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Rock Climbing in Greece

Enjoy this unique, diverse and, of course, picturesque rock climbing destination!

From the rugged mountains outside of Athens to the stark sea cliffs off one of the innumerable Greek isles, take advantage of all the different rock climbing spots that are at your disposal!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Hannah Zingre

5.00

September, 2022

3-day rock climbing tour in Leonidio, Greece

Dimitris was the best ever guide! He far exceeded our expectations and we felt so blessed to have such an expert in the Greek climbing scene to guide us.

Kumari Selvakumar

5.00

September, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Toine Urlings

4.00

August, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

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Karine Gervais

5.00

August, 2022

Rock climbing in Nafplio, Greece

It was an amazing day, with Dimitris the best guide ever!

Anna Sauder

5.00

July, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

I would not recommend Dimitri to future travellers because he would spend the day on his phone constantly making calls. Sometimes, when he was supposed to be belaying us ( holding the rope properly to support the person climbing) he would leg go of the rope completely, which is beyond dangerous or would be holding the rope with one hand on the rope and the other on his phone. I did not feel safe with him belaying me and I did not appreciate the constant disruption of his phone on the trip. He took us to a nice place and the climbing was exceptional but he, the guide worstened the experience for me.

Shannon Nelsen

5.00

June, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Dimitris was skilled, accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I had an amazing climbing experience and learned a ton. Would definitely recommend this guide and experience.

Bill Mullins

5.00

June, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Had a awesome time and was a great way to spend a day in Greece

Katherine Chang

5.00

June, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

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Stephanie Houle

5.00

June, 2022

Kalymnos, Greece, Guided Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

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5.00

June, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

2 full days of exploring Greece - climbing, eating and sun bathing. An extraordinary guide and person. Thank you, Dimitris

Kate Nelson

5.00

April, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Dimitris was so incredible! A great teacher and person and I'm so happy I decided to book this trip with him. He was so accommodating, taking my friend and I to multiple climbing sites and ensuring both of us had a fantastic time, despite having wildly different climbing backgrounds. It was so incredible to see Napflio and learn about its history (Dimitris is knowledgeable about way more than just climbing). I learned so much from Dimitris and would book again in a heartbeat. Could not recommend highly enough!

Kate N.

5.00

March, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Travel back went super smoothly! Thanks for all your help with getting me (and Lauren back) safely and easily! Hope you’re having a very nice relaxing day!! Thanks so much for all the pictures and the best day yesterday!

Jessica Huss

5.00

February, 2022

3-day rock climbing tour in Leonidio, Greece

We had such a great rock climbing trip with Dimitris. He is such a good instructor and a great friend! We loved to spend time with him and we would definately recommend him! Thanks Dimitris for your good heart and the time you invested in us :)

Caroline Miller

5.00

January, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Fantastic experience! Dimitri was a perfect guide who made sure to cater the climb for my son's ability and interest. Will definitely use Dimitri again!

Valentina Schlei

5.00

January, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Dimitris is an amazing person. My wife and I did an 3 day climbing Tour with him. We felt very comfortable with him. We definetly will come back. We not only found a Guide, but a Friend.

Micah Stennett

5.00

December, 2021

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Fantastic guide, really friendly and helpful. Will be contacting Dimitris again in future

ELLI PALAIOLOGOU

5.00

December, 2021

3-day rock climbing tour in Leonidio, Greece

Dimitris was a fantastic guide, very good in teaching us how to improve our technique and push ourselves. Very good climbing stories too! Thank you!

Simon Steel

5.00

November, 2021

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Fantastic trip for a few days climbing!!! I came for one day but you could spend more here. I have been climbing for 4yrs and wanted a small trip where I could holiday and climb. Nafpilo is such a beautiful city with lots to explore and do. Dimitris is a fantastic guide, great person and cbrilliant climber. he took me to the local Climbing Sector Anatoli which is 5mins drive from Nafplio and has easy to hard grades in the 5's and 6's. I would highly recommend Dimitris as a guide, you won't be disappointed!!

Simina Marca

5.00

October, 2021

Transition from Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing in Kalymnos

Amazing experience, great guide! Wholeheartedly recommended.

Sara Cassaro

5.00

October, 2021

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

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Robert Kostack

5.00

October, 2021

1+ day Rock climbing in Meteora, Greece

The climbing tour was a very nice experience. We discussed beforehand what difficulty we wanted to climb and our expectations were met. The guide is very professional and we were even picked up directly from the hotel.

Ronald van Spronsen

5.00

September, 2021

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Dimitris was super fun to climb with and managed to deal with our very diverse skill levels. Would highly recommend.

Mike Park

5.00

September, 2021

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Dimitris was an awesome guide. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. He was always quick to respond when planning our day so we got to climb some very fun cliffs.

Melissa Agudelo

5.00

September, 2021

Private Rock Climbing Coach and Guide, Kalymnos

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Anastasia Shitova

5.00

August, 2021

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

It was a joyful journey! The views from the mountains were fascinating! Dimitris is a very experienced climber, guide and trainer! He encouraged me through all the climbing and further wrightly guessing all my climbing wishes so I had a unique chance to climb on the edge of my possibilities and feel so excited and happy about it! Looking forward to repeat one day this rock-climbing journey!

Florian

5.00

August, 2021

Kalymnos Island Intermediate Rock Climbing Course

With benevolence, confidence and gentleness, Simon Montmory provides high-quality advice to make a leap forward in the practice of climbing, whatever your starting level. He showed a lot of patience in teaching me the safety techniques for belaying in outside routes and encouraged me to progress in levels which seemed difficult to me. You will live an extraordinary experience in this magnificent place located between sky and sea that is Kalymnos.

Kissiah Valle

5.00

July, 2021

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Best climbing experience I’ve ever had! Dimitris was so helpful and instructive. We had multiple inexperienced climbers in our group yet he was still able to make them feel secure and comfortable. The mountain he took us to was beautiful and the routes were easy to navigate for all levels. His vast knowledge of climbing was very evident which he communicated very gracefully to our group. He also shared much of the history of the area and Penteli mountain. His encouragement inspired our group members to continue climbing back home. If you’re looking for a wholesome inclusive experience, look no further!

William Kruse

5.00

July, 2021

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Dimitri was amazing! He was an amazing guide and a great coach for the day as well. He even brought along two other local climbing friends so we could do and experience more. You could tell he was well respected in the area, as other climbers were quick to say hello to him and to give us good information. All in all, it was worth every penny and more. I will definitely hire him again when I travel.

Rascal Curry

5.00

June, 2021

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

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John Niedermeier

5.00

June, 2021

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Dimitris is the best! Multi-crag climb with music and guide book authors provided at no charge!

Natalie Herrett

5.00

November, 2020

Private Rock Climbing Coach and Guide, Kalymnos

We had Mattias for our first day who was amazing, such a cool guy, made the day fun and enjoyable and we learned a lot from him. On our second day we had Tania who was an excellent teacher, very patient and definitely recommend both of them.

Jordan Powell

5.00

October, 2020

3-day rock climbing tour in Leonidio, Greece

Dimitri was an expert in the local terrain throughout a vast region. He is professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of climbing, plus know how to have a good laugh outside of the ropes. 12/10 would climb again.

Edmund Whitmore

5.00

October, 2020

Rock climbing in Nafplio, Greece

Dimitris was an exceptional skilled an knowledgeable guild, the climbing in Nafplion was the highlight of our trip in Greece, the location by the beach was perfect! Thank you!

Laura Vara Garcia

5.00

October, 2020

6-day Kalymnos Rock Climbing and Yoga Retreat

Tania was my climbing instructor during a yoga and climbing holidays in Kalymnos. She is the best climbing instructor you can imagine! she is passionate, kind, gentle and she has lots of patience. She has a second sense to know when she can push your boundaries and when isn’t a good time. She is also very conscious about safety while climbing and she pass that on to her students, so that you are also able to be safe and enjoy climbing when you go on your own.And all that while having lots of fun!

Hannah Ruile

5.00

October, 2020

Yoga and Climbing Retreat on Kalymnos

We've had a great time climbing with Tania. Yoga in the evenings helped to calm our minds and focus on meditative strategies on the crag. All in all wonderful!

Tove

5.00

September, 2020

6-day Kalymnos Rock Climbing and Yoga Retreat

Without a doubt these ladies are talented! They encourage you every step of way and Tania has a gift for honing your abilities without you even realizing – you will be amazed at what you can achieve. The gentle approach and exceptional descriptive talk through each movement at the yoga sessions means you can work through the yoga moves with your eyes closed. The connection between the climbing and the yoga is incredible and the balance is just right. These ladies are inspirational…

Man Chun Siu

5.00

September, 2020

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Dimitri was very helpful and attentive. We sports climb routes in the parnitha mountain very close (about 35-45 mins by car) to Athens. The area looks very nice and I enjoyed the trip very much. Thank you very much Dimitri! It is very much appreciated!

Alison

5.00

August, 2020

6-day Kalymnos Rock Climbing and Yoga Retreat

Climbing in Kalymnos with Tania was such a wonderful experience. She is a terrific teacher who gets to know all of her students on a personal indepth level and can adapt her sessions to suit all needs and abilitie so that everyone in the group is working at a good individual level, this is a really important skill when teaching rock climbing and one that I feel Tania has definitely mastered. My climbing technique improved dramatically after 5days with Tania and I climbed to my highest outdoor grade under her supervision, I can’t recommend her highly enough as a rock climbing instructor. Climbing aside, shes a really awesome chick and an incredibly warm person who is just fun to be around.

Aga Lampka

5.00

January, 2020

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

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Al Morena

5.00

October, 2019

Kalymnos 1+day Single-pitch rock climbing in Greece

First I would like to state that over the past 35 years we have been out with many guides, some good and some bad. Luca was a fantastic guide. HeWas very friendly ,professional, humorous and a superb climber. He also was extremely informative regarding all aspects of climbing with a focus on safety during the two days we spent with him He spoke English extremely well so there was never a communication problem.  Importantly he was extremely responsive which can be a big problem in a foreign country when you often have logistic issues.  I would strongly recommend luca to anyone looking for a climbing guide in Kalymnos. Regards al and Joan morena

Michelle Duffar

5.00

September, 2019

6-day Kalymnos Rock Climbing and Yoga Retreat

Je recommande vivement de grimper avec Tania Matsuka. Les stages d’escalade / yoga qu’elle propose à Kalymnos et à Chypre sont tout à fait adaptés à tous les niveaux. Elle est une excellente professeur d’escalade, attentive et soucieuse d’aider les participants à améliorer leur grimpe à leur rythme et dans la bonne humeur. La combinaison avec les séances de yoga proposées par Nazo est un véritable atout: assouplissement, détente… Que du bonheur en plus dans des endroits merveilleux qu’elle vous fait découvrir.

Nikos Sakellarios

5.00

August, 2019

Rock climbing in Nafplio, Greece

Once more time I had fantastic time with Dimitris. He introduced me to the amazing Anatoli and Kondyli sectors in Nauplion climbing area. Dimitris helped me to improve my technique with his tips and enthusiasm in a short amount of time. Definitely recommending Climbing trip to Nauplion with Dimitris all year around.

Anonymous

5.00

August, 2019

Private Rock Climbing Coach and Guide, Kalymnos

It was all perfect! We have great climbing days in Kalymnos!

Asger Eller

5.00

August, 2019

Kalymnos Island Intermediate Rock Climbing Course

Absolutely awesome and motivating instructor. Knows the climbing areas of kalymnos like the back of his hand. He will see your weaknesses and hit you where it hurts...but in a good way.

Mrs. Sarit Maron

5.00

August, 2019

1+ day Rock climbing in Zagori (Epirus), Greece

Very nice and very profesional guide.

Erwin van de Camp

5.00

June, 2019

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Best day of climbing. Very skillful guide who did everything is his power to give us the best day we could, and he succeeded with flying colors. It was really hot the day we were going to climb, Dimitris found us a spot in the shade for a full day of climbing. Afterwards went for a beer and a bite town.

Sheryl Landman

5.00

June, 2019

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Very friendly, had a great laugh. First experience of outdoor climbing and it was amazing! If we weren't so tired due to the heat, Dimitris would have had us climbing a lot more!

Jeannie

5.00

May, 2019

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Dimitris was a fantastic guide and climbing partner. His communication was excellent, even months in advance. Our day of climbing was truly a full day, so make sure to pack a lunch and snacks! Dimitris took us to an amazing, secluded spot and catered to our climbing skill and style. He is an excellent climber and was also willing to give us some pointers on how to improve. I would highly recommend Dimitris and would love to climb with him again in the future. Definitely a must for a trip to Athens (or surrounding area)!

Nikos Sakellarios

5.00

May, 2019

Rock climbing in Nafplio, Greece

Dimitris has significant experience and knowledge in climbing and makes the whole climbing experience safe, fun in a friendly manner. I would recommend Dimitris to enjoy a Rock Climbing excursion

Matthew Robinson

5.00

May, 2019

Rock climbing in Nafplio, Greece

We had a great time with Dimitris. He picked us up from our campground and took us to these private and picturesque cliffs on the shore. He’s a great instructor, very positive and encouraging. I am a beginner and he had me quickly going up the easier routes. My daughter is more experienced and he was able to have her go up routes that challenged her. Fun for both of us.

Derek Mullin

4.00

May, 2019

Rock climbing in Nafplio, Greece

Dimitris is a very knowledgeable and welcoming guide. He was flexible with his schedule and made special accommodations for me given that I was traveling by bicycle. A very hospitable fellow.

Matthew Lumnitzer

5.00

April, 2019

Rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Pavlos was friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable as a guide. My wife and I had a perfect day of climbing in the beautiful Parnitha mountains just outside of Athens. Thanks again Pavlos!

Yumiko Tojo

4.00

April, 2019

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Dimitris is nice and kind person, and also experienced guide. I had a nice time!

Odd

5.00

March, 2019

1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

I Odd Arne Haukeland was climbing with dimitris Sotirakis in Athen last week. I was verry happy about the way he has run this tour for my. He was professoonal with the safety, precise at pick up, a good guide, friendly, fast with responding any question I had on email, and service minded. So I will give him my best recommendation.

Joshua Bradbury

5.00

September, 2018

Private Rock Climbing Coach and Guide, Kalymnos

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Mateo

5.00

September, 2018

3-day rock climbing tour in Leonidio, Greece

Our climbing trip was fantastic and above expectations. Dimitris is an excellent guide and person, he arranged everything of our trip and made us feel really comfortable and local. We highly recommend Dimitris for any guiding experience. Thanks for your help and your services, definitely would reach again to you guys.

Kirsten

5.00

September, 2018

Private Rock Climbing Coach and Guide, Kalymnos

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!

Nikki Collins

5.00

June, 2018

Rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Pavlos was an excellent guide. Highly professional and accommodating. He was able to match my limited skills with beautiful climbs, while also appropriately challenging me. He was very knowledgeable of Greek history and went above and beyond his role as a guide to help me gain a better understanding of Greece. He was humble about his many mountaineering accomplishments and success in media production only sharing information after I ask. You would be very lucky to spend the day with such an interesting and beautiful person. It was one of the highlights of my week in Greece.

Danielle M Kats

5.00

May, 2018

Rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Pavlos is incredible. The entire day was so relaxed and entirely personalized to my preferences and skill level. He took me to some beautiful crags near Athens overlooking a village, and even dropped me off at my ferry afterward! He even taught me lead climbing strategies, since I’d only led a couple times before. 17/10 would recommend! The experience will be much more enjoyable if you have prior climbing experience, and you need to be able to belay Pavlos (don’t worry, he’s not that heavy!)

Anonymous

5.00

October, 2017

Rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Booking the trip was smooth and easy. Pavlos was a great guide. He set up a trip that included climbing spots for both my wife and I (we climb at different grades). He was very thoughtful in making the trip fun and challenging for us both. The stories he told about his adventures (he's climbing Everest) were wonderful. He also took us to into the nearby town so we could enjoy local food. It was a great trip and I would certainly recommend Pavlos and explore-share.

Eirini Rapti

5.00

April, 2017

Kalymnos Island Intermediate Rock Climbing Course

Simon is a great coach, very flexible and truly a joy to spend climbing days with. I saw great improvements in my technique but also my overall philosophy of climbing. Being able to speak so many languages makes it so easy to go along with international friends.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Greece

Both Greece’s mainland and innumerable islands boast simply stunning scenery. From panoramic views of the capital to rocky crags overlooking nothing but shimmering turquoise sea, rock climbing is the best way to get a glimpse of Greece’s beautiful and diverse landscapes.

 

Good to know:

Currency:

Euro

Country Code:

+30

Language:

Greek

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit Greece for rock climbing is from April to May and October to November. However, due to the country’s mild Mediterranean climate, many guides offer trips year-round

How long should I stay?

This depends on how much time you have. For climbing around Athens and on the continent, many guides offer single-day trips. For climbing on the islands, you should also alott the amount of time that it will take to get there. Many guides offer week-long excursions to climb as much as possible on these islands

What’s the weather like?

Around Athens and on most of the islands, the springs and autumns have the best weather for climbing, with temperatures around 18ºC to 22ºC and not very much precipitation. The summers are also extremely dry, but much hotter with temperatures around 28ºC. The winters are cooler and wetter, with temperatures around 10ºC to 14ºC

More info about Rock Climbing in Greece:

More info: Greece’s rugged landscape and mild Mediterranean landscape make it the ideal location for any rock climbing adventure. Spend any season of the year discovering Greece’s various and diverse landscapes. Enjoy some of the best sport climbing in the world as you dangle from a massive sea cliff in Kalymnos and after an epic day of climbing, enjoy the luxurious beaches. If you are new to rock climbing, or a seasoned pro, Greece has something to offer. Just outside of Athens is the region of Attica, which is like a playground for climbers. With more than 40 crags and great views over the city and into the mountains, this is the perfect spot to learn the trade or hone your skills. When you’re done climbing for the day, also be sure to enjoy some of the rich historical and cultural wealth of this storied nation!

 

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