Climbing in Arcadia/Repodina Crag – Arcadia, Greece

Greece has risen from obscurity to become one of Europe’s most beloved sport climbing destinations. When it comes to rock climbing, Greece is unique. Thanks to the temperate climate, you can be actively involved year-round in the sport. More importantly, the rugged landscape of the land offers a variety of options (examples are limestone, caves, and marble), and so many curious geological formations to explore on all fours.

This time we have visited the newly developed crag just 40 minutes far from Leonidio. The name of this crag Arcadia (or Repodina).

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Arcadia / Repodina Crag

About Arcadia/Repodina Crag

A new sport climbing crag was developed near Leonidio and specifically near Arcadiko Chorio. The crag was spotted, developed and equipped by A. Theodoropoulos and his partners Climb Greece in 2020. The Arcadia crag is in close proximity of another great sport climbing spot, Agios Andreas.


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The rock consists of grey-brown and red limestone of very good quality but due to the fact the crag is newly developed, the rock on some routes might be a bit sharp. In total there are 42 routes  for all types of climbing, and this crag will be appreciated by all type of climbers. All year climbing is possible, the best seasons to visit the Arcadia Crag is from late Autumn till early summer.

Grades 5a to 7b.


In a Nutshell

  • Exposure: North-East
  • Best Season: Late Autumn – early Summer
  • Sun: From sunrise up to 13.00
  • Walk in: 5 minutes
  • Water: None
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Camping: Repodina camping
  • Gear: 80 m. rope, 24 quickdraws

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Approach: How to reach Arcadia/Repodina Crag

From Athens take the high way towards Corinth-Tripolis and take the exit toward Ancient Nemea/Nafplio/Mycenae.

Then, take EO Korinthou Argous, EO Argous Tripoleos, Kiveriou – Astrous and Astrous – Leonidiou. At point (37.328998, 22.806896) you will reach Repodina Camping. Exactly 50 m. passed the entrance of camping Repodina, turn right.

A narrow dirt road leads to an olive grove where you can park your car: 37.329204, 22.805757 

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Arcadia / Repodina Crag – View from the parking spot

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Hiking to the crat
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Trail to the crag

The Routes

Name

Grade

Meters

Arcas

6a+

20

Panas

6b+

18

Dryad

6c

16

Nymph

6a

14

Diakos

5b+

15

Satyr

6a

18

Semeli

6a+

25

Ino

6b

24

Litsa

6a

20

Vaso

6a

23

Natasa

6c

24

Gianna

6a

20

Melina

5c

20

Thalia

5a

16

Thalia ext.

6a

24

Aspasia

6b

25

Et in Arcadia ego

6c

35

Hedonistic Nymph

6c

22

Irene Pappas

6c

30

Maria Kallas

7a+

30

Bouboulina

7a

30

Divine Comedy

6c

28

Divine Comedy ext

7b

40

Utopia

6b

20

Neverland

6b+

20

Neverland ext.

6c

40

Tsakonian Dance

6c+

28

Tsakonian Dance ext.

6c+

45

Minelli

6a+

22

Shangri-La

5c

20

Shangri-La ext

6c

42

Herodes Atticus

6b

20

Herodes Atticus ext.

6c

42

Sour Grapes

7a+

28

Midas touch

6b

22

Herculean task

6c+

22

Palikari

6c

20

Pandora’s Box

6b

22

Boy on a Dolphin

6c

17

Never on Sunday

6c

30

Repodina’s groove

6b+

30

Waterfall

6b+

16


Photos of Climbing Various Routes

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At the crux

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Climbing with a view

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See more climbing around this area here:


Below: This map marks all the mountaineering adventures that have been featured on Olympus Mountaineering so far, including several Sport climbing crags – Select full screen to expand, zoom in for more detail, or click on a marker for a link to the post.

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