The biggest sports tourism event for professional and amateur athletes in Greece, the “3rd Santorini Experience”, is ready to welcome anyone who wants to boost their adrenaline rush by taking part in the running and swimming races.
Anyone who wishes to find themselves in magical Santorini between the 6th and 8th of October 2017, will have the opportunity to try out their abilities in open water swimming, which takes place on Saturday October 7th, in a 1.5 mile (2,4km) race from the volcano to the old port of Fira.
For those who prefer running, the schedule includes three different routes, on Sunday October 8th, which have as background the unique images of the volcano, overlooking the Caldera as well as the unique settlements of Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia. More specifically, the 5 km running and dynamic walking, a 10 km route for long-distance runners and 15 km race for those who love stamina, technique and strength. All routes start at the desalination plant in Oia, with parts of trail track, and again end in Oia.
This year, for the first time there will be time recording for all runners and swimmers.
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Greek world champion of open water swimming, Kelly Araouzou, who will be attending, pointed out: “It is with great pleasure that I will be swimming in the beautiful waters of Santorini for the 3rd consecutive year. Santorini Experience is, to me, a unique experience as besides the athletic part that concerns swimming, the feeling of competing in one of the most famous places in the world is incredible! I strongly advise everyone to come and live this unique experience, on an island which is a tourist destination for the entire world all year long!”
Let it be noted that “Santorini Experience” was awarded in this year’s Ermis Awards with the Golden Award for the best sports event production for the previous year!
More information regarding the activities schedule and the hospitality packages of sponsors will be announced in the following weeks.