Award-winning sports tourism event, Santorini Experience returns to one of the world’s top tourism destinations 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.

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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.

A unique experience, the event has been praised by a number of world class swimmers, including the likes of 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), and George Arniakos (European Champion).

A sweet deal

Those taking part in the event, and 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 three more people (if these are his/her escorts) or for four 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

For more information, visit

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