Take in a few of the 140 breathtaking islands of Kornati National Park with beautiful coastal swims and circumnavigations
Discover vivid underwater views and a wealth of caves, grottoes and otherworldly karstic scenery
Travel to remote swim spots and complete a full circumnavigation of the small islands of Brusnjak and Borovnik
After your swims, relax in the laidback Hotel Sali - just a few steps from the beach!
Swim between the Italian and Balkan peninsulas in Croatia's warm, clear Adriatic Sea. It’s here, in the northernmost reaches of the Mediterranean, where we’ll discover the scattered islands of Kornati National Park. Kornati’s 140 islands are known for their lunar-like appearance, as well as having a wealth of caves grottoes and otherworldly karstic scenery. It’s the perfect setting on Croatia's famous Dalmatian Coast to stage a varied range of unforgettable swims.
This part of Croatia also enjoys superb water clarity and the islands, islets, and bays we’ll visit - not only in the Kornati National Park, but also the Telašćica Nature Park and wider area - offer hundreds of swimming options and secret treasures to uncover.
With so many natural wonders to find, both above and below water, your swims give you a very rare opportunity to reach places few will have ever been before you and make your own unique Dalmatian discoveries.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for the SwimTrekker that is looking for coastal swims along the numerous mostly uninhabited islands that make up this archipelago.
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)
- 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
- Entry fees into Kornati National Park so guests do not pay locally
- 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.
Just back from another fabulous SwimTrek holiday. The last trip was 10 years ago. The ethos, experience and safety has not changed a bit. I felt so well looked after - such a relaxingly active holiday. A huge thank you!Lara R, UK 2023
One of the most amazing trips of my life! A life changing experience.Abril S, Mexico - 2023
If you like open water swimming you’ll love SwimTrek!Sally F, UK - 2023
Loved it! Exploring coastlines and caves with the occasional challenging crossing, great fun.A Brown, UK - 2022
Dramatic setting with wonderful guides and crew- increased my confidence and ability to enjoy truly wild swimming!Gary K, USA - 2022
Great swims, experienced guides, meeting new friends from over the world. A holiday that tastes like more...Angelique, Netherlands - 2022
Grinning while swimming is what brings me back to SwimTrek again and again. I can't imagine a more joyful way to spend my holiday.Rachel V, 2021
4 Swimtrek holidays later, I’ll keep going back! I’ve been to Croatia, Greece, Cornwall and Italy with Swimtrek and loved all my holidays. Their guides are friendly & helpful and the trips always beautiful.AJ, 2021
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