Kalymnos! We are finally here! This island has been a dream of ours to visit and now that we are here, it feels surreal. The climbing and beauty of the island has even passed our expectations. We also finally know how to say Kalymnos properly (stress on the a, not the y).
After Meteora we rode just 50 km away to a small crag called Mouzaki. We were happy to find that the local climbing community have put a lot of effort into the crags in central Greece. Mouzaki even has a hut built next to the crag as well as wooden and stone platforms built directly next to the wall. This was perfect for us and we made ourselves at home.
Cycling around the corner towards Meteora, our mouths dropped to the floor as an endless stream of long, dark, pebbled rock pillars, some hundreds of meters wide, stood before us. As we continued on, more and more pillars were revealed until we felt like dwarfs in a time when giants ruled.
Entering Greece brought back a feeling of familiarity and some ‘homesickness’. The beloved Greek letters were everywhere; street signs looked like physics equations and at first glance it looks like distances to cities are given in micrometers (wishful thinking on our part). Now, here, in Greece though, the equations made no sense – either in a mathematical or literal way. Up until now we could somehow make sense of some words using the Latin alphabet or at least try to say them but trying to put all of these variables together in one word couldn’t have been more confusing.