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.
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.
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.
For the safety of all races, the event will be held in accordance with FINA regulations, in order to ensure the health of athletes and attendees. The event will provide once again everyone with a safety lifeguard buoy since its use by professional and amateur athletes is mandatory. For each participant in the 14.5km and 10km routes there will be an escort-boat.
The routes of 5km, 3km, 1.5km and 500m. have Pefki beach as their starting and finishing point.
Port Vila is one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and swimmers pass over reefs and deep channels in clear waters around Iririki Island. Attracts over 200 swimmers from Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Fiji. Features clinics with some of the world's top distance swimmers, artifact trophies for top 3 finishers in each age group.