|04 Aug - 10 Aug||
Enjoy a week of family swims from the remote village of Porto Loutro - which can only be reached by boat!
Take on a range of adventurous swims on this family-friendly swimming holiday
Explore some of the world’s most picturesque coastlines around the idyllic Greek island of Crete, including the dramatic ‘White Mountains’
Dive into an active itinerary, allowing teenagers to swim with children of similar ages
Whisk your family off to 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, this 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! You’ll be staying at Hotel Porto Loutro On The Hill, which offers modern and comfortable rooms with outstanding sea views, located just metres from the water's edge. It is the perfect place from which to enjoy the tranquillity of this island paradise.
There’s something truly special about the Cretan landscape, which flows from sunlit northern beaches, over inland hills, and dusty valley trails, before spilling out into coves, canyons, and clifftops along the southern coast. With a range of shorter stunning coastal swims, beautiful natural scenery and a long and rich history which dates back to the island-dwelling Minoan civilisation of 3,650 BC, this trip is a wonderful opportunity to swim as a family and discover unique natural beauty that really can’t be overstated.
Who is this trip for?
Designed for families who want to swim together, this trip offers the chance for adults to bring children between 12 and 17 years old to enjoy the full experience of a swimming holiday. A classic SwimTrek break, our Crete Discovery trip features plenty of idyllic coastal swimming, an accessible way to enjoy open water swimming for a variety of abilities. Our Teens trips conveniently operate during school holidays and provide the opportunity for teenagers to swim with others of their own age as well as with their family.
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 daily swim distance on this trip average 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.
Please note that adults that are not travelling with their own teenage children or are part of a party with at least one teenage child are not permitted on this trip. Equally, teenagers must be accompanied on the trip by at least one adult.
- 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.
Perfect active vacation: superb location, relaxed atmosphere, supportive group.Laurel B, USA - 2022
Sunny beaches, awesome Greek cuisine, and coastal swimming in Crete - you can't find a better vacation at this price.James Narron - 2021
A fabulous way to see beautiful places, meet fellow swimmers and get some technique tips from swim guides. Once I finish one SwimTrek I start looking forward to the next!Kerry O, Australia - 2019
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