Olympus: Hiking On The Mountain Of The Greek Gods!

in hiking •  2 months ago 

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Hello,
Since 2013 I have had the desire to explore mount Olympus and something always happened and I postponed it...
But finally this summer i managed to climb this fantastic mountain.
Me and a friend of mine traveled from Athens to Litochoro (416 km) on Friday.
On Saturday early morning(6 a.m) we began our hike and we returned at 6:40 p.m very tired,but very excited from the beauty of the landscapes we saw.
Let me share some photos...

Sunrise...

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In the Forest...

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In The Alpine Zone...

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Skala Summit ( 2.882 m)

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Kakoskala Path...

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Kakoskala is the climbing path,that connects the 2 summits ,Skala and Mytikas.

It's dangerous if you don't have climbing experience.

I'm a trail runner/hiker,so in some points i didn't feel safe and comfortable.

Mytikas Summit (2.918)- The highest summit of Greece

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Louki of Mytikas...

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Louki of Mytikas is also a climbing path-another way to reach the Mytikas Summit.
It's also dangerous mainly because of the landslides if there are other climbers above you,so it's recommended that you wear a helmet.
But in my opinion it's a safer way than Kakoskala

Zonaria...

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Muses Plateau...

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The throne of Zeus...

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Xristos Kakkalos Refuge...

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Kofto Path...

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Spilios Agapitos Refuge...

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Returning to Prionia...

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Waterfall at Prionia Area...

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Prionia...

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Our Course:

Prionia-Spilios Agapitos Refuge-Skala Summit-Kakoskala-Mytikas Summit-Louki Mytika-Zonaria-Xristos Kakkalos Refuge-Kofto Path-Spilios Agapitos Refuge-Prionia...

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The View Of The Mountain From The Hotel Room...

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On Sunday morning we relaxed for a while on the beach of Litochoro, Plaka...

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After that we traveled back to Athens.
What a great weekend!

thanks for stopping by
@mariossap

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A great weekend! You were close to Zeus. Thanks for this presentation ... now I can say that I saw Olympus. Impressive!

oh,thanks a lot! i'm glad you for that :)

With pleasure! You know that I like Greece a lot.

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It must have been a good trip friend, the photos look amazing! regards

It must have been a
Good trip friend, the photos look
Amazing! regards

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thank you!

That looks like a very challenging trail where just one small mistake could be fatal for you so I can understand that you didn't feel safe at times. I however love such trails. They give you so much adrenaline but you have to be ready and very cautious of what you do.

Great views! Those bare mountains with no trees or bushes are fascinating!

Happy hiking! Congratulations on your curie vote!

thank you very much! :)

I love this mountain. Thanks for shareing, I have wondeful memories from there.
Few years ago I did trekking there but I went only to Skolio. Next time - Myticas.

Best
Stambo

i'm glad to hear that! i wish you to climb Myticas soon :)

Dear friend, I think it was a great day for you. If there is a will there is a way and that ultimately you made it and it easy to understand what was the feeling once you completed it.

The locations of the trekking seems to be excellent and tempting by the way. The first picture with two horses with the rocky mountain in the background was given a great start to the blog' and then the sunrise, the forest, the hills and the summit everything was having made a good mood for the People, who loves trekking.

Good post really deserves appreciation and you have it through Curie curation. Cheers...

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thanks a lot! i'm glad you liked it my friend