Open Water Swimming Route of Santorini Experience

Location: Volcano - Old Port of Fira
The distance of the Santorini Experience open water swimming route is 1.5 miles (2.4 km)

Start/ Finish
The starting line* will be in the water in the harbor of the volcano. The finish line is located at the pier of the old port of Fira in a specially formatted finish arch. In order to exit a pool ladder will be available.
Along the way there will be many experienced lifeguards and watercrafts for the safety and protection of swimmers. If you don’t feel well and you are not able to continue, you may move your hands up and down or move to the nearest watercraft.
* Swimmers will be transferred by boat to the starting area.

Other Information
In Santorini Experience there is timing. Distinguished categories will be formed depending on the final participation entries, while an extra classification for those wearing wetsuits will be added.
Swimmers should be at the old port at least 1 hour before the scheduled starting time.
The contestants can use the cable car connecting Fira to the old port.
Spectators could visit the port by the stairs or by the cable car. They can enjoy and share this unique experience from any point of Fira or Santorini with a view to Caldera.

Volcano - Old Port of Fira


“Daedalic Kore of Thira” Half Marathon

The marble Daedalic Kore of Thira, a unique archaeological finding of supernatural size (2.30 meters height and about 750 kilograms weight), dating back to 640 BC. (7th century), was found preserved in excellent condition at the site of Sellada in Ancient Thira, on November 24, 2000, by the late archaeologist Charalampos Sigalas. It highlights the vast history of Santorini and is placed chronologically and aesthetically in the era of the genesis of the monumental Greek sculpture. This remarkable sculpture, which will soon be exhibited to the world for the first time, in the outdoor area of the Archaeological Museum of Thira, which is being currently renovated, gives its name to the first half-marathon run, which is held for the first time on the island. The “Daedalic Kore of Thira” Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022, running across the enchanting areas of Oia, Imerovigli and Fira.


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Location: St. Raphael Holy Orthodox Chapel - Santorini, Cyclades









Santorini Municipality and the award-winning Active Media Group co-organize Santorini Experience which includes open water swimming in the Aegean Sea and Half-marathon “Daedalic Kore of Thira” running.
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