Experience island-hopping swims around some of the most scenic islands in the Mediterranean
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 at the Archipelagos Hotel on the island of Schinoussa before moving over to the Paradise Hotel on the island of Koufonissi for the second half of your SwimTrek adventure.
In additional 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 various 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 coaching and video analysis
- Six nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (Excluding day four)
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Lunch on day four
- 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
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
Had a marvellous first experience with Swim Trek, I hope to do it again in the near future.Manny, USA - 2017
This trip was fantastic and just the holiday I needed. Even for people who haven't been swimming for too long (like myself) it's the perfect opportunity to do open water swimming. The guides took such good care of me, thank you!Martha M, Germany - 2017
Swimtrek folk are always fab, friendly and sociable. At the end of every trip there is always a sadness to say goodbye but hope that you will meet again for another swim experience.Sharon P, UK - 2017
Outstanding in everyway. Don't miss this experience.Josh S. USA - 2016
Yet again the holiday exceeded expectations, a perfect way to spend a week with two of my children. They are definitely converted to the SwimTrek way.Emma B. UK - 2016
What a fantastic trip! I loved the crystal clear blue waters and the mix of coastal swims and crossings. The Greek islands are stunning, the locals so friendly and our guides were top notch! Thank you, SwimTrek, I'm already planning my next trip with you!Sally T. UK - 2016
It is very easy to fall in love with Open Water Swimming when you are in such stunning locations and part of a team with common goals.Amy S. UK - 2016
Magnificent Greek Islands of the Cyclades with brilliant blue waters and fabulous swimming crossings.Vida G. Australia - 2016
It's a stress free active holiday with the opportunity to meet new interesting people, have a laugh and get a tan.David M, UK - 2017