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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
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.
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 of 2.5km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 5km (split over a minimum of two swims).
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 in the Greek Sporades
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- 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)
Group and Private Trips
If you'd like to have a chat about arranging a group trip, please contact us with the dates you'd like. We'll be in touch to chat about putting together a truly memorable group experience. For more information please visit: www.swimtrek.com/group-trips-private-trips-tailor-made
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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.
Life changing experience. From a pathological stroke to smashing a 10k swimming marathon a week later. Thank you guys!Alex, UK - 2020
Never having swum more than 2km in one session, I was quite anxious about my 5km-a-day SwimTrek trip - but the guide and my fellow swimmers gave me so much support and encouragement I had no problems and enjoyed every minute of this fabulous trip.Clare, UK - 2020
Thank you to our amazing guide Ricky for a wonderful, fun, action-packed adventure holiday. Learnt loads & laughed a lot. My first SwimTrek holiday with many more planned in years to come!Jill, UK - 2020
I always return from a SwimTrek holiday refreshed, batteries topped up, feeling fit and relaxed. It is just the best.Louise, UK - 2020
Stunning locations and a fabulous swimming experience in quiet, crystal clear waters. Can’t recommend it enough, loved every day of it.Suzanne, UK - 2020
A Swimtrek follows the recipe for the successful Bond movie franchise: Beautiful people doing exciting things in exotic locations!Justus, South Africa - 2019
A fantastic way to experience open water swimming with great guides in lovely locations. A holiday where you can improve your swimming, push yourself, relax - or all of those things.Jenny L, UK - 2019
I truly feel like this trip was more than a holiday- it was life transforming.Margaret S, USA - 2019
The Sporades was a perfect Swimtrek experience. Guides were exceptional - supportive, skilled and huge fun, whilst ensuring everyone had positive and safe experiences. Alonnisos is beautiful - so much to see on coastal swims, and achievable crossings to other islands. I don’t know how Swimtrek manages to attract such wonderful guests - I loved meeting and spending time with the rest of the group in and out of the water. Eating sea urchins caught by the boat captain and singing as we travel to the next swim were just two of the highlights.Kat M, UK - 2019
Fantastic swimming. I'm looking forward to the next SwimTrek. Many thanks to our guides Cliff and Henry. They were incredible. Thanks a lot to Dimitri for being on your boat.Alice G, Germany - 2019
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