Page13. Theme page of the year 2016/2017. 2006: My Journey to Greece and the top of Mount Olymp

someone of the group something writing in the moutain book.

someone of the group something writing in the moutain book.

Julius with the Greek Alpine guide safely on the top of Mount Olymp.

Julius with the Greek Alpine guide safely on the top of Mount Olymp.

Greeks playing music and the Dutch dancing in an Estiatorion.

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 gathering of the walking group in Dion

and Litochoron

the last hut Gamma before reaching the top

the last hut Gamma before reaching the top

In Dion

In Dion

(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

Landscape in the neighborhood of mount Olymp

tortoise

tortoise

E4 map on metal shield.

E4 map on metal shield.

our long distance walkers in front of the hotel in Kokkinopoli

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.

Greek people is always dancing and singing in the restaurants.

 

last update of this page Friday July 28 2017.

the Hotel in Kokkinopoli.

the Hotel in Kokkinopoli.

Kokkinopoli.

Kokkinopoli.

Menno Wolters with the long distance walkers to our next stop a hotel in Kokkinopoli.

Menno Wolters with the long distance walkers to our next stop a hotel in Kokkinopoli.

Back in hut "Gamma"

Back in hut “Gamma”

the long distance walkers on their way back from Mount Olymp.

the long distance walkers on their way back from Mount Olymp

Julius, thanking the Alpine Greek Guide

Julius, thanking the Alpine Greek Guide

our first steps back to hut Gamma.

our first steps back to hut Gamma.

Julius sitting on the "throne of Zeus"

Julius sitting on the “throne of Zeus”

This is, what Zeus is seeing every day

This is, what Zeus is seeing every day!

the last steps to the top staerting from hut Gamma

the last steps to the top starting from hut Gamma

Julius Climbing through a "corridor" to the top of mount Olymp

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

Julius and Hans climbing and resting to the top

the group on the top of Mount Olymp

the group on the top of Mount Olymp

spectacular views on clouds for Zeus gathering clouds

spectacular views on clouds for Zeus gathering clouds

Chris, one of the other walkers in the group. at hut Beta

Chris, one of the other walkers in the group. at hut Beta.

Mount Olymp from Hut Beta

Mount Olymp from Hut Beta

first rest at Hut"Alpha"

first rest at Hut”Alpha”

Julius, 61 years old, Climbing...

Julius, 61 years old, Climbing…

the goal: Mount Olymp always in the mist Zeus is always gathering clouds

the goal: Mount Olymp always in the mist Zeus is always gathering clouds

Departure from Litochoro

Departure from Litochoro

departure of the group from Dion

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

Duesseldorf Cologne Airport flying to Thessaloníki in Greece

 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.