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Trip Blogs

6 reasons to swim in Slovenia

Think of Slovenia, and images of pristine lakes, charming alpine villages and of course the iconic Lake Bled come to mind. A swimming holiday then seems a perfect way to enjoy Slovenia’s natural beauty. This central European country is a hive for exciting swimming opportunities, read on to find...

Best swimming holidays for island hopping

Island hopping is a dream holiday and it’s easy to see the appeal. Stunning locations, changing and varied backdrops and a new place to explore waiting for you when you arrive at the next island. But where many may think of sailing between islands, we arrive at our locations by our own power from...

SwimTrek’s guide to capturing the best underwater swim photography

When you're out on a trip swimming to your hearts content, taking photos as you go on your adventures is a great way to remember all the fun you've had. The water holds a huge draw to all us swimmers, delighting and surprising us constantly, so it only seems fitting to make these the...

Why the Greek Sporades should be your next swimming adventure

Looking for your next great swimming escape? Love remote destinations, plenty of islands to explore and a thriving local ecosystem? Then say hello to the Greek Sporades, our northernmost Greek island getaway, perfect for a week-long swimming adventure taking in the best of remote Grecian charm....

How to swim around Europe on a limited time frame

The swimming adventures in Europe are endless, and we know that you can often find yourself short of time but still longing for a taste of the open water swimming life. Here’s 6 top short escape locations that make for a perfect swimming break on a tight schedule. Slovenia (featuring our Lake...

Why Malta should be your next swimming holiday destination

Europe is home to some of the world’s best swimming locations, but the tiny island nation of Malta may not necessarily be a destination on every swimmer’s radar. Malta and its neighbouring islands offer up a fantastic mix of dramatic landscapes, impossibly blue waters and a rich and unique...

How to prepare for an open water swimming holiday

So, you’ve taken the leap and booked your swimming holiday, congratulations! But what is the best way to prepare for it? Are there certain skills I need or specific things I need to accomplish before I go? Will I need to undertake specialist training? Let us ease any worries you may have with a...

Which is the right swimming holiday for me in Croatia?

Croatia is one of the most beautiful swimming locations in the world. We love swimming there and that’s why we run several trips to discover the beauty of this Adriatic country. But which swimming holiday in Croatia is best suited to you? From impressive crossings to coastal swims along the rocky...

5 unique ways to enjoy the Tremiti Islands, Italy

As Italy’s only islands in the Adriatic Sea, this beautiful site is a great destination to enjoy the rustic side of Italy. At around 40km from the Italian mainland, the Tremiti Islands offer up a great escape from it all. There’s plenty to be found on this tiny, charming archipelago and below we’...

The most beautiful swimming destinations in Europe

Travelling around the world, finding the best of hidden and well-loved swimming spots is what keeps us exploring here at SwimTrek HQ. There’s a whole world of swimming out there to discover and Europe offers up an incredible plethora of swimming adventures for those seeking out beautiful waters...