Leonidio & Kyparissi guidebook

Leonidio has become a major climbing area known for well-bolted single pitches and fully bolted, long multi-pitch routes on excellent limestone. Further south, the beautiful seaside village of Kyparissi now has nearly 400 well-protected routes and unlimited tufas.

This essential guide includes 83 crags (51 in the book, 32 extra in the app) and nearly 2500 sport routes for all levels. Developments up to December 2020 are featured, including new crags Geraki Wave, Loupas, Theatro, Yellow Eyes, and Arcadia.

Bonus: Also included are the new crags at Agios Petros and Agios Andreas, two picturesque villages north of Leonidio with perfect rock and unspoilt nature.


  • Pages: 496
  • 83 crags (51 in the book, 32 extra in the app) and nearly 2500 sport routes for all levels
  • GPS coordinates for each sector
  • Large, clear, accurate photo topos
  • Ample drone photos for easy wayfinding
  • User-friendly layout and info about shade, orientation, kid-friendliness, equippers, and essential gear
  • Hundreds of full-color action photos
  • Stories about local life, history, and people
  • Free app by Vertical-Life. Two books in one!

The proceeds of this guidebook go back into local climbing and crag maintenance. The Municipality of Leonidio has committed to using all profits from the sale of this guidebook to fund further development and crag/route maintenance. Importantly, this ensures that the local authorities will have an ongoing stream of revenue to use for climbing—a low-impact form of tourism which has already added immense value to Leonidio.

A note about the app:
Vertical-Life, our partners, are currently working on the app version of the guidebook. As with all new guidebooks, the app is ready to download about a month after publication. We will let people know as soon as this one is ready.

That’s because we send the information to the app developers at the same time as we send the book to print, to ensure they get the most updated files, as corrections and additions are made until the very last minute.
Crags in the print version will be ready first., followed by the “app-only” crags, which will be released shortly thereafter.

The app is good for three years from download.

Authors: Aris Theodoropoulos & Katie Roussos
Language: English
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Aris Theodoropoulos & Katie Roussos
Release date: December 23, 2020
ISBN: 978-618-00-2502-6