About

Simon Montmory

Certified climbing instructor

Simon Montmory is a certified climbing instructor living on Leonidio island.

After nearly 10 years of mountaineering in Chamonix, Simon decided to dedicate himself to rock climbing.

In 2005, after one year intensive training, he got the french national sport’s instructor certificate for rock climbing (BEES escalade).

He has been exploring the crags of France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and China. He finally decided to set up his climbing school in Greece. The beautiful landscapes, the endless sunshine and the vast climbing potential of the island convinced Simon to settle here from his first visit.

Since then, climbers from all over the world came to share his passion and to take avantage of his experience to improve their rock climbing skills. Simon climbs 8a on-sight and red-point up to 8c. He did most of the routes of the island and always has new projects to red point!

Myriam Montmory

Manager

Myriam Montmory is French-Canadian. At 18 years old, she started to travel around the world and soon discovered a passion for foreign languages. She holds a degree in International studies & modern languages from Laval University, Québec, and a master degree from Stendhal University, Grenoble, France. She also studied Chinese at Guanxi Normal University (China), Spanish at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain) and Greek !

She is a language teacher, translator and manager with Simon Montmory since they settled down on Greece.

For her, climbing is a way of life: the occasion to travel, challenge herself, discover the most beautiful nature around the world and meet people… And Greece offers it all together!

Useful info

Transport

The easiest way to get to Leonidio is to fly directly to Athens, rent a car and drive to Leonidio (3h)

Accomodation

You will find a large offer or friendly family own appartments, studios, hôtels and B&B in the town of Leonidio and the villages around, on the seashore (Plaka, Poulithra…).

Weather & Climbing conditions

Leonidio is ideal for winter climbing as most of the crags are in the sun. Best climbing period is November to April. Some sectors are also shelted from bad weather.

It is also possible to climb the rest of the year in the sectors in the shade.
Typical mediterranean climate with mild winters.

Check these websites for more info:
Municipality of Leonidio
ClimbGreece