Beginning October 5th, 2018, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa will be among the sponsors of the three-day Santorini Experience, a significant sports tourism event coming to our magnificent island for the fourth consecutive year. The event organizers and sponsors aim to build on past successes and to promote world-class sports tourism on one of the world’s great island destinations.
Co-organized by the Municipality of Santorini, Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (DAPPOS), and Active Media Group, this year’s event is also supported by the Greek National Tourism Organization.
The Santorini Experience 2018 will include a variety of running, swimming, and other activities including 5, 10, and 15-kilometer races, concerts, and open water swimming to name a few. This unique event puts avid sports enthusiasts right alongside world-class athletes competing in one of the most unbelievable settings imaginable. Spectators and competitors get to experience one of the most beautiful places on Earth while taking part in an incredible sports spectacle.
This year, the Santorini Experience has joined the World’s Marathons world running community, a marketing group that promotes and takes part in more than four thousand races worldwide. Running routes have been tailormade by former marathon runner and Greek classic route record holder Nikos Polias, who is also a running coach and director of All About Running.
Swimmers will confront a 1.5-mile test designed by the Federal Technical coach of Swimming, with Olympic and World medals in open water swimming Nikos Gemelos. Some of the big-name swimmers who’ve taken part in previous Santorini Experience events include Hungarian swimmer Attila Manyoki; Olympic and World Champion in open water swimming, Spyros Gianniotis; and World Champion in open water swimming, Kelly Araouzou.
If you want to see the Santorini Experience 2018 races as a spectator or participate yourself, book your stay at Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa in time, for early-bird discounts and other perks that are only available when you book directly with us.