Faros Marathon Turns 40: One of the World’s Most Challenging Swims

Cental Dalmatia is known as a top quality activity and sporting destination, with the city of Split in particular contributing a large number of Olympic medal winners, but did you know that one of the most challenging swims takes place here in late August, a 16km marathon which attracts Olympic gold medal winners to take part?

The Faros Marathon in Stari Grad on the island of Hvar will take place for the 40th time on August 29, a challenging race from the harbour of Croatia’s oldest town to the top of the Kabal Peninsula (8km) and back, and a race which attracts some of the world’s top swimmers from all over the world each year.

Check out the 2013 race below, and to learn more about Stari Grad as a destination, click here.