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Rock Climbing in Kalymnos

Discover a rock climbing paradise in the Aegean Sea!

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.
 
 
 
 
 

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Stephanie Houle

5.00

June, 2022

Kalymnos, Greece, Guided Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

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Simina Marca

5.00

October, 2021

Transition from Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing in Kalymnos

Amazing experience, great guide! Wholeheartedly recommended.

Melissa Agudelo

5.00

September, 2021

Private Rock Climbing Coach and Guide, Kalymnos

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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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

Joshua Bradbury

5.00

September, 2018

Private Rock Climbing Coach and Guide, Kalymnos

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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!

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 Kalymnos

With over 50 cliffs of high-quality limestone, massive caves and more than 1000 single pitches, Kalymnos is one of the greatest sport climbing destinations in the world, attracting climbers from every corner of the globe.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+30

Currency

Euro

Language

Greek

How long should I stay?

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!

Best time to visit

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

What’s the weather like?

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

More info about Rock Climbing in Kalymnos:

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

 

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