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Preparations Underway for Authentic Marathon Swim Event in July

Impressive footage of the swimming races at Pefki, of the Municipality of Istiaia-Edipsos (photo by Angelos Zymaras @ Authentic Marathon Swim)

Early Bird offers available until April 30

The preparations for the Authentic Marathon Swim are currently underway, as organizers are getting ready to hold the historic event for the second consecutive year at Pefki in the Municipality of IstiaiaEdipsos on the Greek island of Evia.

Scheduled to take place during July 2-4, the Authentic Marathon Swim will be organized by the Municipality of Istiaia-Edipsos and held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO)ActiveMedia Group is responsible for its sports production.

Amateur and professional swimmers from Greece and abroad will visit North Evia again this year and discover the region’s cultural and natural wealth and also become part of history, as the location is the birthplace of marathon swimming.


Participants will follow the safe 10km swimming route (over the shipwrecks of the Naval Battle of Artemision that took place in 480 B.C.). The event also has routes of 3km, 1.5km and the new 5km. Younger fans of the sea will have the opportunity to test their swimming skills in the 800m children’s race. The 5km, 3km, 1.5km and 800m. routes will have Pefki beach as their starting and finishing point.

Early Bird offers until April 30

Impressive photo from the Authentic Marathon Swim’s swimming at the straits of Artemision (photo by Dimitris Andritsos Photography @ Authentic Marathon Swim)

A few days are left for the Early Bird prices of the Authentic Marathon Swim’s registration, reaching up to a 33% discount. Interested parties should hurry up to claim the offers that are valid until April 4. Registration for the 800m children’s race is free. The event also offers a special discount on group registrations of more than 10 people. Press here for registration.

Sports for all

The Municipality of Istiaia-Edipsos, in the context of its corporate social responsibility actions and the fight against social exclusion of vulnerable groups of the population, is offering free access to sports for all citizens through the Authentic Marathon Swim. All residents of Istiaia-Edipsos will have the opportunity to take part in the 5km, 3km and 1.5km routes as well as the 800m. children’s race, free of charge.

 Accommodation packages & offers at the Municipality of Istiaia-Edipsos

The Authentic Marathon Swim already collaborates with more than 20 hotels in the region, aiming to revitalize the sports tourism industry of Northern Evia and strengthen the Greek tourism product. Up to this point, this year’s event is supported with special low price offers by the following hospitality sponsors: Maria Louiza Apartments, Altamar Hotel, Ellaeon Throesma, Hydna Studios, Aktaion Hotel, Galini Hotel Edipsos, Island, Ilios Studios, Mirtia Hotel, Irene Studios, Aenaon Studios, Alex Spa Hotel, Apolonio, Evia Dream, Kerasiotis Apartments, Konstantinos Hotel, Lito Hotel, Maria Studios, Rodon Hotel, Sunset Pefki.

The event’s official car rental partner is Avance and official clothing partner is Luanvi.

Photo by Elias Lefas @ Authentic Marathon Swim

The Authentic Marathon Swim will be held in accordance with FINA regulations and the health protocol to be established by the experienced team of ActiveMedia Group, based on the instructions of experts of the Hellenic Swimming Federation and the recommendations of the Greek General Secretariat of Sports’ Health Scientific Committee, in order to ensure the health of athletes and attendees.

The Authentic Marathon Swim has joined the swimming community of Global Swim Series (GSS).

GTP Headlines is a media sponsor of The Authentic Marathon Swim 2021.

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