What is the Authentic Marathon Swim?
The Authentic Marathon Swim represents the revival of the authentic marathon swimming route, 2.500 years after it was first accomplished. It includes various open water swimming routes and is organized by the Municipality of Istiea-Edipsos while ActiveMedia Group is responsible for its sports production.
When and Where?
The Authentic Marathon Swim will take place on July 1-3, 2022 at the straits of Artemision – the location of the historical Naval Battle between Greek and Persian forces.
Which are the routes?
The open water swimming event provides swimmers of the modern era with an opportunity of replicating the historical achievement of Skyllias and Hydna by swimming over the shipwrecks of the historical Artemision Naval Battle. The event includes 14.5km, 10km, 5km, 3km, 1.5km and a 500m. kids’ open water swimming races at Pefki of Istiea-Edipsos Municipality in North Evia, Greece.
Cancellations of confirmed registrations are only possible in accordance to the cancellation policy of the event, as indicated in this term. Refund of the total amount is approved in case of non-participation notice latest by 31/05/2022. Organization has the right to proceed to any changes (dates, routes) in case of extreme weather conditions or force majeure in order to facilitate and ensure the safety of the athletes. In the unlikely case of a race or the event in total being cancelled there are no refunds given. In the case of a race or the event in total being cancelled, the organization has no responsibility for any costs incurred as a result of cancellation including any travel or accommodation costs, including your transfer to the event location.
The Authentic Marathon Swim is organized by the Municipality of Istiea-Edipsos with the Region of Central Greece, the Organization of Cultural Development for Central Greece (O.P.A.S.T.E.), the Central Union of Municipalities in Greece (KEDE) and the Regional Union of Municipalities of Central Greece.
Sports Production: ActiveMedia Group