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We sponsor the Greek Hero XTRI 2022!

30.09.2022 Destinations

Another exciting race that takes place on the island of Corfu, the Greek Hero XTRI 2022 (an XTRI World Tour Prospect Race) is a unique and challenging event for those who want to discover their limits and explore their inner persistence and commitment.

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The triathlon this year takes place from 14/10 to 16/10, a weekend that will be full of adrenaline and determination for the athletes that will swim through waves, cycle through dense forests, and run at the seashore just like Odysseus did. According to mythology, the legendary hero – and the protagonist of the Odyssey of Homer – after winning the Troy war and while he was struggling through rough seas and adventures to return to his home – ended up at Mon Repo. His encounter with Nafsika, the princess, was a precious milestone in his story as she catered to his every need. When Nafsika suddenly disappeared, Odysseus threw himself on a quest to find her; he swam to the secret gate of the Old Fortress and, from there, rode a horse around the entire island desperately looking for her. When Artemis, the Olympian God, appeared and indicated that he should leave his horse and head to the north, he run for hours until he eventually found Nafsika and rescued her!

The Greek Hero XTRI pays homage to this feat of Odysseus with athletes starting by the sea, swimming from the Queen’s jetty in Mon Repo to the Old Town and Fortress, then riding a bicycle and cycling a very technical route, around the island’s almost entire coastline with amazing views. The last part is running the 40km route that starts at the village of Kastellanoi Mesis and ends at the graphic village of Giannades. The running route includes sandy shores, rocky terrains by the sea, going uphill and descending slopes, and ends up on a 22km trail through an olive grove with huge trees.

At the Greek Villas, we honour diverse events and challenging experiences that successfully pair tradition, legend, history, and mythology with contemporary life, well-being, and getting to know the secret parts of every destination in Greece. As such, we are proud to proceed with this triathlon for athletes’ sponsorship and get you to leverage your fitness motivation and combine an athletic event with a short (or long!) vacation in Greece.

Are you intrigued? Registrations open here and hereunder you will find our stay proposal in the most enthralling luxury villas in Corfu.

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Villa Adriana
When you think of a typical Corfiot mansion, Villa Adriana should come to mind. A glorious home for 14 guests located in the famous area of Kassiopi, Adriana is set within the virgin nature of its setting, breathing in the pure air of nature at its best. Equipped with tons of pampering and exciting facilities and amenities like a sauna, jacuzzi, fitness room, steam room, ping-pong table, boule court, and pool table among others, here you will have a head start on your fitness motivation to participate in the Greek Hero XTRI 2022. Or you will just relax and unwind after!

Villa Amelia
Enter the villa and immerse yourself in a world of pure relaxing indulgence. Amelia will embrace you with its discerning ambience and architecture, stunning views of the gulf of Kassiopi, and its eclectic amenities. Practice your fitness routine at the running machine or the multi-gym and pilates bed just before you plunge into the heated pool. Then walk 5’ or 6’ to reach any of the two beaches in the area and, by evening, watch a movie in the cinema room. All this before or after you participate in the Greek Hero XTRI!

Villa Monica
Another one of the most secluded villas in Corfu that offers the most relaxing and authentic Corfiot experiences, Villa Monica is a beautiful home built at an elevated spot that overlooks the turquoise Ionian Sea and the verdant area of Avlaki. The idea for 12 guests, the property, apart from the main building, also features a separate guesthouse – actually a luxury tented safari-style suite for 2 guests – and offers ample outdoor living areas and fascinating amenities, such as a gym, a ping-pong table, and a heated pool as well as a swing and trampoline for the little ones.

Villa Jacomo
This should really be the most secluded luxury villa in Corfu set in a verdant plot in the graphic area of Avlaki, only accessible by the sea – or you can go by car, but you will have to walk along the coastline. A private haven for 8 offering the main building that sleeps 4 guests and two guesthouses for 2, one of them being a fully functional home with its own living room and kitchenette. Frankly, Jacomo does not need anything else to be the ideal choice for athletes that want to combine the thrill of Greek Hero XTRI 2022 with the utter tranquillity and privacy a proper holiday home should offer.

Villa Gaia II
A fairy-tale home right by the sea with lush gardens, secret corners, and elegant interiors that exude Corfiot elegance and the glorious legacy of the island. Villa Gaia II is a blissful property where you will rest your mind, body, and soul only by taking a glimpse of its breathtaking location – on one hand, drenched in greenery, and on the other, overlooking the mesmerizing Ionian Sea. The heartwarming ambience of the house, its laid-down luxury, and unique aura will overwhelm you inside and outside. This is the place to relax, invigorate and restart.

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