Rock climbing in Trikala

Rock climbers will adore the region of Trikala – unique rock formations, one of the premiere rock climbing destinations in the world, and stunning vistas that will reward you for your exhilarating climb have turned this region into a beacon for rock climbers. Immersed in lush fir forests, soaring above roaring rivers, and hiding wonderful waterfalls that beg to be climbed, you’ll find Trikala offers you endless ways of enjoying your sport. Adrenalin junkies will keep coming back for more.

 

 

Area near Neraidohori Village:

Once you’ve explored this beautiful old-world village, head out to the areas in the surrounding forest. Rock climbers will find a number of locations which will get their adrenalin spiking. Ask the locals for tips and advice before heading out, as not all areas are well routed.


Kokkino Vraho (near Elati Village):
Another stunning rock-climbing location is situated near Elati village. It’s called Kokkino Vraho, and this limestone rock offers 7 routes for rock-climbers of all skill levels. It’s a wonderful place to learn.

 

Kontina Waterfall on Koziakas Mountain:
Part of the Natura 2000 network, this mountain soars to 1901 meters and is a source of immense pride. Its significance goes back to Ancient Greece, as it was known as Asklipios’ pharmacy because of the endless variety of natural medicinal plants that thrive along the slopes of the mountain.
Because sports lovers can’t help but see this beautiful natural arena and all its adrenalin-spiking possibilities, you’ll be glad to know that Koziakas mountain is a rock-climbing haven. An interesting spot for this sport is Kontina waterfall. You’ll find it near Agia Paraskevi village and its five routes offer an interesting journey along the gushing water.


Meteora (Kalambaka Town):
Nowhere in the world will you be able to rock-climb up a UNESCO World Heritage site. And nowhere will you be rewarded for your effort with such stunning views of centuries’ old monasteries, lush forests, and a congregation of sandstone boulders.
In fact, this spiritual monument doubles as a natural arena for avid rock-climbers. The complex of 1000 sandstone boulders that soar to 400m is one of the premiere rock-climbing destinations worldwide. And you’re in illustrious company when you scale these rock pillars, because the very first rock-climbers were 11thC monks who built monastic cells in crevices in the sheer stone face. Meteora offers 700 routes for rock-climbers of all skill levels.
Contact the Mountaineering Association of Trikala for more information as well as any tips and advice you’ll need from experts. Tel.: +30 24310 28943 www.soxt.gr

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