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Kalymnos - Odyssey

By: Patrick Raspo
Country: Greece, Region: Kalymnos, Town: Kalymnos (Dodecanese)

With more than 60 routes from 4c to 9a, Odyssey is currently the most important crag on Kalymnos. It's beautiful grey slabs, intermingled by steep overhangs, offer excellent quality routes, making it a reference point for climbing on this island.

GETTING THERE

From Masouri take the road towards Kastelli. 500 meters after Masouri (road marker) a dirt track leads off right. Drive to the end of this and then follow the path up to the crag. 15 minutes.

THE CLIMBING

Technical and pumpy climbing on grey and yellow limestone.

NOTES

Kalymnos rock climbing in Greece

GETTING TO KALYMNOS
By boat

Kalymnos can be reached by boat from the island Kos. Once you have landed in Kos, take a taxi to the port at Mastichari and catch the next boat to Kalymnos from there. Mastichari is 10 minutes by taxi from Kos airport and the taxi ride costs €12 - €15 euro in total. Regular ferries and smaller speed boats make the Mastichari – Pothia (Kalymnos) route regularly. The ferry ride takes approximately 45 minutes and costs €4; the speedboat takes approximately 25 minutes and costs €6.00. When you arrive at Pothia (the main port in Kalymnos) you will find a number of taxis waiting. A taxi ride to Massouri costs between €10-15, depending on the number of passengers and luggage. Alternatively, you can rent a scooter or car, or inquire about the public bus schedule departing in front of the City Hall. There is a tourist information kiosk at the port exit. To check the Kos – Kalymnos ferry timetable, go to www.danae.gr and enter ‘Mastichari’ and ‘Kalymnos’ in the respective fields.  You can also call the Port Authority of Kos for an automated timetable message in English on the following number: +30 22420 26594. In the unlikely event that there is no taxi waiting at Pothia, call the taxi station on the following number: +30 22430 50300.

By plane
In high season Olympic Air flies Athens - Kalymnos regularly and a return ticket costs approximately euro 200.

Further info
Full info on getting to Kalymnos here: www.climbkalymnos.com/?page_id=2628

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kalymnos Rock Climbing Guide – 2016 Edition. Aris Theodoropoulos. 3000 rock climbs, English
 

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Autumn, winter, spring. In summer Odyssey stays in the shade until 15.00.

HEIGHT

200 m

ROPE

70m rope

GRADES

4a - 9a

ROCK

Grey pocketed limestone with tufas on the vertical and overhanging sections.

ORIENTATION

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LINK

climbkalymnos.com

NUMBER OF ROUTES

61

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