Experience island-hopping swims around some of the most scenic islands in the Mediterranean
Stay on two different island over the course of your week's holiday
Explore tunnels, arches, caves and dramatic underwater topography as we complete breathtaking coastal swims on several different islands
Enjoy a smaller group feel while sailing and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea
Savour the friendly local atmosphere and narrow streets in the small island villages of Schinoussa and Koufonissi
Join us on the original SwimTrek adventure on our classic Greek Cyclades swimming holiday. Running since 2003, this island-hopping getaway gives you the chance to swim amongst some of the most beautiful scenery, isolated beaches, and dramatic coastlines in the Mediterranean Sea.
One of the most unique aspects of this trip is the opportunity to stay on two different islands over the course of the week, with your first three nights spent on the island of Schinoussa before hopping over to the island of Koufonissi for the second half of your SwimTrek adventure.
In addition to the beautiful scenery above the water, our coastal swims are also the perfect way to experience the area from a truly unique perspective as we explore the sea caves, tunnels, arches and other underwater topography that exist along the shorelines of the many islands that we visit.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for the swimmer that is looking for a combination of both island-hopping and coastal swims. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 5km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Greek Cyclades
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- Six nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (excluding day five)
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Lunch on day five
- 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.
Getting There - General Information
Getting There - Via Athens
Getting There - Via Santorini
Return Travel from Koufonissi
Accommodation Whilst Travelling
I am at my happiest in the ocean or on a sailing boat. The Greek Cyclades Swimtrek gave me both. I was in heaven for six days and enjoyed a magical experience that I will treasure for a long time!Nicky G, Aus - 2018
Another fantastic Swim Trek trip, great location and very helpful guides. My swimming technique improved over the week. Looking forward to booking my next trip.Susan M, UK - 2018
A great swimming trip in the Greek islands, explore two very different islands, swim in crystal clear waters with some like minded people. Perfect for those new to open water swimming, and with one or two surprises to see along the way too!Emma S, UK - 2018
A long awaited dream trip that surpassed my expectations - amazing guides, excellent group, well managed, safe and in the most idyllic location - thank you SwimTrekAnna G, UK - 2018
I couldn't think of a better way to move from swimming in a pool to open water swimming.Andrew F, UK - 2018
My experience with Swim Trek surpassed my expectations - not just for the stunning scenery & beautiful locations - but for the level of care and attention from the swim guides who were highly skilled & professional - making sure everybody was looked after & happy in the water...simply an amazing trip I will never forget.Zoe S, UK - 2018
This was the most exciting holiday I’ve had for a long time. It was so well organised and run by very experienced leaders, Telly and Sian made the trip exciting, fun and I always felt I was in safe hands. I’d recommend this trip to anyone who loves swimming, I’d just say do it, give it a go, you won’t regret it.Marie-Claire H, UK - 2018
Going on a Swimtrek holiday was a long held ambition of mine. I started the week not knowing whether I could complete the swims and with the tentative ambition of enjoying the experience. I realised my ambition had been exceeded as I found myself as I swam smiling involuntarily at the deep blue of the waters of the Aegean. My thanks to the guides and to Swimtrek for this life affirming experience.Helen K, UK - 2017
Fabulous week in the Greek Cyclades. Brilliant mix of coastal swimming to admire the rock formations, with fabulous crossings to allow for an increase in tempo and challenge if you are in the mood. Fantastic individual guidance from extremely knowledgeable guides - and brilliant guides with good sense of humour and chilled attitude, it is a holiday after all!Stephanie W, Ireland - 2017
I waited 14 years to do my Greek Cyclades trip after reading about it in a magazine all those years ago and I wasn't disappointed. I struggle to put the swimming experience into words.Robert O, Australia - 2017
This was without any doubt one of the most rewarding and wonderful experiences of my life. Bruce and Telly created an atmosphere where we felt safe, cared for and challenged all at the same time. It was hilarious, spontaneous and SO MUCH FUN ... We all felt able to be ourselves, feel child-like excitement and be responsible - all at the same time ... I think that's a beautiful thing, it is not often that we are able to feel that way - it was a complete JOY!! Best of all, we all felt like caring for each other ... I LOVED every minute of it.Humphrey C, Tanzania - 2017