In Greek mythology, Mt. Olympus was home to the Twelve Gods of the ancient world, and also the set-up for the most popular mythical stories. This trip idea is a unique combination of mountaineering interspersed with the necessary recovery with breathtaking tours and activities in the playground of the Gods.
In this lesser-travelled part of Greece, your senses will be awakened with the sounds of the mountain landscapes. Stretch and strengthen with Pilates exercises, enjoy trekking with the Gods in the shadow of Mount Olympus, swimming in waterfalls, exploring picturesque churches, learning myths and tales of the region, relaxing in hot springs, and if these aren't enough we will also visit the world-famous Meteora!
We will tailor this trip to you. Change anything - from excursions to accommodation to places visited.
The most popular areas of Greece are likely to be very busy during the peak summer season months of July and August, while some of the lesser known destinations may be at their festive best at this time and a bit too quiet and inaccessible outside the height of summer. Bear in mind that the high summer brings with it some scorching temperatures, and 40°C is not uncommon at the hottest part of the day.
If the heat and the crowds don’t appeal, aim instead for the shoulder seasons. April to June and September to October are great times to plan your bespoke holiday in Greece, and the southern islands in particular can offer plentiful blue skies and warm sun at both ends of this range.
Spring (April, May) is a beautiful season to explore with wildflowers in abundance, though the sea can be chilly. Warmer water temperatures await in autumn (September, October) and this is also a good time for local festivals.
Winter is a good time for sightseeing on the mainland providing you are not put off by showers, but with strong winds, closed facilities and skeleton services on ferries it can be a tricky time to visit all but the most populous Greek islands.
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