“Santorini Experience” continues its preparations in anticipation of the races that will be held between October 5th and 7th, in the enchanting island of the Cyclades.

At the same time, the successful event continues to be distinguished, as another prize was added to its collection. “Santorini Experience” won the gold award at the Sports Marketing Awards 2018, in the “Integrated Marketing Campaign” category in the “Sports Organizations” section.


Regarding the racing part of the event, on Saturday October 6th, the schedule includes 3 different trail running routes especially for fans of running, which have as background the unique images of the volcano overlooking the Caldera as well as the stunning settlements at Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia. In particular, the 5 km “Aristides Alafouzos” route, is ideal for running and dynamic walking, the 10 km route is designed for the experienced runners and the 15 km route for those who love power, stamina, technique and adrenaline. All routes start from the desalination plant in Oia, including parts of trail track, and finish in Oia. The running routes are designed by the former marathon runner, Greek classic route record holder, running trainer and director of All About Running, Nikos Polias, who stressed: “It is a great pleasure for us, to be on the beautiful island of Santorini, for the fourth consecutive year, to live another breathtaking experience with 3 splendid routes on the Caldera, having as a backdrop the island’s world-famous volcano. Three quite demanding routes, with a 135m. minimum altitude and a 334m. maximum altitude. On a dirt path with recessed stones, with paved and asphalt road in some points, making it even more difficult for the runners. Our goal this year is to see as many runners as possible from many places around the world, since last year we had the impressive number of participants from more than 40 countries. Santorini Experience has been established in the runners’ consciousness and we wish everyone who chooses this event to be completely satisfied”.

In the following link you may see the details of the routes:


“Santorini Experience” has joined the World’s Marathons world running community (which counts more than 4,146 races all over the world).



As far as the open water swimming race is concerned, we must highlight that any event involving an open water swimming race should take place only by having the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation, in accordance with FINA’s safety rules; as is always the case with “Santorini Experience”.

This year many great Greek athletes will participate in the open water swimming race. Members of the Greek National Swimming Team, such as the world champions Kelly Araouzou and Antonis Fokaidis, European champion Giorgos Arniakos and Greek champions Dimitris Negris, Stellina Aplanti, Dejan Jovanovic and Dimitris Manios.


Social Events

Regarding the social events of the island related to “Santorini Experience”, the Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (DAPPOS) will organize an open concert for the public in the surrounding area of ​​the Indoor Hall DAPPOS on Saturday afternoon, on October 6th, with the music band C: Real; a concert that will be offered for free to all the participants of “Santorini Experience”.


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Photos: Loukas Hapsis, ELias Lefas