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Swimming, Sailing On A Turkish Gulet

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Strel Swimming Adventures is offering a Mediterranean Cruise to Turkey – Greece for open water swimmers on October 19th-26th.

Borut Strel describes the sail as “the first trip of its kind in the blue and warm Mediterranean. Our Swim-Cruising Turkish-Greek trip offers you an incredible once-in-a-lifetime swimming and travel experience, sailing and exploring in some of the best parts of the Mediterranean sea.

Southern Turkey and Greece is a great place to enjoy open water adventures surrounded by stunning scenery of the Taurus mountains, crystal clear water and many interesting historical sites from Romans and Byzantines times.

Some of the highlights include swimming in turquoise-colored seas, exploring secluded bays, shipwrecks and old city walls, cruising on a luxurious Turkish gulet, spending nights under the stars while enjoying local freshly prepared organic meals on deck, swimming around southern Greek islands and caves, and visiting Meis, Kaş, Aperlai, and Kekova.

The trip includes 7 nights on-board cabin accommodation, cruising for 8 days, 2-3 swims a day in different locations, all meals and snacks on-board a luxurious 36.5m traditional Turkish gulet, plus swim coaching, technique and stroke analysis, and sigtseeing on terra firma with guides.

We will meet in Göcek, Turkey on October 19th.”

Borut Strel has organized several swimming expeditions for his father Martin Strel including swims down the Amazon, Yangtze, Mississippi and Danube rivers.

Price is 1,300 EUR (or US$1,480) per person. More info at

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