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Olympus tour

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Distance
11.44 mi
Elevation gain
7,169 ft
Technical difficulty
Very difficult
Elevation loss
7,169 ft
Max elevation
9,690 ft
TrailRank 
66
Min elevation
3,571 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
12 hours 40 minutes
Coordinates
1689
Uploaded
August 3, 2019
Recorded
August 2019
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9,690 ft
3,571 ft
11.44 mi

near Litóchoro, Central Macedonia (Greece)

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Itinerary description

A day hike of Olympus mountain starting from Prionia to Refuge A' Agapitos, Skala and Mytikas peak (2.918m) via Kakoskala. Descending from Louki to Kakalos refuge via Zonaria and then back down to Agapitos and Prionia via Kofto

Waypoints

PictographCar park Altitude 3,625 ft
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Prionia Parking lot and tavern

Prionia Parking lot & tavern and fountain 1.100m picture was taken just before dawn

PictographBridge Altitude 3,705 ft
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Bridge

small wooden bridge early on at the trail small cascade on your right - accessible

PictographRiver Altitude 4,247 ft
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Creek

PictographFountain Altitude 4,656 ft
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Fountain

Fountain unknown water quality, best not to drink

PictographRiver Altitude 4,837 ft
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Creek

dry creek most likely floods during rain season

PictographIntersection Altitude 5,446 ft
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Cross trails

first intersection go straight ahead

PictographMountain hut Altitude 6,904 ft
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Refuge A - S. Agapitos

Refuge A' - "Spilios Agapitos" very well provisioned...even electrolytes nice and shady elevation gain 2.100m (+1.000m)

PictographIntersection Altitude 7,067 ft
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Trail to peaks

Trail to the summits goes straight to the right is the trail "Kofto" which lead to Refuge "Kakalos" at the Mouses plateau

PictographIntersection Altitude 8,252 ft
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Crosstrails

straight ahead to Skala trail trail right to Zonaria NO LABELS 2.480m

PictographSummit Altitude 9,493 ft
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Skala

Skala summit 2.866m ahead lies the trecherous path of "kakoskala" DO NOT ATTEMPT UNLESS IDEAL CONDITIONS BEST USE ROPE & HARNESS HEREON AFTER

PictographSummit Altitude 9,681 ft
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Mytikas peak 2.918

Mytikas peak @ 2.918 highest in Greece

PictographRisk Altitude 9,667 ft
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Louki

Louki trail very steep but do-able exercise caution, secure footing BEST USE HELMET DANGER OF FALLING ROCK FROM CLIMBERS ABOVE!

PictographMountain hut Altitude 8,835 ft
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Refuge G. Apostolidis

Refuge "Giosos Apostolidis " 2.700m large refuge overlooking the plateau

PictographMountain hut Altitude 8,816 ft
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Refuge C. Kakalos

Refuge "Christos Kakalos" on the Mouses plateau 2.640m great view of Zeus' crown-throne gets a bit windy famous camping spot accessible both from Agapitos via Kofto trail and from the peaks via Zonaria

PictographMountain pass Altitude 7,562 ft
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Glacier

Glacier picture taken early August

PictographCar park Altitude 3,750 ft
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Finish/Start Prionia

Prionia parking lot & tavern fountain and WC facilities also trailhead to Enipeas gorge cascade and river just below

Comments  (1)

  • Photo of alexlazanis
    alexlazanis Aug 5, 2019

    I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS TRAIL DUE TO THE EXTREME RISK IN KAKOSKALA
    A COUPLE OF SPOTS WERE VERY INSECURE
    DO NOT ATTEMPT UNLESS IDEAL CONDITIONS APPLY
    EXPERTS ONLY
    BEST USE LOUKI TRAIL BOT UPHILL AND DOWN

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