The highest peak of Greece
Litochoro, 90 km from Thessaloniki, is the starting point for the trek. From here you can start to climb around the river Enipea to the Prionia car park, the road is definitely worth seeing. However, if you don't have that much time, you can get to the mentioned car park by car, taxi or hitchhiking. However, everyone has to get their own way from the car park. We ascend from an altitude of 1100 m above sea level along probably the most paved path far and wide. If you already have trouble pulling your luggage here, you can pay for a mule and go for lightness not only with your weight but also with your wallet. Such relief costs 50 Euros. From Prionia it is to the cottage Spilios Agapitos, sometimes referred to as cottage A, less than five kilometers and a thousand high meters. It is necessary to count on booking accommodation in the cottage in advance, it is quickly filled, but even if it is already full, it is possible to set up a tent next to the cottage in designated places. Early in the morning, the cottage sets off for the final ascent, the path is initially lined with trees, first deciduous, then coniferous, and finally you only walk on rubble and stones. Don't be fooled that more people are standing and sitting on the first visible peak. The reason is clear you are standing at the foot of Skala and for some holiday tourists this peak becomes final. The top of Mytikas is in sight, but it takes a little confidence when walking and also a little climbing, there is no time for dizziness. Sometimes this path is also called „bad stairway“. At first glance, the road seems very airy, but it is not so terrible, although stumbling in this place would have fatal consequences. Scale I. UIAA. In some places there is a view of the far side and it is therefore quite perpendicular. We descend the same way, with a stop at the Spilios Agapitos hut, where we take our tents and walk back to the car park.
The peak of Skala is final for some holiday tourists. Further to the top, it's harder.
Path through perpendicular parts
First you have to go down the chimney and climb the vertical parts on the way to the top.
Ascent to the top
First you have to go down the chimney and then you have a „bad stairway“ waiting for you to the top. Sometimes this path is also called „bad stairway“. At first glance, the road seems very airy, but it is not so terrible, although stumbling in this place would have fatal consequences. Scale I. UIAA.
View from the top of the Aegean Sea
Roads to the top
None of the paths leading to the top is easy
As we descend, we can see other peaks of the whole Olympus.
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