Introducing a new adventure guide for people who love to travel and SWIM
A pioneering swim travel guide with over 20 locations around the Mediterranean island of Crete, where open water swimmers can discover routes between 25 meters and 6 km that have a particular beauty, novelty, scenery, or history.
Explore impressive marine caves, fabulous beaches, circumnavigate islets, and swim through tunnels, gorges, and under sea arches.
Swim in a bay where the great Odysseus once anchored his ships on his way to Troy, or over a WWII ship sunk on its way to rescue Allied troops.
Experience amazing night swims to marvel at the brilliant stars above and flashing bioluminescent plankton below.
Read extensive tips on open water swimming techniques, safety, preparation, gear, and navigation (piloting).
Includes short swims for beginners, more difficult routes for advanced swimmers, and all are great for kayaking and stand-up paddling.
Each location has a satellite map of routes, accurate GPS coordinates, and photography to guide the swimmer.
Enjoy a dynamic ebook version from Amazon or Apple Books that can be read immediately. All information links and GPS coordinates are clickable.
For a paperback, choose between the recommended full-color edition or a black-and-white version.
Check out Crete Swim's YouTube Channel
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Free open water swimming handbooks (pdf's) from SwimSmooth, Swim Trek, and the Outdoor Swimming Society.
Order your own The Cretan T-shirts
Explore 700+ beaches at CretanBeaches.com
Learn water safety from the American Red Cross, the Royal Lifesaving Society UK, and many other organizations.
Join a swimming holiday with escort vessels at The Big Blue or Swim Trek.
Use racefinder.gr to search for open water swimming events.