Saturday, November 10, 2012

Kalymnos winter climbing

Kalymnos winter climbing; in the period 22 December till 5 January




We were looking for you for the possibility to visit our beautiful island for climbing during Christmas time.
We looked for possible flights and connections.

We found out that;
-You have to fly to Athens and from there you make your connection to Kos or Kalymnos by flight (in order not to waste to much time by ferry).
-Aegean airlines provides the best prices and the best straight connections between some airports in your country and Athens. With them you can also fly to Kos.
-If you fly on a bank holiday (Christmas day) it will be much cheaper.
-The period of holiday is 2 weeks in europe.

-We looked for departure airports like; Prague, Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, London (which is extremely expensive), Vienna, Amsterdam.

-Airports like; Zurich, Madrid and Oslo where not possible for Aegean Airlines.

-Return flights to Athens had the average cost of about 300-400 euro per person.

-Iberia and Air France can even be cheaper.

-Return flights Athens- kos are about 172 euro, with Aegean airlines.

http://en.aegeanair.com/


Next to Aegean airlines is Alitalia the cheapest but you have always an extra stop in your connection to Athens.

So now you know this, you probably want to know if it is worth it to come. Maybe because of the weather.

See here the history of our winters; http://freemeteo.com/default.asp?pid=155&la=1&gid=261506&monthFrom=12&yearFrom=2011&sid=167420, you can search on every year if you want.

Is there anything open during the winter period?

You can always find a place to stay but hotels like plaza and so are closed. Some other studios and apartments are open for winter period.

There might be a few restaurants open and for sure a minimarket in masouri. For the rest it is quiet and peaceful.

How is climbing during this period.

The sectors are super, although you have to find maybe the right spot, because of some cold wind. Other sectors, which are too hot during the normal season, can now be suddenly surprising inviting to you. It is happening that you will be happy to climb there in the sun. the south side of Telendos with its multi pitches and crystal cave for example. Or what about a full day of climbing in Arhi and Seaside Kitchen. Many other sectors which you left on the side in the normal season, can now be climbed all day long. So new challenges are waiting for you.

So grab your stuff and a very good book and come over to relax.

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