Rock Climbing in Cyprus
Rock climbing is an exciting activity, loved by children and adults. It’s a great form of exercise for the body and the mind, as it cultivates concentration, determination, balance, flexibility and physical strength. It offers multiple benefits by stimulating the senses in a way that is unique and different than any other sport. It is popular in all countries that have natural rocks. In recent years it has gained increased popularity and sport climbing is one of the sports being considered to enter the Olympic Games of 2020.
Rock climbing in Cyprus is more varied than many of the other areas around the Mediterranean. Unusually, there is a greater quantity of recorded traditional routes than sports, and the rock type is more complex than simply limestone.
The main areas in terms of current routes are: Cavo Greko - located in the far south east corner of the island and consisting of outrageously featured soft limestone offering predominately trad climbing, Dhiarizos - a hard limestone area located between Limassol and Pafos offering some of the best sports routes on the island, and Droushia/Ineia which has a wealth of both sports and trad with a healthy dose of bouldering thrown in. The Droushia/Ineia rock is a form of sandstone (thought to be metamorphized).
Other worthwhile rock areas and types and exist and can be found by visiting the main Areas section.
The Cyprus climate is amongst the best in Europe and offers an all year round experience, with the optimum times to visit being spring and autumn. Combine this with its varied and numerous resort possibilities then it makes a good choice as a climbing holiday location, especially if the party includes non climbing members.
Climbing courses in Cyprus climbing gyms are carefully designed in order to combine learning with having fun through revolutionary teaching methods. Several courses are offered every year, for beginners to mid-level climbers who wish to learn more and take climbing to the next level. Choose the course that is more suitable to your needs and experience.
One step further is a specialized outdoor activities company, dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences in Cyprus and abroad. During these times where everyday stress and city life pace dominate their lives, nature escapes and outdoor excursions are the best remedy for relaxation, rejuvenation and adventure!
Limassol, Cyprus is situated at the corner between Lamprou Porfira str and Eptanisou str. It's in a basement, & used to be the Boxing Club, but nothing is written on the outside yet!