Greece: Mountain Climbing
The Cradle of Western Civilization
For the rock climber Greece presents the most exhilarating rock climbing opportunities in the steep isolated landscapes! There has been a boom in the number of mountain climbers in Greece in the past few decades, owning to the growing interest in this sport. Limestone is the most common rock variety to be found in Greece, and it offers a diverse climbing experience. A few main rock climbing destinations in Greece are Varsova which has a number of high quality climbs next to the sea, Magnesia which has crags with routes for all grades, Patras which attracts the most active of sports climbers, Trikala, Lagkada which has a climbing park at the foothills of Mt.Taygetos, Crete, Athens, Kalymnos which is one of the top ten climbing destinations in the world, and Meteora.