53th International swimming cross of Toroneos Gulf August 26th, 2023 Nikiti | Sithonia The Toroneos Swimming
53th International swimming cross of Toroneos Gulf
August 26th, 2023
Nikiti | Sithonia
The Toroneos Swimming Marathon is one of Halkidiki’s most recognized yearly events and perhaps its greatest sporting competition.
About the marathon…
The athletes are selected to compete in this gruelling race that extends 26 kilometres from Kallithea on the Kassandra peninsula and will end at the Nikiti beach in Sithonia. The competitors must have participated in a previous competition to qualify for this race and they are narrowed down to just 20 participants.
Starting at 8:00 am from the hotel Palini Beach in Kassandra, the athletes will begin their swimming quest to win one of the most recognized swimming events in Greece. Each swimmer will be escorted by a boat for their safety and other boats will cover the event. The participants come from around the world proving this to be a recognized international swimming event.
Observers and supporters will gather on the Nikiti beach where the athletes will arrive sometime in the afternoon. The fastest time to date is just under 6 hours to complete the 26 kilometre distance. Towards the end of the day on the Nikiti beach is where the closing ceremony will be held and even though there is only one true winner, all are considered winners due to their success and are awarded the olive wreath as a symbol of their victory!
The board of directors of the club is pleased to announce the four-day programme of events of the 53rd International Toroneos Gulf Crossing. We are waiting for you all there !
Join in on the celebration!
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