Hi, this is a page for rock climbers and we hope you are one already. If you are not, we hope you become one soon. We are a bunch of enthusiastic climbers too. No need to advertise this and that, just let us guess. You are a climber or somebody who wants to give it a go, you happen to be exploring Greece, may have a pair of climbing shoes in your rucksack with a secret desire to find a decent rock on the way, and you will spend a day or two in Athens. If our guessing is close to right, by visiting our page you are on a right track to getting something out of your longing.
Everyone advertises Athens for the Acropolis and Marathon but you will hardly find any info in the mainstream tourist guides about climbing. Now, what if we tell you that there are more than forty crags in and around the city! That you can choose any level of difficulty, you can combine your adventure with some cultural and historical input, you can choose between many different types of rock, and that you can climb in the superb climate of the Attika basin, all year round. The only obstacles may be some rainy days in winter or some extremely hot days in summer. However, if you can't imagine your stay in Athens without a day of climb, then in winter the wet days could be overcome by visiting one of the 4 major climbing and boulder indoor halls. On the hot days on the other hand, we can pick a sector which provides shade for the corresponding hours of the day. The final choice of the climbing area is of course also dependent on the level of difficulty which suits you. This is why we don't suggest a specific location yet, but only provide you with a general description, leaving the final decision for the day you'll get in touch.
Escape the rush of the busy center of Athens and enjoy the superb rock quality in one of the rock climbing areas of the Attika basin
Learn the first steps in rock climbing or maintain your level during your holidays in Greece
Meet renowned Greek mountain guide Pavlos Tsiantos, Co-founder of Tripin Adventures or some of the top level rock climbers in the country and share your common passion for climbing
Hold on to the grips made by marble extraction more than 2000 years ago in the ancient quarries, or touch natural features surrounded by the splendid environment around the crags while gazing at Athens from high above
Dates: All year round
Days/Nights: Day tour
Condition grading: Moderate
Our certified climbing instructor will pick you up from your location in Athens or elsewhere. The distance to the selected climbing sector may vary, some crags being in the very center of Athens, the more remote ones - such as on Mt. Parnitha - a maximum distance of 25km from the city center. If you are a complete novice, you will learn the basic climbing and safety techniques in an introductory course. According to your progress you will make your first climbing steps either with the safer "top rope"belay technique or if you are a natural born climber you may be even leading some routes on easy ground before you head back home. If you are a seasonal or an advanced climber, then you will be free to take your own initiatives. Our guide will accompany you in order to keep you safe, to provide you with details and little secrets of the routes and also with the climbing gear.
CLIMBING DURATION: 4 HR
ATHENS CENTER TO CLIMBING SECTOR 25 KM / 45 MIN
CLIMBING SECTOR TO ATHENS CENTER 45 KM / 1 HR
Price includes: All transportation during the trip
Services of a climbing instructor throughout the tour
Included meals: Snacks during activity
Gratuities for leader/guide or driver
Other items of a personal nature
Anything not mentioned in above program
We are constantly updating our unique itineraries based on new information and experiences available. The walks, accommodations, and visits listed may be adjusted. The itineraries presented are subject to modification and change by Tripin Adventures. We reserve the right, without penalty, to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in our judgment, conditions warrant, or if we deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants, anything not mentioned in above program.
Trips designated “Moderate” are more active and require a bit more endurance. Trip members should have a little experience in climbing and be in good physical condition.
STARTING POINT AND GETTING THERE
Starting point is: Athens.
Getting There & Away:Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos, is about 27km east of Athens. Athens is connected with direct flights with various cities in Europe, North America and Asia.
Getting around: We can arrange for a transfer from the airport to your hotel. If you want to come by yourself, the metro and the suburban rail provide quick connections to central Athens (1 hour / 10 euros ticket). The bus option is cheaper though it takes longer (1h 30 min / 5 euros ticket). You can also take a taxi (1 hour / 35-50 euros).
Athens has a Mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild winters. Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 4°C to 32°C and is rarely below -0°C or above 35°C. Especially for climbing the only obstacles may be some rainy days in winter or some extremely hot days in summer. However, if you can't imagine your stay in Athens without a day climbing, then in winter the wet days could be overcome by visiting one of the 4 major climbing and boulder indoor halls. On the hot days on the other hand, we can pick a sector which provides shade for the corresponding hours of the day.
Greece has a temperate climate. Base your clothing on the "layering system", if it is hot you can "peel off" layers quickly, if it is cooler and windy you can quickly "dress up". The lighter you travel, the easier you travel. Use your best judgement and pack as lightly as possible. You will appreciate light luggage towards the end of your trip.
Please consider taking along the following items on your trip.
Daypack to carry camera, water bottle and snacks etc.
Casual clothing made of light-weight fabrics
Sun hat or baseball cap
Casual, comfortable shoes for evening
Sunscreen and lipprotection
Sunglasses and retainerstrap
Camera, memory and batteries
This is not a fixed list, but more of a guideline, so feel free to add and remove items as you see fit.