Enjoy a week of shorter daily swims than other SwimTrek tours based in the remote village of Porto Loutro, which can only be reached by boat
Improve your swim technique with a video analysis of your stroke
Relax in beautiful accommodation at Hotel Porto Loutro on the Hill
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 southernmost islands
A range of coastal swims along Crete’s dramatic and stunning ‘White Mountains’ cliffs
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 shorter 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.
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 short swims distances of an average 3km daily.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Greece, Crete
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- 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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Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Option 1: Travelling via Chania
Option 2: Travelling via Athens
The 'Crete Discovery Short Swims' trip is new for 2020. As soon as we have run our first trip, we will share some customer reviews here.