Santorini, one of the most visited destinations in the world, will host its fifth annual international swimming race drawing thousands of athletes from around the world.
The event, called the “Santorini Experience,” gathered more than 6,000 visitors from 45 countries last year. The 2019 event will take place October 4-6 through running and swimming races.
The program event is being hosted by the Municipality of Santorini, Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (DAPPOS) and Active Media Group.
The unique volcanic energy is one of the elements that makes the swimming race of “Santorini Experience” stand out.
Participants have the opportunity to swim the 1.5 miles (2.4 km) route from the volcano to the old port of Fira, having the imposing view of the island in front of them, in the open water swimming by Vikos.
The race is held under the technical direction of federal coach with Olympic and World Championship distinctions, Nikos Gemelos, the FINA regulations and the safety of the Boatmen Union Santorini and Lifeguard Patrol.
Watch the video (Below) with statements made by world class swimmers such as Spyros Gianniotis (silver Olympic medalist), Jazz Carlin (two times silver Olympic medalist), Kelly Araouzou (world champion), Attila Manyoki (member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame), George Arniakos (European Champion).
Participants may register between now and the date of the event, with the final registration cost being applied.
Featured image / Elias Lefas
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