Swimming the Croatian islands near Sibenik, Croatia
10 Best Swimming Locations in Croatia
Croatia has over 1000 islands and is widely known as a popular travel destination in Europe. Many come to Croatia in the summer months for sailing or family holidays, but we focus on the best swimming locations in Croatia. The water temperatures in the Adriatic sea, lakes and rivers reach up to 25C in the…
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New 2021 swimming holiday trip dates
We hope you have started 2021 well, above all in good health. European winter is usually a strong booking season for our upcoming summer swimming holidays so we are seeing a growing demand after several vaccination rollouts have been announced. Travel abroad is looking more positive for the year ahead and we have trips scheduled from May until the end of October…
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Swimming Around Islands in Croatian Dalmatia
I think you will agree, 2020 has been an interesting year. With nothing going as expected, and travel restrictions in place for a good portion of the year, getting the chance to visit Croatia, be in the fresh sea air and swim in the crystal clear blue the Adriatic Sea provided some much-needed rest and…
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Croatian Island Hopping Swimming Holiday
We hope you are well and enjoying the summer temperatures. We are currently running our week-long guided swimming trips in Croatia and everyone greatly enjoys the holiday experience. This year is different from previous years as fewer people travel around, but those who come are having the best experience with us! Airlines have restarted flights…
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Open water swimming trips 2020
We hope you all had a great New Year and now it is time to set some new challenges and goals for the year ahead. We have allocated more than 70 open water swimming trips in 6 countries (Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro, Slovenia, Arizona) which you can check on our new 2021 swimming trip calendar.…
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Croatia Island Hopping Swimming Tour Review
We have just returned from our Croatia island hopping swimming tour (13 – 19 July 2019) hosted by Valentina, Georgia and boat captain Angelo. We had a wonderful time and would like to pass on our thanks to everyone involved and to let you know that your staff are doing a tremendous job on Krapanj.…
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Open water swimming in Croatia was excellent
Feedback from a guest on our Croatian island-hopping open water swimming trip, August 2019: Thank you so much for such a brilliant week in Croatia last week. Hotel Spongiola, Strel, Valentina and Toby were all absolutely brilliant, the organisation was really well thought out and executed. Valentina and Toby were very accommodating to all guests…
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Croatia Island Hopping Swimming Review
The following review was sent to us by two guests who were on our Croatia swimming holiday in July 2019. Read about their experience below: We have just returned from our Croatia swimming holiday (13 – 19 July 2019) hosted by Valentina, Georgia and Angelo.  We had a wonderful time and would like to pass on our thanks…
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Swimming vacation around Dubrovnik islands in Croatia
The Trip of a Lifetime. Swim vacations offer Masters swimmers the opportunity to explore beautiful open water destinations. “Follow the shoreline for 1 kilometer to the mouth of the bay,” says Borut Strel. co-founder of the swim vacation company Strel Swimming Adventures. “We’ll rendezvous there before we go across.” Clad from head to toe in…
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Swimming holidays for singles
I have always been a keen swimmer and decided to travel on a holiday on my own as a single person. So when I took up open water swimming last summer I wanted a new challenge and adventure in the water. Without initially knowing what to expect, I went on to develop a love for open…
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Croatian short swimming holiday
Due to increased interest for our Croatian island hopping trips, we have decided to introduce a Croatian short swimming holiday. This 5-day swimming trip allows you to plan your budget in advance and also gives you a chance to explore following the trip. Croatia offers so much to see and do and we believe that…
Swimming the Yugoslavian submarine tunnels
The Balkans, previously known as The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), offers some amazing adventure swimming spots for holidays, exploration and discovery. Dive in back into history! Yugoslavia was a union of six republics formed into a federation. Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia (including the regions of Kosovo and Vojvodina).…
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Open Water Swimming in Croatia is Amazing
As an experienced open water swimmer and water polo player, I was ecstatic to be offered work as an adventure swimming guide. Here are a few of my experiences and highlights from my summer working for Strel Swimming in Croatia. Krapanj is a beautiful, little island 450m away from the mainland. It is easily accessible…
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Mediterranean Swimming holidays 2018 – Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro, Greece
Join us in 2018 Come on our Mediterranean sea swimming holidays in Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro or Greece. Our 2018 swimming trips are now in full operation. We are currently finishing an unforgettable swim-sail trip in Turkey. Our Croatian islands trips have started and everyone is enjoying the warm waters. Next week we are starting our…
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Five days of Croatian island-hopping swimming
Read a great article written by our guest, professional writer and avid open water swimmer. She came from Toronto, Canada to do our five day Croatian island hopping swimming holiday. I love to swim. Pools are fine, but my real passion is swimming in open water. I’m fortunate to live a stone’s throw from one…
Swimming Croatian Islands from the Air
See this amazing drone footage of our guests swimming Croatian islands. On our recent trips in Croatia and Montenegro, we captured some amazing aerial drone footage. Our swimmers are island hopping and also swimming along Croatian islands as well as the other areas that we visit. All clips are filmed during our swimming holidays along the Croatian Dalmatian…
Swimming around Obanjan island
Swimming around Obonjan island in Croatia
Obonjan island is a beautiful gem in the Croatian Adriatic sea. It is located centrally in the Sibenik archipelago about 6 km from the mainland. Swimming around Obonjan island is absolute heaven but there is much more to know about this special place. The island was taken over in 1972 by the Scout movement and was known…
Article by Telegraph Swimming in Dalmatia (Croatia)
British newspaper The Telegraph has written about "The top 5 activity holidays in Croatia in 2015". Strel Swimming´s Dalmatia trip has been featured amongst walking, cycling and tennis coaching top activities. The Telegraph article describes our swimming trip in Croatia, "Highlights should include exploring the rocky islets and turquoise waters of Kornati National Park (www.kornati.hr)…