Embark on a journey to the mystical home of the Greek gods

Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece, located in the Olympus Range around 80km south west of Thessaloniki. The beauty of Mount Olympus has inspired and awed people since ancient times. Legend has it that Mount Olympus became the dwelling of the twelve Greek gods after they defeated their predecessors in the Battle of the Titans. Each of the twelve Olympian gods lived in palaces in the mountain gorges.

This challenging 3-day trek and climb in the ‘home of the Greek gods’ is a great opportunity to experience Greece’s rugged, beautiful and tough mountain landscapes and uncover the ancient myths and legends.

As you attempt to climb some of the highest peaks on the mountain you will enjoy some of the most spectacular views in Greece, dozens of species of flowers and possibly even spot some endangered bird and butterfly species.

This trip is more than just a trek if you intend to summit the highest point on Mt Olympus, Mytikas. To reach the summit you will scramble up an exposed, steep, rocky slope while roped up in teams so a head for heights is a must. It’s a real adventure and this scramble is a highlight for most people!

Dates: Flying from London to Thessaloniki on Thursday 16 September 2021, returning to London on Monday 20 September 2021.

Costs:

Deposit: £315 payable on booking, this is a non-refundable deposit. 

Minimum fundraising target: £2,200 (not including the deposit).

Self-funding: if you would like to self-fund your trek, please contact us for details.

To find out more:

Come along to our virtual information evening on Zoom on Tuesday 8 December at 6pm. More details can be found here.

Alternatively, please email [email protected] or call 01883741416.

By taking on this challenge of a lifetime you'll be raising funds to help young disabled adults on their journey to independence.

This trip is operated by The Different Travel Company (ATOL 6706) for The Orpheus Centre (Registered Charity No. 1105213). All the flights on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate.  Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.caa.co.uk.