This trip combines the two most famous and impressive mountain landscapes of mainland Greece in a single trek. Not just the highest mountain in the country, but the legendary home of the ancient Greek gods, the Mt Olympus National Park is a landscape of spectacular plateaus, ridges and the beautiful Enipeas Gorge. Like Zeus, look out over the world from the mountain peaks of Skala and Skolio after an exhilarating day of hiking. The dramatic rocky pinnacles of Meteora are all the more impressive with their cliff-top monasteries perched on the tiny summits. On a day hike to explore this centre of Greek orthodox spirituality, follow in the footsteps of centuries of monks along winding paths between the rock towers. The spectacular views and the vast legacy of past civilisations make this a varied and rewarding walking holiday.
DAY 1 Arrive Litochoro DAY 2 Transfer to Prionia, walk to Spilios Agapitos refuge (2100m) (3-4hrs) DAY 3 Ascend the peaks of Skala and Skolio, overnight in Kakkalos (4-6hrs) DAY 4 Descend to Spilios Agapitos refuge (3-4hrs) DAY 5 Walk through Enipeas Gorge to Litochoro (6-7hrs) DAY 6 Transfer from Litochoro to Kalambaka, short walk in Kastraki DAY 7 Walk the monks' old mountain paths amongst the rock-towers of western Meteora, visit two cliff-top monasteries DAY 8 Trip concludes
= Guaranteed departure. If a guaranteed departure is full our consultant will contact you to discuss an alternative date.
Other dates available on request, from Jun to Sep, for a group of a minimum 4 participants.
*4 breakfasts *4 nights 3 star hotel and guesthouse on a twin share basis, 3 nights mountain refuge on a multishare basis *English speaking experienced local trekking guide on trekking days *transfer from Litochoro to Kalambaka *local taxes