Swimmers stay at Ilios Club Hotel situated in the exclusive area of Yeni, Lefkada, a very green and tranquil wooded waterside location.
The individual rooms and apartments of the hotel are spacious with kitchen facilities and are situated amongst matured olive groves and well maintained gardens offering shade and a relaxed Greek atmosphere.
The hotel offers a buffet-style breakfast, has wi-fi in the communal areas, a swimming pool and a poolside bar where swimmers can unwind and indulge in a drink after a hard day’s swim. Ilios Club Hotel has a terraced restaurant with views across the water where Big Blue swimmers can have the day’s specialities at special discounted prices and a traditional ‘Greek night’ is also on offer once a week.
Along the green coastline of Yeni are also a number of small traditional family-owned tavernas, dotted along the edge of the water, offering you the chance to sample the local fresh fish and other mouth-watering delights, while watching the sun set behind the hills.
Venturing Out to the Big Blue
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The Big Blue in The Guardian
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Big Blue at The Global Open Water Swimming Conference L.A
The Big Blue’s Lisa spoke at the Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Long Beach, California on September 21st.Read More
Ionian Dolphin Sightings
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Map of Dolphins and Seals!
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