Climbing Kalymnos

6 March, 2021

Climbing Kalymnos


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World Class Kalymnos

Kalymnos is a beautiful Greek island. Its fantastic limestone cliffs make it a paradise for sport climbing at all grades. Just add sun, sea, secluded beaches, friendly people, delicious food and great weather and you understand why it’s a world-class climbing destination.

Small boats will take you from island to island with clear water and amazing beaches. It is a great place to chill out after climbing. Beach bars, snorkelling, kayaking, great food, fishing, diving, scooter tours, yoga: Kalymnos offers it all. This island has made a big impression on those that go and return year after year.

Destination: Kalymnos, Greece
Theme: Climbing

Physical Rating: 4
Climbing Range: 5.9-5.12c

Focus of the Kalymnos Climbing Holiday

Kalymnos has become one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the world. The variety of climbing is endless. For beginners, intermediate as well as experienced climbers there are slabs, technical walls, and steep caves with tufas. The different climbing areas on the island are close to one another and easy to get to. And they often offer breathtaking views over the Mediterranean sea and the island of Telendos. Finally, a mild climate and the warm hospitality of local inhabitants, have made Kalymnos a favourite amongst rock climbers.

The Kalymnos climbing holiday will be geared towards your individual abilities and aspirations. Depending on where you are in your climbing career, our climbing guides can focus their attention on your lead climbing skills, which might involve rope awareness, clipping practice and teaching you how to thread anchors. Or they will aim to improve your movement skills and teach you how to climb more efficiently so you can climb harder routes than you have ever climbed before. Some climbers take the opportunity to improve their mental approach to climbing. For instance to learn to deal with fear of falling or failing. Either way, your instructors will aim to give you the best possible climbing experience.

Is this experience right for you?


Day 1: Rome
Buongiorno! Welcome to Italy. Crowded with ancient ruins and religious monuments, Rome still pulses to the beat of modern life and is packed with designer shops, restaurants, cafes and exciting nightlife. There are no activities planned before the group meeting tonight, so you can arrive any time before then. There are so many things to do in Rome – the Colosseum, the Forum, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti, Piazza Venezia, the Vatican City and St Peter’s Basilica – so arriving early is recommended. Don’t forget to do as the Romans do and sip an espresso at one of the tiny streetside cafes and sample the many flavours of gelato that colour the city, best done in the bohemian neighbourhood of Trastevere. For those captivated by the ‘Eternal City’, throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure a return visit to Rome.
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Urban Adventures – Tasting La Dolce Vita – EUR90
  • Urban Adventures – Pantheon One Hour Guided Tour – EUR35
  • Urban Adventures – Wine Tasting with Sommelier – EUR95
  • Castel Sant’Angelo – EUR10
  • Christian Catacombs – EUR8
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill – EUR16
  • Keats-Shelley Memorial House – EUR5
  • Vatican Museum – EUR16
  • Galleria Borghese – EUR15
  • Pantheon – EUR2
  • St Peter’s Dome Climb & Elevator – EUR8
  • Venezia Palace – EUR5
Meals Included

There are no meals included on this day.

Special Information

It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.

Check the Vatican website ( for updated information on when you can visit. Tickets for the Vatican Museum can and should be booked online at: The Vatican Museum is closed on some days, including most Sundays. On the last Sunday of the month, it’s open and free (but expect large crowds). Please consider this when booking this trip. Tickets for Galleria Borghese can also be booked online. In order to allow enough time in the museum and to avoid the crowds it is recommended to start the museum visit as doors open. Please note that pre-booked tickets are not required if you just want to visit St Peter’s Basilica and its dome.

Day 2: Naples / Pompeii
Travel by train to Naples (approximately 3 hours), a raucous city that overflows with passion, tradition and gastronomy. Naples was carved out by many empires of the past and by merchants and pirates from across the world: Romans, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Venetians, Spaniards, Normans and Africans. Its evocative, historical old centre is a World Heritage-listed area and the famous Spanish Quarter is still one of the most densely populated residential areas in Europe. Naples is the birthplace of the pizza, so why not head to one of the many pizzerias and taste what’s truly some of the best that Italy has to offer. Head underground to see ancient Napoli Sotterranea, the famous underground city. Later in the afternoon, board a train to the time capsule of Pompeii, in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius (approximately 1 hour). Your accommodation is perfectly located right near the entrance to the archaeological excavation site.
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Napoli Sotterranea Underground City
Optional Activities
  • Naples Archaeological Museum – EUR14
  • Chapel of San Severo – EUR7
  • Duomo – Free
  • St Claire’s Church and Cloister – EUR6
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information

Please note that today’s included tour of Napoli Sotteranea Underground City is on a join-in basis, which means that there will be other participants apart from our group members.




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