7 Days, 12 Islands, one unforgettable experience...swim the Ionian way.
“It was a perfect week that we shall cherish for as long as we live.” O. Friedland, Israel. 2013"
The Big Blue is a Greek specialist swimming adventure holiday taking you around the beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea, west of the Greek mainland. Based in the picturesque green island of Lefkada, The Big Blue offers fully escorted open water swimming reaching as far as the legendary islands of Ithaca and Kefallonia. Positioned in a haven of 12 islands each of our sea swims combine unique scenery, untouched beaches, uninhabited islands, amazing coastlines, secret caves, clear turquoise water and the Greek 'Delphinus Delphis' dolphin, making the island-to-island crossings and coastal routes an unforgettable experience. We have extensive local knowledge of the area and the 7-day programme of diverse scenic swims combined with local culture, food, accommodation and relaxation, offer an experience we believe is unrivalled in the Greek isles. Whether you are an experienced or a more relaxed "sight-seeing" swimmer, what we have to offer is indulging, challenging and memorable.
The trip which costs £760 includes:
- Accommodation with swimming pool, bar and secluded gardens for 7 nights with breakfast in the Bay of Yeni, Lefkada.
- Filmed underwater swim analysis with feedback from qualified coach.
- Fully escorted swims with 3 qualified National Beach Lifeguard swim guides, one per speed group.
- The island hopping adventure involves the use of our spacious traditional Greek sailing boat with onboard facilities where swimmers can relax in between swims.
- Further 2 motorised support boats.
Swimming out of Seattle
Read U.S swimmers Heidi Skrzypek and Anne Presnal’s eloquent and honest account of their Big Blue Swim week.Read More
A Modern-Day Greek Swimming Hero
The Big Blue’s Michael and Lisa were fortunate to undertake an interview with the giant of Open Water Swimming SpirosRead More
Australia to Greece: from the Pacific to the Ionian
Rebecca Scott from Victoria, Australia tells us how she came to be swimming with The Big Blue in Greece.Read More
My Big Blue Swim
A true inspiration! Visually impaired open water swimmer Maya Makri describes her Big Blue experience this summer in theRead More
Map of Dolphins and Seals!
The Ionian Dolphin Project updated map of 2012 dolphin sightings…around all our swim routes.Read More
Big Blue at Chillswim
The Big Blue at Chillswim in Lake Windermere Brrrrrr! Cold water swimming races in 4 degreesRead More
Ionian Dolphin Sightings
Big Blue’s dolphin sightings logged with The Ionian Dolphin Project in Greece. Over 50 dolphins spotted this summer.Read More
Big Blue at The Global Open Water Swimming Conference L.A
The Big Blue’s Lisa spoke at the Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Long Beach, California on September 21st.Read More
The Big Blue in The Guardian
The Big Blue swimming holidays features in The Guardian Travel article of the Top Ten Swimming Holidays written by JohnathanRead More
Mountain biking in Lefkada
If you are joining us this summer for a swimming holiday and are interested in mountain biking too theres a great opportunityRead More
Big Blue at H2Open Day
Big Blue at the exciting open water event H2Open Day Copthorne Lake, Reading.Read More
Big Blue visits The Peloponese
The Big Blue trial some new routes! Swimming in the Peloponese this Christmas.Read More
The Big Blue supports Dip in The Dark
The Big Blue supported Adventure Challenge Solutions November 2011 event Dip in The Dark…Read More
The Swimming Times
The Big Blue pilot week which ran in June 2011 was featured in The Swimming Times, the official monthly magazine of theRead More
Venturing Out to the Big Blue
The world renowned fountain of swimming knowledge website magazine The Daily News of Open Water Swimming featured The Big BlueRead More