Mathraki (Greece)

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Mathraki is a remote island in Greece and an incredible location for a swimming holiday.

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Months Available

May
June
July
August

Description

Mathraki is a remote island in Greece and an incredible location for a swimming holiday. The Diapontia Islands (off the north west coast of Corfu) provide a range of distances, from bay swims all the way up to a 6km swim. This tour is ideal for anyone looking to lose themselves in a more relaxed way of life for a week. Mathraki provides a fantastic base from which to explore the surrounding archipelago and the extraordinary Kravia rock formations. Expect basic but comfortable accommodation on this quirky island, fantastic swimming, delicious home cooked food, and unbeatable Greek hospitality from the Argyros family.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  • Relaxing island-to-island and coastal swims
  • Dates: May, June, July, September
  • Minimum swimming requirement 1km
  • Average daily swimming = 4km / day
  • Maximum group size: 12
  • Approx. sea temperature range: 20-23 ̊C
  • Non-swimming partners welcome, although they should bring a book or three … Mathraki is quiet! For any other questions, or if you would like to chat to a member of SwimQuest staff about this Greek trip, please contact Alice or Charlotte. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation in The Hotel Paradise, the only hotel on Mathraki
  • Swimming, assisted by safety boats where required and always escorted by swim guide/s
  • Breakfasts
  • Traditional home-cooked lunches (except for one day when we will eat lunch in Arillas on Corfu)
  • Safety boats
  • Swim guides
  • SwimQuest dry bag and swim cap
  • VAT

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Travel to and from Mathraki Island (see ‘Getting there’ tab for more information)
  • Wetsuits and fins (if required)
  • Evening meals
  • One lunch (weather pending, we will swim into Arillas on Corfu mid week for lunch at a taverna)
  • Alcohol
  • Single room supplement (see accommodation tab for single supplements and room options)

MATHRAKI, A PLACE LIKE NO OTHER …

Few people leave Mathraki without falling for its quirky charm. If you’d like a taste of what the island is like, you may wish to read Alice’s Outdoor Swimmer article – A Day in the Life of a Swim Guide or Sam Mould’s piece of descriptive writing – capturing why it was Mathraki stole a bit of her heart last summer.

Distances Offered

under 1k
1-2k
2-3k
3-4k
4-5k
5-6k
6-7k
7-8k

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Temperature

Warm
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Water Type

Ocean
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