Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa Supports Santorini Experience 2018

Beginning October 5th, 2018, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa will be among the sponsors of the three-day Santorini Experience, a significant sports tourism event coming to our magnificent island for the fourth consecutive year. The event organizers and sponsors aim to build on past successes and to promote world-class sports tourism on one of the world’s great island destinations.

Co-organized by the Municipality of Santorini, Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (DAPPOS), and Active Media Group, this year’s event is also supported by the Greek National Tourism Organization.

The Santorini Experience 2018 will include a variety of running, swimming, and other activities including 5, 10, and 15-kilometer races, concerts, and open water swimming to name a few. This unique event puts avid sports enthusiasts right alongside world-class athletes competing in one of the most unbelievable settings imaginable. Spectators and competitors get to experience one of the most beautiful places on Earth while taking part in an incredible sports spectacle.

This year, the Santorini Experience has joined the World’s Marathons world running community, a marketing group that promotes and takes part in more than four thousand races worldwide. Running routes have been tailormade by former marathon runner and Greek classic route record holder Nikos Polias, who is also a running coach and director of All About Running.

Swimmers will confront a 1.5-mile test designed by the Federal Technical coach of Swimming, with Olympic and World medals in open water swimming Nikos Gemelos. Some of the big-name swimmers who’ve taken part in previous Santorini Experience events include Hungarian swimmer Attila Manyoki; Olympic and World Champion in open water swimming, Spyros Gianniotis; and World Champion in open water swimming, Kelly Araouzou.

If you want to see the Santorini Experience 2018 races as a spectator or participate yourself, book your stay at Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa in time, for early-bird discounts and other perks that are only available when you book directly with us.

The Best Santorini Products for Your Table

Santorini is not often considered a source for agricultural products. This is owing to the island’s incredible touristic popularity, no doubt. However, the unique volcanic nature of Santorini and its climate have properties for growing high-quality products for your table that are not available anywhere else in the world. Here are just a few of the produce specific to Santorini to tantalize your taste buds.

Must-have Santorini Souvenirs

Santorini’s most precious gift for travelers rises in the East in the morning and sets over the world’s most famous volcano caldera in the evening. Sunsets here stay with you for a lifetime. As majestic and memorable as sunsets are, visitors also want more tangible souvenirs of their trips to paradise too. With physical keepsakes in mind, here’s a short list of the most popular tokens from Santorini.