Enjoy a week of shorter daily swims based in the remote village of Porto Loutro, which can only be reached by boat
Dive into the waters of the Mediterranean’s southernmost islands. Explore some of the world’s most idyllic coastlines on the Greek island of Crete
Improve your swim technique with a video analysis of your stroke and expert feedback from our seasoned guides
Relax in beautiful accommodation at Hotel Porto Loutro On The Hill
Discover the stunning coastlines and glittering waters of one of Europe’s southernmost destinations - 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. It is the perfect place from which to enjoy the tranquillity of this island paradise.
With a range of shorter stunning coastal swims, beautiful natural scenery and a long and rich history which dates to the island-dwelling Minoan civilisation of 3,650 BC, this trip is a wonderful opportunity to discover this truly fascinating part of the world.
If you're set on Crete as your SwimTrek destination, but are looking for a slightly different experience, please check out our popular Crete Discovery trip!
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.
The trip is ideal for swimmers with a little less experience in the open water or who are looking to enjoy some additional time out of the water.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 2km. The average daily swim distance is around 3km.
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ grading designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights’ accommodation
- All breakfasts
- One lunch
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Technique advice with video playback
- Overnight stay tax
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
SwimTrek holidays are wonderful! I never thought I would like group travel but such a trip would be impossible alone. The guides are outstanding and we always make many friends . Kindred spirits for sure! Swim all day in the clearest water, delicious healthy food, charming accommodations, lovely people…what’s not to love?!Lynne R, USA - 2023
Swimtrek not only made my holiday, it changed my life.Katrin S, Germany - 2023
I had very little confidence in open water and am so thankful to Sian, Tasmin and Pavlos for making me feel so secure during the daily swims. I had a moment when it suddenly clicked and I felt strong and could just focus on enjoying swimming in that beautiful blue sea, that will stay with me forever.Andrea C, UK - 2023
Perfect active vacation: superb location, relaxed atmosphere, supportive group.Laurel B, USA - 2022
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