Day 1: Thessaloniki Int. Airport* - Litochoro On arrival at Thessaloniki Int. Airport (SKG)* you will meet your guide. We will transfer you to Litochoro, a picturesque town on the slopes of Mount Olympus (duration approx. 2 hours). We check into our guesthouse for the overnight stay. A dinner in a local tavern will follow. - Meals: Dinner. Overnight stay in Litochoro *Alternative Airports: Volos / Nea Aghialos (VOL) & Athens (ATH)
Day 2: Litochoro - Muses Plateau The first hiking trail starts from a location named "Gortsia", leading us through a beautiful dense forest to the Muses Plateau where our Mountain Hut is located at an altitude of 2650m (8694ft). The last part of the hike through the alpine scenery offers amazing views of the plains of Northern Greece, the Aegean Sea and the impressive peak "Stefani", the Throne of Zeus. - Trekking Time: 6 hours. Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate - Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch. Overnight stay in Refuge C
Day 3: Muses Plateau - Peaks After breakfast we start our hiking tour to the peaks. We walk along the foot of the Peaks "Mytikas" and "Stefani" and then later on the European walking route E4 up to the peak "Skala" 2866m/9403ft. We'll continue hiking to the peak "Skolio" 2912m / 9554ft, the second highest peak of the mountain, where we have a lunch break enjoying the magnificent view to the peak "Mytikas" 2918m / 9576ft before descending to Refuge A at 2100m - Trekking Time: 4 hours. Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate - Meals: Breakfast. Overnight stay in Refuge A
Day 4: Enipeas gorge Early in the morning we start descending through a shady forest to the forest point "Prionia" (1100m/3609ft). After a short break, following the E4 trail, we'll enter the gorge of Enipeas. There are many picturesque waterfalls, bridges and small lakes to admire as we walk through this beautiful area, crossing the river many times until we'll reach Litochoro, our final destination. - Trekking Time: 8 hours. Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate - Meals: Breakfast, dinner. Overnight stay in Litochoro
Day 5: Litochoro - Meteora After breakfast we'll drive to Kastraki, a village lying between the spectacular rocks and the famous monasteries, known as Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll visit one of the six inhabited monasteries which are open to the public and continue with a driving tour having short breaks for photo shooting and to enjoy the spectacular views of the monasteries and the gigantic rocky pinnacles. - Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight stay in Kastraki
Day 6: Meteora Today we'll start our hike between the rocky pinnacles, on the same old trails like the monks did a few hundred years ago, experiencing the sanctuaries build on these natural sandstone rock pillars. This is the traditional and the best way to explore the beauty of this unique area avoiding the tourist crowds. - Trekking Time: 5 hours Trek Difficulty Level: Easy/Moderate - Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner. Overnight stay in Kastraki
Day 7: Vikos Aoos National Park After breakfast we'll drive to the picturesque village of Vitsa at the National park of Vikos-Aoos. We check into our guesthouse and after lunch we'll visit the village of Monodendri and the old monastery of Agia Paraskevi. The monastery built on the edge of the gorge, is founded at the early 15th century and has amazing views. - Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight stay in Vitsa.
Day 8: Vikos Gorge Today we walk through Vikos Gorge, one of the deepest canyons of the world. According to the Guinness book of records the Vikos Gorge is the world's deepest canyon in proportion to its width. We follow the hiking trail into the gorge and after six hours of moderate walking through lush vegetation in the shady canyon, we reach the springs of the river Voidomatis and thirty minutes later the village of Vikos. After lunch we drive to the village of Mikro Papigo for an overnight stay. - Trekking time: 6, 5 hours. Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate - Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner. Overnight stay in Mikro Papigo
Day 9: Lake Drakolimni After breakfast we start the trekking tour to the mountain hut of Astraka, situated at an altitude of 1930m / 6332feet. After a break at the hut, we continue hiking to the mountain Lake "Drakolimni" (2000m / 6562feet) enjoying the magnificent view to the peaks of the Pindos mountain range. Then we hike back to our hut for the overnight. - Total trekking time:6,5 hours Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate - Meals: Breakfast Overnight stay in Astraka Mountain Refuge
Day 10: Mikro Papigo Today we return to the village of Mikro Papigo where we stay for the rest of the day. After lunch we visit the nearby natural pools for a swim and relaxation. - Trekking time: 2, 5 hours. Trek Difficulty Level: Easy - Meals: Breakfast, dinner.
Day 11: Thessaloniki After breakfast we drive back to Thessaloniki where you'll have time for some last - minute shopping or for a beautiful walk along the promenade. The city is the second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre of Greece. In the afternoon we'll enjoy together a farewell dinner at a local tavern. - Meals: Breakfast, dinner. Overnight stay in Thessaloniki (or Volos, Athens)
Day 12. Departure After breakfast, we transfer you to Thessaloniki International Airport* for your return flight. Meals: Breakfast.*Alternative Airports: Volos / Nea Aghialos (VOL) & Athens (ATH)
Please note that this tour is subject to change at the discretion of the tour leader, according to local and weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
Included in product price:
8 nights hotel accommodation in double rooms (with en-suite shower/WC, air conditioning, TV, telephone and internet access) 3 nights in Mountain Huts, in dormitories 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 picnic lunches and 8 dinners Luggage transfer All local transfers as per itinerary. English-speaking tour guide (full escort) All activities as per itinerary
Not included in product price:
Transfer to and from Greece All personal expenses Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages Other sites of interest not included in the itinerary Outdoor activities which are not part of this itinerary Meals if not mentioned Monastery Entrance fees Travel Insurance and Personal accident insurance