Charming Hike Mount Olympus Greece to the Red Rock Waterfall
At the eastern side of Mount Olympus, above the ancient Greek city of Dion, a charming hike on Mount Olympus, Greece, brings you to the eighteen meters high Red Rock waterfall and its pools. If you want to experience paradise in the middle of the mountains you should take a walk to this hidden gem.
The Hiking Trail to the Red Rock Waterfall and Lagoon
This beautiful hiking path is a perfect trail for a hike of a few hours. It will take around one and an half hour to get up and a little less to get down.
Mostly you will be ascending which may be hard for people with not such a good physical condition. The descents also need to been done carefully. In general the walk is relatively easy (if you are in good condition) except sometimes some scrambling across rocks is required.
Another stunning hiking trail runs through the Enipeas Gorge on Mount Olympus, starting not far from Dion. Some sections are also suitable for kids. Read all about it in our blog post >> Hiking Mt Olympus Greece – Enipeas Gorge.
You will walk through a dense forest and pass streams belonging to the Orlias river a couple of times. The rocks are slippery so be careful. The hiking trail runs along the impressive Orlias Canyon. The Orlias river runs through this canyon at great depth and makes a lot of noise. This is one of the few rivers in Greece that has water all year around.
The natural pool below the Red Rock Waterfall has crystal clear water but it’s ice-cold. Though during the hot summer months it’s a pleasure to take a swim in it and many people do. Along the trail are many more pools you can swim in, relax and enjoy the beautiful nature.
This hiking trail should be avoided with wet weather because it will become very slippery.
For families with kids visiting Athens we created the blog post 50 Things to do in Athens with Kids with many inspiring and relaxing activities.
Don’t miss the nearby Orlias Waterfalls!
To be sure you will not miss it: The Orlias waterfalls are just below the entrance of the hiking trail to the Red Rock Waterfall. The path to them is located between the chapel of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni and the entrance of the path to the Red Rock Waterfall at not even hundred meters distance. Read more in the article about the Orlias Waterfalls and their legends.
The ancient city of Aigai, also located in Northern Greece, was the first capital of the Macedonian Kingdom. In nowadays Vergina there is much to see, like the tomb of Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great, and remains of the city. Read more in the blog post >> Vergina Tombs.
Be sure to visit the wonderful Orlias Waterfalls, located along the path that leads to the Red Rock Waterfall, but can easily be overseen if you don’t know about them!!
Not far from Dion, above Litochoro, you will find an easy hiking trail through dense forests where shepherds used to guide their animals to the Mana current for water. Read about it in this blog post.
⇒ About a 30 minutes drive from Dion is located Palios Panteleimonas, a picturesque Greek village on Mount Olympus. One of those nice places in Greece you should visit when in the area.
If you want to learn more about Alexander the Great and the places where he spent his time, you will have to travel to Northern Greece. The archaeological site in Dion houses the remains of the ancient sacred city of the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia. It’s an enchanting lush green park with many statues and Greek monuments. Read more in our blog post >>Dion Greece.
Read more about how to get to Mount Olympus from Athens and Thessaloniki.