Kalymnos, Greece - November 2-8th, 2024 - Optional Multi Pitch Day Nov. 9 & 10th

7 Days of Climbing, Yoga, Performance Coaching And Culture~ with professional photographer included to capture the magic

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Overview

 

Kalymnos is a world-class sport climbing destination. It's a magical and beautiful place that any climber will soon fall in love with.

Why you should join us and why Greece is so special:

  • We bring a professional photographer to capture the amazing moments for you to keep!
  • We keep the climber to guide ratio small for this trip with no more than 4 clients to one guide.
  • This trip is great for all levels as there are very easy climbs right next door to more challenging rock climbs at all crags that we visit.
  • Our guides are some of the best in the world and will help you to reach your climbing goals. We will work individually with people to help improve movement and proficiency in climbing. We guarantee that you will climb at least a grade higher by the completion of our week together on the rocks.
  • Heidi and Petch have taught hundreds of people the art of rock climbing. This is the perfect chance to learn to climb in a safe and friendly environment with amazing instructors.
  • We will keep our bodies happy with 3 yoga practice to ease the stiff muscles from our climbing days.
  • It is a great way to meet new like-minded individuals.
  • It's a little more relaxing than our other trips. There's just something about the beauty of the place and the fact that we all have our own accommodations with a sea view that seems to cause us to take things a little easier in our down time.
  • Both couples and individuals will love the beauty and serene atmosphere of this amazing Greek island.
  • Every room has a view of the Aegean Sea from our individual open air balcony. You can also walk right out your door and down the steps to the beach!
  • There will also be time to explore the island by motorbike, car or bicycle.

For Those seeking additional adventure!

  • Multi pitch add on days!! Join us for an amazing day/s on the rock as we climb to the top of one of the beautiful sea cliff walls of the islands. There are numerous multi pitch options on both Kalymnos as well as the neighboring island of Tolendos. These will be a full day outing with no more than 2:1 guide to client ratio.  Sign up early as we have limited space for these days! **Housing is not included, however we can arrange this for you.
  • Additional climbing days!! The trip is 7 days, but you can contact us at info@earthplayretreats.com if you'd like to book additional days.

Location

The Kalymnian landscape is rocky, with rock faces of unique quality for sport climbing, easily accessible within a few minutes walking time from most of the islands settlements and motorways, offering breathtaking views with the endless blue of the Aegean Sea.

Today the island has almost 2500 well equipped sport climbing routes for all climbing levels from easy routes for beginners to extremely hard ones for the experts. The island features a series of easy slabs, technical wall climbs, wild overhanging and climbs between stalactites. The majority of the routes are single pitch but several multipitch routes are available as well.

We are staying at the Playa Boutique Hotel, located right on the water and conveniently close to many amazing restaurants, mini marts and shopping. It is right on Masouri beach and each room has a private deck to enjoy.

Each room has a mini fridge and your door opens to a view of Telendos Island and the Mediterranean Sea. We will also be right in the heart of the best climbing in Kalymnos with Kalydna Crag, Poets Crag and Grande Grotta all within 15 minutes.

The people of Kalymnos are genuine, open-handed, warm-hearted people who will try to make your stay unforgettable.

Remote beaches, turquoise waters, limestone all around, fresh produce…this island is a paradise. If you like Greek food, you are going to love this trip! This retreat will feature seasonal local produce amazingly prepared in the Greek fashion by our lovely hostess. They even make their own olive oil and cure their own olives (of course).

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What It Includes

Includes:

  • Shared double room for 7 nights *private room upon request with added fee
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 3  Yoga Classes
  • 1 Thai Massage Class
  • 5 Climbing Outings. We will tour you to the best crags that Kalymnos has to offer and be incorporating mindful movement and breath work into our climbing days.
  • Logistics and intros zoom meeting before the trip
  • Profesional photos from our in house photographer

Not Included:

  • Transportation to Kalymnos or to the retreat location
  • Motor Bikes, cars or in island transport are not included. We do recommend that people rent motorbikes or share cars. Due to liability, we cannot rent these for you. You will need an international driving license.
  • 6 nights meals are on your own so you can check out the local restaurants. Typically the restaurants are quite affordable. We will plan at least 2 other meals as a group and often the group chooses to eat meals as a group most nights but not mandatory.
  • Lunches
  • Alcohol
  • Additional activities, but we can help you book them. Please let us know ahead of time if you would like to book: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Horseback Riding or Guided Rock Climbing

Our Guides On This Trip

AMGA Certified Rock Guide

Heidi is an accomplished climber in all realms of the sport. She has been guiding for over 20 years, is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and professional climber for La Sportiva and PMI Ropes.  Along with her passion for climbing she has taught yoga for climbers for over a decade. She works with people to get them back into the flow state and help them realize that this is a natural state of our being. We will work on the mat and on the wall to help us grow and develop.

AMGA Certified Rock Instructor

Petch has been climbing since 1989 and his passion for teaching and guiding are equal to his insatiable stoke for climbing in general. He is owner of Lovers Leap Guides and has developed quite a lot of the climbing in this area. He is an AMGA Certified Rock Instructor

Positive Mental Fitness Guide

Marta is a Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Coach and Creative Mind Coach. She also has 20+ years of climbing guiding experience including Navy Special Warfare Teams. She is a mental climbing coach and teaches in three languages.

Register

This retreat is limited to 12 participants and spaces fill up quick, so book your spot today! Prices are more for a private room (please contact us for details).

Our refund policy is:

  • 90 days notice: Full refund minus deposit
  • 60 days notice: 75% refund
  • 30 days notice: 50% refund
  • Less than 30 days notice: No refund

We require that you purchase travel insurance for this trip. This will ensure that if anything unexpected should arise you will be fully reimbursed. Click HERE for a quote

Questions? Email info@earthplayretreats.com.

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