Aegean Rugby Festival 2024

Aegean Rugby 7's & Beach Festival

Aegean Rugby Festival 2024


We welcome you to the 3rd Aegean Rugby Festival hosted in Chania of the island Crete in Greece from the 7th to the 10th of June, 2024.

Choose amongst our HOTEL or HOSTEL options to find the right fit for your TEAM!!!  Can't Find what you need?  Let us know, we have you covered!

  • Low-cost flights (international airport: CHQ )

A weekend filled with BEACH rugby, rugby 7's, and festivities! 


  • Rugby 7's
    • 12 Women's and Men's teams for the title of Rugby 7's Aegean Winner
  • Beach Rugby
    • 18 Women's and Men's teams for the Beach Rugby title!

2023 was fascinating, let's make 2024 even greater!

Tournament Ticket Only Option

The official tour operator of the Aegean Rugby Festival has it all set up for you!

Anticipating your arrival to get the games started, on and off the field!

Divisions:  Women's and Men's

Sports:  Rugby 7's and Beach Rugby

From rugby to partying and everything in between!

The Aegean Rugby Festival 2024 promises another experience to remember.
Chania City on the island of Crete is one of the safest and vibing destinations in Europe!

Friday kicks off the weekend with the welcome party and draws for the teams.  On Saturday we play rugby 7's and on Sunday beach rugby! 

Replenish your thirst and energy from the Food and Beverage stands available onsite and around the fields.

Swim, run, and have fun!

The third half starts on the field by offering beer, wine, and BBQ but takes off into the night!

Aegean Rugby 7's & Beach 2024 Includes: 

  • Fun and Competitiveness
  • Stands
    • Beer/Wine
    • Food
    • Water
    • Fruit
  • DJ Set
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Qualified referees
  • Guaranteed a minimum of 4 matches
  • Beach Party


Who we are

A sports tour Operator & Destination Management Company based in Athens, Greece.  Holiday Your Fitness, through activity-based options situated in unique destinations, delivers all-inclusive experiences.  Transfers, accommodation, and cultural options are delivered on a per-request basis.

Being a proud sponsor of the Aegean Rugby Festival 2024 tournament, we offer a special package that includes low-cost hotel rates, activities, and tours.

Additionally, teams can expand their stay and add additional options like car rentals, boat rides, and cultural visits and shows.

Whatever your group size or budget, our team of experts will put together a tailor-made package to meet your needs regardless of the location.



Our independent insurance agent is available to cover your needs here We Insurance.

Leon Mizan @ +306972214377


Anticipating your arrival for an experience to remember, let's build memories.

Download Schedule


Day 1: Welcome to Chania, Crete

  • Arriving anytime
  • Getting to the Hotel
    • *upon email request and confirmation of the flight/boat schedules based on the booking
  • Receive the “Welcome Pack” per Athlete includes:
    • Fresh fruit (apple or banana)
    • Bottled water (500ml)
    • Tournament T-Shirt
    • Activation Session (get that traveling out of your system)
  • Workshop featuring Nikola Matawalu. Interact with the world-renowned Fijian international and professional rugby player in this one-of-a-kind FREE workshop. Theme: "The life and journey of a rugby player from the beginning, to being an international sensation"
  • Welcome Party and Team Draw (after 21:00)

Day 2:  Rugby 7's

Day 3:  Beach Rugby 

  • Arrive at the Beach 
  • Beach Rugby Games 
  • Closing Party

Day 4:  Free Day/Departure Day

  • Local Shopping
  • Beach Day Option
  • Depart for the Seaport/Airport 

**Date expansion options are available as per request of the team


  • Fun and Competitive
  • Welcome Pack
  • Stands
    • Beer / Wine
    • Food
    • Water
    • Fruit
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Qualified referees
  • Guaranteed a minimum of 4 matches
  • Beach Party with Live DJ


  • Beach towels
  • Additional Tours (extra destinations)
  • Sport-specific field booking (tennis/basketball/soccer/Archery)
  • Food Tickets
  • Beer Tickets

Rugby, Cultural, and safe tourism all in one.

Crete Island is one of the most vibrant destinations of Greece!  Endless beaches and beach bars, delicious food, and a safe and always alive vibe!

Rugby Sevens like any Olympic Sport, is filled with moments of teamwork, and quick decision-making always focusing on outrunning and smarting the opposition.

Beach Rugby is a sport filled with thrills, leaving everything on the table with every team being a contender for the crown!

The third half starts on the field by offering beer, wine, and BBQ but takes off right into the night!

A few of the highlights include:

  • Fun and Competitive
  • Beer/Wine Stands
  • Stands
    • Local Food
    • Water
    • Fruit
  • DJ Set
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Qualified referees
  • Guaranteed a minimum of 5 matches
  • Beach Party

Swim, Run, and live the BEACH life to the fullest!  #SportsFestivalsaretheCoolest

There are no refunds on the participation fee except for the following reasons:

  • Covid - 19 or other state regulations

Are there different levels for the teams that compete? 
All the teams will compete at the same level in different divisions (Men's / Women's).

What if one member of the team is unable to come to the event a few days before? 
A member of the team can be replaced by someone else up to one (1) day before the event.

What will the weather be like during the “The Aegean Rugby 7's & Beach Festival 2024” week? 
The weather in June is mostly sunny and the temperature can range from 23 to 31 Celcius during the daytime and 21-27 Celcius during the nighttime.

Will there be medical support?
Yes, we will have qualified staff for this reason.

Are there refreshing beverages and snacks during the event? 
The third half starts on the field by offering beer, wine, and BBQ but takes off into the night!

What do I need to bring?
Casual summer clothes, beachwear, rugby gear, and sports apparel.

Am I insured at the tournament?
An independent provider is available for We Insurance upon request.

When should we travel?
We recommend making a four-day trip to enjoy every aspect of what the island has to offer.  Friday the 7th of June by Midday via sea/airport is perfect to settle in the get some beach time.  Departure should be set for Monday after midday to have time to get organized for your trip back home!

When are the games?
The games are on Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00 with several breaks within the day.

Where should I stay?
Near the area of Chania City or choose the Accommodation Package Option (the best all-around option).

What is the field like?
The beach rugby field is a soft sand pitch as marked by EBRA.  The sevens pitch is a grass soft field at regulation size.

Do the operators and staff members speak English?
Our tour operators are fluent in English and always available to assist when needed.

Is Greece Safe?
Greece is one of the safest countries in the world with an extremely low crime rate.

Covid Conditions
The emergency services are professional and quick to respond, with hospitals equipped with the latest technologies and the most experienced doctors in Europe.  At this time there are no regulations enforced but is highly recommended to wear masks except in Hospitals where it is mandatory.

To participate in the tournament requires full acceptance of the regulations:

  1. Athletes competing should understand that they are moving in the open, exposed to particular weather conditions that will prevail on that particular day of the match.
  2. Men and women of all ages are accepted.
  3. Participants who have not reached 18 years of age are required to submit a statement from their parents.
  4. Valid participation is considered to be valid after it has been paid off financially.
  5. Early bird 15% Discount on any package for purchases until February 28th, 2023 23:59 for any events which have this option.
  6. Any participant who decides to cancel/postpone his/her participation is not entitled to a refund.
  7. The event will take place on the 8th and 9th of June, 2024.
  8. The rules and the type of events are described on the competition's website, which is an integral part of this regulation.
  9. Participants are obliged to fully comply with the regulations set by the organizer. They are also obliged to obey the suggestions of the individuals (eg. volunteers, reviewers) designated by the organizer. Failure to comply with the regulations or instructions will result in an exclusion penalty, with no refund or any other costs. Any person authorized by the event manager may record any infringement that he has perceived and report it to the event manager.
  10. Any marking of the space provided by the event manager is temporary, intended to serve the participants, and is removed after the event.
  11. Athletes are involved at their own risk and the organizing authority is not responsible for any injuries they may have, as stated in the statement of responsibility or here. However, qualified medical personnel and a fully equipped ambulance will be available. There will also be rescue teams covering the event.
  12. Participants must have been examined by a physician who has judged them capable of participating in the particular event. Medical advice must not be older than 30 days from the last day of the event.
  13. It is strictly forbidden to dispose of any kind of object during the whole event, such as plastic bottles or any other solid or liquid food packaging material used by athletes during the event. Disposal of packaging materials or other non-organic waste anywhere on the route beyond the predetermined, carries an exclusion penalty, no refund, or any other costs.
  14. The event manager undertakes to supervise the field of play with specialized personnel in safety, rescue, and medical assistance to the participants in need. In cases where security personnel and referees indicate to athletes that the event must be stopped for safety reasons, the latter is obliged to obey. Non-compliance means exclusion, no refund, or any other costs.
  15. In case of need, the event manager reserves the right to postpone the start of the event in order not to endanger the physical integrity of the participants. In very extreme conditions he can cancel the event.
  16. Participant exclusion occurs for a) Pollution of the site. b) Inappropriate behavior towards the organizing staff. c) Inappropriate behavior towards the spectators of the event. d) Non-compliance with these Regulations.
  17. The organizers are not responsible for the deaths, injuries, or any damage to the health of the participants who, upon submitting their request for participation, declare that they are aware of the risks involved including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of the foregoing that their health status is good and allows them to participate, and they have recently been examined by a doctor on this subject. However, no participant will be required to submit a medical certificate. They are obliged to perform regular medical checkups to check their health status. The event managers disclaim any responsibility for the physical integrity of the participants, who should behave responsibly at any dangerous points on the route. The organizers disclaim any financial responsibility in the event of outside assistance to any athlete.
  18. Participants consent to be featured in photographs or any other media from the event, which shall be used exclusively to promote the event.
  19. A minimum of sixty percent (60%) capacity must be met for each category or division to take place.
  20. The organizers have the authority to modify the rules and regulations of the event, with no further notice.  


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