While Greece has a lot from diving to surfing but there is another adventure sports which is highly popular in the islands of Greece. Greece is an idyllic place offering various terrains and courses for enthusiastic climbers and hikers. There are many isolated Rocky Mountains and vertical landscapes which attracts rock & mountain climbers from all corners of the world.
Though many water based sports such as diving, surfing and snorkeling has been the main appeal of Greece, however in the recent times there has been an exponential growth in climbing and hiking activities. This is due to fact the increasing popularity of outdoor sports and the perfect terrain and conditions for climbing purposes is provided by Greece.
Limestone is the most abundant variety of rock variety in many of the Geek islands. Many mountains and terrains offer diverse experience for climbers. There many terrains where one can practice delicate moves, hang ups and test their endurance in many challenging terrains too. Limestone is found across the country from mythical Mt Olympus to the down south to Fillopappou near the ancient Acropolis of Athens.
Kalymos is the small island which is particularly famous for rock and mountain climbing in Greece. It offers excellent climbing spots along with great weather. Whether you are a beginning or an advanced climber, you can find many climbing routes of various grades. The majority of rock climbing offer by Greece could be found within the walking distance of Massouri. Everything from pitch sport routes to slabs for overhanging to pumpy routes, there is something for every climber.
Crete is another place which provides many varies rock climbing ranges from single pitch to multiple pitch routes. The sport of climbing on Crete can be chiefly found around the region of Kapetaniana which lies south of Iraklion. Argolis on other hand offers a different climbing experience. There are many climbing spot which can be found on solid limestone rock and consists mainly of single pitch routes. As we know that the rock and mountain climbing in Greece has been on rise only in the recent times which give climbers opportunities to discover new routes in the area. This is one of the reasons that make Greece a heaven for climbers.
In the central region of Greece lies the beautiful Pelion Mountain. The rock climbing in this region takes place one different kind of limestone rock which is found in the region. Other places known for rock climbing are Meteora, Patras and the island of Rhodes. One can find fantastic high towers and countless routes ranging from single to multi pitch.
Generally rock and mountain climbing within Greece has been establishing for the past couple of decades, which means there are many great opportunities to explore new routes and areas.