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Swimming Holidays in Turkey

A swimming holiday in Turkey is the perfect way to discover all that this historic and fascinating country has to offer. SwimTrek have been running unforgettable trips in this beautiful part of the Mediterranean since we first began operating in 2003.

Our wide offering of adventure tours provides the perfect swimming getaway for all types of guests. If you're looking for clear waters, stunning marine life and a laid-back week to relax, then the Lycian Way is the trip for you. Adventurous types will love the challenge of two of the world's most iconic open water swimming events, the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim and the Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim.

Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim

The iconic Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim is back in 2019, bigger and better than ever. Complete an unforgettable crossing from Asia to Europe as the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul comes to a standstill for this annual event. Join more than 2,400 competitors from across the globe as swimmers take over the Bosphorus waters and one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world is temporarily closed to traffic.

3 days
Swim Races & Event
6km/day
Jul '19
From £580

Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim

Hellespont and Dardanelles: THE WORLD’S OLDEST SWIM. It’s been said that you can’t call yourself a true open water swimmer until you’ve completed this historic cross-continental swim from Europe to Asia in Turkey. From the challenge of the swim itself to the region’s incredible history, this event is a must-do for open water swimmers from around the globe.

4 days
Swim Races & Event
4km/day
Aug '19
From £540

Lycian Way - Turkey

Discover the spectacular landscapes and remarkable history of the Lycian Way on this unforgettable swimming holiday along Turkey’s southern coastline. The aptly-named Turquoise Coast is home to some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean and is the perfect location for a swimming adventure which includes both coastal swims and crossings.

7 days
SwimTrek Classic
6km/day
Aug '19, Sep '19, Oct '19
From £810