Swimming by Elias Lefas

The top sports tourism event “Santorini Experience” organized for the 3rd consecutive year in the enchanting Santorini on October 6-8, 2017 is ready to excite all professional and amateur swimmers and runners from around the world!

This year’s schedule begins on Friday, October 6th, 2017 with a focus on children. More specifically at 10:00 am in the morning the 1km kids running race will be held at the Indoor Hall DAPPOS, in Fira.

Running by Elias LefasOn Friday, at 12:00 pm the established Meet & Greet will be held with the presence of silver Olympic medalist Alexandros Nikolaidis, the Olympic & World Champion in 400m. with hurdles Periklis Iakovakis, the World Champion in open water swimming Kelly Araouzou as well as top athletes from the Greek open water national team, at Alafouzos Sports store (official sponsor of the event supporting “Santorini Experience” for the third year in a row) at Fira.

Respectively, the twice Silver Olympic Medalist, Alexandros Nikolaidis will undertake for one more year to introduce the secrets of TaeKwonDo martial art to beginners (at 15:00 pm) and advanced athletes (at 16:00 pm) at the Indoor Hall of DAPPOS, at Fira.

Running and swimming are the dominant activities in “Santorini Experience” for another year!

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, professional and amateur runners will have the chance to run and live the adrenaline of the Caldera with the starting of the 10km and 15km running routes taking place at 08:15 am in the morning, and the starting of the 5km “Aristides Alafouzos” route at 11:00 am. All routes start from the desalination plant in Oia.

TaeKwonDo by Vangelis PatsialosOn Sunday, October 8, 2017, professional and amateur swimmers will be able to feel their energy erupt and the atmosphere of the volcano with the imposing view of the island in front of them! The 1.5 mile (2.4km) unique swimming race of “Santorini Experience”, will start at 11:00 am from the volcano and finish at the old port in Fira. The swimming route will be carried out with absolute safety in the magical waters of Santorini, under the auspices of the Hellenic Swimming Federation and under the technical direction of the Federal Technical Coach, Nikos Gemelos who has designed this unique route. The race will be held with the participation of the World Champion in open water swimming, Kelly Araouzou as well as athletes from the Greek open water swimming national team.

You may find the detailed schedule at the following link:

Registrations in swimming and running continue with an undiminished pace until September 28th through the official page of the event in the following link: http://activemedia.com.gr/product/santorini-experience-2017/.

“Santorini Experience” will take place under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization and the Hellenic Swimming Federation with the co-organization of the Municipality of Santorini, DAPPOS and Active Media Group.

Official Hashtag: #SantoriniExperience