Swim and Sail between Greek Islands

Enjoy an active break and experience nature at its very best as you swim and sail Greece’s Cyclades. 4 days. 2 days off work.

Swim from island to island and along stunning coastlines on this unforgettable adventure under the Mediterranean sun. This active getaway will see you set sail on a 40-foot yacht, exploring the picturesque Cyclades Islands, experiencing some of the most beautiful swimming locations and sampling delicious local delicacies.

Your hassle-free adventure includes

  • 3 nights’ accommodation onboard the Katerina
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks
  • An experienced, local guide

Perfect for

Anyone who’s active, enjoys swimming and is looking for a memorable holiday away from all the crowds. If you love being out at sea, this is the perfect experience for you.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the tour price: - Flights - Ground transportation - Dinners - Swimming equipment

You’ll need a reasonable level of fitness to be able to enjoy this adventure. You should be able to swim for 60 minutes, even if at a steady pace.

Yes ofcourse, this is a great way to meet other solo travelers! If you would like your own cabin room then just be aware that you’ll be expected to pay a single supplement for this trip.

Your guide suggests that you bring: - 2 x swimsuits - Goggles - 2 x towel - Sandals - Casual clothes - Fleece jacket - Hat - Sun cream - Shoes for hiking, if you plan on going

You’ll be expected to bring all your own swimming gear and walking shoes with you. There are some snorkels and some fishing equipment available on the yacht, though.

The weather at this time of year should be typically Mediterranean, which is warm and dry. You can expect day time temperatures to be anything between 22°C and 30°C and the sea temperature to be around 23-25°C, so don’t forget the sun cream.

You can expect a continental- style breakfast. Lunch will be a traditional, healthy Greek spread of breads, pasta, meat and vegetables. Snacks (including, fruit, cookies ans nuts) will be available to you to fuel your swims.

If you have any special requests, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Yes, no problem. Please make your host aware of any special requirements before you travel.

The maximum group size will be four, plus Akis, your skipper.

On private trips the minimum age for children is 12 years old. All under 18s should be accompanied by an adult.

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The stunning Greek Cyclades are considered to be some of the most beautiful islands in the whole world, let alone just Greece. You’re in for a real treat as you get to see so many in such a short space of time, sailing and swimming as you go.

Located in the Aegean Sea, southeast of the mainland, the islands in this part of Greece are famous for their rugged, mountainous landscapes, idyllic whitewashed villages, amazing golden beaches and the turquoise waters.

Aside from your picture-perfect surroundings, you’ll love the warm welcome and incredible hospitality you’ll receive from the locals. Plus, you’ll get to indulge in some of the best traditional Greek food you’ve ever tried.

Start point

Your adventure begins at around 12:00 on the Thursday afternoon. Your guide and skipper, Akis, will meet you at Parikia marina on the island of Paros, so make sure your flight or ferry will get you there in plenty of time.

There are a few options when it comes to getting to Paros. You could fly to Athens, serviced by most major airlines and airports, then take a 40-minute connecting flight to Paros. There’s also the option to take a ferry from Athens to Paros, but bear in mind that this can take around four hours.

Depending on flight and ferry times, you could also fly to the nearby islands of Mykonos or Santorini, then get a connecting flight or ferry to Paros from there.

Finish point

You’ll arrive back at Parikia marina on Paros at around 3pm on the Sunday, depending on weather conditions. You’re then free to make your own way home from there.

What to Expect

Thursday: Set Sail, Settle in and Swim

Once you’ve arrived on the island of Paros, make your way to the marina of Parikia, where your guide and skipper, Akis, will be waiting to meet you at around midday.

You’ll embark on Katerina, your yacht, where you’ll have time to make yourself comfortable and get acquainted with your surroundings. Akis will give you all the important safety instructions and trip information that you’ll need, then it’s time to get things started with a light lunch.

After lunch, you’ll sail to the small island of Antiparos, where you’ll get to experience your first ocean swim. By this point, you’ll have worked up quite an appetite, so you’ll head for dinner this evening at an excellent local taverna in the picturesque marina of Antiparos.

Friday: Naxos, Rhina Cave and Koufonissi

This morning you’ll start the day with a nice early breakfast, before setting sail towards the southern coast of Naxos. Once there, grab your swimmers, dive in and enjoy an unforgettable swim alongside its beautiful coastline.

After a busy morning, you can relax with a bit of lunch on the yacht, before sailing to the island of Koufonissi for a late afternoon swim.

This evening, you’ll stay around Koufonissi and tuck into some tasty and traditional Greek food for dinner in the lively fishing village of Chora.

Saturday: Goats, Island Swims and Starry Nights

Weather permitting, the plan after breakfast is for your morning swim to be the crossing from Koufonissi to Keros; a historic island inhabited by goats. On the way, you might be able to stop and explore the many caves of Seagull Island.

You’ll stop for lunch at Kato Koufonissi, then it’s just a short sail to the remote island of Schinoussa for an afternoon swim around the coast.

For your final night, you’ll have dinner in the Chora of Schinoussa, then spend the evening under the stars in the tranquil surroundings of Livadi or Tsigouri Bay.

Sunday: The Final Cruise and Home

Today is the last day of your Greek adventure. You’ll enjoy a final breakfast onboard Katerina, before opening up the sails and beginning the journey back to where you started, on the island of Paros.

If the weather conditions are right, you should arrive back at the marina in Parikia at around 15:00. From here, it’s time to say your goodbyes to Akis and the other group members.

You’ll head back home with a tan golden enough to make all your colleagues jealous in the office, not to mention all the amazing stories to tell them too.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.


Katerina, the yacht that you’ll be sailing on, will be your accommodation for the duration of your trip. Katerina is a 40-foot Jeanneau Sun Fizz yacht and you’ll be staying in one of the two double cabins, which are cosy and comfortable.

There’s a shared bathroom onboard the yacht, plus two toilets. Showers are taken outside.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are served on the yacht, so there’s a dining table inside if you want a break from the sunshine. There’s also a small office and a kitchen with a refrigerator, oven and stove.

There are some board games to entertain you in the evenings and help you unwind after an action-packed day at sea.