Greek running trails
After waking early for breakfast, we work through a final kit check, warm up and stretch, then we’re off. We take a short 10-minute transfer to the start of the trailhead where we tackle the majority of the day’s ascent in one go. This is unrelenting but has beautiful woodland tracks to enjoy along the way with vista back out and down the valley. We run/hike today, but the reward is high with us gaining in elevation and amazing panoramic views that come with it, all in preparation for what lies ahead tomorrow.
We spend the night at a typical mountain refuge, which provides comfortable but basic accommodation. Here we can enjoy life’s simple pleasures as we sit back and enjoy the towering peaks of the Olympus National Park. The onsite restaurant provides local food for refreshment and refuelling at dinner.