Kalymnos

Kalymnos is a major sport climbing area. There are about 1,700 routes from 3 to 9a in 64 sectors. Kalymnos’ routes are recognisable by the large overhangs full of colonnettes.It is possible to climb in winter, but there are no charter flights before April. In the summer, try diving. In spring and autumn, it can be hot at the sun. However, early in the morning or climbing in the shadow can be quite chilly.If you are alone, it is easy to find climbers in the island. Climbing has become an important activity in Kalymnos’ (economic) life.There are several accommodations, mainly rooms or apartments to be rent. It is preferable to make an online reservation before leaving home. Kalymnos has become a very popular climbing destination in the last twenty years.It is not essential to rent a car. Most climbers rent scooters.Kalymnos is an island. The easiest is to get a charter and fly to Kos. Go to the Mastichati port, where you take a ferry to Kalymnos. There are also ferries to Kalymnos from Athens, Rhodes, or Bodrum (Turkey). Ferries timetable: https://www.gtp.gr/RoutesForm.asp.

Here are the 227 heroes who already climbed this spot

Don't hesitate to ask them some tips, they are awesome.
Léon   Lemon

Léon Lemon

Letizia Aloisantoni

Letizia Aloisantoni

Jonathan Pomes

Jonathan Pomes

David Deene

David Deene

Extreme Greece

Extreme Greece

Mert\' Hein

Mert' Hein

Judith Braconnier

Judith Braconnier

Lolotte

Lolotte

Jean Sol Partre

Jean Sol Partre

Dario Pedrocchi

Dario Pedrocchi

Gaylord Roukine

Gaylord Roukine

Steph Dand

Steph Dand

Ofer Blutrich

Ofer Blutrich

Maciej Tobias

Maciej Tobias

Jonas Bücker

Jonas Bücker

Sofia Parrasia

Sofia Parrasia

Julien Van den Veyver

Julien Van den Veyver

Joshua Pete Davies

Joshua Pete Davies

Andrea Mattarelli

Andrea Mattarelli

Olivier Marquet

Olivier Marquet

Andrea Speranzon

Andrea Speranzon

Jensen Walker

Jensen Walker

Cécile Bossi

Cécile Bossi

Matjaž Klančar

Matjaž Klančar

Le QRUX

Le QRUX

Pat Demassy

Pat Demassy

Flávio Lopes

Flávio Lopes

Rajko Zajc

Rajko Zajc

Derek Kistner

Derek Kistner

Zabya Isa

Zabya Isa

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Latest stories in Kalymnos

Klara Jaro Klara Jaro Tuesday, May 30, 2017

After all the places i have been to, climbing here is pretty much mind-blowing .Perfect rock quality in various styles easy approaches. remote island. quiet and simple. After living in Tonsai for such a long time, coming back to Europe to spend 2 cr… See more

Aline Dessine Aline Dessine Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Kalymnos doesn’t need to be presented among climbers. Every year, on this wonderful place happens  “The North Face Kalymnos climbing festival”, a huge event where peoples from all over the world come to climb on the island’s perfect limestone. The c… See more

Orian Weste Orian Weste Thursday, September 10, 2015

After a few climbing days on Kalymnos - Greece, I have 3 things in mind: Awesome climbing, very nice people and outstanding food.  What can you expect when you go to Kalymnos? The facts are striking: About 1700 (!) bolted routes on more than 60 clim… See more

Evagoras Xydas Evagoras Xydas Monday, April 13, 2015

For sure DNA hasn't been the best, hardest, prettiest (or anything -est) route in my climbing career. But it sure gave me the best climbing experience ever.  #DNA #kalymnos #climbing #sport #redpoint #overh See more

Peter Vermaercke Peter Vermaercke Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The best climbers of Kalymnos were there long before humans arrived at the crags. These Cretan goats or kri-kri are getting very accustomed to the climbers all around. See more

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