A few meters before the belay

Photo by Stelios Asmargianakis. View photo album from various climbing areas here.

Climber on the 1st pitch

Photo by Stelios Asmargianakis. View complete photo album here.

Even the equipment deserve some rest

Photo by Stelios Asmargianakis. View our photo galleries here.

Agios Antonios cave

Photo by Stelios Asmargianakis. View full-size photo here.


Photo by Stelios Asmargianakis. Visit Plakias climbing area here.

Climbing all year long

Photo by Penny Samara.Read more about weather conditions in Crete here.

Voulismeno Aloni

Photo by Stelios Asmargianakis. View full album here.


Photo by Penny Samara. View complete album here.

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Web site upgrade

Dear climbers,

Due to lack of time I wasn't able to update the web site the last few years and hundreads of new routes are not on the web site but you ca get a short idea about some climbing spots.

There is also a know issue with the forum which doesn't work properly. I need to re-write part of the code which I hope to finish by the end of October 2017.

Enjoy climbing.

An overview of climbing in Dikti

Climbing the route Diktamos in winter of 1999In Dikti you will find the best climbing spot for climbers who are looking for to try traditional climbing routes without dealing with high grades of difficulty. The most difficult rock climbing route is around 6a+ and there are plenty near to 5a/5b+. Having said that, the long routes, the loose rock in places and the long (in some routes) access, contributes to an absolute adventure.
During winter, things are more complicated. Rock, frozen snow and rarely ice, lead to the ultimate escape from the daily routin. Be aware that winter climbing in Dikti's gullies are quiet difficult and is not recommended for newbies.

Hiking in Dikti

The view as we walk to the summit
Some of the mountains in Crete have something that makes them special among the others. The Mountains of Dikti are like that. With their highest peak Spathi imperiously looking down from 2148 meters it ...


New routes, Prinias
I was looking something really close to my flat while searching for rocks. I start cycling around the area and found a small cliff, around 8-9 meters and a second one around 18m, well protected from the weather condi...

Climbing in Kapetaniana

Photo taken by Stelios Asmargianakis
The rock is dominant in the whole village that nowadays doesn't have more than 150 inhabitants. In the earlier years it had up to 500 people. The other thing that impresses the...

Abas gorge 8c+?

Abas gorge and climbing routes
In the summer of 2003 Kabourakis Manolis and Psaraksis Kostas decided to descend the gorge of Abas in Asteroussia mountains, which starts from the village of Paranimfi and ends down in the sea at Tris Eklissi...

Agios Antonios: Introduction

Sea climbing!
Agios Ioannis is a small village near the sea 73km away from the capital of Crete, Heraklio, and south of Kapetaniana. The climbing area has a lot to offer from 4a up to 6c+. You will need an off-road vehicle to get t...

Ski mountaineering in Crete

Mountaineering Ski in Greece
Ski in Crete? Of course! Do believe me, mountains and ski resorts in mainland Greece can feel much jealous of this mountain! So for someone wishing to go skiing in Crete there are two choices, as the ...