Macedonia

A rural narrow road among the dense vegetation and the mountain range of Olympus in the background..
photo: afilitos

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in Mount Olympus

The end of the official road and the parking place at Prionia.
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Prionia Place, Mount Olympus

The official end of the road and the place where the path to the mountain begins. The highlight is a taverna with delicious traditional food.

The inner yard, the main church, and the surrounding buildings of the old monastery of St. Dionysios.
↗ NE   ≈ 3km

Old Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus

Located at the foothills of the highest Greek mount stands for its great history and heirlooms.

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Facilities of the shelter and three tents in "Spilios Agapitos" yard.
← W   ≈ 4.1km

Spilios Agapitos Refuge of Mount Olympos

On the road to the peak, this is the first, the largest and a very well-organized shelter.

A picture of the famous peak of Mount Olympus, Mytikas.
← W   ≈ 5.8km

Mytikas Peak (2917m) in Mount Olympus

The famous peak of the highest Greek mountain and the mythological home of the 12 Gods.

The international walking path E4 surrounded by the alpine landscape of Mount Olympus.
→ E   ≈ 10.4km

Hiking Trails of Mount Olympus

Countless hikers and nature lovers are attracted by the unique natural landscape of the mountain.

After the end of the Olympus Marathon, the winners on the pedestal receive their medals from the judges.
→ E   ≈ 11.1km

Mount Olympus Marathon

A unique and demanding long-distance race on uneven ground through the paths of the famous Mount Olympus, the home of the Gods.

A picture of the settlement of Litochoro with the snowy Mount Olympus as a background.
→ E   ≈ 11.7km

Litochoro

Being in the shadow of the home of the Gods it stands for the unique mountainous and sea views as well as for the amazing food.

A picture of the exterior of the Kanalon monastery surrounded by the dense vegetation of the area.
photo: Hermann Hammer
↘ SE   ≈ 14.2km

Kanalon Monastery, Karya

An old and historical worth-visiting monastery hidden in the dense vegetation of the southern part of Mount Olympus.

Remains of the Isis Temple at the archaeological site of Dion.
↗ NE   ≈ 17.2km

Archaeological Site (Park) of Dion

An ancient settlement in the shadow of mount Olympus that served as the holy city of the Macedonian State.

The facilities of a beach bar at the beach of Leptokarya.
→ E   ≈ 19.7km

Leptokarya Beach, Pieria

Sandy and small pebble beach of the settlement located at the foothills of mount Olympus includes excellent infrastructure and facilities.

Questions & Answers about Mount Olympus

Why Visit Mount Olympus?
  • The highest peak (2,917 m) in the country and the second highest in the Balkans.
  • The first National Park of Greece, protected area since 1938.
  • One of the last refuges of unspoiled nature in Europe.
Where to stay while visiting mount Olympus?

The village of Litochoro is named the "Gateway of Olympus" and it's the most convenient option with lots of available accommodation options for all budgets.

How is the landscape as you go to a higher elevation on Mount Olympus?

At lower levels of the mountain, there are shrubs, then a little higher thrive tall pine-trees that create dense forests, and even higher there is an alpine environment composed mostly red lilies.