Day 5 - Thursday
Today we start with a short boat trip to the north side of the small rocky island of Thilia, situated between the islands of Lefkada and Meganisi.
In this 2.9k swim we circumnavigate this island in a clockwise direction, whilst spotting the tiny isolated sandy beaches, the birds' nests on the small cliffs and the very agile mountain goats! When we find ourselves back at the starting point we then swim eastward and cross to the island of Meganisi, then swim along its coastline and end the swim at the tip of a bay on the northwest side of the island.
We take a well deserved lunch at Spilia situated at a bay only ‘round the corner’ from the end of the swim.
The shorter 2k afternoon swim starts at Perigiali, in the familiar bay of Nidri and takes us past the tiny green island of Heloni. From here we swim onwards toward our finishing point, the island of Sparti. Sparti is an excellent spot for snorkelling and exploration of the rocky coast, so swimmers can warm down with some watery sight seeing!
- Daily swim total - 4.9k
- Type of swimCoastal
- LocationThilia, Heloni and Sparti islands.
- HighlightsChance to circumnavigate Thilia island and its rocky formations.