|20 Oct - 26 Oct, 2019||
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Take part in an adventurous swim yoga retreat exploring exquisite coastlines on the idyllic Greek island of Crete
Swim in the crystal clear waters of one of the Mediterranean's most southernmost islands
Energise yourself with morning yoga practice and restorative evening sessions
Take in the dramatic views of Crete's coastal cliffs and stunning 'White Mountains' which rise to over 2,400 metres
Relax in beautiful accommodation at Hotel Porto Loutro on the Hill at the end of each day
Discover the stunning coastlines and crystal clear waters of one of Europe’s southernmost destinations with an unforgettable swimming holiday on the idyllic Greek island of Crete. From dramatic coastal cliffs to isolated coves, bays and beaches, the island is full of spectacular locations to explore and enjoy.
Our base for the week is the remote coastal village of Porto Loutro, which can only be reached by boat, hiking or, of course, swimming! Hotel Porto Loutro on the Hill*, which offers modern and comfortable rooms with sea views, is located just metres from the water’s edge and is the perfect place from which to enjoy the tranquillity of this island paradise. *Please note, Hotel Porto Loutro on the Hill is unable to accommodate children under 7.
With a range of stunning coastal swims, beautiful natural scenery and a long and rich history which dates back to the Minoan civilisation that occupied the island as far back as 3,650 BC, this trip is a wonderful opportunity to discover this truly fascinating part of the world.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for swimmers who enjoy yoga, or who want to explore the benefits of yoga and how it naturally complements and enhances one's swimming. This trip also offers an idyllic coast for swimming and walking, while being based right on the water’s edge in one of Europe’s most remote villages. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the short swims distances of an average 3 km daily. No prior experience of yoga is required.
Why yoga and swimming?
Yoga and swimming are a perfect combination. For swimmers, yoga offers both physical and mental benefits. Yoga increases awareness to breathing, develops strength and increases mobility, especially if you can work yoga into your daily routine. Through meditation, relaxation and stretching, yoga has incredible restorative qualities, relaxing the nervous system and muscular tension. It can help you centre and focus, and to find the perfect rhythm for your swims.
- Fully guided yoga and swimming holiday in Crete, Greece
- Experienced yoga instructor
- Yoga mat for the duration of the trip
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- Six nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- Lunch on Day 5
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Lunches (excluding Day 5)
- Evening meals
- Overnight Stay Tax
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Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims and yoga sessions that may take place during the course of your trip, however, specific activities may vary according to local 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.