Santorini Experience Returns for 7th Year: Run, Swim, and Experience Breathtaking Beauty (October 3-6)

1 Santorini Experience Swimming by Elias Lefas

Santorini, Greece—Calling all runners and swimmers! The prestigious Santorini Experience returns for its seventh year, taking place from October 3rd to 6th, 2024.

This unique event combines athletic competition with the unparalleled beauty of Santorini. Participants can choose from three stunning trail running routes overlooking the Caldera, with distances of 5km, 10km, and 15km catering to all levels. Open water swimmers will enjoy a 1.5-mile race from the volcano to the old port of Fira, offering stunning island views throughout.

More than just a race:

Santorini Experience goes beyond competition. It's a chance to experience Santorini's rich culture, stunning scenery, and delicious food. Visitors can explore charming villages, relax on beautiful beaches, and savour the local cuisine.

Free for locals:

Residents of Thira Municipality can participate in the event for free! Details on registration will be announced soon.


  • Mayor Nikos Zorzos: "Santorini Experience strengthens sports tourism on our island. It attracts quality tourists who can combine athletics with experiencing Santorini's beauty."
  • Deputy Mayor Eleftherios Tzouros: "Santorini Experience proves that sports can motivate travel and create lasting memories."

Event Sponsors:

  • SIXT (Gold Sponsor)
  • Miele (Bronze Sponsor)
  • Vikos Natural Mineral Water (Official Water)
  • Luanvi (Official Sports Supplier)
  • Alafouzos Sport (Official Sports Store)
  • Kois Optics (Official Optics Partner)
  • PHEE (Partner)
  • π³= Plastic Pollution Prevention (Sustainability Partner)

Organized by:

Santorini Experience is co-organized by the Municipality of Thira and ActiveMedia Group under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization.

For more information and registration:

Visit the official website:

Participating Hotels:

The event is supported by numerous hospitality sponsors offering special rates for participants. Confirmed hotels include Athina Luxury Suites, Nobu Hotel Santorini, and many more

1 Santorini Experience - Open Water Swimming - photo by Elias Lefas

2 Santorini Experience - Trail Running - photo by Babis Giritziotis

3 Santorini Experience - Open Water Swimming - photo by Elias Lefas

4 Santorini Experience - Open Water Swimming - photo by Elias Lefas

5 Santorini Experience - Trail Running - photo by Babis Giritziotis

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