When and Where?
The Authentic Marathon Swim will take place on July 2-4, 2021 at the straits of Artemision – the location of the historical Naval Battle between Greek and Persian forces.
What really 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 Istiaia-Edipsos while Active Media Group is responsible for its sports production.
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 10km, 5km, 3km, 1.5km and an 800m. kids’ open water swimming races at Pefki of Istiaia-Edipsos Municipality in North Evia, Greece.
Approved by the Ministry of Tourism
Under the Auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization
Under the Auspices of the International Olympic Academy
Under the Auspices of the Hellenic Olympic Committee