Rock climbing in Athens, Greece

Explore the best locations for rock climbing in Athens and the Attica region, boasting more than 40 crags for all levels. Learn the basics of rock climbing or improve your skills in 1 or several journeys with Pavlos, HMGA mountain guide.




Trip Duration

1+ day

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Rock climbing in Athens may not be as popular as visiting the historic Acropolis, but it’s certainly a unique way of exploring some of the natural attractions of this ancient city.

    There are more than 40 crags around the Attika region, some of them in the very center of Athens and others in close locations, like Parnitha mountain.

    Whether you are an experienced rock climber or a beginner who wants to get started on this sport, you’ll find exciting opportunities in this area!

    Here are some of the highlights of rock climbing in Athens:

    • Routes of all levels of difficulty in great rock quality.
    • Attica basin has outstanding climate conditions all year round.
    • In case you get cold and rainy days, I can take you to some of the best indoor climbing & bouldering gyms in the city.
    • You can mix up your adventure in the rock with sightseeing around them main cultural and historical landmarks in Athens.
    • I’ll take you to the best locations depending on weather conditions (yes, you’ll get shade on hot days) as well as your previous skills and your wishes.
    • You’ll get to see amazing views of the city!

    You can contact me for 1 or several days of rock climbing. If it’s your first time, you’ll receive an introductory course and learn the basic climbing and safety techniques.

    Then, I’ll take you to some great spots for some top rope climbing. Depending on your progress, you will be able to lead some routes on easy ground.

    If you already have some experience as a climber, you’ll be free to take your own path. However, I’ll be there making you feel safe, giving you useful advice on the climbing routes and helping with climbing gear.

    Are you coming to Greece soon? Sign up for a rock climbing adventure in Athens! I’d be glad to share my passion for climbing with you.

    If you are looking for other challenging outdoor activities in this area, you can take a look at this 10-day climbing trip to the iconic Mount Olympus.

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    Price per person, per day

    Group of 1
    150 EUR

    Group of 2
    100 EUR

    Group of 3
    85 EUR

    Group of 4
    75 EUR

    Group of 5
    65 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Other details

    Skill level required

    First time

    Fitness level required

    Open to everyone

    Meeting point



    About the Guide


    I am a mountain guide of the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (HFMC) and an IFMGA mountain guide. I live in Greece, a unique country with some of the least explored landscapes in Europe.

    I discovered my passion for mountaineering when I was 17. What started as a hobby soon turned into an exciting profession that has taken me on many expeditions around the world over the last two decades. One of my biggest achievements was reaching the summit of Mt Everest in 2004, as the Deputy Leader of the first successful Greek expedition.

    Besides, I studied Mass Media Communication and I'm a Film Director. Producing documentaries is another way of unfolding my love for nature and travel.

    I really like designing new itineraries and taking clients off the beaten tracks, allowing them to enjoy authentic experiences in my country.



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    What People are Saying

    • 4 reviews


    Pavlos was friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable as a guide. My wife and I had a perfect day of climbing in the beautiful Parnitha mountains just outside of Athens. Thanks again Pavlos!
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    Matthew Lumnitzer
    Pavlos was an excellent guide. Highly professional and accommodating. He was able to match my limited skills with beautiful climbs, while also appropriately challenging me. He was very knowledgeable of Greek history and went above and beyond his role as a guide to help me gain a better understanding of Greece. He was humble about his many mountaineering accomplishments and success in media production only sharing information after I ask. You would be very lucky to spend the day with such an interesting and beautiful person. It was one of the highlights of my week in Greece.
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    Nikki Collins
    Pavlos is incredible. The entire day was so relaxed and entirely personalized to my preferences and skill level. He took me to some beautiful crags near Athens overlooking a village, and even dropped me off at my ferry afterward! He even taught me lead climbing strategies, since I’d only led a couple times before. 17/10 would recommend! The experience will be much more enjoyable if you have prior climbing experience, and you need to be able to belay Pavlos (don’t worry, he’s not that heavy!)
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    Danielle M Kats
    Booking the trip was smooth and easy. Pavlos was a great guide. He set up a trip that included climbing spots for both my wife and I (we climb at different grades). He was very thoughtful in making the trip fun and challenging for us both. The stories he told about his adventures (he\'s climbing Everest) were wonderful. He also took us to into the nearby town so we could enjoy local food. It was a great trip and I would certainly recommend Pavlos and explore-share.
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