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Rock Climbing in Kalymnos: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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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.

Top Rock Climbing trips | Greece

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Greece

What should I know about Rock Climbing Greece?

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.

Why should I choose Greece for my Rock Climbing adventure?

It’s one of the best sport climbing destinations

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.

The simple life and delicious Greek cuisine

This tiny island offers simplicity and authenticity at its best. You will be amazed by the hospitality of locals, not to mention the delicious Greek dishes, fresh bread and olive oil, hummus and fish you can find in some of the many restaurants and taverns.

**The sun, the sea and the beaches **

Kalymnos is the ultimate vacation spot for climbers. Great sunny weather, the blue waters of the Aegean Sea and endless beaches make it a perfect destination to relax over a beer after a thrilling climbing adventure.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in Greece?

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.

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How many days should I allocate for my Greece Rock Climbing experience?

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!

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When is the best time to travel to Greece for Rock Climbing?

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 people are saying about Rock Climbing | Kalymnos


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



Amazing experience, great guide! Wholeheartedly recommended.



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



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!

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