Rock Climbing in Kalymnos, Greece

Date: October 3-11, 2018

Activity: Sport Climbing

Activity Level: 3

For our first trip ever, we have selected a top destination for the one of the world’s best rock climbing experiences: Kalymnos, Greece during the Kalymnos climbing festival. Kalymnos features gorgeous ocean views, and huge walls that span 90+ feet. You will enjoy perfect lines, hassle-free transportation, and a luxurious villa by the water, with a pool. Lena and Stefano, two of our three trip leaders, will pass on rock climbing tips and knowledge about the best routes. Ben and Lena are world-class photographers and will be making sure everyone receives plenty of Insta-ready photos by drone and camera. Don’t miss a chance to be a part of a major climbing festival and a trip you won’t forget.

$1499.00
Price per person

Duration
9 days

Trip Organizer (s)

Lena Drapella

@lenadrapella

Stefano De Boni

@stefano.debbo

Ben Nelson
@_bennelson

Overview

Kalymnos is considered to be one of the best climbing destinations in the world

START:  Athens Greece 

FINISH:  Athens Greece 

PRICE PER PERSON
$1499.00

MINIMUM AGE
18

DURATION
9 Days / 8 nights

ACTIVITY LEVEL
• • • • •

PASSPORT
Required

Group Size
10-20

Passport Culture

Rich culture, delicious cuisine, and history

Climbing Rock Climbing

Experience the best climbing in Greece on challenging routes

ATV Vespa

Explore the island on a vespa or atv

Camera Photography

Learn photography tips from pro photographer Ben Nelson

Swimming Swimming

Enjoy a relaxing swim at your leisure

Hiking Hiking & Exploring

Hike the island and discover new routes

Accommodations in Kalymnos, Greece 

The property is by the sea, close to the rock climbing fields, and provides scenic views of the sea and mountains. A small town is located two kilometers away, offering restaurants and bars, a mini market, as well as a sandy beach with sunbeams, umbrellas, and service. The villa has three levels. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor barbecue area, a large swimming pool, and direct access to the sea.

What’s included

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 6 days of climbing
  • 2 night accommodations in Athens
  • 7 night accommodations in Kalymnos
  • Shared accommodation at a private house with pool
  • Fairy transportation to Kalymnos
  • Taxi Fees in Athens and Kalymnos
  • ATVs to get to climbing routes
  • Personal Time (exploring, walking, hiking, or reading)
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Photos of the entire trip

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Transportation to/from airport and hotel for international flights
  • Travel to and from Athens Greece.
  • Food & drinks (common dinners can be cooked for 10€ for meal, dessert, glass of vine/beer)
  • Climbing Gear: Shoes, Harness, Rope, Belay Device
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Additional tours and activities outside of rock climbing

Consider as you sign up

 

  • Airline tickets – Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed with the minimum number of participants required to operate. Must arrive before 9am on Day 1 to catch the transportation vehicle
  • Trip insurance – To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Please contact us or see details.

Single Accommodations

 

There is no single supplement fee for those willing to share accommodations with a same-gender roommate. If you are willing to share but we are unable to pair you with a same-gender roommate, you will not be charged the single supplement fee. If you do not wish to share and request single accommodations, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee. Single supplement + $400

Weather

 

Average daytime temperatures in and around Kylminos generally range from 61° – 75° F with evenings cooling down into the 60s. 

Itinerary

Once approved we will provide the address and location to meet the group

Be ready to leave by 6:00am to catch a flight and ferry

Rock climb and explore the town. Your trip leaders will have a list of recommended routes and maps for the trip.

Things to do when you aren’t climbing:

  • Tour the local ruins*
  • Shop for some Greek souvenirs*
  • Go scuba diving in the Aegean Sea*
  • Tour the island to Vathi on scooter*
  • Explore the food markets in Pothia*
  • Hike around the island
  • Visit the Cave of Skalia*
  • Kayaking trip on the Agean Sea*
  • Boat trip to Leros*

 

*not included in the price but very cheap

NOTE ON ITINERARY

 

Although we do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control. The best tickets we have found are through Turkish Airlines and make sure your arrival date is October 3rd in Athens.

Meet your Travel Organizers

Stefano De Boni

Stefano De Boni

London, United Kingdom

Stefano De Boni has been in love with climbing and mountaineering since when he was a teenager. He has 14 years of experience in different styles of climbing and climbed routes till grade 8a (5.13b) sport climbing. This led him to undertake a professional career as a climbing coach starting in 2011. Stefano works for the biggest climbing wall in London (Westway Climbing Wall). He’s specialized in Performance training (for national and international competitions) and Outdoor climbing in UK and Alps.

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Lena Drapella

Lena Drapella

London, United Kingdom

Lena is an outdoor photographer with the main focus on climbing. Her photos have been published across National Geographic, Rock & Ice magazine, Gripped Magazine, Men’s Fitness and many others. She has a vast trad, sport & bouldering experience throughout UK & Europe, with visits to places like Spain, Jordan, Greece, France and Italy. She currently lives in the UK where she works as a senior climbing coach at the biggest lead climbing wall in London. The last time she was in Kalymnos, she spent over 2 hours hanging upside down in Grande Grotta… In a wedding dress.

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Testimonials
5 Stars

Vienna

I signed up with Huck Adventures for a climbing trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky this Spring 2018. It included transportation from KC to Kentucky, lodging at a private cabin for the group, home cooked dinners at the end of each day, and daily guide to climb with. It was a group of five with two different departure times which  worked well with my work schedule. The cabin slept 6 very comfortably. It was a beautifully equipped and fully stocked cabin with a Jacuzzi. It was nested in the woods with cool trails to wonder and get lot in. Group dinner were fun and yummy. First night was chili, then taco night, followed by Pizza at Miguel’s. Which if you are climbing at RRG, should not be missed. Our guide, knew the area very well, was super knowledgeable in climbing, and super friendly. The group was diverse, we had someone who never climbing outside and this was their first time to someone who’s been climbing 15 years. Everyone had a great time. I would totally sign up for another one of their Huck Adventures.

Questions

Basic rock climbing skills, such as belaying and top-roping, are necessary. Participants should be in good physical condition – the more fit you are, the mo­­­re you will enjoy yourself, and the more you will improve. You must be comfortable climbing 5.9-5.10 grades outdoors

If you don’t get worn out we will have 5.5 days available for climbing

We don’t provide transportation to and from international flight in and out of Athens. Once payment is made details will be provided on where to meet.

We will have a villa with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, grill, pool, air-conditioningand located 2km from the closes town.

Food won’t be provided, but since we are traveling as a group we can share in group dinners at the villa a couple nights

Harness, rope, shoes, quickdraws. We will have a group chat for anyone that wants to link with a partner and share gear to help with packing

Travel insurance is required for this adventure. It allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to cover medical help, emergency transport, and/or theft or accidental damage while traveling. For travel insurance, we recommend World Nomads.

If you decide to cancel your trip, the following fees apply and are due when we receive notice of your cancellation:

  • 91+ days prior to departure = $250
  • 61 to 90 days = 30% of the total trip cost is non-refundable
  • 31 to 60 days prior to departure = 50% of the total trip cost is non-refundable
  • 0 to 30 days prior to departure = 100% of the trip cost is non-refundable

 

To protect your investment, we recommend that you purchase travel insurance.