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Kaş 361, Turkey

Sunday, 11 October, 2015 - 11:00

29# Çanakkale Maratonu -Turkish Victory Day swim - Swim Hellespont, Gallipoli to Ҫanakkale, Turkey

Sunday, 30 August, 2015 - 08:00


This annual event is a swim race organised by local authorities. This date commemorates the final victory for the Turks in the Turkish War of Independence in 1922 against the Greeks.

There is a time limit of 1½ hours to complete the course. The Turkish Coastguard reserve the right of removing swimmers from the water if they do not finish the crossing by this time.

Swim and Sail Southern Turkey-Greece Holidays

Strel Swimming Adventures runs multi-day professionally guided swimming tours in 6 different countries (Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Montenegro, Turkey and Arizona).

Their trips are focused mostly on recreational swimming and exploring great places by water rather than competition, so anybody who can comfortably swim 2kms in open water can join their treks.

Southern Turkey and Greece has been on their list for many years. This area offers the best of Mediterranean crystal clear sea and the hot sun shines for many months of the year.