In honor of the first long-distance swimmers to be recorded, the "Skyllias and Hydna, The Authentic Marathon Swimu" event, will take place in the straits of Artemision, the location of the historical Naval Battle between the Greek and Persian forces, on July 4-5, 2020. Hence, 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 Artemisium Naval Battle The event includes 10km, 3km and 1,5km open water swimming races at Pefki of Istiaia-Aidipsos Municipality in Evia.
According to the written works of Ancient Historians, Skyllias and his daughter Hydna, were the very first u201cmarathon swimmersu201d to ever be acknowledged globally. The story of Skyllias and Hydna describes…
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