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Climbing and sailing on Kalymnos Island, Greece

Join Carlo, an IFMGA certified guide, on this 8-day Climbing and sailing program on Kalymnos Island. And experience the best way to enjoy this island. 

Duration8 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified


This Climbing and sailing program in the Kalymnos Island in Greece will take you out to an amazing adventure that you won’t easily forget.

When you think in the paradisiac islands of the mediterranean, you think in Kalymnos. This small greek island is located in the southeastern Aegean Sea, west of the peninsula of Bodrum, and it belongs to the Dodecanese.

This place was once known as the Island of the Sponges, because of the great quantity of sponges lying on the ocean bed, which made it a popular spot for Sponge diving. But from 1996 the attention has turned to its amazing  cliffs with rock climbing routes for all levels and skills.  from the classic 4th degree to the highest contemporary difficulties.

And I’ll take you to this special place with the unique experience of sailing through it and picking the best spots for climbing. The main idea is for you to enjoy this amazing rock climbing routes but also to learn the basic notions of sailing at the same time.

For 8 days we’ll be sailing to the routes while enjoying the amazing scenery of the island. Plus we’ll be sleeping in the boat, watching a sky full of stars and the moon reflected on the sea.

So send me a request to join a fixed date or let me know when you want to organize the trip and we’ll make this Climbing and sailing program in the Kalymnos Island in Greece your next wonderful adventure!


Meeting point

Kos Airport




Day 1: Arrival

Flight to Kos and meeting at the Kos Airport. Transfer to the Marina and accommodation on the boat. Sailing from Kos to Telendos, typical village on a small Island with no roads, just half a mile off Kalymnos. Dinner in a teverna and sleeping on the boat.

Day 2: Climbing day

Breakfast on board, we check the individual climbing equipment, transfer to the shore, walk to the cliff for the first climbing day. The choice of the cliff will depend on the technical level of the climbers. In the afternoon on the way back to the boat a refreshing swim. Another dinner in the village of Telendos.

Day 3: Emborios

After breakfast we sail the short distance to the village of Emborios, the northernmost settlement on the Island of Kalymnos. We will take advantage of this time to learn some basic rules of sailing. In Emborios we sill walk to one of the 8 climbing sectors just above the village. Second climbing day when we can put into practice the suggestions and advice obtained during the first day. In the evening a dive in the crystalline water of the bay and super dinner at Harry’s Paradise, probably the best restaurant on the Island.

Day 4: Sykati Bay

Early breakfast and sailing to a new destination hopefully powered by wind. We pass the north cape of Kalymnos and follow the East coast south to Sykati Bay. The pitches are only meters away from the clear water of the bay. One more climbing day, we can improve our technique and in the late afternoon when the last climbers will be gone we can enjoy the beauty of this bay where there are no houses. Dinner this time on board.

Day 5: Sailing to Palonissos Bay

We move from Sykati to Palonissos Bay, another magic corner with a pebble beach, green turquoise water and 2 beautiful climbing sectors. It is the 4th day, the right time and place to start the first pitches as first climber. You’ll remember this experience! In the evening you have a choice between the 2 tavernas of the bay.

Day 6: Palonissos Bay cliffs

Early breakfast and one more chance to try the cliffs of Palonissos Bay. Later we sail to the little harbor of Vathy, the end of the only farmed valley of the island, like an oasis in a barren, rocky landscape. Dinner and evening in the small square overlooking the tiny fisherman port.

Day 7: Sailing day

This is a day of sailing, first a short leg to Pothia, the main town on the Island, then the crossing to Kos. If the prevailing winds are blowing, it is the right occasion to practice all we have learned in the previous days. Evening in the town of Kos will feel very fancy and crowded after a week in Kaymnos between nature and sport. We sleep in the Marina.

Day 8: Visit to historical places

Depending on the flight schedule we might have the chance to visit some great historical sites in Kalymnos, the home town of Hippocrates.

About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Italy

I've been alpine guide since 1992, this profession has allowed me to realize my dream: to see the world, I accompanied for work, groups on the 5 continents.

The last challenge was to join the world of the mountain with the world of the sea, with my friend skipper Paolo, we founded mountain sailing and we propose climbing and sailing and trekking and sailing. Two totally different worlds with many aspects in common, a new extraordinary adventure.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 5774 each

Group of 2

EUR 2887 each

Group of 3

EUR 1925 each

Group of 4

EUR 1444 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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