Kalymnos, an island with a vast number of rocks to climb

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Kalymnos is the fourth largest island of the Dodecanese group of islands in Aegean Sea. The island’s west coast is a natural rocky landscape that has become the paradise of climbing lovers. Each year climbers from all around the world meet up in Kalymnos for the world-famous non competitive Climbing Festival.   
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The climate of the island is dry, thus making climbing possible all year around. But the best climbing period is autumn. October is the month that attracts the largest number of climbers.  The rock is limestone, sharp at some areas and without rotten parts. There are about 80 crags with 2300 different routes. 
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Climbing courses are available from April until October for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels run by professional instructors. For those who are interested, there is a list of Kalymnos Climbing Guides on the internet. 

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