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Rock climbing in Athens, Greece

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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.

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Over 40 crags dot the Attica region, some nestled within Athens itself and others near Parnitha mountain. This means there's something for everyone, from seasoned climbers to curious beginners.

While the Acropolis steals the spotlight, Athens offers a unique adventure for thrill-seekers!

Here's why Athens is a hidden gem for rock climbing:

  • Challenge Accepted: Routes cater to all skill levels, with stunning Athens limestone as your playground.
  • Climb All Year Round: Enjoy the fantastic Attica climate, perfect for climbing most days. If the weather throws a curveball, we'll hit some of the city's top indoor climbing gyms.
  • History and Adventure Collide: Combine your climbing adventure with sightseeing around Athens' iconic landmarks.
  • Your Customized Climb: We'll pick the perfect location based on weather, your experience, and your desires. Shade on scorching days? We've got you covered. Breathtaking city views? Absolutely!
  • First-Time Climber? No Problem: We offer introductory courses to teach you the basics of climbing and safety. Then, it's on to top rope climbing on some awesome spots. As you progress, you might even be leading climbs on easier terrain!
  • Experienced Climber? Climb On! Forge your own path while I ensure your safety, offer tips on the routes, and assist with equipment.

Planning a trip to Greece? Take your Athens experience to new heights with a rock climbing adventure! I'm passionate about climbing and eager to share it with you.

Let's climb! Just contact me for a one-day or multi-day adventure.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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.

About the guide

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Hiking Greece



Mountain Leader

Hiking Greece is a licenced travel agency and tour operator bringing you the best active holiday trips in Greece. Our areas of expertise are Mount Olympus and Pindus National Park with Zagori and the famous Vikos Gorge. We also offer active holiday packages in the best Greek islands to combine hiking and holidays with excellent food and special Greek hospitality.



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What people are saying about Hiking Greece



Vagelis was a great friendly guide tailoring the hike to our higher ability. He also provided us with loads of information about the local peaks/walks, history and hiking culture. He kept us hydrated and safe on the mountain. Hiking Greece was quick to respond to emails and was very professional. They could do with providing a bit more information on what to take and route without having to be promoted. Highly recommend.

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