Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. At a height of 2,918 meters, it dominates in northern Greece, and it is visible even from Thessaloniki. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa.
Olympos has 52 peaks in total, but the two main peaks are Mitikas, the highest peak, and Skolio, the second highest. Olympus is notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods, on Mytikas peak. Mount Olympus is also noted for its rich flora. It has been a National Park, the first in Greece, since 1938. It is also a World Biosphere Reserve.
The mountain is accessible all year round, but caution is recommended during the winter months. There are seven shelters in the mountain. Most of them are open only during the spring and summer months, each with different opening hours.
It is located on the E4 route and there are many paths that can be followed by the mountain, in the beautiful nature with wonderful landscapes, making every trip worth it. The ascent to the top can begin at Litochoro, where E4 begins at Olympus, or you can start from Prionia, the farthest point where you can reach by car. Ascent can be done very easily and pleasantly in two days, but it is worth it to stay longer.