Santorini Experience 2018
From 5 to 7 October Santorini welcomes runners and swimmers for the 4th consecutive year to the top and most successful event of sports tourism in Greece, Santorini Experience, which opened its registrations and this year will provide many gifts and surprises.
Running in Santorini
For lovers of running on Saturday 6th October, the 3 different routes will take place, with “background” the magical images from the volcano overlooking the Caldera, as well as the settlements of Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia.
Specifically, the 5 km route, which has been named last year “Aristeidis Alafouzos”, is about 10 km for the most experienced in distances and the distance of 15 km for those who love strength, endurance, technique and adrenaline. All the routes are based on the desalination plant in Oia, with earth paths and terminating again in Oia. The routes are designed by the former marathon runner, Panhellenic Classic Runner, Running Trainer and All About Running Manager, Nikos Polia.
Swimming in Santorini
Swimming on the high seas, as always, takes place on the last day of the races, Sunday 7 October and includes a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) race. Participants will have the opportunity to swim from the volcano to the old port of Fira. The event will take care of amateur athletes with the addition of a high-quality and high-quality safety jacket that gives the participant another incentive to choose the Santorini Experience.
The swimming trail will take place, as is the case every year, with absolute security in the enchanting waters of Santorini (average water temperature at 20-22 degrees Celsius), under the technical supervision of the Federal Technician, with Olympic and World Class Distinctions in Offshore Swimming, Nikos Gemelos, who has designed this unique route.
The safety of the race will contribute for another year to Lifeguard Patrol’s specialized lifeguards, who will also offer several lifeguards. For swimmers, different age categories will be formed depending on the final number of participating swimmers, and there will be a separate categorization for those who wear a full-body swimsuit (wetsuit category).
Activities for children in Santorini
In addition to swimming and running in the program, there will be activities for children, such as the well-established 1km playground, as well as Tae Kwon Do, from the silver medal winner Alexandros Nicolaides.
The goal of this year’s Santorini Experience is to break the entry record as athletes from 40 countries took part last year. In the next period, more information will be announced on the privileged packages and the easier access of the participants to the island of Santorini.
This year’s event has joined the Global Swim Series (GSS) so that all swimmers taking part in Santorini Experience, as well as the other GSS matches, have a global ranking. Correspondingly, the event has joined the World of Marathons World Community, which has more than 3,968 races worldwide.
Experience Santorini with Santorini tours
If you want to visit every corner of Santorini you should book Santorini tours now. Bellow is a list with the most popular Santorini tours:
- Santorini full day private tour
- Santorini sightseeing private tour
- Santorini exclusive shore private tour
- Santorini impressive Caldera private tour
- Santorini south part private tour
- Santorini north part private tour
- Santorini historical private tour
- Santorini sunset private tour