Litohoro, in Northern Greece, is a unique and picturesque destination. It lies at the foot of Mt. Olympus at an altitude of 300m above the turquoise coastline of the Aegean Sea. Summit Zero is located on this coastline in an area called Gritsa which is actually part of the area known as Litohoro's port. Visitors can therefore combine both the mountain and the sea in their travels. Litohoro and Gritsa are easily reachable by both rail and road, both being less than five kilometres from the national Athens-Thessaloniki motorway and they are also easily served by Thessaloniki's International airport which is only ninety kilometres away.The town/village of Litohoro has approximately 7500 inhabitants and is growing steadily, whislt still retaining its traditional roots. A number of foreigners who have visited the area have been taken by its charm and now own properties there. The village is a maze of cobbled, meandering streets and alleyways and the traditional houses feature the celebrated Macedonian architecture. There is a quaint main square with a fountain as its centrepiece and the famous Enipea Canyon as its backdrop.
Using Summit Zero Hostel as a base there are many areas of interest to visit and places to go sightseeing. We can arrange day trips tailor-made for you or simply advise you and offer any information you may need. The main places of interest, along with some brief details, are listed below:
Olympus, imposing in all its majesty, and home to the twelve Gods of ancient times, looms high above Litohoro and Summit Zero. It is the highest mountain in Greece, at 2918m, and was declared as a national park in 1938 owing to the wide array of flora and fauna, boasting many rare endemic species. Trees include vines, olives, oaks, chestnuts, beech, firs and mountainous conifers. The landscape and natural beauty is forever changing depending on altitude, position, and the time of year you choose to visit.