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!
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.
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.
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.
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