Once again leafing through a collection of Greek myths, each of us probably felt the overwhelming desire to personally visit the mythical mount Olympus, which became, according to legend, the home of the great Greek gods, the once arrogant enough to use earth as a platform for their magical games. Fortunately, that famous mountain, indeed, exist, but continue on its summit to rest in the Golden chamber the representatives of China or not is debatable and demands evidence. Is a mountain massif in Northern Greece, not far from Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki, for curious tourists, the object is available, and the best way to learn is to go on a Hiking expedition that will take no more than two days.
Those wishing to reach the peak of mount Olympus, and there are only 4 (peak Mytikas at 2918 meters altitude, peak Skolio — 2912 m, peak Stephanie — 2905 m and peak Rock — 2866 m), a lot. Stefani pic, by the way, is called the throne of Zeus, apparently, that’s where provident God has arranged once the study. But the top of the mountain, crowned with a white snow cap, tourists to travel makes no sense, since it is isolated from the encroachments of the British military radar. But you can count on a meeting in the local forest with bighorn sheep, ruminants of the genus sheep, which is the national emblem of Cyprus Airways and protected. Hunting them is forbidden, but a couple of fotovitrina to make is not forbidden, the main time get a bead nimble animal.
At the foot of the mountains lay the town of Litochoro, where you can restock food and water, drink a Cup of strong Greek coffee before lifting. Start until the next fad Hiking marathon begins here, however, it is best to do it on the car. He reached the mark of 1100 meters, you will meet a friendly picturesque village of Prionia. In a local cafe you can always meet visitors. Just conquered the divine mountain tourists deliberately loud boastful and share unforgettable experiences with the new arrivals, with relish eating Greek moussaka, generously handed out and experienced advice to those who with anticipation and excitement just getting ready to make the leap to “heaven”. You can also relax and regain strength, if the path was excessively heavy. And thereby not miss the amazing beauty and magic of the moment — sunrise over the Olympus. You will see how mighty the nature is waking up, shivering delicate leaves of the Magnolia trees and the needles of pine trees, the first rays of light break through a dense veil of carved foliage and embarrassed, touching the tops of the dark cypresses, and transparent around the silence begin to fill the shimmering feathered choristers.