Swim in the waters of Europe’s largest marine protected area, the ‘National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades’
Complete a unique island-hopping swim between the islands of Alonissos, Agihos Georgios, Mikro and Skopelos
Explore the remote eastern coastline of the island of 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
Relax and unwind at the end of each day with the spectacular sea views from our hillside accommodation at the 4-star Hotel Atrium
Staying at the stunning 4-star Hotel Atrium, this is a truly unique swimming holiday experience which takes 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 beautiful beaches and turquoise-blue seas, and the islands which we explore during this trip 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 swim along stunning coastlines and island-hop between some of the area’s most beautiful and remote destinations.
This Sporades archipelago, which really does live up to its translated meaning of 'scattered', is the perfect Greek Island experience, which gives you the opportunity to explore the area’s stunning natural beauty and fascinating local marine life, including possible sightings of the rare and protected Mediterranean Monk Seal.
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 daily swim distance of around 4 km.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Greek Sporades
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique coaching and video analysis
- Six nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
- Overnight Stay Tax (€1.50 per room, per night, payable locally)
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Getting There - General Information
Getting There via Skiathos
Getting There via Athens
SwimTrek is an excellent company with an excellent product. Safety comes first in an efficient, professional & creative way.Karin W. ESP- 2018
SwimTrek delivers exactly what it says on the tin: fantastic locations, knowledgeable & friendly guides, and great swimming experiences. I'm hooked!Richard L. ESP- 2018
This was the first time I had done a SwimTrek holiday but it certainly won't be my last! Great experience and adventure! Face the fear and jump on board - you won't regret it!Liz B. UK- 2018
Your Swim Trek vacation will be a trip of a lifetime. Don’t delay!Laura S. USA- 2018
The experience of a lifetime. Beyond fun!Jane S, UK. 2017
I cannot imagine a better experience. As I said to my fellow swimmer during our first crossing, "If you are not having fun now, you just don't want to have a good day. It could not get better than this."Mimi S. USA - 2017
Another wonderful SwimTrek holiday - clear waters, fabulous helpful guides, long swims, great food. Ready to book another one for next year! Thank you guides for a fabulous experience.Helen T. UK - 2017
Special experience to be in a beautiful location doing something you love with other people who share your passion for swimming and are fun and interesting. Knowing that all the details and concerns were competently looked after you could just focus on the joy of swimming and camaraderie.William C, UK. 2017
I cannot imagine a better experience. As I said to my fellow swimmer during our first crossing, "If you are not having fun now, you just don't want to have a good day. It could not get better than this."Mimi S, USA. 2017