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Summary

A major limestone crag at the eastern coast of the Peloponnese. Some call it the "new" Kalymnos and it definitely has the potential. Currently there are over 1900 routes and there are more every day.

Description

Leonidio offers everything, from crimpy routes, to overhanging tufa climbing in all grade ranges, single pitch and multi-pitch. Due to the southward orientation of most sectors it is an excellent winter climbing destination. Relax in the small village or enjoy the sea on your rest days. If you are going to visit Leonidio, consider also a side-trip to Kyparissi and it's surrounding areas that are just an hour away.

See also http://climbinleonidio.com for latest updates.

Approach

Leonidio is located about 200 kilometers from Athens. It is a 3 hour drive from Athens and 1 hour drive from Nafplio.

Where to stay

Plenty of guest houses and small hotels in and around Leonidio. For camping check out Camping Semeli.

History

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Initial development had started in 1987 but then it got quiet in Leonidio. The bulk of the development started in 2008 and is still on-going.

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Selected Guidebooks all

Author(s): Pánjika Cooperative

Date: 2021

A comprehensive rock climbing guidebook for Leonidio, covering over 2,100 bolted single pitch routes and 40 multi-pitch routes.

Author(s): Aris Theodoropoulos and Katie Roussos

Date: 2021

ISBN: 9786180025026

A comprehensive guidebook describing all the sport climbing at Leonidio, Kyparissi, Agios Petros and Agios Andreas, covering over 2,000 routes

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