HIONI is not easy to get to, but it is a beautiful crag with lots of variety and shade. Routes were equipped in 2011/12, mostly by Dimitris Titopoulos, Yiannis Torelli, Dimitris Tsitsikas, Yiannis Delakovias, Panayotis Livanos, Giorgos Aliferis and Yiannis Rekas. “Ti Kaneis” was equipped in 2013 by Claude + Christine Remy.

Climbing: A bit of everything. Beginner slabs, red walls with amazing mid-grade climbs, and “insane” tufa caves.

Conditions: Best for spring, autumn and winter climbing. Summer climbing is possible until early afternoon.

Shade: Until 14:00.

Exposure: W

Approach: Follow the directions to Zobolo. When you are on the road, do not turn off left to the parking area. Instead, continue on the dirt road heading east. After 350m, turn left. Continue approx. 1.3km to a fork in the dirt road. At the fork, go left. Continue for about 2.3km and park on the big bend (36.454496, 23.152564.) The road is bumpy and rough, but if you drive slowly you can make it even without a 4×4 vehicle. Then, follow the well-defined path.

Walking time: 5 min. In total, the crag/parking area is approx. 7km from the village of Agios Nikolaos.

Hioni Left

Hioni right