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Santorini Island

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2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim silver medalist Spyridon Gianniotis at the Santorini Experience in Greece's Santorini Island
Open water swimming ambassadors for the Santorini Experience on Santorini Island in Greece

Santorini (Greek: Σαντορίνη), is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 miles) southeast of Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with a population of 15,550. The municipality of Santorini includes the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana.

The Santorini Experience[edit]

The Santorini Experience is a running and sea swimming event that includes a 1.5 km swim with 1 km + 5 km + 10 km + 15 km runs held on Santorini Island (Cyclades Group of Islands) in Greece on 7-9 October 2016. Participants include 5-time Olympian and 2-time open water swimming world champion in open water swimming Spyros Gianniotis, 2016 Olympian Kelly Araouzou, the Greek national swim team, and the Greek national swim team coach Nikos Gemelos.

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