Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jul 17, 2012 10:20 AM Last Post By: soniaby
Jul 14, 2012 8:34 AM
Jul 16, 2012 1:37 AM
1If you want to stay in a bed in the refuges during summer you should certainly book ahead because it is very busy. There are 2 refuges at 2700 m and 1 at 2100 and I think you will find tel nbrs by googling.
cost is around 10 euro pp.
If you stay in a tent outside the refuge normally it is permited but it's better to do a kind request ahead.
For other mountains it is usually free but especially for Olympus it is not that free, you pay a fraction of the bed cost and this includes using their facilities, especially for the refuge at 2100 which is more organized..
They also have restaurant and a very simple shop for spartan needs.
Jul 16, 2012 1:43 AM
Jul 17, 2012 1:42 AM
3If you have 2 nights you could start walking from site 'Prionia' (you get there by taxi from the vilage 'Litochoro' which is reachable by bus)
It's a few hours walking from Prionia to 1st refuge at 2100m altitude.
stay at the refuge 1 night and next day walk to next site 'Oropedio Mouson' at 2.700m and stay there 1 night.
you could walk to highest peak Mytikas (2918m) on 3rd day or on 2nd -it's between the 2 refuges.
you need little climbing skills for the top and can be scary.
another very good option is peak Scholio at 2911m and it's just walking all the way- no climbing at all.
3rd day you walk down to the site 'Stavros' at about 1000m altitude.
then you hitchhike to Litochoro if lucky or could have arranged a taxi.
all this can be done in the oposite way, too.
you can add walking the part Litochoro -Prionia which goes near a river-some times along it, some times not -generally interesting.
it will be a hard 3 days of walking- I wish you are prepared for that!
when you finish you can stay at seaside 'Plaka Litochorou', there are also campings there and great sandy beaches.
in summer it is boiling hot at sea level but it's freezing at night if you camp on Olympus!
Jul 17, 2012 10:20 AM
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