SPORTS
AROUND GREECE

AEGEAN 600

The AEGEAN 600 sports event will take place in the Aegean Sea from Friday 5 to Saturday 13 July, 2024.




The Start is given by Homer’s sanctuary, in front of the columns of Poseidon’s temple, and with the wishes of the mythical god of the sea the boats sail for Milos, the home of the Venus of Milos, the prize of the Louvre de Paris. Surrounded by Cycladic white, they reach the scenic Caldera of Santorini, where the white of the houses blends with the volcanic rock creating unique contrasts and images. They continue towards the southernmost island of the Aegean Sea, Kassos, and leaving Karpathos on the left, the nativity island of Athena, and the residence of Prometheus, reach the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights in Rhodes. The course continues towards scenic Kos and Kalymnos, the island of sponge divers, while on the way they meet, besides dolphins, beautiful small islands, each with its own history.

The fleet sails next to the full color islands of Pharmakonisi and Agathonisi, and continue to Ikario Pelagos, a sea that offers strong sailing excitement. The sailors meet Patmos, the island of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse, and head to cosmopolitan Mykonos and Delos, the birthplace of Apollo. The last islands of the route are Giaros and Kea. Slowly Finally the contestants face the Temple of Poseidon that will mark the end of the sailing adventure and the race.

Start: Sounio
Route: Milos, Santorini, Kasos, Karpathos, Rhodos, Kos, Kalymnos, Patmos, Mykonos, Delos, Kea
Finish: Sounio

Sunday July 7, 2024
14:00: Start AEGEAN 600 at Sounio

Under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organisation.