Santorini

Santorini is the most southerly of the islands that make up the Cyclades chain. It is only a small island but it packs a lot of interest in with its amazing geology, holiday resorts and sunsets. The explosion that destroyed the volcano that once made up the island (and put an end to the Minoan civilisation) at around 2500BC was one of the biggest cataclysms of all time, the crater that remains is four times the size of that at Krakatoa. Fortunately the rock isn't all volcanic rubble, the mountains that make up the southern end of the island are limestone, and here a couple of climbing venues have been developed.

Routes

118 winter routes (4a...7c)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Kamari
The more extensive of the islands two climbing zones with almost 80 routes...
73
-^^-
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

20 mins

Sheltered
Perissa Beach
A fine and extremely accessible crag with 45 routes up to 35m in length and...
45
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Roadside

0 mins

Sheltered