While conquering the peaks and slopes of Mount Olympus you will discover you are not alone. Within the alpine tundra, two rare animal species will keep you company in your trail. On the Thessalian side of Olympus, over the Kalyvia-Christakis Refuge route, you will happen upon the mountain’s proud, wild horses. They are the ancient Greek species to which Bucephalus, the horse of Alexander the Great, is said to belong. Admire and capture their beauty from afar.
A herd of about 200 chamois goats are native to the Plateau of the Muses and the peaks of Profitis Ilias, Stefani, Skolio and Toumpa. A species of a small antelope found in the European continent, they are skillful runners moving effortlessly across the mountain’s steep rocks. They are familiar with human presence and will even pose fearlessly for a picture as long as they’re respected and not disturbed!