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‘Ios Adventure’ Event to Combine Sports Tourism with Nature

Ios this summer will host the Ios Adventure, an exciting sports tourism event that combines running and swimming races with the Cycladic island’s unique nature.

Organized by the Municipality of Ios and the Hellenic Federation of Modern Pentathlon, the event will be held between June 27-30.

“Ios has always been a favorite destination for those who love water sports. Ios Adventure combines swimming races in the blue waters of Mylopotas, with running races on the island’s mountainous trails,” the organizers said in an announcement.

The four-day event includes the following races:

– Ios Trail Race – 14 km
– Ios Trail Race – 24km
– Ios Challenge Standard (1,5km swim & 14km run)
– Ios Challenge Extreme (3km swim, 24km run)
– Laser Run
– Ios Swim – 1,5km
– Ios Swim – 3km
– Kids Run

Registration for the Ios Adventure is expected to open soon. For more information, press here.

‘Ios Paths’ promotes the island’s trail network

Meanwhile, adventure fans and hiking enthusiasts can learn more on the island’s unique network of trails through Ios Paths, an online guide created a few years ago by a young couple from Ios – Giorgos and Flora.

Photo Source: Ios Paths

Photo Source: Ios Paths

The guide includes information on more than 20 trails, which can be downloaded on any portable device.

Visitors can also find out more on the religious sites of the island, as well as other tourism attractions that the couple has visited and registered on a map, such as its beaches.

The “Ios Paths” portal is available here.

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a media sponsor of Ios Adventure.

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Eleftheria has worked for several financial newspapers, magazines and websites during the past 19 years. Between 2004 and 2014 she worked as a radio producer, reporter and presenter for the Greek and English language program of “Athina 9.84 FM”. She also has hands-on experience in the MICE industry.

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