Enjoy six days of luxury, great views, awesome food, and fantastic rock climbing in Kalymnos on this mellow and serene adventure. Spend six days on some of the best sport routes in Europe—advance your climbing skills, try climbing stalactites, and discover spectacular vistas from limestone cliffs! Spice up the climbs with soothing yoga and life coaching sessions, a Thai massage class, and a visit to Kalymnos’ spectacular via ferrata.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Greece, please refer to the Discover Greece website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get in this adventure:
- Experienced rock-climbing guides (1 IFMGA climbing guide and 1 AMGA climbing guide) with extensive knowledge of the area
- Six days of climbing and island exploration
- Six nights of luxurious seaside hotel accommodations (private room with added fee)
- Six breakfasts
- Three relaxing Yoga Classes
- A soothing Thai Massage Class
- Sessions with life coach Marta Czajkowska
- Daily morning meditation
- A tour of the Kalymnos via ferrata
What’s not included:
- Transportation to Kalymnos or to the retreat location
- In-island transportation
- Lunches and dinners
- Additional activities: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Horseback Riding
- Additional climbing days with no more than 2:1 guide to client ratio
- Accommodation for the additional climbing days
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun retreat, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
Kalymnos has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced climbers, Kalymnos has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
- Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)
- Belay device
- Chalk bag
You can rent from your guide:
- Harness with a locking carabiner
- Rock shoes
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
- Water bottle
- Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Camera — optional
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
- For this group adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 5:1, up to 10 people and 2 guides, and cost is per person.
- Costs per person doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
- Climbing days can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Kalymnos, most people fly into Athens International Airport, Greece, and then fly to the island of Kalymnos just an hour away. Once you get there, you can rent a car or motorbikes to get to your accommodation.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet.