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Nikiforios Run 2024 - Experience the Great Outdoors in Rethymno

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Rethymno Hosted Exciting Nikiforios Run 2024

Last week, the municipality of Rethymno organized the exciting Nikiforios Run 2024.

This big sports event included running races, biking, and recreational walking through the beautiful villages and nature areas around Rethymno.

Nikiforio Run 2024

The 9th annual Nikiforios Run on April 21st was a huge success with many athletes participating.

The races have become a yearly tradition that promotes the Rethymno area, the values of sports and fair play, and the welcoming spirit of the local villagers.

The races were organized by the Rethymno Sports Department, Rethymno Health Runners, the Region of Crete, local cultural clubs, and more.

There were distances of 26km, 10km, and 5.3km for running and walking, plus a bike ride and children's races too.

Top runners included Ioannis Oikonomakis, Georgios Koutroulis and Pantelis Kalpaxis for men's 26km, and Rita Mountaki, Irini Fournaraki, and Helen Galeraki for women's 26km. Other winners were listed for the 10km and 5.3km events.

Nikiforio Run 2024
Nikiforio Run 2024
Nikiforio Run 2024
Nikiforio Run 2024
Nikiforio Run 2024

Rethymno is a top destination for athletic events all year round.

In addition to the Nikiforios Run, the region hosts mountain biking races, swimming competitions, tournaments, and more.

Rethymno provides the perfect setting for an active holiday with its stunning landscapes from beaches to mountains.

Check the local events calendar and experience the thrills of sports tourism in this scenic part of Crete!

Rethymno offers the perfect setting for outdoor adventures and sporting events with its beautiful villages, scenic nature trails, mild weather, and friendly locals. From running and biking to hiking and exploring, you can stay active while taking in incredible views.

Start planning your sports tourism trip for 2025 to experience the annual Nikiforios Run and other great outdoor activities in Rethymno! Get a taste of the hospitable Cretan culture while challenging yourself in this breathtaking environment

City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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