Discover one of the best limestone crags in Europe on this rock climbing course in Leonidio. along with IFMGA-certified guides Mihnea or Kyriakos.
Leonidio has recently gained its place among some of the best climbing hotspots in the world. It’s one of the biggest and most beautiful limestone crags in Europe and it still offers a lot of potential for further development of new climbing routes.
Together with my partner Kyriakos, we offer a 6-day climbing course designed to take you through the nicest sport climbing crags in Leonidio and climb a few of the classic multipitches around. The course is also meant to offer guidance and training workshops for sport and multipitch and to develop your personal experience on the rock.
The small town of Leonidio lays on the Greek coast of the Mediterannean Sea, not far from the city of Athens (3.5 hours drive). The climbing cliffs surround the town creating a beautiful mixture between mountains and the sea, while the evening attractions like local pubs and fishing taverns offer a friendly atmosphere and a good relaxing time after a day of climbing.
The climbing is very varied and it comes in many forms with spectacular tufas and overhanging walls to vertical and technical climbing and also a big selection of accessible and easy routes. The walls are also high and offer plenty of potential for multipitch routes with great rock and beautiful views around the area and the sea.
Usually (but depending on weather conditions) the daily program starts in the morning and ends late in the afternoon, giving you the chance to spend some time to discover the town and its attractions as well.
The best time for climbing in Leonidio is late autumn, when the mediterannean climate is bringing mild temperatures and sunny skies.
Located on the east coast of the Peloponnese Peninsula, Leonidio is relatively easy and quite inexpensive to reach. You can get there either by plane and car or by plane and bus. You can find more information below.
Please note the training workshops can be customized according to your personal or groups abilities and experience. The course is suitable either for beginners or advanced climbers, in good physical shape.
Interested in this climbing course in Leonidio? Request your booking and come join us on this great 6-day trip in Greece!
INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT LIST REQUIRED -Harness, helmet, belay device, climbing shoes, chalk bag -Proper clothes for rock climbing (including a waterproof jacket, an insulated jacket, hat, t-shirts and long sleeve, fleece) -Sun glasses, sun cream HOW TO GET TO LEONIDIO -By Plane + Car: The most common way to reach Leonidio is by flying to Athens International airport and renting a car for as low as 10-15 euros/day. Leonidio is 235km from Athens, a 3 1/2 hour drive. -By Plane + bus: There is also a bus connection from Athens to Leonidio. From the bus station "Kifisos" in Athens you can take one of the three dailly buses that take you to Leonidio.
Pánjika Cafe - Restaurant in Leonidio
I’m an IFMGA mountain guide, a geographer and a passionate alpinist and climber.
I started going in the mountains as a child, at first very close to my home, in the Romanian Carpathians. In these mountains I discovered the passion for outdoor activities and climbing. It was not long until I started discovering other mountains and their challenges and I began building a "mountain climbing lifestyle".
I went in different expeditions around the world and I am always looking for interesting challenges in far away mountain ranges. As often as possible I spend my time in the Alps, training, climbing and enjoying life.
I became a national mountain guide in Romania in 2011. Since then, I love sharing my passion for the mountains and I enjoy taking clients to incredible places. I'm also a volunteer in educational activities to promote the values of authentic alpinism.
I believe in self development and always getting better at what I do, so in 2015 I joined the IFMGA mountain guide training program at EEMGA (East European Mountain Guides Association) and became a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide in 2018.
It will be my pleasure to guide you in any adventure in the mountains.
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Group of 1
|EUR 3093 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 1547 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 1031 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 774 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 619 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 516 each|
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Nathan Wang Liao Yinan
Great guide - mihnea was fun, placed a strong emphasis on safety, and also gave us advice on how to improve our climbing and alpinism!
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En flott tur i fin natur. Vi fikk vite mye om isbreens tilstand og vi fikk prøvd både isklatring og via Ferrata. Guiden snakket flytende engels så det var lett å kommunisere. En behagelig og artig tur med litt utfordringer.
My partner and I felt so safe with Mihnea. Mihnea was very professional and listened to how we were feeling during the entire time he was with us. He is very knowledgable about Mounteering. We decided not to attempt the summit due to bad weather a few days before and Mihnea tailored another plan for us which we had a great time doing. Mounteneering was very physically and mentally challenging and I am glad we got to spend time with Mihnea to learn more about techniques so maybe we can practice more and then one day attempt the summit again with Mihnea. This is a great trip!
I spent 3 very exciting days at Balea Lake having very good snow and weather conditions. Accomodation at Paltinu Hotel was good and evenings passed quickly meeting all different type of mountain people :-). Skitours started from Paltinu Hotel (2034m) up to different mountain saddles (ca. 2300m) on skis. Going further to summits was possible but quite challenging as we had to climb in 1m of fresh snow carrying skis on the backpack. Nevertheless we had a lot of fun and Mihnea guided in all situations safely.
Mont Blanc is a beautiful climb, due to a tight schedule a 2 day was the only option for me and while we summited the mountain it felt like we lucked out with a clear weather window. My guide, Mihnea was great! He looked after all the details and offered guidance with my basic mountaineering skills. I would definitely go climbing with him again and would recommend him to anyone!
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I might recommend to extend the trip with a couple of more days to make sure the weather dont stop you from reaching the summit, and also to enjoy being in the mountains.
I had a brilliant time on my 2 day climbing ascent of Mont Blanc. The guide was great and I really enjoyed the challenge of the climb aswell as the stunning views and scenery. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is thinking of climbing Mont Blanc and feels they have the fitness and ability to do so in limited time and feels they are able enough for the harder Trois Monts route. It truely was an amazing experience!
Safe and reliable guiding services. Would strongly recommend if you are fit and willing.
Mihnea is an awesome guide. He is very knowledgeable, great company and everything you would want in a guide. If I come back or do another route I will try to get him again for sure. Thank you.
I think mont blanc and Chamonix is an amazing area to learn climbing skills and would recommend it. My guide was very skilled and took all safety precautions where necessary and had great days in the Alps. A couple of points I need to mention, It isn\'t made clear what accommodation is required and therefore was trying to book last minute which I found disrupting. The other thing is what your fee covers isn\'t made clear .I had to pay my guides lift fees which should be included in the fee, so be aware of what\'s covered before you register. Regards Warren Symons
Mont Blanc is beautiful climb, due to a tight schedule a 2 day was the only option for me and while we summited the mountain it felt like we lucked out with a clear weather window. My guide, Mihnea was great! He looked after all the details and offered guidance with my basic mointaineering skills. I would definitely go climbing with him again and would recommend him to anyone!