|16 Jun - 22 Jun||
|08 Sep - 14 Sep||
|15 Sep - 21 Sep||
Roam the sunlit coastlines and stunning waters of southernmost Europe. Dive into idyllic coastal swims as you explore the Greek island of Crete.
Swim into isolated coves, bays and beaches before retiring to our base in the remote town of Chora Sfakion - at the heart of mountainous Sfakiá!
Combine your stunning swims with restorative yoga sessions, enhanced by the region’s natural tranquillity.
Join a unique swimming and yoga holiday on the idyllic Greek island of Crete and discover the stunning coastal waters of one of Europe’s southernmost destinations. From dramatic limestone cliffs - like the famous ‘White Mountains’ - to isolated coves, bays, and beaches, this island is full of surprises, serving up plenty of spectacular swim spots to seek out and enjoy as well.
Our base for the week is the remote coastal town of Chora Sfakion - right at the heart of the remote and mountainous region of Sfakiá! While our relaxed accommodation is the perfect base from which to enjoy this region’s tranquillity.
With a range of coastal swims, stunning natural scenery and a rich history which dates to the Minoan civilisation that once occupied the island (traced to 3,650 BC) , this trip is a wonderful opportunity to discover a 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 our swimming. We swim twice per day along the idyllic coast. Swims are shorter than an average SwimTrek Trip. So, if you prefer to cover more kilometres per day then you may like to explore the alternative option of our: Crete Discovery Trip
Swimmers do not require open water experience but should 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 1½km. The average daily swim distance is around 3km.
No prior experience of yoga is required.
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ grading designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
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
- Yoga practices with experienced yoga teacher (swimmers only)
- Yoga mat for the duration of the trip
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights’ accommodation
- All breakfasts
- One lunch
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Technique advice with video playback
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
- Remaining lunches
- Overnight Stay Tax
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.
Swimming and yoga make an excellent pair! Yoga helps to awaken and condition (stretch and lengthen) our bodies each morning before we head to the vast blueness of the Aegean Sea, and to loosen it up as well as help with relaxation (with breathing exercises) after the day’s exhaustion. It is nonetheless a physically challenging experience but also immensely rewarding.Cheng S, Hong Kong - 2023
A wonderful trip exploring the coast of Crete in beautiful clear water with friendly guides and fellow swimmers.Stephanie H, UK - 2023
The colour of the Aegean was stunning, and the cave exploration was out of this world!Karen F, USA - 2023
SwimTrek was an amazing way to visit a new place and relax with friends new and old. I loved the swimming and the vibes!Victoria Bolf - 2021
I never expected getting out of my comfort zone would be so rewarding and so much fun!Louis Siroy - 2021
Sunny beaches, awesome Greek cuisine, and coastal swimming in Crete - you can't find a better vacation at this price.James Narron - 2021
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