Mount Olympus Statistics

Elevation gain

3,080 meters

What are the activities at Mount Olympus ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Mount Olympus?

Mount Olympus (/oʊˈlɪmpəs, ə-/; Greek: Όλυμπος; also transliterated as Olympos, and on Greek maps, Oros Olympos) is the highest mountain in Greece and the second highest mountain in the Balkans. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa, about 80 km (50 mi) southwest from Thessaloniki. Mount Olympus has 52 peaks, deep gorges, and exceptional biodiversity. The highest peak Mytikas, meaning "nose", rises to 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). It is one of the highest peaks in Europe in terms of topographic prominence. Olympus was notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods, on the Mytikas peak. Mount Olympus is also noted for its very rich flora with several species. It has been a National Park, the first in Greece, since 1938. It is also a World's Biosphere Reserve. Every year thousands of people visit Olympus to admire its fauna and flora, to tour its slopes, and reach its peaks. Organized mountain refuges and various mountaineering and climbing routes are available to visitors who want to explore it. The usual starting point is the town of Litochoro, on the eastern foothills of the mountain, 100 km from Thessaloniki, where, in the beginning of every summer, the Olympus Marathon terminates. There are multiple theories for the origin of the name Olympus. It has been suggested that it means "sky", "bright", "high" or "rock". One theory holds that Olympus is a prehellenic toponym that simply means "mountain". In Turkish, the mountain is known as "Semavatevi", meaning "heavens' house".

The Mount Olympus in Alberta is a majestic mountain that towers over the surrounding landscape. At 2,844 metres (9,325 feet) in height, it is the highest peak in the province. The mountain is located in Banff National Park, and its slopes are covered in dense forests of pine and spruce. There are also several glaciers on the mountain, including the Athabasca Glacier, which is one of the largest glaciers in North America. The views from the summit of Mount Olympus are stunning, and visitors can see for miles in all directions.



What are the services on site?

No information available


Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
52.47 -117.0333333

What are the coordinates and address of Mount Olympus?

Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus, Alberta T0E 0E0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Mount Olympus trails are located in the Kananaskis Country area of Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take Highway 40 south from Calgary and turn left onto the Smith-Dorrien Trail (Highway 742). The trailhead is located about 26 km from the turnoff.

Why visit Mount Olympus

The Mount Olympus in Alberta is a beautiful mountain that offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The mountain is located in a remote area, so it is perfect for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The mountain is also great for hiking and camping, and there are plenty of trails to choose from.

Is Mount Olympus in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families might enjoy the hiking and outdoor activities available in the area around Mount Olympus, while others might prefer a more urban environment with more amenities and attractions.

Things not to be missed

Near Mount Olympus in Alberta, the best activities to enjoy are hiking, camping, and fishing.

-Hiking the trails in the area, which offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests

-Fishing in the many lakes and rivers in the area, including Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

-Camping in one of the many beautiful campsites in the area

-Riding horses through the forests and meadows

-Exploring the many small towns and villages in the area, each with their own unique character

Where to eat?

1. The hidden cafe in the forest - This cafe is located in a forest near Mount Olympus and it is a great place to eat if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing meal.

2. The restaurant in the old castle - This restaurant is located in an old castle near Mount Olympus and it is a great place to eat if you are looking for a unique and historical meal.

3. The cafe in the underground city - This cafe is located in an underground city near Mount Olympus and it is a great place to eat if you are looking for a mysterious and exciting meal.




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Mount Olympus?

3080.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No


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