Climbing in Kalymnos is a one-of-a-kind alternative tourist experience. Its origins may be traced back to 1996, when an Italian climber was fascinated by the uniqueness of the island’s rocks. Without hesitation, the building of 24 structured climbing fields in a single year has began. Now, Kalymnos has over 80 climbing fields and 3700 climbing routes and is known as a second-world destination, combining climbing-friendly mountains, breathtaking views of the limitless blue, and the fragrances of its aromatic plants. Not only that, but with your visit, you will have the opportunity to explore new paths on these towering rocks that are yet to be found, with the assistance of teams’ specialist of the kind. Small groups of climbers who know the routes and the region, will assist you in your never-ending search for climbing gems. There are dedicated grounds for the younger ones to learn how to climb.
Now, Kalymnos has over 80 climbing fields and 2500 climbing routes and is growing as a second-world destination, combining climbing-friendly mountains, breathtaking views of the limitless blue, and the fragrances of its aromatic plants.
Every year, the world-famous climbing festival is held, attracting climbers from all over the world. Its admirers may communicate with world-famous athletes from the genre, enjoy the planned concerts, plays, and cultural events, as well as to get the chance to taste traditional foods. There are many hotels and rooms for rent in the festival region and climbing grounds providing wonderful hospitality. The local car and motorbike rental firms handle their transportation to and from the climbing areas.
Despite the vast number of people that select it, Kalymnos remains a tranquil, traditional, and undiscovered destination that provides a feeling of security to climbers and their families. Finally, to get a glimpse of the serenity of Kalymnos an ideal day could begin with your favorite sport, at noon you can enjoy a swim at the beaches nearby and sum it upwith delicious dishes offered by the local taverns. Have a coffee or a drink at one of the neighboring cafés or bars and enjoy the sea view right at your feet.