Olympus Marathon


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 It is a unique mountain running race which follows the holy course of pilgrims, most commonly citizens of the city of Dion, ascending each summer to the top of mountain Olympus to honor the supreme god, Zeus. The departure point is the archaeological site of Dion, with altitude not more than 3m, and the arrival one at 2800m, via the “Throne of Zeus”, on one of the highest and steepest tops of the mountain, 21km of exceptional natural beauty. This 44km race stops at the picturesque town of Litohoro, with altitude of 300m, and is very popular among runners worldwide who wish to enjoy mount Olympus which is a Natural Park and has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.