Explore some of the world's most exquisite coastlines on the idyllic Greek island of Crete
Swim in the crystal clear waters of one of the Mediterranean's most southernmost islands
Take in the dramatic views of Crete's coastal cliffs and stunning 'White Mountains' which rise to over 2,400 metres
Relax in beautiful accommodation at Hotel Porto Loutro on the Hill at the end of each day
Discover the stunning coastlines and crystal clear waters of one of Europe’s southernmost destinations with an unforgettable swimming holiday on the idyllic Greek island of Crete. From dramatic coastal cliffs to isolated coves, bays and beaches, the island is full of spectacular locations to explore and enjoy.
Our base for the week is the remote coastal village of Porto Loutro, which can only be reached by boat, hiking or, of course, swimming! Hotel Porto Loutro on the Hill*, which offers modern and comfortable rooms with sea views, is located just metres from the water’s edge and is the perfect place from which to enjoy the tranquillity of this island paradise.
*Please note, Hotel Porto Loutro on the Hill is unable to accommodate children under 7.
With a range of stunning coastal swims, beautiful natural scenery and a long and rich history which dates back to the Minoan civilisation that occupied the island as far back as 3,650 BC, this trip is a wonderful opportunity to discover this truly fascinating part of the world.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is ideal for the swimmer who wants to be based in one of Europe’s most remote villages, situated right on the water’s edge. The trip features idyllic coastal swimming, along with a chance to discover some of the amazing underwater vistas which make this coastline so special. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 5 km.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Greece, Crete
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique coaching and video analysis
- Six nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- Lunch on Day 5
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Lunches (excluding Day 5)
- Evening meals
- Overnight Stay Tax
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Option 1: Travelling via Chania
Option 2: Travelling via Athens
I was hopelessly falling in love with open water swim after six days with Swim Trek in Crete. This was my very first open water experience, but wont be the last for sure.Shan B. USA- 2018
Camaraderie, joy and freedom in the clearest water with kind Creten people in the backdrop. Magical.Margeret S. USA-2018
Another beautiful swimming experience in a stunning location.Keith W. UK- 2018
We were delighted by our first Swimtrek . Superb guides, location, accommodation and overall experience . We also enjoyed meeting and sharing the holiday with a group of like-minded people who were a pleasure to be with.Shaun E. UK-2018
I started on my first trip a bit nervous about open water sea swimming and initially only swimming breast stroke- by the end of that trip I was swimming all the swims freestyle and loving it! This enjoyment and freestyle swimming continued and was reinforced on my 2nd trip! Our guides Ricky and Eoin were outstanding- helpful, kept us safe, shared their local knowledge, awesome caves and swims with us as well as being great fun!Nicola W. UK - 2017
This was an outstanding experience. It had it all.Andrew K. UK- 2017
Had an amazing week with SwimTrek. We were a bit nervous about the distances and how we would cope in the open water but we felt looked after and safe all week. The whole trip was excellent and we will be booking another adventure with swim trek next year.Michael H. UK- 2017
SwimTrek continues to surpass its already high standardsSteve M. UK-2017
A wonderful experience; beautiful location, exceptional guides, lovely accommodation and friendly locals.Angela M. UK-2017
A splendidly peaceful and beautiful getaway destination alongside brilliant guides and good company.Elizabeth W. UK-2017
What an amazing week - a beautiful location and a great place to swim and our Guides were excellent. A week spent swimming is very good for the soul.Rosanna M. UK - 2017
Superb location, wonderful sea and outstanding guides; what's not to adore?!Jacqui O. 2017- UK