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1. Greece 2,906 routes in Region

Summary:
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Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 23.844275, 37.521009

1.1. Kalymnos 1,580 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 26.951716, 36.977202

Unique Features And Strengths:

All grades to 8c+ available, but notably extremely high quality routes from 6b+ to 8a+ (and lots of them) in an idyllic Greek island setting.

Description:

The world's current most popular sport climbing holiday destination.

Approach:

You will walk to 60% of the crags and hire a scooter for the other 40%.

Where To Stay:

Any of the countless studios in Massouri.

Ethic:

Full bolted sport climbing with a documented bolting standard.

History:

Developed very recently, compared to most European climbing destinations; mostly within a span of 10 years.

1.1.1. Sikati Cave 38 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 26.938089, 37.059645

Description:

Sikati Cave is a wild, massive hole in the ground which looks like it’s been created by a giant meteorite impact. Climbers call it Sikati, but the locals call it Alatsia. Sikati is an enormous cave with no roof, a diameter of 50-60m, and a depth of 70m at parts. Its surrounding walls are full of tufas and stalactites. Inside Sikati Cave the steep, overhanging limestone is a bit “out of this world” with enormously long routes up the walls, and ‘trade-mark’ Kalymnian 3D climbing.

1.1.2. Emporios 84 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 26.933534, 37.050835

1.1.3. Palionisos 63 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 26.964371, 37.050020

1.1.4. Skalia 132 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.5. Arginonda 324 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.6. Kasteli 117 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 26.939564, 37.017404

1.1.7. Iliada 45 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 26.945809, 37.009140

1.1.8. Olympic Wall 34 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 26.947396, 37.010399

1.1.9. Ocean Dream 13 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 26.947792, 37.011734

1.1.10. Odyssey 83 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 26.945544, 37.012423

1.1.11. Armeos 325 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

1.1.12. Telendos 160 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 26.907907, 37.007769

Access Issues:

Ferry runs daily, every half hour, from the port at Myrties (1 Km s of Massouri) to Telendos. 2€ from 8a - 12 midnight. A boat also goes directly to the beach near Irox/Eros leaving at 10a and returning at 5p/1700.

1.1.13. Myrties 16 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

1.1.14. Kamari 39 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.15. Kandouni 45 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.16. Chora 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.17. Panormos 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.18. Vathi 18 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.2. Meteora 61 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 21.628718, 39.718542

1.2.1. Doupianifels 24 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

1.2.2. Glocke 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.2.3. Kelch 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.2.4. Kastrakiturm 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.2.5. Geierwand 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.2.6. Orgelpfeifenwand 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.2.7. Teufelsturm 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.2.8. Ypsiloterafels 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.2.9. Monifels and St. Barbara Turm 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.2.10. Nixenherz 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.2.11. Heiliggeistwachter 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.2.12. Heiliger Geist 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad and Sport

1.2.13. Alphasporn 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.2.14. Sourloti 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.2.15. Pixari 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.3. Argolis 105 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 22.884690, 37.581796

1.3.1. Nauplio 105 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: 22.825172, 37.565630

1.3.2. Katafyki Ravine 0 routes in Crag

1.3.3. Didima 0 routes in Crag

1.4. Leonidio 80 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 22.871731, 37.167493

Unique Features And Strengths:

Evolving limestone crag at the eastern coast of Peloponnes

Description:

1.4.1. Hot Rock 18 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: 22.847902, 37.173638

1.4.2. Mad Wall 14 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: 22.886646, 37.171642

Description:

Sunny crag with well protected routes that get harder and harder the closer you go to the anchor.

1.4.3. Red Rock 12 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: 22.857274, 37.172279

1.4.4. Twin Caves 36 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: 22.839849, 37.176412

1.5. Athens 604 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 23.762849, 38.011447

1.5.1. Acharneis 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 23.665835, 38.096653

1.5.2. Daskaleio 24 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 24.058279, 37.831372

1.5.3. Dionysos 14 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Top Rope and Trad

Long/Lat: 23.872128, 38.092332

1.5.4. EPOS Fylis 27 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 23.661433, 38.123545

1.5.5. Houni 30 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 23.745099, 38.144697

Approach:

2 minutes

1.5.6. Filopapou 0 routes in Crag

1.5.7. Iera Odos 56 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 23.642797, 38.033393

1.5.8. Kakia Thalassa 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 24.047029, 37.832779

1.5.9. Karavi 37 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 23.791917, 37.950825

Description:

The area was a quarry in ancient Greece and the carving is still visible. The rock is of very good quality. All routes have been maintained during the summer in 2012 with bolts and anchors. Has a view over the entire city of Athens and the coast.

Access Issues:

Two road bars to access a 5 minute-walk path by car. First is next to a military base, usually open, you 'll be allowed access by showing id if closed. Second is usually closed during the summer to protect the forest. It is a 15 minute walk from there.

1.5.10. Kolones 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 23.667204, 38.097070

Unique Features And Strengths:

Short bouldery routes.

1.5.11. Korakofolia 69 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 23.722013, 38.129986

1.5.12. Mavrosouvala 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 23.805859, 38.251657

1.5.13. Merenda 18 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 24.001821, 37.857717

Description:

One of the winter crags of Athens. It is faced to the sun all day long, not recommended for summer use since the temperatures get a bit high. The rock is made of great quality limestone and the routes have mostly crimpy holds. All of the routes are on the hard side of their grades and most of the low grade ones have a really hard for their grade start till the first two bolts. Clipstick use recommended.

1.5.14. Mikri Varasova 31 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 23.661620, 38.122710

1.5.15. Petra 63 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 23.763228, 38.145974

1.5.16. Platosi 32 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 23.674667, 38.098669

Approach:

After you park beside the house on the road, at 30m on your right facing the crag behind electricity pole starts the path.

1.5.17. Sesi 37 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 23.798512, 37.924985

1.5.18. Sibligades 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 23.882249, 38.075328

1.5.19. Varkiza 0 routes in Crag

Unique Features And Strengths:

Deep Water Solo, near organized beaches with water sports, cafes etc. Good rock quality, easy access and many facilities in the area make this a great spot for the summer!

Description:

Right after the beach of Varkiza is the water solo area. There is a traverse of about 200 meters long that ranges in height from about 4 to about 8 meters high. Rocks for single routes and short traverses continue further down the coast. Water is deep enough and clear. The area is under the sun all day, apart from very early in the morning.

Access Issues:

There are no issues affecting access.

Approach:

The area is located right after the coastal suburb of Varkiza. It is 22 kilometers from the center of Athens, on the Poseidonos Avenue (EO91) that goes to Sounion. There are frequent buses to Varkiza There is a Parking area at both ends of the traverse with no walking time.

1.5.20. Vrahokipos 33 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 23.795052, 37.914544

1.5.21. Alogopetra 5 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 23.670111, 38.119166

1.6. Crete 174 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 24.896817, 35.062677

1.6.1. Kapetaniana 43 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 25.051468, 34.958964

Description:

Close to the village of kapetaniana, at the foot of Mt Kofinas, are multiple scattered crags with close to 200 routes on limestone

1.6.2. Plakias 42 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 24.400604, 35.179809

Description:

A beach side crag with hard routes on a laser cut vertical wall

1.6.3. Agiofarango 36 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 24.778890, 34.930524

Description:

A gorge with cretes largest collection of climbs in the 7b to 8a range. Non overhanging routes are generally very sharp. Several multipitch and trad routes also available. Routes scattered either side of the gorge.

Approach:

From kali limenes the guidebook is not very helpful. If you park at the coast guard in the village follow the road west that is initially concrete and goes up hill. The road soon turns to gravel. After about 500m you get to a Y junction. The right fork goes up hill. do not take this. The left fork passes through a gap in a fence with the opening sometimes guarded by a dog. This road swings back towards the coast and a fence that is closed about another 500m on. Open the wire gate. You are then on a wide path that contours around the coast for another 400m. Near goat pens you cross a small valley. There are red blazes and cairns from here that lead to the gorge, about 45 minutes.

1.6.4. Matala Red Beach 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 24.752720, 34.983653

1.6.5. Voulismeno Aloni 44 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 25.018042, 35.330138

1.7. Alepochori 0 routes in Crag

1.8. Skollis 27 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.8.1. Chatzouri 21 routes in Area

Summary:

1.8.2. Portes 6 routes in Area

Summary:

1.8.3. Santameri 0 routes in Area

1.9. Kalogria 0 routes in Crag

1.10. Kleisoura 0 routes in Crag

1.11. Rhodes 30 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Alpine

Long/Lat: 27.949975, 36.177643

1.11.1. Ladiko 30 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Alpine

1.12. Sidirokastro 0 routes in Crag

1.13. Varasova 40 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 21.599119, 38.346311

1.13.1. Africana Sector 9 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad and Sport

1.13.2. Batman Sector 5 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Sport and Trad

1.13.3. Pirgos Sector 10 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

1.13.4. Phyco Sector 8 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad and Sport

1.13.5. Public Sector 8 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

1.14. Lagada 94 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 22.309958, 37.081503

Access Issues:

Close to the main road that travels from Kalamata to Sparta. 14 km from Sparta.

1.14.1. Petsanes 31 routes in Sector

Summary:

Long/Lat: 22.310877, 37.083679

1.14.2. Aloni 27 routes in Sector

Summary:

Long/Lat: 22.309906, 37.083010

1.14.3. Stani 4 routes in Sector

Summary:

Long/Lat: 22.307929, 37.079499

1.14.4. Splithari 21 routes in Sector

Summary:

Long/Lat: 22.309572, 37.080479

1.14.5. Tourlitsa 11 routes in Sector

Summary:

Long/Lat: 22.311364, 37.081243

1.15. Kythera 23 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 22.985427, 36.246030

1.15.1. Sparagario 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 22.994588, 36.144776

1.15.2. Kakia Lagada 1 route in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 23.003180, 36.307135

1.16. Tinos 88 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 25.129811, 37.603143

Description:

Tinos is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. It is located in the Cyclades archipelago. The closest islands are Andros, Delos, and Mykonos. Tinos is famous amongst Greeks for the Church of Panagia Evangelistria and its 80 or so windmills. There is a lot of potential for outdoor activities as hiking, climbing and bouldering. The rock texture of the island rock is granite something unusual for Greek rock.

Approach:

As Tinos has no airport the only way to get to the island is by ship. Tinos has three ports, one for passenger speed boats, and two for ferries and highspeed boats which carry passengers and cars to other ports, including Mykonos (35 min), Piraeus, Rafina, Andros and Syros.

1.16.1. Exobourgo 88 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: 25.167439, 37.577379

Unique Features And Strengths:

One of the few exploited granite mountains in Greece.

1.17. Metochi 0 routes in Crag