Hiking Lesvos’ Mt. Olympus

6-7 hours
Lesbos, Greece North Aegean

Here’s a fabulous hike that starts on one of the Northern Aegean’s most picturesque villages, Agiassos, tucked away in the mountain side some 400 meters (1300 feet) above sea level. Walk up the “kalderimi” paths used by donkeys and in the past by pilgrims towards Mount Olympus, considered Lesvos’ highest peak at 968 meters (3175 feet) above sea level. As you climb, you’ll marvel at the ever-changing landscapes below, before eventually reaching the church of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah) atop the mountain. Take in the views of most of the island and beyond on clear days.

The way back down also has its pleasures, with a recommended stop for a sumptuous picnic lunch (optional package) half way down the mountain. This is the perfect spot to rest and feel the nature before reaching Agiassos, with its attractive alleyways and little shops. Regardless whether you’re a religious or not, highly recommended is a visit to the Church of the Virgin that – hosting a powerful icon – is reputed to deliver on miracles. This hiking and discovery trip ends with a relaxing drink, ouzo or coffee at one of the local cafés.

NOTES

  • Round-trip hike
  • Minimum of 2 people required
  • Start time, meeting point or pick-up from hotel can be arranged
  • Be in good shape and have good hiking shoes for this hike as we climb more then 600 meters (Almost 2000 feet).
  • Hike difficulty level: Medium
  • Total distance of the hike: 10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Duration including stops: 6-7 hours

PRICES

  • 35€ per person (for 5 or more people) or 47€ per person (for 2-4 people)
  • 17€ per person extra charge for exclusive-package (Picnic on Mount Olympus including wine or beer, as well as coffee or ouzo in Agiassos)

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking
  • The balance is paid on the day of the hike, right before it starts (cash only).
  • The whole amount will still be charged if cancelled anytime in the 28 days before the hike.
  • Hikes may be cancelled by the guide in case of force majeure (e.g. bad weather) and a full refund will be given in that case.
Price: From €35