Greece·December - May
GREECE CLIMBING TRIP: EXPLORING ATTIKA REGION
Join a 5-day trip to the Attica Region crags at a stone's throw from Greece's Capital City, Athens.VIEW DATES
Experience the thrill of sport climbing amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Attica Region. This 5-day adventure promises not only an adrenaline-pumping rock-climbing experience but also the most unforgettable New Year's Eve celebration you've ever had. Led by a Local Certified Guide, you'll explore various renowned crags around the Attica region and Athens, ensuring a trip filled with excitement and camaraderie.
Immerse yourself in Attika's unparalleled natural beauty
Immerse yourself in the world of rock climbing with five full days of thrilling ascents. Here, rock quality rivals even the finest 5-star establishments. Our climbing experience offers more than an adventure—it's an encounter with nature at its most awe-inspiring.
Athens, the cradle of civilization
Ring in the New Year with fellow outdoor enthusiasts in a celebration you'll never forget. Athens, the cradle of civilization, now beckons climbers worldwide. Make it to the top of the Acropolis, and then, make your way to the crags that frame this ancient city. Discover the hidden gems of the Attica Region and Athens as you climb at a variety of stunning crags.
Mapo Tapo's newest adventure is all about community and savings. Join a group trip where your climbing level matters. Benefit from our aggregation feature, which reduces costs and ensures fellow passionate climbers of the same experience level surround you. Your climbing tribe awaits; together, you'll conquer the world's crags without breaking the bank. Last but not least, you will benefit from the expertise and guidance of a Certified Local Guide who knows the region inside out.
Day 1 - Arrival and Orientation
You will meet the guide and the rest of the group, ready to tackle down your first climbing routes! Depending on your climbing level, we will head to a crag that better shows the style of climbing of the region. The Guide will ensure every participant has the basic knowledge of belaying and climbing, for a safe and serene tip.
Day 2 to Day 4 - The best of the best
We will embark on daily rock-climbing adventures at the most famous and lesser-known crags in the Attica Region, such as Parnitha, Penteli, and Ymittos.
Day 5 - Last climbs, Wrap-up and Return
We will go ahead and finish the day's climbs and gather your gear, depending on the itinerary. Then, we will say goodbye, ready to get back to our vacation or straight back home - if you're traveling on the last day of activity, we suggest you tot book your flight late in the evening, so you will be able to enjoy rock-climbing til the last moment!
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Nestled around Athens, the Attica Region offers a diverse playground for rock climbers.
Embark on a rock-climbing journey in Attica, where various crags await, each with its unique character and challenges.
Parnitha, with its rugged limestone formations, beckons climbers seeking a challenging ascent amidst breathtaking vistas. A mere 45-minute drive from Athens, it's a convenient escape for both locals and visitors.
Penteli, famed for its marble quarries, unveils a hidden gem for climbers. The impressive walls and unique routes make it a favorite among enthusiasts. Accessible just 30 minutes from Athens, it's a must-visit for those seeking a thrilling climb without straying too far from the city.
Ymittos stands tall on the Athens skyline for a more urban adventure, offering a juxtaposition of nature and cityscape. Climbers can conquer its distinctive crags and soak in panoramic views of Athens. A quick 20-minute drive from the city's heart, it's the perfect spot for a spontaneous climbing session.
Whether you're a seasoned climber or new to the sport, the Attica Region has something for everyone, just a stone's throw away from the vibrant city of Athens.
Ropes, quickdraws, belay devices, helmets
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”
This trip is designed for climbers who know rock-climbing fundamentals and how to belay. Your Guide is a certified rock-climbing guide. The only thing needed is an adventurous attitude and thirst for exploration! Grades will range from 5+ to 8a, and all the crags will be selected depending on the group's level and preferences. The best thing about climbing with the locals is that you can decide last minute, depending on the weather and wind conditions, to always get the best out of the day!
Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Rock climbing is a risk sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge not to go outdoor alone.
Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run, so to avoid disappointment, wait for a confirmation email before making non-refundable travel plans.
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What climbing level must I have to join this trip?
This trip is designed to accommodate climbers who already have a bit of climbing experience, from beginners to seasoned pros.
How do I get to the meeting point?
You will meet directly at the chosen crag, or you can arrange a transfer with the guide if available. Please note that this service may have an extra cost, which is determined by the guide.
What is the maximum number of people who can join this trip?
The maximum group size is limited to 4 participants. This ensures a personalized experience and allows our certified guide to provide individualized attention to each climber.
Do you recommend bringing any extra gear?
Yes, if you have climbing shoes and personal sport-climbing gear, it's advisable to bring them. Additionally, depending on the season, remember to pack appropriate clothing, sufficient water, and some snacks to keep you energized during the climbs.
Why is it essential to have a certified guide with you during the activities?
In the outdoors, especially during activities with inherent risks like climbing, having a certified guide is crucial. The guide bears contractual responsibility for your safety. While you can suggest route changes, the final decision rests with the guide, considering factors like objective risks (e.g., rock conditions) and weather. This ensures a secure and enjoyable experience for all participants.
Which Greek island is known for climbing?
Kalymnos is renowned for its excellent rock climbing opportunities and is a popular destination among climbers.
Which Greek island has extreme climbing areas?
Kalymnos is known for its extreme climbing areas, offering challenging routes for experienced climbers seeking a thrilling adventure. That being said, Kalymnos still offers a vast amount of easy and accessible routes for beginners and intermediate climbers.