Olympos National Park

Trekking in Olympus mountain

Olympos National Park is in Greece and includes Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece (2917m), located in the Macedonian-Thessalian borders in northern part of Greece.

Cities

The major entrance to the park is the village of   Litochoro.

The village of   Dion, Pieria is the started point of a forested road ending at Koromilia Dion Refuge.

  Palaios Panteleimonas is a traditional village in the lower Olympus, in fact a completely separate and different mountain, though very close to Mount Olympus. The village is located at an altitude of 700 m with a magnificent view over the coast.

Other destinations

Olympus highest peak is   Mýtikas at 2918 meters (9570 feet).

Get in

KTEL Intercity Buses operate (10 daily - 9,30 €) from Thessaloniki to Litochoro with an intermediate stop at Katerini. Buses schedule can be found at Thessaloniki station website

The main line of the Greek railway system that connects Athens with Thessaloniki passes through Katerini. Even the fast Intercity trains make a stop at Katerini railway station. You can catch a bus to Litochori from the nearby bus station. Keep in mind that Bus service does not operate on Sunday or holidays.

Get around

By foot or by donkey.

See

Itineraries

Sleep

Spilios Agapitos Refuge

There are 9 refuges where you can stay overnight for €15 per person per night. You can also camp.

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