Rock Climbing by the Aegean Sea in Kalymnos, Greece
What could be better than fresh feta, the Greek isles, and some of the best rock climbing on the planet? Not much, you'll answer after having visited Kalymnos, a Greek isle so far-flung from the mainland that you can spot Turkey from its eastern shores. The small island of 15,000 inhabitants boasts towering limestone walls and more than 500 climbing routes, many of which overlook the Aegean Sea. And if you're new to climbing, not to worry: courses are offered year-round, and other activities such as trekking, mountain biking, and diving abound for the non-climbers in your group. Kalymnos, a 12-hour ferry ride from Athens' port, may not be the most accessible climbing destination, but its remoteness only adds to its rugged beauty and charm.