Swim the legendary Dardanelles Strait from Europe to Asia

If you’ve ever dreamed of swimming from one continent to another for a great cause, the Hellespont Race is your chance!

Join us on the ultimate world swim, as one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world is closed to traffic for the annual “Victory Day” Hellespont swimming race. This event gives you a truly unique opportunity to swim across the legendary Dardanelles Strait from Europe to Asia.

The famous poet, Lord Byron first swam the Hellespont in 1810. Since then, it has been considered the epitome of open water swimming and is at the very top of any adventurous swimmer’s wish list.

On this challenge, you will also have the opportunity to visit Gallipoli, a place that is symbolic of Australia’s identity.

  • Swim the legendary Dardanelles Strait from Europe to Asia
  • Explore the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli
  • Visit the memorial sites of the fallen soldiers
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city of Troy

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul

Day 2–4: Sightseeing and Race Preparation

Day 5: Race Day

Day 6: Relax and explore

Day 7: Depart Turkey

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change and should be used as a guide only.

Adventure type: Swim
Trip duration: 6 days
Challenge duration: 1 day
Challenge grade: 5/5 (challenging)
Accommodation: Twin-share in 3 star hotels