From Thessaloniki: Olympus hike - Orlias waterfall red rock


  • Begin from the site of Orlias at an altitude of 320m.
  • Reach the beautiful waterfall of the Red Rock with a height of 20m.
  • The climb is mild and continuous reaching an altitude of 570m.
  • Time to rest after a distance of about 5km.
  • Time to relax and take a dip at the unbelievable pools of Orlia.
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Our hike to the mythical mountain of Olympus starts from the position of Orlias at an altitude of 320m. After about 2 hours of hiking on a path of incomparable beauty with amazing vegetation and running water, along almost the entire route, we reach the magnificent 20m high Red Rock waterfall. The ascent is gentle and continuous, reaching an altitude of 570m. at this point, it is time to rest, since we will have covered a distance of about 5 km. On the way back we will find ourselves at the incredible pedestals of Orlia where we will have time to relax and dive.

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  • Departure from Thessaloniki at 7:30
  • Arrival at Orlias at 8:45
  • Hike to Red Rock starts at 9:00
  • Arrival at the Red Rock site: 11:00 (approximately, depends on the group)
  • Stopover for 20 min.
  • Departure from Red Rock at 11:20
  • Orlia podium stop (swimming, diving!!!): 12:30
  • Arrival at Orlias at 13:00
  • Departure for Thessaloniki at 13:15
  • Arrival in Thessaloniki at 14:30
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What's Included


  • Transportation from Thessaloniki and return
  • Professional certified mountain guide
  • Certification of drivers in first aid
  • First aid kit
  • Backpack and walking stick (by arrangement)
  • Liability insurance
  • Photo coverage
  • Legal taxes

Not included:

  • Meals, drinks and beverages
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Additional Information

  • Small private groups
  • Hiking duration: 3:30 hours
  • Total duration of activity: 7:00
  • Difficulty level: easy
  • Activity for all seasons
  • Suitable for children.
  • Every Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Hours: from 7:30 to 14:30
  • Groups in this activity are of 4 to 8 people.
  • More people can participate on the condition that they have their own vehicle.
  • Our company has a 9-seat van for customer service.
  • Activities can be canceled by our company in case of adverse weather conditions and be rescheduled or refunded.

Don't forget to bring

  • Mountaineering or trekking shoes
  • Snacks (bars, pastries, chocolates, etc.)
  • 1.5-liter bottle of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Personal pharmacy
  • Swimsuit, Towel (depending on the season)
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About the provider

Extreme Paths

Our love for nature and our personal need to discover a different side of it every time, have led to the creation of this team. For over 15 years we have been ...

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