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1+ day Rock climbing in Athens, Greece
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1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Explore the beautiful Athens on this incredible rock climbing adventure and discover the best routes with Dimitris, a local HMGA mountain guide.


TRIP TYPE

Private

DURATION

1+ Days

OFFER PERIOD

All year

FITNESS LEVEL

Open To Everyone

SKILL LEVEL

All Levels

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

4.9

Based on 50 reviews

  • Discover the other side of Athens, a rock climbing paradise.
  • Spend a day or more on this impressive route.
  • Learn to rock climb or improve your existing skills.

Description

Let me guide you through the unknown climbing spots of  Athens. On this custom-made trip just for you, we’ll explore more than 40 crags around the Attika region. Join me for one or more days!

Athens’ main attraction is the Acropolis, but once you discover all these hidden climbing routes, you’ll realize that there’s more than meets the eye in this historic city. Whether you are a climbing expert or a beginner, there’s plenty of options for you in the area or in the nearby Parnitha mountain. For beginners, I’ll give you an introductory course with the basics of rock climbing. For experts, I’ll show you the best routes and give you tips to improve your skills.

One of the best features of the area is that the weather is perfect year-round. If we do encounter some rain or cold climate, I can take you to some of the best indoor climbing and bouldering gyms in the city. I can also take you to do some top-rope climbing. Besides, Athens is full of sightseeing options, so don’t be afraid to book extra days in the city.

Send your request now and follow me for one or more days exploring this incredible city.

For more adventures in Greece, be sure to check out the trips I offer to rock climb in Leonidio and hike to Mount Olympus.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Rope

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Chalk

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


FAQs

Where's the meeting point? When will we meet?

I can pick you up and drop you off at your place if you are staying in Athens, or I'll indicate a meeting point if you are staying out of town. We'll define the meeting time based on the weather/heat and your time constraints.

Where will we go climbing?

I'll select the best crag based on your climbing experience and your objectives for the day. We will also take into consideration the best place depending on the weather and the time of the year. Athens is really blessed with dozens of climbing sites. New are developing fast. Now we are having about 70 climbing sites. Some are ideal for climbing during the winter others for the summer, some for the morning, some other for the afternoon. We have a great variety and choice. Korakofolia, Sympligades and Dionysus to name a few of them.

Do I have to bring any climbing equipment?

I will provide all the common equipment, and can also provide, against €10 per person, the personal equipment (helmet, harness, gri gri, climbing shoes). But in case you have it, I recommend bringing your own personal equipment, specially the shoes!

Is it possible to make it a multi-day climbing tour?

Yes sure! We can also combine your tour with some spectacular climbing in Nafplio. You’ll find the information about the climbing tours I offer in Nafplio on this page https://www.explore-share.com/trip/rock-climbing-nafplio-greece/.

Is transportation included?

Yes, transportation from Athens is included. You’ll send me your address. I will pick you up and take you back after the climbing.

How experienced do I need to be to book this climbing tour close to Athens?

You don’t need any specific experience in climbing. We have hundreds of routes (spread over 33 sectors) of varying difficulty, on excellent limestone. There are sites where you can climb all kinds of grades.

What is included in the guided climbing tour?

The following items are included in the price:

  • my guiding service;
  • the transportation from and back to your accommodation in Athens.

If you don't have your personal climbing gear with you, I can provide them, against €10 per person (helmet, harness, gri gri, climbing shoes).

When should I book my climbing tour?

You should book as soon as you can. I’m very busy, and I get fully booked quite fast.

I’m alone, can I join an existing group you would have?

No sorry. I only offer private guided climbing tours. Mixing together climbers that don’t know each other is tricky. The experience is much better for everyone when it’s private.

What happens if the weather forecast for our climbing day turns bad?

If I consider that the weather won’t allow us to climb safely, we’ll try to change the day, based on your availabilities and mine. If an alternative day is not possible, you’ll get a refund.

Should I bring food for the day?

Yes, please bring food and water for the day. We can also buy some sandwiches and water on our way to the climbing site.

We’ll be several in the group, with different climbing level and experience, is this an issue?

My moto is safety and pleasure. I’m trying hard for all my clients to have an enjoyable day on the cliffs. I’m used to dealing with groups as I’m a climbing instructor organizing climbing courses, both for beginner and advanced climbers. I never focus on an average level, but I give the opportunity to everyone to reach their personal limits and achieve their climbing goals. So it's not a problem to have different levels within the same group.

Important: please note that I ONLY guide private individuals & groups. You can't join an existing group I would have, to decrease the price you need to pay, for example.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Grotta Andros Gavrio Greece
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Krinos Suites Hotel Batsi Greece
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Paradise Design Apartments Gavrio Greece
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About the guide: Dimitris

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Dimitris

5.00

(19)

Mountain Guide

I am an HMGA Mountain Guide and mountaineering and climbing instructor of the Hellenic and French Mountaineering Associations. Join me for hiking and rock climbing trips in Greece.

Languages

Greek | English

Certificates

HMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Hope

5.00

Dimitris was a great guide. Very knowledgeable about rock climbing and I learned a lot. The routes were challenging but he kept the climbs within our skill level and locations he chose were absolutely beautiful. As an added bonus, he provided a lot of history about Greece and even took us to a taverna for an amazing meal, not in a touristy area. Highly recommend a climb with Dimitris!

Arentas

5.00

It was such a fun and amazing day with Dimitris! He is a wonderful guide and instructor with a good sense of humor:) also, very caring and supportive! Highly recommend

Kate

5.00

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!

Micah

5.00

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

Mike

5.00

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.

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