Join a smaller group for shorter island-hopping swims around some of the most scenic islands in the Mediterranean
Stay off the beaten track, with quaint accommodation on the undiscovered island of Schinoussa
Explore tunnels, arches, caves and dramatic underwater topography as we complete breathtaking Aegean swims
Savour the friendly local atmosphere and walk narrow streets in the small island village of Schinoussa
Discover the stunning beauty of the Greek Islands on this holiday of short swims in and around the sunlit Cyclades. This adventure is based on the original SwimTrek trip, which has been running for 20 years since 2003. However, the shorter daily swim distances are designed for those who are relatively new to open water, or simply enjoy a more leisurely pace on holiday, with a little more time on dry land.
From our base of Schinoussa at the heart of the archipelago, we can island-hop around the Cyclades, discovering isolated beaches and breathtaking coastlines. We will also enjoy several adventurous crossings and more liberating swims as we stretch out into deeper waters. Our beautifully remote Greek adventure will consist of exploring the unspoilt islands of Schinoussa, Fidousa, Iraklia, Kato Koufonisi and Keros.
With a combination of short crossings between islands and coastal swims, you’ll have the chance to explore the diverse natural beauty that is abundant in this unique island group. From sea caves and tunnels to arches and islets, there is no shortage of stunning topography to find both above and below the 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 2km. The average daily swim distance is around 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.
- 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.
SwimTrek is the absolute treat, can't wait for the next one!Lori M - Netherlands - 2023
I booked my June SwimTrek one rainy, cold December evening. Going solo I was doubtful and nervous. The trip was life changing - I feel so much more confident in my swimming ability, met some fantastic people, laughed a lot…I’m planning my next one !! Such a great experience.Lata R, UK - 2023
My 8th SwimTrek, my 3rd time on the Minor Cyclades. Fantastic as always. I‘ll be back!Julia S, Germany - 2023
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