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Swim the Greek Islands with Can Too and help raise much-needed funds for cancer research
Join us on a classic Greek Cyclades swimming holiday, a perfect place for quiet coastal swims and to immerse yourself in remote, charming islands.
This island-hopping getaway allows you to swim amongst some of the Mediterranean Sea's most beautiful scenery, isolated beaches, and dramatic coastlines.
From our base of Schinoussa in the heart of the archipelago, we have the opportunity to island-hop around the Cyclades, discover their isolated beaches and breathtaking coastlines, and enjoy several crossings.
Our beautifully remote Greek adventure will explore the unspoilt islands of Schinoussa, Fidousa, Iraklia, Kato Koufonisi and Keros.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Greek Cyclades
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- Six nights' accommodation
- Overnight Stay Tax
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (excluding day four)
- Two or three optional swims per day
What is not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Lunch on day four
- Evening meals
- Travel insurance
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for the swimmer that is looking for a combination of both island-hopping and coastal swims.
Swimmers should also have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance of around 3 km 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’ grade. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
Conditions are calm and predictable, and water temperatures are around 23 degrees at this time of year, however, if you feel you need a wetsuit or fins to help you enjoy your trip, then by all means, bring them along.
Fundraising to support cancer researchers in Australia is a huge part of who we are. Since 2005, our participants have raised over $25 million to fund research.
By raising $2900 you will meet your minimum fundraising commitment and become a Fundraising Star.
*Due to limited capacity, Loyalty Status rewards such as Guru 5, Guru 10 and Life Member do not apply to this trip.
Greek Islands Swim Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Schinoussa
After arriving into Schinoussa on the Express Skopelitis ferry, the island’s only connection with Naxos, you will be picked up and transferred to the Archipelagos Hotel.
After some time to check into your room and freshen up, we'll meet at 17:30 on the hotel terrace.
In the light of an unparalleled Aegean sunset, you’ll enjoy welcome drinks and introductions and discuss the daily schedule in the pre-trip briefing.
Then it’s off for dinner at one of the island’s beautiful boutique tavernas.
Day 2: The swimming begins!
We begin this morning with a gentle start, easing into the day with a technique analysis session and the option to have your stroke videoed to help you get the most from your open-water swims.
Following this, we hold our acclimatisation in Tsigouri Bay, accessed by the hotel’s own private path.
After lunch, we swim to the uninhabited island of Fidousa, with its steep rocky shore and curious mountain goats.
The early evening is given over to a session on technique advice and video playback where we review your footage from the morning.
Day 3: Discover the coastline of Iraklia
Today we board our boat and sail across to the beautiful island of Iraklia, which sits directly opposite Schinoussa’s southern coast.
We’ll then spend our morning swimming around its craggy coastline, stretching into underwater cliffs.
Following an onboard lunch and some rest in the bay, we continue swimming to explore the underwater cliffs, stone beaches and hidden treasures of Iraklia’s southern coastline even further.
Day 4: Our first crossing!
Today we’ll carry out our first major crossing of the week and swim out from Schinoussa to Iraklia.
There’s then time to head onto the island and explore the Castle ruins from 3000 BC.
After you’ve looked around this untouched island, you can board our boat and head back to Schinoussa.
If you prefer to stay a little longer, there is the option of staying on Iraklia for lunch and catching the mid-afternoon ferry back to Schinoussa.
This afternoon is yours to either kick back and relax or explore Schinoussa and/or Iraklia at your own pace.
Please note that lunch is at your own expense today.
Day 5: Schinoussa to Kato Koufonissi Island
Today we head out from Schinoussa’s isolated eastern shoreline and swim to the grand, striking cliffs of Kato Koufonissi (“Lower Cave”) Island.
After setting foot on Kato Koufonissi, we enjoy a well-deserved lunch and can explore this remote and virtually uninhabited paradise.
This afternoon, we enjoy a coastal swim from the Panagia Settlement to Nero Beach, further exploring this unspoilt island's beauty before returning to Schinoussa.
Day 6: Discover Keros
After breakfast, we set out to sail across from Schinoussa towards the uninhabited island of Keros.
This island was once the centre of an ancient Cycladic community, and its demise is shrouded in mystery.
It is also known as a site of important archaeological significance with excavations above and below the water.
We begin our swims amongst the fascinating outcrops of the islands south of Keros.
The route is a swimmer’s paradise, providing sheltered crossings and a fantastic sense of achievement.
Swim distances are flexible, so you can choose to do as much or as little as you like.
After lunch onboard our boat, we reach Keros and swim a section of its wonderfully deserted coastline before returning to Schinoussa.
Day 7: Tsigouri Bay
We hold an early morning swim in Tsigouri Bay before breakfast.
It’s a last chance to check with your guides on any swim technique issues before our remote swimming adventure ends at Schinoussa Harbour.
Here, you can catch the morning ferry to Naxos.