This is a special program that will combine swimtrekking to the visit of historical and archeological sites. Six days of swimming close to archeological sites in the stunning Corinth Gulf. Lakazeza looks like the perfect short escape for a relaxing holiday in a secluded area of Greece.
You will be swimming daily along the fascinating coastline of the Corinth Gulf. Coastal swims will have a length of approximately 7-8 km per day. Itineraries will be decided by the Swimtrekking instructors that will be guiding and swimming with the group to the final destinations. Swimtrekking will provide you 6 full days of coastal swims and visits to the local historical and archeological sites. During the swims as part of our contribution for the protection of the environment we rescue any plastics we found in the sea.
Swimtrekking involves the use of specifically designed equipment. One swimmer out of two will tow a light weight, water tight barkino during coastal swims. This is attached to the swimmer by a harness worn around the waist. Barkinos allow swimmers to carry drinking water, aqua shoes, lunch, spare equipment and anything else you will find useful for the days adventure as well as being a visible piece of safety equipment. In addition to this Swimtrekking will provide all guests with a mask and snorkel, wetsuit and fins. These items allow you to freely explore your underwater environment whilst giving you the personal protection required. Guests are free to bring along their own equipment, wetsuit.
Lakazeza is embedded in a particolari breathtaking environment, on the wester coast of the Corinth Canal. Find out more…
Dates of tours
August 25th–September 1st; September 1st–September 8th; September 8th–15th; September 15th-22nd 2019
Please note: for group bookings Swimtrekking can tailor the trip to the groups specific needs/requirements/dates
About the trip
Start point: Lakazeza, Perachora, Gulf of Corinth.
Start time: on the arrival day meet your Swimtrekking Instructors at Lakazeza at 15.00. Check in, briefing and first swim in the evening.
Finish point: Lakazeza, Perachora, Gulf of Corinth.
Finish time: on the departing day last breakfast @ 7.30 and transfer to Corinth.
Typical day Swimtrekking
Breakfast and briefing.
Pack up your essentials for the day before heading out for the morning swim.
Short walk or take our vehicle to our start point for the day.
Once on the shoreline we kit up before beginning our morning adventure.
We’ll stop off in a cove for lunch, after which you have time to spend exploring the inland wilderness of Lakazeza or just relax on the beach.
Once lunch has settled and everyone is ready to cool off in the water again, we continue our sea adventure off in search of groupers, sting rays, tuna fish, shells, multi-coloured star fish, sea bass, morays, pinna nobilis (the largest shell in the Mediterranean sea) and much more…
During the swims as part of our contribution for the protection of the environment we rescue any plastics we found in the sea.
We work up a final appetite by the time we get back to the residence having dinner in the relaxing scenery of Lakazeza.
Getting to Lakazeza
Best way is to fly to Athens from any European city with: Alitalia, Aegean Airlines, Easyjet, Vueling Airlines, Ryan air, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, SAS, KLM, British Airways, Swiss, Iberia, Eurowings, Norwegian, EL AL Israel Airlines. Once in Athens you can reach Corinth in 1 and half hour:
- by motorway – Athens/Patras you arrive in Corinth, then you continue via Loutraki and Perachora and you get in Lakazeza after 10 kilometers of public and country roads;
- by train – from Athens (from the airport or from the city) direct connection with Corinth within 1 hour. Departures every hour with TrainOSE. On the arrival in Corinth a shuttle transfer will be offered to Lakazeza.
An alternative itinerary to get to Lakazeza is to reach Patras by ferry from Ancona, Bari, Brindisi with: Anek Lines, Minoan Lines, Grimaldi Lines, Ventouris Ferries, European Seaways, Superfast Ferries. Once in Patras with 2 hours drive:
- by motorway – Patras/Athens you arrive in Corinth, then you continue via Loutraki and Perachora and you get in Lakazeza after 10 kilometers of public and country roads.
Full board accommodation will be provided at Lakazeza. We stay 7 nights at Lakazeza residence in Perachora, which is a nice and comfortable residence few minutes walking distance from the sea. Rooms sleep 2-3 people with en-suite facilities.
Typical Italian and mediterranean dishes will be offered at Lakazeza. Breakfast and dinner will be served every day at the restaurant. Lunches will be a selection of sandwiches, fruit and snacks.
We can cater for vegetarian and gluten free diets but please ensure you inform us of your dietary requirements on booking.
Temperatures and conditions
September air temperature: 26°C; Sea temperature: 25°C.
Sea conditions will vary according to the weather and currents. This all adds to the experience of being in open water.
What to bring
On top of your normal clothes you should bring with you: a waterproof jacket, warm sweatshirt, walking shoes/sandals, sun hat and sun glasses. There are ATM – cash points in Corinth.
Points of interest
The research center
Lakazeza is a real open air laboratory. Find out more…
Archeological site Perachora
The sanctuary of Hera was founded at the beginning of the 8th century B.C. Find out more…
Is an ancient and a modern city of the Peloponnese in south-central Peloponnese. Find out more…
Ancient town and seat of the most important Greek temple and oracle of Apollo. Fin out more…
Is an archeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese. Find out more…
Was a small city in ancient Greece on the Argolid peninsula at the Saronic Gulf. Find out more…
One of the most ancient cities of the world. Athens is famous as the birthplace of democracy. Find out more…
Approximately daily swimming distance: 5 – 7 kilometers.
Program will be supervised by qualified Swimtrekking Instructors/Guides.
Swimtrekking Instructors/Guides will be responsible for all the camp organization and logistics.
Timing and itineraries can be modified according to the sea and weather conditions and may be cancelled.