The sea of myths and legends. The sea of Homer, Seferis and Elytis. The sea of painters and philosophers. The sea of sailors.
A 600nm non stop offshore race made by sailors for sailors. A race where the wind god, Aeolus, will control sailors’ seamanship. A race where dolphins will accompany the boats to drive them faster to the finish. A race with enchanting sunrises and sunsets. A race filled with mythology.
The Start will be 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 will sail for Milos, Santorini, Kassos, and leaving Karpathos on the left, the island of Athena and on to the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights in Rhodes. The course will continue towards scenic Kos and Kalymnos, Pharmakonisi and Agathonisi, and will continue to Ikario Pelagos. The sailors will meet Patmos, the island of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse, and will head to cosmopolitan Mykonos and Delos, the birthplace of Apollo. The last islands of the route will be Giaros and Kea.
Finally the contestants will face the Temple of Poseidon that will mark the end of the sailing adventure and the race.