Santorini was the global benchmark by professional and amateur athletes, escorts and visitors who traveled to the enchanting island of the Cyclades on October 5-7, 2018 for the needs of the 4th “Santorini Experience”.
The top sports tourism event in Greece was completed with absolute success and a record of participations in the running and swimming races gathering more than 6,000 visitors in
Santorini. In fact, 60% of the visitors stayed in Santorini for more than 5 nights.
Participations from the 5 continents in Santorini!
For one more year, foreign participations surpassed every precedent, as Santorini “hosted” athletes from a total of 45 countries from the 5 continents, America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. Indicatively, participations in swimmers and runners were recorded from Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, USA, Russia, Qatar, South Africa, United Kingdom, Japan and China.
On Friday, October 5, on the occasion of Santorini Experience, Samsung (as the official technology partner), in cooperation with the local Kotsovolos store, organised the event.
“Kotsovolos and Samsung present the Hotel of the Future” at the conference hall of DAPPOS informing the island’s hoteliers of all the latest developments and the benefits of technology in their industry. Samsung enriched 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.
The event received the support of the following hospitality sponsors: Athina Luxury Suites, Santorini Hoteliers Association, Meltemi Hotels & Resorts, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, Aqua Vista Hotels, Canaves Oia, Santo Houses, West East Suites, Desiterra Luxury Suites & Villas, 270 Oia’s View, Fanouris Condo, Monolithia, Casa Iphigenia, Sienna Resort, Esperas Santorini and Loizos Stylish Residencies.
Additionally, the official cocktail gala of Santorini Experience was held at Esperisma bar-restaurant of Athina Luxury Suites, during a magical sunset from above!
“Santorini Experience” is a co-organization of Municipality of Santorini, Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (DAPPOS) and Active Media Group.
The event was held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organisation and approved by the Hellenic Swimming Federation.
Panagiotis Inglesis is the co-owner and General manager of Athina Luxury Suites, along with his wife Mrs.Artemis Argyrou. Together they had a vision to create one of the best boutique hotels in Santorini and today they continue their vision…Athina Luxury Suites is considered one of the top hotels on the island.