Climb to the top of Five Towers in the Pieria Mountains

Climb to the top of Five Towers in the Pieria Mountains

Climb to the top of Five Towers in the Pieria Mountains
Completed Event
20 November 2022/ 06:45
11 hours
22 euros/ person

The alternative tourism agency Salonica View organizes a wonderful one-day hike and climb to the Five Towers peak in the Pieria Mountains.

A few words about our trip:

The starting point for the Five Towers peak is the EOS Katerinis mountain refuge in the village of Ano Milia, where it is approximately 1.5 hours by car from Thessaloniki. Initially, we will move uphill in a unique autumn landscape full of towering beech trees. The path we will follow passes through a beautiful pine forest. Arriving at the top and if the weather permits, we will face the impressive view of the peaks of Olympus. We will have the opportunity to see Titaros and the plain of Elassona. After resting we will start our descent towards Ano Milia. In Ano Milia, there will be free time for coffee and lunch.


Track features:

Starting point: Ano Milia Refuge: 1022m.)

Altitude difference: 700m.

Peak: Five Towers (1710m.)

a) Degree of difficulty: Level 2 - Moderate

b) Ascent duration: 2.5-3 hours

c) Duration of descent: 1.5 hours

d) total duration of the route: Approximately 5 hours

e) Distance: 12 km.


Difficulty Level: 2 - Moderate
***Relatively good physical condition is required


Points of interest:

Pieria Mountains: It is a mountain mass northwest of Olympus. Their area is shared between the Prefectures of Pieria, Kozani, and Imathia. Pieria is a sprawling mountain, highly wooded and full of character. It does not impress with its height but with its beautiful and long routes and with the tranquility of the landscape. It receives a lot of snow in winter and early spring. The highest peak is Flambouro (2,188 m.)

Flora: We will encounter some rare species of wildflowers. We will also have the opportunity to see rich and varied vegetation from dense forests of beech, oak, and chestnut, black and red pines, while shrubs and deciduous trees will be found at the lower levels.

Ano Milia: The village is only 25 km from the center of Katerinis. The village is built at an altitude of 600 m. At 1,022 m. is the Shelter of the Mountaineering Association of Katerinis. Today, 6 permanent residents live in the village. Ruins of the famous Pyrgos of the Lazai, of the well-known family of thieves of Olympus, are preserved in the village.


Participation fee:

22 euros/person by bus.


The price includes:

  1. Escort and organization
  2. Experienced mountain guides
  3. Transportation by bus
  4. First aid box
  5. VHF Wireless

CAUTION!!! Payment of the full amount is made to the bank accounts below within 4 days of your booking. Otherwise, the booking is canceled.

Piraeus Bank IBAN GR41 0172 2220 0052 2209 3179 693 (Payee: ANDREAS TSAGARIS)

National Bank of Greece IBAN GR2701102230000022300527524 (Payee: TSAGARIS ANDREAS)


You must have with you:

  1. Mountaineering boots
  2. Hiking pants or leggings
  3. Second top, socks, trousers, and a small towel (change)
  4. Snack
  5. Water
  6. Backpack
  7. Waterproof (required)
  8. Tissues
  9. Trekking Pole (optional)
  10. Camera (optional)

Note 1. When you click to book, declare in the message where you will take the bus from. The options are Voulgari (Everest), Aristotelous (Statue of Venizelos) or One Salonica. E.g. Statue of Venizelos

Note 2. In case of cancellation of the event due to bad weather conditions, the excursion is moved to another date. Participants unable to participate on that date will be refunded. However, if the weather conditions do not allow the event to occur again, the event is permanently canceled and everyone is refunded. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or less before the date of the event, the money is not returned.

Note 3. Photographic material is shared on our page and social media after each event. By participating in a Salonica View event, you also accept the sharing of photos. Otherwise, please let us know.

Note 4. For the best functioning of the event and for safety reasons, participants must comply with the instructions of the attendants.



06:45 - Departure by bus from Eastern Thessaloniki (Voulgari - Everest)

07:00 – Departure from Thessaloniki (Venizelos Statue – Aristotelous Square)

07:15 - Departure from West Thessaloniki (One Salonica)

09:15 – Start of ascent

12:00 - Arrival at the Five Towers peak

12:30 - Start of descent to the shelter

14:00 – Free time in the village of Ano Milia for coffee and lunch.

16:30 - Departure for Thessaloniki

18:00 - Return to Thessaloniki

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