Me and my 2 friends visited Mount Olympus in late August 2013. It was a great timing as the weather was just right and at the same time we did not meet crowds of people. I recommend choosing working days for the way up as during the weekends the mountain gets more busy.
We have split the trip into 2 days. This gave us an opportunity to have a quality rest in the refuge A which turned out to be warm and welcoming place with friendly people and clean facilities.
Hiking up from the refuge A was a beatiful experience - stunning views, wild nature around... I enjoyed so much until the point we had to take a decision whether to take the way up directly to Mitikas or to head rather to Skala and Skolio.
Our desire to reach the highest point was foolishly strong. For a mid experienced hiker like me this was a big mistake which might have costed the highest price ( luckilly did not).
For all future hikers/climbers who strive to conquer Mitikas: be ready that the final part is very challenging and without proper climbing experience and equipment even life dangerous. It is not a trail for hikers.
I strongly recommend hiking Mount Olympus up to Skala and Skolio. You will be offered beatiful reward for that. In case you can relate to my level of experience, forget about Mitikas. It is simply not worth the risk.
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