Top Rock Climbing Trips in Kalymnos
Spectacular limestone rock, steep crags, thrilling cliffs and overhangs, and almost 3000 marked routes make Kalymnos one of the premier sport climbing destinations in the world, surrounded by the view of a beautiful blue sea.
Kalymnos is located in the Dodecanese, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. It can only be reached by ferry from Athens of nearby Kos, or by plane (national flights only). The island is formed by several cities and villages. You will find more amenities the closer to the island’s port you are, although wherever you stay you will find plenty of bars, taverns, restaurants and crags within walking distance. Moving around the island is quite easy, and most climbers rent a scooter during their stay. The climbing routes in Kalymnos are long and filled with all kind of tufas. You will also find plenty of overhangs. No matter your level, Kalymnos offers great rock climbing and bouldering options for everyone.
Kalymnos has a mild Mediterranean weather, making it an all year round climbing destination. It has mild and sometimes rainy winters, and warm and sunny summers. The average temperature of July is 26ºC and 9.5º in February.
It depends on how much time you have. With so many options and routes to choose from you could spend weeks here. Most guides offer from 1 day to one-week programs. It’s up to you!
Although it is an all year round climbing destination, spring and autumn are the best seasons for climbing in Kalymnos, with October offering the best weather conditions, attracting the biggest number of climbers.
We climbed with Joe and he was amazing! Very knowledgeable about climbing, kept us calm and was very encouraging for our first climb. We are thankful for the skills we learnt and next time we are in Kalymnos we will be seeking Joe’s assistance again. Thank you very much!