Ideal for a first hike, this 7km trail goes around the summit of Mt Olympus in a roughly circular loop, beginning and ending in the small car park off the Mt Olympus summit road. The trail is fairly flat and takes three to four hours to complete. It runs alternately through shaded and open areas with spectacular views to the south.
The trail takes in such vegetation as St John’s wort, Troödos sage, alyssum and barberry, and geological features including a chromite pit and veins of pyroxenite and dunite. The route also features the ‘Walls of the Old Town’, which legend says are remnants of a 1571 Venetian fort. The ski lift is conveniently located on this trail, should you come in winter. Come prepared with drinking water and a hat.