Rock climbing in Cyprus is more varied than many of the other
areas around the Mediterranean. Unusually, there
is a greater quantity of recorded
traditional routes than sports, and the rock type is more complex than simply
The main areas in terms of current routes
are: Cavo Greko - located in the far south east corner
of the island and consisting of outrageously featured
soft limestone offering predominately trad climbing,
Dhiarizos - a hard limestone area located between Limassol and
Pafos offering the best
sports routes on the island, and
Droushia/Ineia which has a wealth of both sports and trad
with a healthy dose of bouldering thrown in.
The Droushia/Ineia rock is a form of sandstone (thought to be metamorphized).
Other rock areas and types and exist and can be found by
visiting the main Areas section.
The Cyprus climate is amongst the best in Europe and offers an all year round experience, with
the optimum times to visit being spring and autumn. Combine this with its varied and numerous resort
possibilities then it makes a good choice as a climbing holiday location,
especially if the party includes non climbing
Visiting the island but you don't have a climbing partner? No worries - visit the page Finding a Partner
to get tips on how best to find a local to climb with.