Santorini Experience: Deadline for registrations expires on August 31st

“Santorini Experience” is approaching, as in October 5-7, the thrilling running and swimming races will take place for the 4th year in Santorini, the world-famous tourist destination of unparalleled beauty.

This year’s event will feature many big names of the Greek National Open Water Swimming Team such as world champions Kelly Araouzou and Antonis Fokaidis, European champion George Arniakos and Greek champions Dimitris Negris, Stellina Aplanti, Dejan Jovanovic and Dimitris Manios.

In the context of this year’s participation, the Greek champion Kelly Araouzou stated: “I am very happy to participate for the 4th consecutive year in Santorini Experience. This is an event that increases both its racing and organizing level every year. Particularly the open water swimming race is unique, as it is conducted in a unique landscape and on a route that you can swim only once a year, in the waters believed to cover the lost Atlantis. The swimming race is always implemented with absolute safety from the volcano of Santorini, having the imposing view of the island in front of you, with the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation and following the FINA regulations. I invite all amateur and professional friends of the sea to take part and swim with me at the 4th Santorini Experience”.

Registration for “Santorini Experience” concludes on August 31st, 2018. Hurry up and register now in the following link as there are only a few days.

Kelly Araouzou @ Santorini Experience by Elias Lefas

For the second consecutive year in “Santorini Experience”, Samsung will be the official technology partner. The company will enrich the experience of those participating and attending the event with the innovative Samsung Galaxy ecosystem services, such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, coupled with the Gear 360, the Gear VR and unique 360 degrees content.

Ford Motor Hellas promotes sports and “fair play” by participating for the 4th year in the support team of “Santorini Experience”. Athletes and organizers will move with the safety and efficient Ford Motor Hellas cars, the official sponsor of the event.

Alafouzos Sport will also be present at the 4th “Santorini Experience”, as in all previous events as the official sponsor of the event. Athletes will be able to pick up their participation numbers and packages from Alafouzos Sport store in Fira.

Dynamic presence of the Greek National Open Water Swimming Team @ Santorini Experience by Mike Tsolis

Santorini is an island where the use of means of transportation is necessary and DNA Travel provides its services for this purpose. Participants will be able to take advantage of the special offer created by DNA Travel for the days of Santorini Experience and arrange a transfer from/to their hotels and from/to the airport or the port they arrive at a cost of €30.00 for up to 4 people and with €5.00 extra cost for every extra person. Reservations can be made at and, or at the following telephone numbers: +306972245343, +306980027609, +302286021179.

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 am, arrival: 14.55 pm and from Santorini – Piraeus (7/10), departure: 15.30 pm, arrival: 23.25 pm 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 at +30 2103249070.

Click on the following link to find all available offers related to the event:

Ryanair is the official airline partner. Official sponsors also are for one more year, Blue Star Ferries, Athina Luxury Suites and Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa. Official Supporters are Natural Mineral Water “Vikos”, Avance Rent A Car, Santorini Hoteliers Association, Meltemi Hotels & Resorts, Aqua Vista Hotels and Boatmen Union Santorini.

“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. More info at:

Official Airline Partner: Ryanair

Official Technology Partner: Samsung

Official Sponsors: Ford Motor Hellas, Blue Star Ferries, Alafouzos Sport, Athina Luxury Suites, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa

Official Supporters: Natural Mineral Water “Vikos”, Avance Rent A Car, Santorini Hoteliers Association, Meltemi Hotels & Resorts, Aqua Vista Hotels, 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

Under the Auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization

Approved by the Hellenic Swimming Federation

Watch the impressive video teaser of Santorini Experience 2018

Last update September 1st: Registration is open till September 7th

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