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Here is a collection of some of our 2015 season swimming trip reviews by our guests from Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro.

Croatian Islands

  • Our time on the water was everything I could hope for. We were fortunate to have warm and dry weather to enjoy swimming in the beautiful Adriatic. The variety of swimming each day was challenging and fun, the food was delicious, and the company of other swimmers and attentive staff was of the highest order. We plan to see you in Turkey!
  • We simply love this trip. It is very well planned and executed, the group seems to come together so well. The hotel is outstanding, Nino is in his own league as a hotel manager and his staff are very well trained. I have stayed in many five star hotels that could learn a lot from Hotel Spongiola. Thanks again, we look forward to the next one! 
  • This was my 3rd time with Strel – just a fabulous experience and this time even the weather was good!!
  • This is the third Strel swimming trip I have been on. Brought my husband and friends this time. Just a great time enjoyed by all.
  • Strel swimming holidays are basically my dream holiday and I will most definitely be coming again!
  • Having arrived at home and trying to get settled in the daily routine, I just wish to say thank you again! It was such a great trip – challenging, adventurous, fun and the chance to meet a lot of real nice people. You and your team are doing a marvellous job! Best wishes to you all, Sabine

Slovenian Lakes

  • I would book this trip again in a heartbeat. Loved, loved, loved it!
  • It was a fantastic week in all respects!
  • An excellent trip, terrific guides, lovely atmosphere – really well put together itinery, great fun.
  • My husband and I had an awesome time on this trip. Not only did we get to swim in some incredibly beautiful places, we also had some really fun meals and met some interesting people. The guides also took us on some truly awesome hikes between swims. We will remember this trip all our lives! G, Petra and Matej were great guides and made the trip really enjoyable.
  • Thank you for a wonderful trip, I am so pleased to have travelled with Strel and hope to come again next year.
  • Matej was exceptionally helpful and even assisted us after the swimming which was much appreciated. I´d have liked a little more lessons on technique as it was my first time open water swimming. Swimming Lake Bohinj was magical.

Montenegro Fjords

  • Our second fantastic Strel trip – I cannot recommend you highly enough. Montenegro was a beautiful country and I can´t think of a better way to explore than with your excellent guiding. Borut and Aleks managed our diverse group fantastically, ensuring swimmers of all levels felt welcome and enjoyed their trip. Incredibly professional, incredibly friendly and an all round incredible holiday. Thank you!