Mount Olympus Hike
The 2019-2020 academic year commenced with a cherished Anatolia tradition – the Mount Olympus hike for seniors! On two separate weekends, 115 students and 15 faculty, staff, and tour guides hiked under the scorching sun through tricky terrain.
Starting from Prionia, these daring students and teachers ascended to an altitude of 2,100m to the Zolota refuge on the first day. Along the way, students were able to enjoy lush green forests and astonishing sunsets. The second day was more intense with steeper slopes, fluctuating temperatures, and incredible altitudes. Despite the demanding hike, many of the adventurers were able to trudge through 1,000 more meters and reach Skolio, the second-highest peak of Mount Olympus. Once the feat was conquered, the hikers were able to rest and capture wonderful photos.
Afterward, everyone descended the mountain safely before nightfall and made it back to the base.
We would like to thank the staff, guides, and everyone else who assisted in making this expedition a successful one!