Location: Mount Olympus, Greece

Location: Mount Olympus, Greece

Mount Olympus, Greek Mythology’s Home of the Gods

Mount Olympus is where life blends with mythology and the idealized archetypes with the aspects of the multi-faceted human psyche. Any climb to Mount Olympus starts from the town of Litochoro, Traditionally regarded as the imaginary abode of the Greek gods, it inspires respect not only by virtue of its height (the highest peak cuts the sky at 2,919 meters), but primarily by its divine mystery. It is here that Zeus mounted his throne, Hades remorselessly ruled the Underworld, and Poseidon rocked the seas. And although the myth of Sisyphus cursed to endlessly roll a giant boulder up a hill, or Prometheus, bound to a rock and having his liver eaten by an eagle seem nothing but fairy tales, a strenuous climb up the range may well give you a creepy shiver running down your spine.