GNTO Supports Sports Tourism in Greece

GNTO supports sports tourism in Greece

Five high-level international sports tourism events are scheduled to take place in the coming days on the islands of Santorini, Corfu, Sifnos and Mykonos and the town of Nafpaktos, under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO).

The GNTO, as it underlined in an announcement, supports initiatives on an ongoing basis that promote special forms of tourism in Greece, enrich the Greek tourist product and enhance the international image of the country.

From September 23 to September 25, ‘the Santorini Experience’, an event that combines swimming and running, will take place in Santorini for the sixth year running.

GNTO supports sports tourism in Greece

GNTO supports sports tourism in Greece

On September 24, the ‘Corfu Old Town Trail’ international running event is being held in the city of Corfu, which is the "city version" of the successful ‘Corfu Mountain Trail’. Participating athletes will run 7 kilometre and 14 kilometre routes respectively, starting and ending in the famous Liston Square, crossing the old town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site – along the way.  Small, "artistic surprises" have been organised for athletes and spectators in twenty different locations along the running trail.

From September 24 to October 2, the ‘Lepanto Formula Kite European Championships 2022’ will be held in Nafpaktos, as part of the events of the Municipality of Nafpaktia for the celebrations of 451 years since the historic Naval Battle. Formula Kite is a high-demand Olympic sailing event and is the epitome of kiteboarding.

GNTO supports sports tourism in Greece

GNTO supports sports tourism in Greece Sifnos shot-put

Meanwhile, on October 1, the second Sifnos Street Shot Put Meeting, organised by SEGAS Cyclades, will take place in Sifnos.

Finally, on the weekend of October 1 and 2, the first Mykonos Running Festival will take place in Mykonos, which includes a Half Marathon (Mykonos Gold), as well as Roads for Health and Dynamic Walking 10 kilometre (Mykonos Run) and 2.5 kilometre (Mykonos Family Run) races.

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