Located in the south of Europe, and with a population of 11 million, Greece is composed of a mainland and a huge number of islands, of which 227 are inhabited. With approximately 80% of the country mountainous, it is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, especially hikers and rock climbers. Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, the geography of Greece has been hugely influential in its history, culture, and traditions.
The primarily Mediterranean climate of Greece features mild and wet winters, and hot and dry summers. In the mountainous areas an alpine climate dominates, bringing heavy snowfalls to the slopes.
With over 21 million passengers coming through its doors every year, the Athens International Airport is the busiest in the country and the likely first stop in your travels to Greece.
If you’re coming to Greece for rock climbing, then fortunately it’s possible to climb all year round. However, the peak periods to visit are the spring months of April and May, and the autumn months of September and October. If you’re coming to ski, then head to Greece from January to March.
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