Registrations at “Santorini Experience” are proceeding intensively, even though we are 5 months away from the event, while special offers and discounts continue for those who choose to travel to the enchanting island of the Cyclades on October 5-7, 2018.
As far as the race is concerned, we must highlight that any event involving an open water swimming race should take place with the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation, in accordance with FINA’s safety rules; as is always the case with “Santorini Experience”. For one more year, the open water swimming race will be implemented with the support of Santorini Boatmen Union and the assistance of Lifeguard Patrol that will take care of the safety of all participants.
For the 2nd consecutive year the great Hungarian swimmer, Attila Manyoki will swim again in the waters of Santorini. The 45-year-old recognised athlete in open water swimming with several successes and a member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF), has completed hundreds of open water swimming marathons and has swum twice the 90km distance.
As far as the swimming route is concerned, it is designed by the federal technical coach, with distinctions in the open water swimming races, in the Olympic Games and World Championships, Nikos Gemelos.
Mr. Gemelos highlighted: “The 4th “Santorini Experience” is a fact. It is with great pleasure to welcome great names of Greek athletes, as well as to see the interest of foreign athletes with great performances. We have designed and organised age groups, depending on the final number of participants. At the same time, we will have a separate category for those who choose to wear a full-body swimming suit (wetsuit category). Our goal is to satisfy every participant and our perspective is that every year we learn from our contestants according to their requirements and we adapt to their needs so that “Santorini Experience” does not remain in the memories of those taking part as a swimming race, but as a lifetime experience”.
In the following link you may watch the video teaser of Santorini Experience 2018: https://youtu.be/kZmMBZDXMSc
Ryanair is the official airline partner of the event for a third year in a row.
Once again, official sponsors of the event are Ford Motor Hellas, Alafouzos Sport and our hotel, Athina Luxury Suites.
Official supporters are Natural Mineral Water “Vikos”, Avance, Santorini Hoteliers Association, Meltemi Hotels & Resorts, Aqua Vista Hotels and Boatmen Union Santorini.
“Santorini Experience” is a co-organisation of Municipality of Santorini, DAPPOS and Active Media Group.
More info in www.santorini-experience.com