Like the sound of an all-body workout, while admiring stretches of stunning Greek coastline? Then get yourself on one of our rowing boats, available at Paleros Beach Resort and Aeolian Village Beach Resort.

Whether you’ve rowed around open waters before, or are just all-too familiar with your gym’s rowing machine, this activity is one for every sport lovers’ list. With up to eight people in a boat, it’s also one of the most sociable watersports activities you can try. Make new friends or new memories with family as you move in synchrony across the turquoise shores. 

Our expert instructors will prioritise your safety at all times, and give a lesson on dry land before you set off. High-quality equipment, including buoyancy aids are provided. You can book a rowing session in resort.

Rowing boats on the beach

Rowing from strength to strength

A relatively recent and highly popular addition to the Mark Warner programme, rowing in single-seater boats is available at both Paleros Beach Resort and Aeolain Village Beach Resort.


  • LocationIonian Coast, Greece

Paleros Beach Resort is one of only two Mark Warner locations where you can experience the sport of single skull rowing.  The flat conditions in the early morning make Paleros the perfect spot for rowing and we offer introductory lessons to get the uninitiated quickly up to speed. 

Aeolian VillageBEACH RESORT

Experience single skull rowing at Aeolian Village Beach Resort where the flat conditions in the early morning makes Lesvos a great spot for rowing and trying something new. Tranquil mornings on the Aegean Sea are a pleasure to experience. Just book a lesson when you arrive in resort.

  • LocationLesvos, Greece

Free Rowing and Kit Hire

Free rowing / kit hire – recreational use of all rowing equipment (09:00 to 17:30hrs) for the guests of Mark Warner (included as part of their holiday) or Ad hoc clients (at cost). 

Ability/experience, conditions and sea state are used by the Waterfront instructors to determine suitability of the guest to the equipment and governed by Mark Warner’s Waterfront Standard Operating Procedures. 

NB the prerequisite for free rowing is to either:

  • Have completed a MW Intro to Rowing
  • Or equivalent standard.

Rowing is for those 14 years old and above*, subject to ability, wind weather and sea state. 

*Experienced young rowers under 14 subject to ability, please speak to the Instructors on arrival.

Rowing Courses and Classes

Our introduction to rowing courses can be pre-booked at our Aeolian Village and Paleros resorts. Our expert instructors will prioritise your safety at all times. High-quality equipment, including buoyancy aids are provided. 


Introduction to Rowing

90 minutes of tuition with an instructor. Instructor / student ratio of 6 to 1. 14 years old and above.

Price £30 (pre-booked)

90 minutes


Rise & Row

Informal early morning (08:00 – 09:00) 1-hour recreational row focused on fitness. Instructor / student ratio of 12 to 1, with a safety boat. 14 years old and above.

This course is only bookable in resort.

Price €15

1 hour


Private lessons

1 hour session with an instructor (at cost). Instructor / student ratio of 2 to 1.

This lesson is only bookable in resort.

Price €80

I hour