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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, IFMGA mountain guide.

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1+ Days

All year

Open To Everyone

First Time


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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Snacks

- Transport during the trip


Do I need to bring or rent climbing equipment?

You only need to bring your climbing shoes, I can provide the rest!

Is this trip suitable for beginners?

Yes! In Athens area there are more than 40 crags, with routes for all climbing levels, from complete beginners to advanced climbers. If it's your first time climbing, you'll receive an introductory course and learn the basic climbing and safety techniques, and I'll take you to some great spots for some top rope climbing.

Where's the meeting point?

We will pick you up from your location in Athens or elsewhere. The distance to the selected climbing sector may vary, some crags being in the very center of Athens, the more remote ones - such as on Mt. Parnitha - a maximum distance of 25km from the city center.

Where will we go climbing?

There are more than 40 crags in and around Athens and Attika region. We will decide the final location depending on your climbing experience and what you are looking for the day, and considering the time of the year and weather (on hot summer days we will go for shady crags).

Do you provide climbing shoes?

No, you need to bring your own climbing shoes.

How long does the activity take?

We will climb for around 4 hours. Transportation to the crag might take up to 45 minutes each way.

What's included in the price?

The guiding fee, transportation during the trip, and all climbing equipment except for climbing shoes are included in the price.

What do I have to bring on the day of the trip?

Just your climbing shoes and comfortable clothes for climbing. Food is not included (only a light snack), so you might consider bringing some water and something else to eat.

Is transport included? Do I need to have a car?

Transport is included, so you don't need to have a car. We will pick you up and drop you of at your location in Athens.

What's the best time of the year to climb in Athens?

We can climb all year round! The only obstacles may be some rainy days in winter or some extremely hot days in summer. But on the hot days we can pick a sector which provides shade, and in wet winter days if it's not possible to climb outdoors we can visit one of the 4 major climbing and boulder indoor halls.

Do you offer other trips in the region?

Yes, I guide several climbing, hiking and mountaineering trips in Athens and around Greece. Here you can check them: https://www.explore-share.com/mountain-guide/pavlos-tsiantos/

About the guide

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Mountain 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 about this trip



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.



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.



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!)



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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