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Santorini Experience 2018: Registration Closes on August 31

Santorini Experience. Photo by Loukas Hapsis

Santorini Experience. Photo by Loukas Hapsis

Professional and amateur athletes interested in participating in the Santorini Experience 2018, still have a few more days to register for the thrilling sports tourism event, scheduled to take place between October 5-7, on the the Cycladic island of Santorini.

Registration is open until August 31, and can be done online here.

Kelly Araouzou, Santorini Experience. Photo by Elias Lefas

Kelly Araouzou, Santorini Experience. Photo by Elias Lefas

The Santorini Experience 2018 will feature many prominent athletes of the Greek National Open Water Swimming Team such as world champions Kelly Araouzou and Antonis Fokaidis; European champion George Arniakos; Greek champions Dimitris Negris, Stellina Aplanti, Dejan Jovanovic and Dimitris Manios.

“I am very happy to participate for the fourth consecutive year in Santorini Experience… The open water swimming race is unique, as it is conducted in a unique landscape, once a year, in the waters believed to cover the lost Atlantis,” said Kelly Araouzou.

Santorini Experience is organized by the Municipality of Santorini, the Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization – DAPPOS and Active Media Group, under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Santorini Experience. Photo by Loukas Hapsis

Santorini Experience. Photo by Loukas Hapsis

Sponsors and partners

For the second consecutive year in Santorini Experience, Samsung will be the official technology partner. The company will enrich the experience of those participating and attending the event with the innovative Samsung Galaxy ecosystem services, such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, coupled with the Gear 360, the Gear VR and unique 360 degrees content.

Ford Motor Hellas promotes sports and “fair play” by participating for the 4th year in the support team of “Santorini Experience”. Athletes and organizers will move with the safety and efficient Ford Motor Hellas cars, the official sponsor of the event.

Santorini Experience. Photo by Elias Lefas

Alafouzos Sport will also be present at the 4th Santorini Experience, as in all previous events as the official sponsor of the event. Athletes will be able to pick up their participation numbers and packages from Alafouzos Sport store in Fira.

Santorini is an island in which use of means of transportation is necessary and DNA Travel provides its services for this purpose. Participants will be able to take advantage of the special offer created by DNA Travel for the days of Santorini Experience and arrange a transfer from/to their hotels and from/to the airport or the port they arrive at a cost of €30.00 for up to 4 people and with €5.00 extra cost for every extra person. Reservations can be made at and, but also at the following telephone numbers: +306972245343, +306980027609, +302286021179.

VitaNTravel, as the official travel agent of the event, will take care and assist all athletes and escorts with information about the ferry routes, ferry tickets, car rentals and accommodation in the island while a special accommodation package has been prepared for the period October 5-7, 2018. You may book this special package for a two-night stay that includes your hotel accommodation, ferry tickets with Blue Star Ferries, in economy class for the itineraries: Piraeus – Santorini (5/10), departure: 07.25 am, arrival: 14.55 pm and from Santorini – Piraeus (7/10), departure: 15.30 pm, arrival: 23.25 pm as well as extra transfers from the hotel to the event venues. The privileged package starts from 130€/person. For more information visit: or call +30 2103249070.
Click here to find all available offers related to the event:

Official Airline Partner: Ryanair
Official Technology Partner: Samsung
Official Sponsors: Ford Motor Hellas, Blue Star Ferries, Alafouzos Sport, Athina Luxury Suites, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa
Official Supporters: Natural Mineral Water “Vikos”, Avance Rent A Car, Santorini Hoteliers Association, Meltemi Hotels & Resorts, Aqua Vista Hotels, Boatmen Union Santorini
Official Transport Partner: DNA Travel
Strategic Partner: National Geographic
Assisted by: Lifeguard Patrol, Assyrtico Wine Restaurant Café, Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation, Voluntary Lifeguards of Santorini, Mediterranean Dive Club, Santorini Nautical Club
Hospitality Sponsors: Santorini Hoteliers Association, Meltemi Hotels & Resorts, Aqua Vista Hotels, Athina Luxury Suites, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, Canaves Oia, West East Suites, Desiterra Luxury Suites & Villas, 270 Oia’s View, Central Fira Hotel, Fanouris Condo, Monolithia, Casa Iphigenia, Sienna Resort
Official Travel Agent: VitaNTravel

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a communication sponsor of the Santorini Experience 2018.

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