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Trekking Meteora – Olympos Tour

Country: Greece
City: Meteora
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Trekking Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1: Thessaloniki / Athens- Kalambaka

Upon arrival at Thessaloniki airport you will meet your guide and private bus driver who will be following you along all your stay. 
Transfer by bus to Kalambaka (3-4 hours). Overnight in Kalambaka.
Day 2: Meteora Monasteries
After breakfast departure for Meteora. Visit the most interesting monasteries of Meteora. There are still 5 monasteries inhabited out of about 13 that used to be active some centuries ago. Magnificent frescoes and the treasures of the monasteries, late Byzantine artworks, are some of their best features. Overnight in Kalambaka. 
Day 3: Meteora - Litochoro
After breakfast the bus will take us to Litochoro (3 hours). 
Short afternoon walk in the area of the Dion archeological site.  Overnight in village ofLitochoro.
Day 4: Litochoro - Prionia - Enipeas Gorge - Litochoro
After breakfast early in the morning we drive with a mini bus to the monastery of Ag. Dionisios at the entrance of the canyon of Enipeas. From there we walk down to the village of Litochoro. Overnight in Litochoro. (6 hours) 
Day 5: Litochoro - Prionia - Spilios Agapitos refuge
After breakfast departure for  Prionia with minibus. We will start our climb on the mountain of Gods and at 2.200 meters we will go through a forest of "Abies" trees. From then on the trees become sparse and the only trees around are of the "Pinus heldreichii" kind. Overnight in the refuge Spilios Agapitos. (3 hours) 
Day 6: Spilios Agapitos refuge - Skolio - Litochoro
Today our aim is to reach the summit of the impressive Skolio peak, rising up to 2.911 meters offering compelling views all around. Return for lunch at the Spilios Agapitos refuge. In the afternoon we head downhill to Prionia and to the village of Litochoro. Overnight in a Litochoro. (7 hours) 
Day 7: Litochoro – Thessaloniki 
After breakfast, transfer from Litochoro to Thessaloniki where we will spend the night. 
Day 8: 
Transfer to Thessaloniki / Athens Int. airport
Price Includes : All accommodations, all meals from dinner on day 1 through breakfast on day 8, all picnic lunches, group transfers from and to the airport, all transportations throughout the trip, luggage transportations, the tour leader - guide, all taxes and VAT. 
Not Included : Air fare to and from Thessaloniki, personal travel-health insurance, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, personal expenses, entrance fees in Museums, and other sites of interest that are not included in the trip description. 
Insurance : Participants should be covered by their own personal travel-health insurance prior to the trip. The personal insurance must at least cover medical expenses as well as air rescue and the cost of repatriation. 
Transportation : All transfers during the trip are included. 
Accommodation : Hotels in the cities, village pensions throughout the trip (all with private facilities). 
The trip prices are based on double occupancy. 
Food : Every morning we have breakfast in the hotels, picnic lunch en route and a dinner at local tavern. (Vegetarians are welcome on the trips) 
Group Size : 6 -16 participants. 
Difficulty Level : (2) 
Moderate trek with a maximum of 6-7 hours walk on rocky terrain. For the highest summit of mt. Olympus, Mytikas an easy scrambling is required. Participants should be in good physical condition with a little of experience. 
Equipment : 
Daypack (approx. 15-20 l) 
Trekking shoes 
Waterproof wind jacket 
Polar fleece 
Water bottle 
Walking batons 
Sun cream 
Sun glasses 
Sleeping bag         
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