|22 Jun - 28 Jun||
|31 Aug - 06 Sep||
Enjoy shorter swims in the sunlit waters of Europe’s largest marine protected area - the ‘National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades’
Swim among the stunning 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 beautiful beaches and turquoise-blue seas. The islands 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. Lunch is taken in beachside tavernas, where we stop off during our days out to give you an opportunity to relax before the afternoon’s swim.
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 longer swimming distances, please check out our Greek Sporades 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 1.5km. 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)
- 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.
As a swim location it’s hard to top Sporades. Magical water, delicious food & in safe hands with Swim TrekJoséphine M, Italy - 2023
After completing my 1st swim trek I am officially hooked! I can’t wait to do another trek and bring along some new friends next time!Jen H, USA - 2023
Brilliant trip, swimming routes were absolutely stunning. Swim guides were knowledgeable and so enthusiastic great rapport with the guests.Heather A, UK - 2023
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