Swimming Cruises is a novel project filled with fresh vision and the aspiration to offer swimmers a unique and fulfilling experience, combining daily practice that will significantly improve their swimming with the enriching exploration of magnificent Greek locations. Apart from one-of-a-kind swimming experiences, it includes the joy of discovery, learning, and living authentic Greek culture, history, gastronomy and modern life.
The venture was the brainchild of Ioannis Drymonakos, an expert of unparalleled standards, whose love for swimming began at age 14 and led him to compete in 3 Olympic Games, become the first ever Greek swimmer to hold a European record, win 7 European medals and be a 7-time world finalist. With a lifetime dedicated to swimming, sailing and water sports, Ioannis is the ideal person to guide and instruct our swimmers. He and the other expert coach offer you sophisticated, tailored guidance based on their initial and ongoing assessment of your swimming abilities.
Having featured as a TV presenter in a travel sailing series, in a journey of over 4,000 nautical miles, which offered him unique experiences across 64 incredible destinations, Ioannis loves to combine swimming with travel. As he says, “It's certain that I've swum many more kilometres than I've walked!” Swimming Cruise is his way of sharing his unique, first-hand knowledge of swimming in open waters and teaching specialised techniques to every level of swimmer, educating them on the very important details that make all the difference between swimming in open waters and in the pool.
The philosophy behind our trip is to seamlessly and pleasurably combine open-water swimming with the kind of tourism you will not find elsewhere over a week-long period. We want you to experience Greece as we do, and to enjoy every aspect of your experience. On the Swimming Cruise holiday, you will be able to visit places that are normally inaccessible by foot or by car, or that are not known to the wider public, and are sure to gain fresh, memorable, and inspiring new perspectives of the stunning Saronic Gulf islands from both the sea and our boat.
With long-time research and scouting, we have chosen the highest quality of accommodations (you are also free to choose your own) and tavernas to make sure you are truly comfortable and satisfied every single day. We have created an itinerary that includes visiting fantastic and world-famous cultural sites, exploring charming towns and connecting with local communities. Our daily swimming excursions offer our swimmers the chance to enjoy numerous beautiful swim routes in locations that Ioannis and his team have carefully scouted, in the cleanest waters and with the most striking scenery.
Our greatest wish is that the Swimming Cruises will enable you to combine ample amounts of deeply relaxing leisure time with unforgettable, highly rewarding, completely safe and invigorating aquatic adventures!
in Saronic Islands
swim under the ancient city of Epidaurus
swim and visit the temple of Poseidon the God of the sea
swim in the sea where the Greek Revolution began
visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus
good chances of seeing dolphins
underwater filming and swimming analysis