Proclamation – 10th “Palirroia” winter swim

Information and application form for


“HELLENIC MARATHON SWIM” club with the support of Dion – Olympus municipality proclaims the 10th winter swimming event “Palirroia 2013″ on Sunday, February 3rd at Gritsa Litochorou beach.


Location and date

The event belongs to the category OWS 1.1.1. “Open water swimming” and will be held in the area of Gritsa beach, Litochoro, in the minicipality of Dion – Olympus, on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013.


On the day of the event the gathering point will be at the beach in frond of “Dion Palace” hotel.
The event will start at 12:00 and swimmers must be at the gathering point at least 1 hour earlier to get their participation number.

The event

There will be 2 (two ) swimming distances :

  • 300m
  • 1.000m

The routes are parallel with the shore, and the finishing point is the same with the starting point.


Awards (medals and diplomas) will follow the completion of the event ( 14:00 )

Medical care

The organizers provide medical support, but in every case swimmers can only participate on their own responsibility and they must sign the relative deceleration before the event

Lifeguard support

Will be provided by “LIFEGUARD PATROL” –


Swimmers can use swimming goggles or mask and with a FINA approved swimming suite for open water events. Any other flotation / swimming device is prohibited ( fins, kick-boards etc ). Swimmers are allowed to use oil, grease, sun-blockers etc

Who can participate – Application

Greek and foreign adult swimmers that are in very good physical and mental condition and have experience in winter swimming have the right to participate in the event, as the water temperature is expected to be around 12o C.
Applications can be submitted via e-mail at or handed to Mr. Nikolaos Repanas at the Municipal swimming pool of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki. until Thursday, January 31st. Applicants will be informed by the organizers if their application was accepted by e-mail. Application send after Jan 31st are considered invalid.

Suggested accommodation

If participant wish, they can use the special packages offered at “Dion Palace” Hotel for Saturday night :

  • Double room at EUR 78 – Includes dinners on Saturday, breakfast and buffet lunch on Sunday.
  • Triple room at EUR 105 – Includes dinners on Saturday, breakfast and buffet lunch on Sunday.
  • One child up to 12y.o. free of charge
  • Second child up to 12y.o. additional charge of EUR 19,50

For those that wish only to participate in Sunday buffet lunch, the price is EUR 15.

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