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Swim in the stunning waters of Europe’s largest marine protected area - the ‘National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades’
Complete a unique island-hopping adventure between the islands of Alonissos, Agihos Georgios, Mikro and Skopelos
Discover the diverse range of marine life that exists in this part of the Aegean Sea, including the rare and endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal
This is a truly unique swimming holiday experience which takes place in the spectacular 24-island archipelago of the Greek Sporades. Located in the Aegean Sea, the islands run along the east coast of Greece and are characterised by their dense vegetation and mountainous terrain.
The Sporades are best known for their uninhabited islets, beautiful beaches, and turquoise-blue seas. The islands we explore form part of the ‘National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades’ which, at 2,260km2, is the largest marine protected area in Europe. Throughout the course of the week, you will explore stunning coastlines and island-hop between some of the area’s most beautiful and remote destinations. Lunch is taken in beachside tavernas, where we stop off during our days out to give you an opportunity to relax before our afternoon swims.
This Sporades archipelago, which really does live up to its translated meaning of 'scattered', is the perfect Greek Island experience. You will have plenty of opportunities to discover the area’s stunning natural beauty and to also meet the fascinating local marine life, including possible sightings of the rare and protected Mediterranean Monk Seal.
If you would like to explore this part of the world, but are looking for slightly shorter swimming distances, please check out our Greek Sporades Short Swims trip.
Who is this trip for?
If you are both a swim fan and a nature lover, this is the ultimate experience for you - swimming in the protected waters of Europe's largest marine park in a remote part of the Aegean Sea. This trip is designed for the swimmer who enjoys both coastal swims and crossings.
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)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Technique advice with video playback
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
- Overnight Stay Tax (€1.50 per room, per night, payable locally)
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.
A collection of people from all over the world with a similar interest that brings you all together. It's amazing how in such a short time, you can make such great friends.Natalie S, Australia - 2023
This trip has vastly expanded my swimming horizons. A 4 km distance doesn’t seem impossible anymore, when surrounded by stunning nature and crystal clear water.Maciej D, Switzerland - 2023
A fabulous week of camaraderie with a shared love of sea swimming and good food.Laura V, UK - 2023
My SwimTrek experience was truly one of the best weeks of my life, to date. The combination of human, cultural, environmental, swimming and relaxation elements made for a magical time!Shannon C, USA - 2022
Magical swims, location to die for!Diane S - South Africa - 2022
As someone who was apprehensive going into the trip, I can honestly now say "I'm sold!" Thank you for creating this company, and for the guides. Try it - you might just love it!Slava S, USA - 2022
A SwimTrek week is up high in my Happy Place list :)Teresa Walton-Smith, 2021
Thanks to Simon and Sally for a wonderful trip, and a very well done to Sally who had her first experience at guiding! You did super well!Carmen Prem, 2021
This was pure bliss! The Sporades trip was an fantastic experience full of fun, laughter, breathtaking scenery, and delicious food.Amy Rogers, 2021
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