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1+ day rock climbing in Athens, Greece

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1+ day Rock climbing in Athens, Greece
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Explore the beautiful Athens on this incredible rock climbing adventure and discover the best routes with Dimitris, a local HMGA mountain guide.


+1 Days

All year


All levels


* 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.


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


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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Paradise Design Apartments Gavrio Greece
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Krinos Suites Hotel Batsi Greece
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About the guide

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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.


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What people are saying about this trip



Dimitris was amazing and sparked my new passion for rock climbing! Not only is clearly a leading expert in the climbing world, but his kindness and encouragement (despite me being a beginner), made the whole experience truly unforgettable. I felt 100% safe and secure the whole time, and overcame my initial fears and successfully completed several routes! If I could, I would give more than 5 stars :)



Climbing with Dimitris was an unforgettable experience! Dimitris isn't just a climbing guide, he's an ambassador for the sport! His enthusiasm and energy are infectious, and his knowledge of the climbing scene around Athens is incredible. We explored some fantastic spots, all perfectly suited to our skill levels. Dimitris speaks excellent English, which made communication a breeze. He took the time to assess our climbing abilities and offered personalized tips and tricks to help us push our limits. But more than just instruction, Dimitris provided constant encouragement and support, making the whole trip a blast. We laughed a ton, learned a lot, and definitely got the best out of ourselves thanks to his guidance. If you're looking for a climbing adventure in Athens, look no further than Dimitris. You won't regret it!



We went climbing on a one day trip with Dimitris, just outside of Athens. The place was amazing and had some very pretty scenery. Dimitris was like so an incredible man, he burned for his passion, and that was reflected upon the trip. He even went out to buy climbing gear with us as we wanted to try climbing for ourselves with the things he taught us. What an amazing guide:):), would recommend to everyone who is either prof or beginner at climbing🙌🙌



Dimitris is the best climbing guide you'll find in Athens. You can tell he knows a ton about the sport and is a legend in the Greek climbing community. He knows all the best spots around Athens and made it super easy to figure out all of the details of our trip. He is very personable and it's a treat to hear about some of his mountaineering stories. He clearly cares about his job/passion and will provide you with an excellent day of personalized climbing. Thanks Dimitris!



Dimitris is truly exceptional, incredible experience and passion for climbing and mountaineering that becomes noticeable from the very first moment you meet him. My climbing excursion with Dimitris stays unforgettable, it was amazing, not only did he introduce me to breathtaking climbing spots, but he also taught me invaluable knowledge and skills along the way. I wholeheartedly recommend a climbing trip with Dimitris, it ensures an experience that will leave a lasting impression on you, far beyond the end of the excursion.

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