Santorini Experience – the ultimate sports event at paradise on earth

The Santorini Experience, the ultimate sports event, returns to one of the world’s top tourism destinations.
The award-winning sports tourism event, which includes running and swimming races, returns to the island paradise from 4-6 October for the 5th consecutive year.

Last year, the event drew more than 6,000 visitors from 45 countries to experience the ultimate physical challenge. The unique volcanic energy is one of the elements that makes the swimming race of Santorini Experience stand out. Specifically, participants have the opportunity to swim 2.4 kilometres from the volcano to the old port of Fira, enjoying the island’s imposing view as they do so. 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. 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) have praised the event.

The Santorini Experience has helped the island create its own strong Greek brand for sports tourism, through the co-organisation of the Municipality of Santorini, Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (DAPPOS) and Active Media Group.

All those travelling to the island by ferry for the 5th Santorini Experience, will be able to receive a 50 per cent discount on ferry tickets and 30 per cent discount for vehicles to/from Santorini for all those visiting the event and the island from 1-12 October 2019. Each person who has completed his/her registration is entitled to the same discount for 3 more people (if these are his/her escorts) or for 4 people (if these are family members).

Other hospitality packages are also offered with VitaNTravel offering accommodation packages starting from 170€ per person for three days, including accommodation and ferry tickets. For more information visit:

Avance Rent A Car offers participants of the event a 30 per cent discount for bookings until 30 June, and a 15 per cent discount from 1 July. To make a booking, email

Santorini Experience has joined the Greek actions of the #BeactiveHellas 2019 program of the European Commission and is under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports.

More info at: Official Hashtag: #SantoriniExperience
Neos Kosmos
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