Rock climbing in Kalymnos, Greece

The 2016 revised edition features:

  • Approximately 3,000 sport routes
  • Free application for iOS and Android
  • GPS coordinates for each crag
  • A practical Crag Index and Crag Planner to help you compare crags and schedule your climbing itinerary
  • High-quality photo-topos
  • Hundreds of full color stunning action photos
  • An even friendlier user-centered layout and lots of useful info about conditions, shade, orientation, kid-friendliness of each crag etc.
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Preview: Click here to enjoy a preview of sector Saint Photis.

Publication info

Kalymnos Rock Climbing Guidebook by Aris Theodoropoulos
Publisher: Terrain
Pages: 464
Language: English
ISBN: 978-618-5160-03-6

Reader reviews (2010 edition)

Lothar Mauch (France)

Outstanding ! The best topo to date I have seen - and you know that I climb since 40 years around all climbing sites. Felicitations !

Lars Gilberg (Norway)

I am very impressed by the new guidebook. This is the overwhelmingly high standard now, for people who want to make a world class guidebook elsewhere in the world.

Dave Musgrove (UK)

I used up all my superlatives when I reviewed the last guidebook but I will have to learn some more now. The new guide is even better!

I bought my first Kaly guide in 2004 and that edition described 42 sectors containing less than 500 routes. Since then there has been the 2006 version plus a reprint and addenda in 2008 and now this new 2010 edition has 64 fully described sectors and over 1700 routes. As a guide writer myself I am amazed at how Aris has found the time and energy to keep track of the furious pace of development and constantly improve the guidebook product. This edition is slick, stylish and ‘state of the art’ in terms of guide publishing technology. It is also a tremendous and inspiring read. At 38 Euros it is not cheap but well worth the outlay. The text, topos and first ascent details are all much easier to read and relate to each other, and the crag as you look at it. A lot of grade rationalisation has been undertaken so your ego might not be massaged quite as much as it used to be but so many quality routes of every style are out there waiting for you that it hardly matters what grade you climb you will enjoy the experience. Remember also that Kalymnos is no longer just the May and October venue we used think it was. New crags face in every direction and it is possible now to find great routes in sun or shade at any time of the year. Well done again Aris and team. I will be back next year to hopefully add to your list of routes for the next edition!

Ollie Ryall / Climbapedia

I can’t think of a time when I have used a guidebook and not found something about it frustrating, difficult to use or lacking some useful information.  Most guidebooks do one or two things well but are let down in other departments.

The 2010 edition of the Kalymnnos guidebook is clearly an exception to this rule and without doubt the best guidebook I have ever used........ Even if you are only thinking about visiting Kalymnos I would recommend buying this book and can guarantee you will be booking your tickets shortly after.
Check out the full review at Climbapedia

Alex Honnold

Nice job on the guide book. Honestly, it's one of the best guide books I've ever seen for any area in the world. It's funny to say but it may seriously be the best guide book in the world. Thanks for all the hard work developing everything here and maintaining it.

Lee Cujes / Upskill Climbing

The 2010 Kalymnos guidebook is the best freakin' guidebook in the world. 360 pages, chock full of pics (maybe 1000+ pics?), good descriptions to get you psyched, accurate topos, sexy layout. All the beta for your holiday. It's awesome.

Al Randall

I have just returned from an excellent trip to Kalymnos. At first I was a little taken aback by the price of the guidebook but after using it for a week and considering all the additional routes compared to the previous guide I now consider it good value. Very well done it's a superb guidebook. Keep up the good work. I can't wait for my next visit and that's an old trad climber speaking.

Jack Keogan

I bought your guidebook before going out last year and thought it was one of the best climbing guides I have ever used. Along with pragmatic, safe bolting an sustainability of tourism, I think it is one of the key things that has helped to unlock the islands potential as a climbing destination.

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  1. Aris says:

    Hi Walter, thank you for asking, late September early October it is the latest estimate.

  2. Walter Frehner says:

    Hi Aris
    Any news on the publication date of the new version of the guidebook? We will be on Kalymnos in late September 2015.

  3. Admin says:

    Hi Luca,

    An all-new edition of the guidebook will be published in mid-to-late September 2015.

  4. Luca says:


    I’d like to know if it’s expected soon a new edition of the climbing guidebook which will include all the new routes that you provide separately.


  5. Admin says:

    Hi Pietro,

    The updated route list is always on our homepage under the heading “New Route List”. You can also get it by clicking the following link:

  6. pietro says:

    I’m looking for the updated list of new routes which appeared after the guidebook was published – last year it was available on your website and was very helpful during stay in Kalymnos, but this year I cannot find it. Could you help me and show where I can find it?

  7. Admin says:

    Hi Pietro and thanks for your interest in the Kalymnos guidebook! Just letting you know that the new guidebook is still a few months away (it will be published in late summer/early fall 2015. Sorry!)

    The current edition (2010) is still for sale in the climbing shops and a few mini-markets in Masouri.

  8. pietro says:

    Great! So you can already buy it on Kalymnos? Where? We arrive on friday and would very much like to get ahold of the new guidebook!

  9. Mike says:


    Star rating of routes should be better. There are way too many 2 or 3 star routes. 3 stars or note should be given only to routes which are actually really really good.

    There are, so many 3 star routes which should have only one star.

    Topo is great, only exception is the star rating.



  10. Meg says:

    Can’t wait to climb Kalymnos!

  11. Aris says:

    Hi Petra, next edition of the guidebook it is due for late 2014 or early 2015. The next all-new edition of the Kalymnos guidebook is due to be published in Fall 2015.

  12. Petra says:

    When is the next edition of the climbing guidebook due?

  13. Admin says:

    Hi Sarah, about 10-14 days to Canada. Sometimes it takes less, but give it a couple of weeks to be sure.

  14. Sarah says:

    Hi there, just wondering how long it will take for the book to be shipped to Canada? Thank you.

  15. Admin says:

    Hi Michal,
    The updated route list is still available on our homepage (top of the 2nd column from the right). I am also posting the link here:

    The latest list is from November, but we are working on a new one. It will be posted soon.

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