Demanding running and swimming routes at Santorini Experience

Santorini Experience continues its preparations in anticipation of the races that will be held between October 5th and 7th, in the enchanting island of the Cyclades. At the same time, the successful event continues to be distinguished, as another prize was added to its collection. “Santorini Experience” won the gold award at the Sports Marketing Awards 2018, in the “Integrated Marketing Campaign” category in the “Sports Organizations” section.

Regarding the parallel events in the island related to “Santorini Experience”, the Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (DAPPOS) will organize an open concert for the public in the surrounding area of ​​the Indoor Hall DAPPOS on Saturday afternoon, on October 6th, with the music band C:Real; a concert that will be offered for free to all the participants of “Santorini Experience”.

Regarding the racing part of the event, on Saturday October 6th, the schedule includes 3 different trail running routes especially for fans of running, which have as background the unique images of the volcano overlooking the Caldera as well as the stunning settlements at Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia. In particular, the 5 kmAristides Alafouzos” route, is ideal for running and dynamic walking, the 10 km route is designed for the experienced runners and the 15 km route for those who love power, stamina, technique and adrenaline. All routes start from the desalination plant in Oia, including parts of trail track, and finish in Oia. The running routes are designed by the former marathon runner, Greek classic route record holder, running trainer and director of All About Running, Nikos Polias, who stressed: “Three quite demanding routes, with a 135m. minimum altitude and a 334m. maximum altitude. On a dirt path with recessed stones, with paved and asphalt road in some points, making it even more difficult for the runners. Our goal this year is to see as many runners as possible from many places around the world, since last year we had the impressive number of participants from more than 40 countries. Santorini Experience has been established in the runners’ consciousness and we wish everyone who chooses this event to be completely satisfied”.

“Santorini Experience” has joined the World’s Marathons world running community (which counts more than 4,146 races all over the world).

The swimming route is 1.5 miles or 2.4 km from the Volcano to the Old Port of Fira. As an event involving an open water swimming race Santorini Experience has the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation, in accordance with FINA’s safety rules.

Registrations for “Santorini Experience” continue and will close on August 31st, 2018. Click here to register now! 

VitaNTravel, as the official travel agent of the event, will take care and assist all athletes and escorts with information about the ferry routes, ferry tickets, car rentals and accommodation in the island while a special accommodation package has been prepared for the period October 5-7, 2018. You may book this special package for a two-night stay that includes your hotel accommodation, ferry tickets with Blue Star Ferries, in economy class for the itineraries: Piraeus – Santorini (5/10 – departure: 07:25, arrival: 14:55) and Santorini – Piraeus (7/10- departure: 15:30, arrival: 23:25) as well as extra transfers from the hotel to the event venues.

The privileged package starts from 130€/person. For more information click here or call +30 2103249070.

You can also click here to find all available offers related to the event: 

“Santorini Experience” is a co-organization of Municipality of Santorini, Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (DAPPOS) and Active Media Group. The event is held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization.

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Official Airline Partner: Ryanair
Official Sponsors: Ford Motor Hellas, Blue Star Ferries, Alafouzos Sport, Athina Luxury Suites
Official Technology Partner: Samsung
Official Supporters: Natural Mineral Water “Vikos”, Avance Rent A Car, Santorini Hoteliers Association, Meltemi Hotels & Resorts, Aqua Vista Hotels, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, Boatmen Union Santorini
Official Transport Partner: DNA Travel
Strategic Partner: National Geographic
Assisted by: Lifeguard Patrol, Assyrtico Wine Restaurant Café, Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation, Voluntary Lifeguards of Santorini, Mediterranean Dive Club, Santorini Nautical Club
Hospitality Sponsors: Santorini Hoteliers Association, Meltemi Hotels & Resorts, Aqua Vista Hotels, Athina Luxury Suites, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, Canaves Oia, West East Suites, Desiterra Luxury Suites & Villas, 270 Oia’s View, Central Fira Hotel, Fanouris Condo, Monolithia, Casa Iphigenia, Sienna Resort
Official travel agent: VitaNTravel

Official Hashtag: #SantoriniExperience

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