Olympus: the mountain of Gods and Muses - Page 7

The unknown Greece - mini travel guides Olympus Refuges There are eight refuges operating on Olympus in which anyone can find food and accomodation. Additionally there are a further five necessity refuges designed to cater for visitors in times of need. The most important of them are listed below: Refuge: Christos Kakalos (2648m – 8687ft) Location: Plateau of the Muses Months of Operation: Daily from end of May to November and weekends only from end December to April Capacity: 20 people Tel: 6937361689 (Mihalis Syllas, manager) Email: mstyllas@olympus­climbing.gr Website: http://www.olympus­climbing.gr/ Additional Info: The manager of the refuge Mihalis syllas was a member of the first greek team that conquered Everest. The refuge is a meeting point for climbers, mountaineers and skiers. Plateau of the Muses ­ Kakalos refuge ­ Stefani ­ Mytikas Refuge: Location: Months of Operation: Capacity: Tel: Published by: Nature Friends ­ Greece | www.nfgr.org The unknown Greece ­ mini travell guides, Issue 1 photo: Giorgos Toulis (NF­GR / EF) Spilios Agapitos (2100m – 6889ft) Balcony (Mavrologos) End of May to end of October 110 people 2352081800 (refuge) 2352081329 (Maria Zolota, manager) Email: zolotam@hol.gr Website: http://www.mountolympus.gr/ Additional Info: It is probably the most visited Greek refuge. It is runned by the famous Greek Zolotas family. Stefani ­ Apostolidis refuge photo: Giorgos Toulis (NF­GR / EF) Giosos Apostolidis (2697m – 8848ft) Plateau of the Muses June 10 – October 15 80 people 2351082840 (refuge) 6932367998 (Takis Zorbas, manager) Website: http://www.seoreivaton.gr/ Additional Info: Part of the ground floor in the Refuge runs during winter as an emergency refuge in case of bad weather, offering convenient sleeping and heating possibilities. photo: Giorgos Toulis (NF­GR / EF) Refuge: Location: Months of Operation: Capacity: Tel: Spilios Agapitos refuge frontyard Olympus ­ the mountain of Gods and Muses 7