Via Ferrata means ‘iron path’. It’s called that because the “climbing path” is built with safety ropes made from steel wire. The steel wire is fixed to the rocks. Each climber secures himself in the steel wire and can climb up the mountain more safely. Also, Via Ferrata includes steel steps and ladders.
Via Ferrata helps all climbers regardless of their experience to go much higher and safely. With suitable equipment and an experienced mountain guide, Via Ferrata has become a safer adventurous activity. The panoramic views and the astonishing scenery worth all the effort and the time you spend, just to come up high on the mountain.
A good physical condition and some basic climbing skills are necessary. Before your climbing trip, your guide will inform you of the precautions you should pay attention to and the procedures and the climbing techniques you have to follow. Via Ferrata is not for people that afraid of heights!
In Greece you can find Via Ferrata at Karpenisi in Evritania, at Crete, Konitsa in Epirus, Pelion, Parnitha and in several other places.
It’s an activity that will wake up all your senses and boost your adrenaline! Enjoy climbing in Greece!