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Visit the home of the very first SwimTrek - Cyclades was where our earliest adventures took place, back in 2003. We’re still exploring its enchanting islets today!
Dive into the Aegean! Seek out tunnels, arches, caves and dramatic underwater topography as we share coastal swims around scenic Mediterranean islands
Stay off the beaten track, with quaint accommodation on the unspoilt island of Schinoussa
Savour the friendly local atmosphere and narrow streets in the small island village of Schinoussa
Join us on our classic Greek Cyclades swimming holiday - a perfect location for quiet coastal swims and to sample laidback life on remote islands. The Cyclades was where the very first SwimTrek took place in 2003. We’re still exploring its enchanting islets and wild natural beauty today! This island-hopping getaway gives you the chance to swim among some of the most beautiful scenery, isolated beaches, and dramatic coastlines in the Mediterranean Sea.
From our base of Schinoussa, at the heart of the archipelago, we can island-hop our way around the Cyclades, discovering isolated beaches and sunlit coastlines, as well as enjoying several crossings. Our remote Greek adventure will consist of exploring the unspoilt islands of Schinoussa, Fidousa, Iraklia, Kato Koufonisi and Keros.
With a combination of crossings between islands and coastal swims beside sun-warmed outcrops, you’ll have the chance to discover the unique natural features of this particular island group. From sea caves and tunnels in the azure seas, to arches and scattered islets - there is no shortage of stunning topography to find, both above and below water.
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 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 3km. The average daily swim distance is around 5km.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (except Day 4)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Overnight Stay Tax
- Technique advice with video playback
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
- Lunch on day 4
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.
It’s difficult to adequately describe what a life changing experience this has been. To be greeted each day with stunning vistas above and below the water, to be intensely physically challenged while being supported by such caring and knowledgeable staff, and then to end each day with the most exquisite food and lots of laughter … it was absolutely incredible. If you’re a swimmer, go!Margot B, Canada - 2022
Greece Cyclades was a journey into a culture of eclectic beauty and tradition. The scenery was devine and food delicious. Thank youJackie H, Canada - 2022
This was an amazing adventure and will be remembered for many years. We were truly looked after by our guides. Thank swim trek for putting together such a great package. Worth every penny.Mark T, UK - 2022
My third Swimtrek and have already booked another. Sharing amazing swims, with knowledgable, expert guides in stunning settings with like-minded people. What's not to love. ThankyouJackie H, UK - 2022
An amazing way to travel with wonderful company.Donna MacIsaac, 2021
Beautiful location, great coaching, great food, lots of fun.Emily Taylor, 2021
The Greek Cyclades trip exceeded all of my expectations! This was my 6th swimming holiday and by far the best - the accommodation, food and yacht were all excellent.Sarah Griffin, 2021
The Cyclades was a truly stunning and memorable experience! The water was beautiful and the guides were extraordinary.Candace Strong, 2021
Think the trip took me from “someone who can swim” to “a swimmer”.Kiran G, UK - 2019
This is not only an adventure of a lifetime; it’s a way to build lifelong friendships.Lisa N, USA - 2019
What a bliss filled experience. I went to swim and left realizing that the trip was so much more than just the activity. It was profound and still makes me smile when I think of it ! Thanks for the memories !James P, USA - 2019
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
The classic Cyclades trek was amazing – great mix of coastal and channel swims through some of the most beautiful and historic places on the planet. And I couldn't have asked for a better cultural backdrop to meet incredibly gracious people (the Greek!), eat and drink to our heart's content, and to get to know our guides and the rest of the SwimTrek group. I can honestly say I'll make a strong effort to stay in touch with each and every one of them!Austin L, USA - 2019
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
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