someone of the group something writing in the moutain book.
Julius with the Greek Alpine guide safely on the top of Mount Olymp.
Greeks playing music and the Dutch dancing in an Estiatorion.
In 2006 I have made shortly after my retirement from my school in Rotterdam, the VAVO Rijnmond College, a tour with my best study friend Menno Wolters to my beloved country Greece. The goal was the climbing of mount Olymp 2917 metres high. After a long trip of three days from Dion
The gathering of the walking group in Dion
the last hut Gamma before reaching the top
(near Thessaloníki). I reached the top of Mount Olymp, the house of the Mightiest God of the Greek Antique times: Zeus.
further trip. After leaving the top, we went further following the European long distance walk E4…
Landscape in the neighborhood of mount Olymp
E4 map on metal shield.
our long distance walkers in front of the hotel in Kokkinopoli
direction Kalabaka and the rocks of Meteora. But we saw many things and beautiful landscapes and nice Greek people
Greek people is always dancing and singing in the restaurants.
last update of this page Friday July 28 2017.
the Hotel in Kokkinopoli.
Menno Wolters with the long distance walkers to our next stop a hotel in Kokkinopoli.
Back in hut “Gamma”
the long distance walkers on their way back from Mount Olymp
Julius, thanking the Alpine Greek Guide
our first steps back to hut Gamma.
Julius sitting on the “throne of Zeus”
This is, what Zeus is seeing every day!
the last steps to the top starting from hut Gamma
Julius Climbing “with the right foot to heaven and the left foot to hell” through a “corridor” to the top of mount Olymp
Julius and Hans climbing and resting to the top
the group on the top of Mount Olymp
spectacular views on clouds for Zeus gathering clouds
Chris, one of the other walkers in the group. at hut Beta.
Mount Olymp from Hut Beta
first rest at Hut”Alpha”
Julius, 61 years old, Climbing…
the goal: Mount Olymp always in the mist Zeus is always gathering clouds
Departure from Litochoro
departure of the group from Dion
I reached the top with a good English speaking guide from Hut “Gamma”. After reaching the top, the long distance walk went walking the E4 long distance path to Meteora
Bonn Cologne Airport: departure of the flight to Thessaloníki in Greece
a. From there we went back to Dion and later on via Saloniki to Holland.