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Posts Tagged: "greece"

Guests Photo of the Month - November 2018

The colder and darker days of winter are beginning to settle in, and a open water swim is for us the perfect remedy for banishing the winter blues! We've loved seeing our guests shots of their recent Autumn getaways and we've picked out this month's favourites below. First Place ...

Guides Photo of the Month - October 2018

Our guides have been travelling the world and sending in their photos as they go, and what wonderful shots they've captured! This months featured photos show the beauty of the Mediterranean as well as dreamy sunsets in the Caribbean. WINNER! Congrats to Ricky who snapped his guests in the...

My experience being a SwimTrek guide

We caught up with Saorise Mcgrath who is currently guiding on the Greek Cyclades trip, we asked her some questions on what it is like to be guiding for SwimTrek. 1. What do you like best about being a guide? I enjoy interacting with people and being part of their SwimTrek adventure. Every week,...

Discovering the Crete Discovery

The journey I took to Porto Loutro last August was a little bit long winded compared to the route most people take. I was on a mission to collect the SwimTrek equipment from Paleochora. I took a long and windy bus journey into this familiar little town where we run our Crete Escape trip. Lucky...

Milos Greece

A week after our grand adventure up Loch Tay, it was time for some relaxing swimming in warm water. A Four of us ventured out to Greece to swim on a SwimTrek trip on the island of Milos. The island is located in the Aegean Sea between Athens and Crete. After making it through the delights of a...

Back to Crete

Having done this trip last year and enjoyed it so much I decided to do it again, I was looking forward to returning to this beautiful island and swimming in the crystal clear water. I always feel a bit funny about returning somewhere and worry that I will be disappointed , that things will have...

My Milos Adventure - July 2016

Though this is my eighth SwimTrek, I am always nervous at the first meeting. With me, are 5 great friends that I met on my first SwimTrek all those years ago. I think as I sit down, who are the other swimmers, will anyone swim like me, why didn't I train more,what are the plans for the week....

Togetherness, spirit and passion - New friendships in the Cyclades

We were strangers from all parts of the world – Australia (East and West), Belgium, England, Wales, and the US – circled around a glass coffee table overlooking the Aegean Sea that never ended on Schinoussa Island. I can be quite shy meeting someone for the first time, and it takes me awhile to...

It's all Greek for me

“Kalimera! Good morning swimmers.” “Today we are…….” spoiled for choice. “Work it, work it, work it!?” If that confuses you, you haven’t met Akis. If you haven’t met Akis you haven’t been on the Cyclades SwimTrek: the original SwimTrek and worthy of all that followed it. You haven’t boarded the...

The Crete Escape: Friendship and Free Stuff

I’m a nervous flyer but I quashed my fear with prosecco and my nerves dissolved as we landed in stunning Chania. We had dinner at a restaurant in the old town, and the waiter brought us free chocolate cake and a small carafe of raki as if we were old friends. This gesture set the tone for the...