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

 

Leonidio climbing courses

18 – 23 November 2018 (4 spots available)

Christmas holidays – 23 to 28 December 2018 (4 spots available)

New Year holidays – 30 December 2018 to 4 January 2019 (4 spots available)

 

Multi-pitch courses

9 – 11 November 2018

1 – 3 December 2018

 

Private Coaching/Guiding

November 2018 – March 2019

 

Yoga & Climbing retreat

5th – 12th November 2018

14th – 21st November 2018

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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