World’s Top Swimmers Stoychev & Hirai at The Authentic Marathon Swim

The Authentic Marathon Swim revives the historic race at Artemision, 2,500 years later. Swimmers from all over the world will participate in the authentic marathon swimming route and other swimming activities September 4-6 at Pefki, Evia, in the Municipality of Istiaia - Edipsos.
Participating swimmers include the elite of marathon swimming with major names being added on a daily basis. 

The Authentic Marathon Swim

Friday, 4 September, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, 6 September, 2020 (All day)

In honor of the first long-distance swimmers to be recorded, the "Skyllias and Hydna, The Authentic Marathon Swimu" event, will take place in the straits of Artemision, the location of the historical Naval Battle between the Greek and Persian forces, on September 4-6, 2020.


Friday, 2 October, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, 4 October, 2020 (All day)

The ultimate event you should not miss!

The ultimate sports experience comes for a 6th consecutive year in one of the most significant touristic destinations in the world, in Santorini on October 2-4, 2020!

Greece is open! And here are 2 incredible races to get you motivated.

So come and check out a couple of the first races in the post-Covid era!  They will be amazing!

As of July 1, 2020, Greece is opening up again.  And there will be a GSS favorite and a new classic… that was 2,500 years in the making!

The Santorini Experience is back for another year, on Oct 2-4, 2020, on this Greek island, famous for its beauty and tourism.

The Authentic Marathon Swim 2,500 years later

The Authentic Marathon Swim race comes 2,500 years later, at the place where it started, in Artemision. The authentic marathon swimming route performed by Skyllias together with his daughter Hydna revives by uniting the legend with history.

The historic sports event The Authentic Marathon Swim, taking into account the global consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and prioritizing the safety and health of participants and all involved parties, changes its date for September 4-6, 2020.


Sunday, 12 May, 2019 (All day)

Vouliagmeni Nautical Club (NOB) and Health and Beauty magazine are organizing open water swimming and running races on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Swim in the gorgeous Vouliagmeni Bay and run alongside the tree-lined coastline of the Lemos peninsula, starting and finishing inside NOB’s exclusive Club grounds.

The races, under the auspices of the Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni Municipality and the Hellenic Modern Pentathlon Federation, include:

Santorini Experience 2018

Sunday, 7 October, 2018 - 10:00

On Sunday 07/10, action will be transferred in the old port of Fira. The swimmers will feel the intense atmosphere of the volcano with the imposing view of the island in front of them. The starting point of the unique Open Water Swimming by Vikoswill be the volcano and the race will finish in the old port of Fira.

1# Navarino Challenge 2018

Saturday, 13 October, 2018 (All day)

The open water swimming race of “Navarino Challenge” covering the 1 mile (1.6km) special swimming route, will be held for the first time with timing at Navarino bay, the place where the historic naval battle that changed the history of Greece was held.

Mediterranean swimming holidays filmed by drone

Drone and aerial filming has become very popular in recent years and this also reflect on swimming events. Strel Swimming, a professional swimming holiday operator, runs week-long guided trips in the Mediterranean countries (Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Slovenia). They swim from island to island, through the submarine tunnels and more. They have put together some amazing drone video clips from the past summer. See below youtube clips and enjoy!




Santorini Experience returns for 2nd year on 7-9 October 2016

The event that caught the attention of sports friends and offered special moments and emotions to professional and amateur athletes, returns for a second consecutive year in the energetic island of Santorini during the second weekend of October ( 07-09 /10/2016)