Mount Olympus

Home of the Greek Gods and numerous endemic species, Olympus is just excellent for trekking. Do not skip a visit to Dion - you will love it.

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

Mount Olympus Things to Do

A picture of the  peak of Mount Olympus, Mytikas, below a cloudy sky.
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Climb to the top of Olympus (Mytikas Peak)

The peak of Olympus is 2918m above sea level. It takes about an hour to get up and it requires preparation and alertness. The views are rewarding.

A picture of the exterior of the Kanalon monastery surrounded by the dense vegetation of the area.
photo: Hermann Hammer

Kanalon Monastery


An old and historical monastery hidden in the dense vegetation of the southern part of Mount Olympus. It's worth a visit.

The inner yard, the main church, and the surrounding buildings of the old monastery of St. Dionysios.
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Old Monastery of St. Dionysios of Olympus

At the foothills of the highest Greek mountain, this monastery stands out for its beauty and relics. There is a small cave-church within walking distance.

Facilities of the shelter and three tents in Spilios Agapitos yard.
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Spilios Agapitos (Zolotas) Refuge

On the road to the peak, this is the first and largest organized shelter. Food here is great and the view already amazes.

A rock at Orlias is showered by water falling from above. A picture with vibrant green in and out the waters.
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Orlias Stream

The trail to Orlias is a fantastic experience, and the waterfalls at the end of it are just refreshing. Families with children will love it.


Old Vrontou Village

Old Vrontou is a village wiped from the map by Nazi bombardments. Great for pictures or excursion in the nature for some distinctive pictures.


Prionia Place

At the carpark begins a path to the mountain leading also to waterfalls. The highlight, however, is a taverna with delicious traditional food.


Hiking Trails of Mount Olympus

Hikers and nature lovers from all over the world come here to trek on the mountain of the Greek Gods. Get here equipped and prepared.

Mount Olympus Why visit?

  • Greece's highest peak - 2917m or 9570ft.
  • The first National Park of Greece protected since 1938.
  • 200 million year old grounds still being shaped by nature's forces.

Mount Olympus Beaches


Leptokarya Beach

East Olympos

At Leptokarya, you enjoy a view of Mount Olympus while swimming. The place has fantastic sunrises too. Down-side, it usually gets crowded.