Imagine a Greek island holiday with daily open water swimming excursions in the pristine waters of the Aegean and Milos island. With its laid back attitude, azure colored waters, Aegean whitewashed architecture and exquisite local cuisine, this will be your ideal swimming holiday. No matter your level, you will come back with improved ability and fitness!
This 7 day open water swimming holiday features 1-2 daily outings of up to 5k in length, along the island's scenic coastlines, sea-caves and nearby islands. You'll be escorted both by an experienced guide and by safety boats or kayaks, while your swimming will be analyzed for efficiency and speed. Swimmers are grouped together by level so whether you want to improve your swimming technique or are already an experienced swimmer, this holiday is for you.
You'll be burning a lot of calories and all your meals are going to be prepared with the help of a nutritionist - but that doesn't mean you can't sample the delicious local dishes!
Your comfortable Cycladic hotel is situated in the picturesque fishing village of Pollonia, in the north-east tip of the island. When you're not swimming, you can explore the island's amazing beaches and coastline for which it is famous for. You can also stop by Milos' several museums as well as the island's Christian catacombs. The island is home to an ancient Greek theater dating back to the 3rd century BC.
Swimming holiday for all levels : We separate the groups depending on swimming skills and experience
- Departure : 8:30 (from our apartments)
- 1st session : 9:30-11:30
- Lunch : approximately 12:00-13:00
- 2nd session : 15:00-17:00
- Return : 17:00-18:00
Total open water swimming distance: approximately 25 km (we can adapt the program depending on the swimmers’ level)
Meeting day at the hotel, where our guests will be introduced to the Greek swimming holiday's schedule.
Introductory swim at Ellinika, Kimolos, over the ruins of a sunken ancient town. The afternoon session involves swimming at the unique Prassa bay with aquamarine-colored water and white sand, followed by a swimming analysis session.
Island hopping from Kimolos to the amazing Polyaigos, one of the largest uninhabited islands in the Mediterranean, protected by the Natura 2000 European ecological network. There we will be enjoying some amazing swimming routes in alternating, colorful landscapes - this Greek swimming holiday is all about scenery!
Return to Polyaigos to discover this natural heaven of beauty and tranquility and enjoy some relaxing moments on its secluded beaches.
Open water swimming along the geologically rich landscapes of Northern Milos. Volcanic rocks, fishing settlements, rocky passages are some of the highlights.
Swimming along Southern Milos -one of the most interesting and beautiful coastlines in the whole world- ending up at the most prominent landmark of Milos, Kleftiko, where the white limestone rocks contrast with the turquoise water.
Farewell and departure day for our guests. We hope you enjoyed your Greek swimming holiday!
Greek swimming holiday price is per person, based on double or twin room
- Swimming holiday tour, which includes 1-2 daily swims up to 5 km. Our swimming routes involve swimming along beautiful, scenic coastlines or island hopping
- Escorting by a main boat and one or two smaller escort boats or kayaks, an experienced guide and a qualified lifeguard.
- Swimming Analysis to improve the swimming skills of our guests. This service is addressed to swimmers of any level.
- Accommodation in Pollonia, Milos
- Breakfast and lunch. All meals are based on the Mediterranean diet and are prepared in cooperation with a nutritionist as to effectively cover the nutritional needs of swimmers after intense exercise.
- Travel to and from the start/end point of the swimming holiday
Your hotel in Milos combines comfort, hospitality and a pleasant environment, while the village of Pollonia offers plenty of opportunities to have a great time, both during the day and night.
All breakfasts and lunches are included. Mediterranean style lunches are prepared in cooperation with a nutritionist, so that the nutritional needs of swimmers are covered.
Passports and Visas
For any information regarding passports and visas required when traveling to Greece, please check out the official website of the Greek Tourism Organization.
No specific vaccinations are required for Greece, but please be advised that tetanus and polio and other important routine vaccinations are up to date.
While hats and water bottles are provided, so are flippers and goggles if you forget to bring your own or have problems with your equipment.
It is recommended that you bring with you:
- at least 2 swim suits and goggles (one clear and one tinted recommended)
- sun hat
- waterproof sun cream
- walking shoes
- sandals or aqua shoes
- sun glasses
This tour has a maximum group size of 14 guests.
Comprehensive travel insurance is required and must cover open water swimming. Medical expenses and emergency repatriation in case of illness or accident should also be covered by insurance. Insurance details sent prior to departure, while insurance certificate will be checked on the first day of the tour. Where applicable, participants can hold the European Health Insurance Card.
Your swimming vacations was the best vacation they ever been on! The Cyclades tour makes an excellent playground for safe adventurous swimming and exploration. Polyaigos, in particular, is a spectacular island, with the most amazing blue waters. At Kimolos we even had the opportunity to swim over the ruins of a sunken city! Although I was not the most experienced swimmer in the group, I was able to take part in all the activities, since they were designed to let all participants explore the spectacular scenery by swimming at their own pace. Cannot wait to join the Sporades tour, offered in September! :) THANK YOU!
Vicky K., Greece, summer 2013
“They took us daily to a variety of unique swimming spots making it great value for money. All team members were very pleasant and willing to assist in order to meet everybody’s needs. It did not take long before a friendly and amusing atmosphere was created. The tour would not have been so enjoyable and fun without their insight. Also it was nice that the excursions were organized without spoiling the environment.”
Olga Y., Greece, summer 2013
“Unbelievable swimming adventure! Great water, routes, facilities and support. I am looking forward to seeing you again next summer! Great job! Highly recommended!”
Chris B., Norway, summer 2013