Leonidio – Greece

The ideal winter climbing destination

Leonidio is certainly one of the most pittoresque place in Peloponese with its tradional stone houses, cafés and always so warm atmosphere. An impressive red limestone cliff overlooks at the village, small part of a vast climbing area in full development.

There are about 1000 routes for the moment, in a large variety of styles, from tufas to crimpy slab climbing, mainly on red or grey limestone.

It is the best winter climbing spot as most of the crags are in the sun.

Upcoming courses

 

Multi-pitch courses

23 & 24 March 2018 (fully booked)

27 & 28 March 2018

9 & 10 November 2018

1 & 2 December 2018

 

3 day courses

30 March – 1st April 2018 (2 spots available)

5 – 7 April 2018 (4 spots available)

 

5 day courses

18 – 23 November 2018

23 – 28 December 2018

30 December 2018 – 4 January 2019

It is easy to get to Leonidio:

  • Fly directly to Athens
  • Rent a car and drive to Leonidio (3h30)

Accommodation

You will find a large offer or friendly family own appartments, studios, hôtels and B&B in the town of Leonidio and the villages around, on the seashore (Plaka, Poulithra…).

 

Weather & Climbing conditions

Leonidio is ideal for winter climbing as most of the crags are in the sun.  Best climbing period is November to April. Some sectors are also shelted from bad weather.

It is also possible to climb the rest of the year in the sectors in the shade.

Typical mediterranean climate with mild winters.

 

Check these websites for more info:

Municipality of Leonidio

ClimbGreece

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