A quote states that the best view comes after a difficult climb. For us, the best view is from the highest peak in Greece, Mount Olympus, at an altitude of 2918 meters.
Just like almost every year, we attempted to approach it this year as well.
Initially, through a magnificent route, we reached the Christakis refuge. The road was very challenging and impassable, which is why we used a 4x4 vehicle to get there.
Once we arrived, we lit a fire, cooked our meals, and spent the night there.
The next day, very early in the morning, we started hiking, following the E4 trail, hoping to reach the highest point of the mountain.
Unfortunately, the weather on Olympus is unpredictable, constantly changing, creating unexpected and difficult conditions to ascend to the summit. This day was one of those. For some reason, Zeus wanted to be alone and didn't want our company on his throne.
The fog, the cold, and the strong gusts of wind didn't allow us to even attempt the final part of the route and climb to Mytikas.
After our very tiring but wonderful journey, we returned safely to the refuge, rested, gathered our belongings, and set out on the journey back.
We renew our appointment for next year!