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The 1st Patmos Revelation will take place on the island of Patmos from June 30 to July 2, organized by the Municipality of Patmos in cooperation with the Region of South Aegean and Active Media Group.
Aiming to promote Patmos as a sports tourism destination, the 1st Patmos Revelation will host Greek Olympic and world champions, youngsters and adults, professional and amateur athletes and will include running and open water swimming races.
“Patmos Revelation” will include a 5km running route (starting from Skala, following the coastal route to Grikos and returning to Skala) and a 15km running route (starting from Skala, following the coastal route to Grikos, crossing the town of Chora and return to Skala). The unique routes have been designed and edited by the top director of All About Running, Nikos Polias.
Regarding open water swimming, this route is designed by the Federal Technical Coach of Swimming Nikos Gemelos (coach with countless distinctions in the Olympic Games and World Championships in open water swimming), and will be held at Grikos Bay. Swimmers will have to cover a 1 mile (1.6 km) distance.
“Patmos Revelation” will be held for good cause, as part of its revenue will be given for the support of Patmiada Ecclesiastical School (Patmiada of the Genus Ecclesiastical School).
The goal of the event is for sports tourism to be promoted as an alternative choice to visitors, who will get acquainted with a different and unprecedented experience, while enjoying the mystical atmosphere of the island.