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Olympus 12 Refuge Trail

A hiking trail that connects the 12 most-famous organized mountain refuges and emergency shelters of Mt Olympus in a single trek, that crosses the top of Mitikas and goes around its mountain mass.

Hiking Difficult

95 km
7.1 km
7.1 km
1 day +
Low Point
749 m
High Point
2.8 km
Olympus 12 Refuge Trail Map

By following well-established hiking trails, this trek 'connects' the 12 mountain refuges of Mt Olympus into a single path. It starts and ends at the Bountolas refuge, located above Litohoro, and goes through both the organized refuges and the more hard-to-reach emergency shelters (Koromilia, Petrostrouga, Krevatia, Apostolidis, Kakkalos, Agapitos, Laka Christaki, Salatoura, Agios Antonis, Migotzidis, and Livadaki).


The loop path offers an astonishing naturally diverse nature and terrain, along with breathtaking views of the Mountain of the Gods. A hiker will discover the hidden beauties of Olympus and especially those of the south and west side, which despite the increased traffic in recent years, are unknown to most visitors.

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Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and November


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation