Mykonos is one of Greece’s most popular islands. It has whitewashed villages sitting right on the water, cobbled streets, sandy beaches, and laid-back, hedonistic vibe. It is a great place to rest and play. But it’s not just about sunbathing and late nights. Read on to find out if you can get active on Mykonos rock climbing holidays.
Situated in the heart of the Cyclades, Mykonos blends natural beauty and cosmopolitan allure. The golden sand beaches contrast with the maze of whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches in Mykonos Town. Known for its lively nightlife, high-end shopping, and diverse dining scene, Mykonos is a popular holiday destination.
From basking under the Mediterranean sun to exploring its rich history and culture or dancing the night away, Mykonos ticks a lot of boxes. Its unmistakable charm and breathtaking views make Mykonos a premier holiday destination, but can you do some climbing while visiting?
Mykonos is not an obvious destination for climbers, but there is some climbing to be had. There are intriguing cliffs around the island, and its interior is hilly and rocky. But there are no documented crags or boulder problems. So climbing here is more about exploration, so for experienced climbers with all the gear.
The cliffs around the Mykonos are vertical enough to climb. And there could be some good basic climbing and bouldering options. They rise off white sand beaches or straight from the sea which makes a spectacular backdrop for climbing.
Heading inland, you’ll find rocky outcrops and hills, but it is a pretty flat island. There are no sheer faces that we are aware of that would be suited to rock climbing. However, there are plenty of granite boulders that could provide a bouldering challenge.
There is nothing in the way of organised climbing in Mykonos. For that, you’ll have to island-hop.
Just a few kilometres over the water, Tinos is a famous bouldering destination, attracting climbers from all over Europe. It has thousands of granite boulders to explore, and a great international atmosphere. Many head there during the cooler months, rather than tackle the heat of the Greek summer.
A little further afield, there is world class climbing on Kalymnos. Like Tinos, it attracts plenty of climbers from abroad. The island is packed with limestone crags, slabs and overhangs, with lots of marked routes and guides around offering help to climbers at every level.
After a day of climbing why not relax in a luxurious villa in Mykonos? Enjoy expansive waterfront views, private patios, pools, spas, and a host of other amenities that cater to your every need.
For the ultimate escape, stay in one of the luxury villas and experience the extravagance of Mykonos. With a personal concierge service and daily maid service, you’ll have all the comforts of home and the perks of a five-star resort.
Relax in the sun, take a dip in the pool, or simply enjoy a drink while taking in the breathtaking sunset. It’s the perfect way to end a day of climbing.
A Mykonos climbing holiday will need to be more about exploration than joining organised tours. So why not pack up your trad or bouldering gear and set your own routes. Who knows you could find the next popular Greek climbing spot. Of course, enjoy the beautiful beaches, excellent food, nightlife and everything else that Mykonos has to offer while you are there.