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 Istiaia-Edipsos while Active Media Group is responsible for its sports production.
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 10km, 5km, 3km, 1.5km and an 800m. kids’ open water swimming races at Pefki of Istiaia-Edipsos Municipality in North Evia, Greece.
FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021
17:00-20:00 Receive participation kit from the registration area at Pefki beach
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021
10:00-20:00 Receive participation kit from the registration area at Pefki beach
Start and finish points of swimming routes located at Pefki beach.
14:00 Start of the 5 km open water swimming route
16:00 Start of the 3 km open water swimming route
18:30 Start of the 1.5 km open water swimming route
20:30 End of registration & participation kit pick-ups
SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021
07:00 Transportation of swimmers from Pefki beach pier to the starting point of the authentic 10 km open water swimming route
08:00 Start of the authentic 10 km open water swimming route
09:30 Start of the 800m kids’ swimming route
- 10KM Route
- 5KM Route
- 3KM Route
- 1,5KM Route
- 800M Kids’ Swimming
The Authentic Marathon Swim is organized by the Municipality of Istiaia-Edipsos & the entire local government with the Region of Central Greece, the Organization of Cultural Development for Central Greece (O.P.A.S.T.E.) and the Regional Union of Municipalities of Central Greece.