Cink
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Kalymnos Climbing School offers Courses and Guiding service for all experience levels throughout the year.Our certified climbing instructor / trainer Lucas is an accomplished competition climber, member of the Greek National Climbing Team, having climbed sport routes up to 8c+(5.14c) and boulder problems up to 8a+ (V12). Kalymnos Climbing School is the only school with its own indoor climbing gym.We are also the only ones to offer 1:2 instructor to climbers ratio.
Kalymnos, South Aegean, Greece

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Britt Noel
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Lucas aka rock daddy was truly the best. Affectionately nicknamed because climbing with him will heal some small-t traumas as he guides you through your day with knowledge, support, patience, and the caring presence of a faux parent.

But jokes aside sincerely could not be happier that we booked with Lucas and Adonis. Our day was the perfect mix of adventure, learning, and good times.

We booked for the beginning of our trip specifically so that we could refresh some skills and feel comfortable doing a multi (and other sport routes around the island) on our own. Lucas tailored our entire day around this goal and it was exactly what we were hoping for. Actually even better.

Beyond being incredibly knowledgeable and a great teacher you can tell he really cares about people he's guiding. We felt so safe the entire time (not always the case with guides we've had) and were able to absorb and retain more from this guided trip than any other we've done. If we wanted to practice something, he was all for it. If we needed a knot explained over and over, he was happy to repeat. If we wanted to do something on our own, he'd make sure it was safe but otherwise gave us full autonomy.

And Adonis is equally as skilled and helpful and wonderful!

Left the day feeling so stoked and capable and will 1000% book with Lucas on our next trip to Kalymnos. 10 stars. RD ftw.
Written 23 August 2023
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Marcello
Grezzana, Italy1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Lukas is very kind and professional. He understands all the different needs. We had a lot of fun! Definitely recommended!
Written 14 August 2022
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Maxim J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Loukas is a great person! During our holidays my daughter and my wife had an accident in the Grande Grotta sector. The rope with the harness, quick draws and climbing shoes was stuck in the rock and they were not able to pull it down. Some our quick draws were left in the rock as well (the only real climber in our family, my daughter had a minor injury while collecting the quick draws). We were recommended to contact Loukas. We explained our situation half confident that nobody would be willing to save our equipment stuck in the 7c overhang route... To our surprise Loukas said that he would try to go there next afternoon. And to our even bigger surprise he did the same day! He left our equipment at the reception desk at our hotel and unfortunately we did not had a chance to thank him in person. Next time we visit Kalymnos we will definitely climb with Loukas! Thank you for your professional help and great personal attitude!
Written 31 July 2022
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Yajaira H
Canmore, Alberta, Canada16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We did a 5 day intermediate outdoor climbing course in Kalymnos with Cink and we had a fantastic experience. Loukas is very knowledgeable, patient and skilled. He improved our climbing skills and took us to the next level. He puts a lot of attention to safety and tailors the climbing to your needs. He can be your instructor or your trainer. We felt safe and encouraged to get better. We will definitely use his services again when we return to Kalymnos.
Written 4 July 2022
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Giada Rocca
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
I did 5 days intermediate climbing course with Loukas, and I had the best time! He taught me sooo much about safety, which knots to use, how to handle situations with the rope, anchor, bolts… With a lot of patience and practical training. Loukas is super professional & great company, I always felt safe and climbing was always at a level which I could handle. As a bonus I could even join him for a multipitch climb and an amazing abseiling experience down the Grande Grotta!
Written 14 June 2022
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Helga L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
My partner & I had the pleasure to go climbing with Loukas twice during our vacation. It was our first time climbing outdoors & we were so lucky to have Loukas as our climbing instructor. He was very patient at all times and explained everything to us in the most friendly and appreciative way.
We felt in good hands at any time and Loukas was extremely helpful teaching us a lot about?climbing. We had a wonderful time with him & are looking forward to meeting him again on our next trip to Kalymnos.
Written 19 April 2022
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Swan B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Lucas knows what he is doing, he's lived and climbed here on Kalymnos for decades . He himself climbs 8c's and he really understands how to get the best out of his students. My friends and I had great fun and we learned a lot. So far, our outdoor climbing experience was little to none, after a day with Lukas we feel comfortable and motivated to continue our vacation on our own.
Written 25 June 2020
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Aleksandra K
Athens, Greece1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
My friend and I went climbing with Lucas and Alexandra. It was really great! We didn't have a lot of experience but they knew exactly which routes to take us so we had a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend to go with this guys they have a lot of knowledge and we felt very safe with them.
Written 12 June 2020
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Jen
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Many thanks to Lucas and Kostas. The most amazing week climbing on the island. So patient and helpful. Always willing to teach any aspect of climbing. Would highly recommend. I will be going back next year!
Written 16 September 2019
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Hande K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
We did a 5 days climbing course with Loukas and Kostas. We had some indoors climbing experience before. But this was our first outdoors climbing experience. Loukas tailored the course based on our experience and level. He taught us exactly what we needed to know in order to climb outdoors safely. It was one of the best experiences we had. We were learning a lot about climbing and about the island. After the course, we were knowledgeable and confident enough

- to travel around the island to find the best sectors to climb,
- to climb without the presence of teachers or guides,
- to climb routes higher levels than we were climbing in the gyms,
- to fall and take falls safely,
- to enjoy a lot the whole process.

We owe all these to Loukas and Kostas. Thanks a lot!!

We are now looking forward to our next trip to Kalymnos to meet them again and learn even more!
Written 10 July 2019
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