Independent Thessaloniki

      Thessaloniki, Greece

      Duration: 3 days
      Group size: 1 - 4
      Independent Thessaloniki
      Thessaloniki, Greece

      Duration: 3 days
      Group size: 1 - 4

      About this trip

      In this time of travel uncertainty, it is important to be able to control your own travel circumstances. Our new and innovative Independent Rowing Experiences are  unique and customizable opportunities to travel to row while being  compliant with local and federation restrictions. Decide when you want  to travel and with whom you travel. Choose the accommodation,  transportation and meals of your own choice. We have lots of  recommendations. Unlike typical guest rowing, our Independent Rowing  Experiences do not require you to fit into a scheduled workout. In  Thessaloniki enjoy three or more personalized and individually curated  rows, typically of two to three hours. Travel by yourself, travel with  your family or travel with a small group of friends.

      Thessaloniki In Macedonia, Greece

      This is a perfect destination for a centre-based rowing escape.  Thessaloniki, the second city after Athens, exudes flair, character and  dynamism from the diversity of ethnic groups that have touched this  region. It also reputed to be Greece’s culinary and cultural capital.  When you are not rowing, there is a multitude of things to enjoy. Take a  historical walking tour to explore the layers of civilization. Stroll  the broad straight avenues of the centre and explore the winding narrow  streets of the Ano Poli. Visit some of the best museums in the country –  we especially like the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Drive yourself or  book a private tour to some of the nearby historical or natural sites  that can be reach in a day or half-day trip. You definitely also want to  relax in a café along the water, drinking delicious coffee or an  aperitif as the sun goes down.

      A Mix Of Waters And Rowing

      Three rows are built into this Experience, but it is easy to add extra  days if you wish. Each of the included rows is different. Whether you  are an experienced coastal rower or not, this is a wonderful chance to  learn from a master of the sport. The first row is a session instructed  and coached by Nikos Gkountoulas,  one of the best coastal rowers in the  world. He was a World Champion in the pair with his twin brother,  before taking up coastal rowing. Thessaloniki hosted the 2014 World  Rowing Coastal Championships, and Nikos continues to generously share  his love of coastal rowing, operating Greece’s first exclusively coastal  rowing club. On the second day, the boats will be trailered to a nature  reserve for some river rowing with amazing views. The last day is back  in Thessaloniki harbour, with a chance to apply your new skills plus  enjoy a sightseeing tour – the city is spectacular when seen from the  water. Add extra days and coaching if you wish!

      What’s included

      • Coaching
      • Use of rowing shells
        The type of boat (solo, double or quad) will depend on the size and experience of your group.
      • Tour information
        Detailed Information Package, with specifics on getting there, arrival details and contacts, recommendations for accommodation, restaurant and grocery stores.
      • Welcome drink
        Meeting with the guide on arrival day to plan details for rows.
      • Accommodation
      • Transportation
      • Meals
      • Flights

      Available Packages

      Single rower
      2 + rowers

      Available options


      Day 1

      Arrive in beautiful and fascinating Thessaloniki. Welcome drink and briefing.

      Your Organizer

      Rowing The World
      We connect rowers who love to travel. Rowers are passionate about their sport – we are rowers who are also passionate about travel. Rowing is a sport that is about place - where you row and the experience of rowing matters. Travel is about place and experiences. Rowing and travel make a natural pair, a good double.