Sea Oceanman Oitylo Bay 2018

Accommodation in 4* hotel 30 JUN - 01 JUL OITYLO BAY, MANI, GREECE

Oceanman Greece
The second Global Open Water Race in Greece.

For the second year in a row OCEANMAN Greece and Way-Out Adventures are organising the international open-water swimming competition, OCEANMAN Greece 2018. Following on from the success of the 2017 event which was endorsed by the Association of Sport and Tourism Development of Mani, the race will be held at the idyllic bay of Oitylo in the heart of Mani. This year will see more than 600 participants in attendance from all seven countries spanning all continents.


During the course of the two days 600 men and women of all ages competed in the crystal clear waters of the gulf of Messini with the leaders not only claiming a place on the podium but qualification to the final of the OCEANMAN World Championships in Spain.


The OCEANMAN Open-water Swimming series was established in 2015 as the world's first open water swimming competition. Amongst its main unique selling points, compared to other open-water swimming competitions, it was designed by swimmers with their unique insight and understanding of the sport. Further, it is aimed specifically for swimmers who desire to compete in open water races.


As was the case in 2017, the 2018 OCEANMAN Greece event will be part of the world championship which will allow participants to claim their place in the world championship finals in Spain.


The event appeals to swimmers of all abilities, from beginners to more experienced and the elite professionals.


Oytilo bay will be the swimming center in an event that will bring together amateur and professional swimmers and is expected to exceed 600 participants. This figure added that accompanying families of the athletes. In the final race, they will have access to the leading organization ten winners from each category from previous races.

 WayOut Adventures has secured for the participants of the race and their escorts accommodation and trasportation packages. Book your seat by the Oceanman Bus departing from Athens Center to the bay of Oitylo.


Accommodation and transfer from and to Athens:

29 June - 01 July

Accommodation in 4* hotel 160€ per person

Accommodation in 3* hotel 130€ per person



70€ per person Athens - Areopolis - Athens


Limited seats

The race will take place on Sunday 01 July and the athletes will have the opportunity to choose between three routes:


  • 2.0Km Popular Distance
  • 5.0Km Half Oceanman
  • 10.0Km Oceanman.


Participants will have the opportunity to choose from the following categories (only for the routes of Oceanman and Half Oceanman) :

Men Elite

Age group for men

(20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 – up)

Women Elite

Age group for women

(20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 – up)

Date 30-06-18 30-06-18 01-07-18 01-07-18 01-07-18
Start Time 18.00 18:45 12.00 09.15 09.00
Start Area Limeni Limeni Limeni Limeni Limeni
Arrival Limeni Limeni Limeni Limeni limeni
Distance 500m 3x500m 2 Km 5,0Km 10 Km
Maximum Participants 100 30 teams 250 200 150
Neutralised section  - - - - 5Km 2h00min
Time Limit 45min - 13:00-(1h30min) 11:30-(2h15min) 13:00-(4h00min)
Feed point(s) at sea - - - - 5Km
Approx water Temp. 22C 22C 22C 22C 22C
Approx Atmosphere Temp. 30C 30C 30C 30C 30C
Wetsuit No - No No No
Buoy No   No No Mandatory


12:00-21:00 Collect racer chip & swimmers welcome pack Mani Water Sports - Limeni
18:00 Oceankid  Limeni
18:45 Oceanteam  Limeni
19:30 Race breifing Greek  Limeni
19:30 Race breifing english  Limeni
20:00 Pasta Party Mani Water sports
07:30-08:45 Registation Office Collect racer chip & swimmers welcome pack Mani Water Sports
08:00-15:00 EXPO Mani Water Sports
9:00 Oceanman Race 10Km Limeni
9:15 Half Oceanman 5Km Limeni
12:00 Popular 2 Km Limeni
13:00 Victory Ceremony for  categorys Limeni
13:00-15:00 Post race recovery Limeni



Accommodation and Transfer packages:

29 June:

Departure from Syntagma/Athens Center to Areopolis/Limeni at 17:00

Arrival at the hotel

30 June:

Transfer from the hotel to the area of the race at 15:00

Return to the hotel at 21:00

01 July

Transfer from the hotel to the area of the race at 08:00

Departure to Athens at 16:00


Rates include:

  • Transfer from and to Athens
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in double, triple and quadruple room
  • Transfer to and from the area of the race


Rates do not include:

  • Additional accommodation
  • Single supplement
  • Meals
  • Trips and excursions
  • Accommodation tax 1,50€ per night for 3* hotel and 3€ per night for 4* hotel paid on the spot
  • Anything not mentioned


Only Transfer packages:

29 June:

Departure from Syntagma/Athens Center to Areopolis/Limeni at 17:00

Arrival at Areopolis at 21:00


01 July

Departure to Athens at 16:00

Arrival to Athens at 20:00


In order to participate, you need to register and the acceptance of the terms and conditions of the race.


Registrations HERE.




ENTRY FEES € 160,00 /per person