• Grade context: FR
  • Photos: 2
  • Ascents: 784
  • Aka: Κατακεκρυμμένη
  • Aka: Καραθώνα




One of the most versatile crags in the area of Nafplio, Karathona -named after the popular beach below. It has been hosting local climbers, climbing schools, guides and intermediate aspirants trying out its more challenging routes of grades up to 6c+ (including a much harder project). Friendly, small plateau, comfortable belay positions and a hidden chapel in the vicinity ("Κατακεκρυμμένη" meaning "well hidden"). The left-most sector (routes: Hou Hou, Mission Impossible, Cracken, Slivowiza, Wind of Change) includes a more challenging access and contains less climbed routes, not too regularly visited, observed or maintained, so approach and climb with caution.

Every now and then, you might also get a visit from the hoofed denizens of the pen below the crag. Lower on the plateau, you can park comfortably, but be warned of the occasional shepherd dogs roaming around their home.

Sectors Left abd Middle sunny after 11AM, sector Right after 17PM. More info:


(37.540707, 22.827617)

(37.540895, 22.829790)

Park at the side of the road. Walk up the street to the church.

Ethic inherited from Nafplio

No chipping on the stones please.


History timeline chart

Aris Theodoropoulos started bolting in 1998. Over time more routes were added by Tasos Petrocheilos, Antonis Antonopoulos, Jim Titt, Hans Weninger, Thomas Michaelides, Kostas Tsoukleidis, Agnieszka Wilkon and Rolando Larcher.


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July 2018. Most bolts are rusted, including anchors.

1 5c 18m
2 7a 12m

FFA: George Karnakis, 2013

FA: George Karnakis, 2013

Uses a sling instead of a bolt at one point

Same anchor with 'Agamemnon'.

Closed anchors. The second anchor is about 1 m higher that the lower one

Anchor right at the church starcaise. Toprope or trad? 4?

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Author(s): Hans Weninger & Jeannette Weninger

Date: 2017

ISBN: 9783000560668

A comprehensive guidebook covering the rock climbing and sport climbing in the Argolis region of Greece, describing over 500 routes.

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