Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, located in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese. One of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history.
Its philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty and heritage. It will comprise a number of distinct sites featuring five-star deluxe hotels, luxury private residences, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centres, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of unique year-round activities for adults and children.
Once through the gates of Navarino Dunes, guests find themselves in the first area of Costa Navarino, a place where ancient wisdom and the inspiration drawn from old Messinian mansions blend harmoniously with the natural landscape and the symmetry of modern design.
Navarino Dunes is home to two multi-awarded 5-star hotels (The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino), a 4,000 m² spa & thalassotherapy center (Anazoe Spa), a signature golf course (The Dunes Course), over 20 restaurants and bars as well as a wide range of sports, outdoor and cultural activities.
Navarino Bay, the second area, is home to the signature golf course, The Bay Course and to the earth-sheltered Bay Clubhouse, while an ultra-luxury, all suite and pool villas resort is currently under construction, alongside an upscale, vibrant, lifestyle resort at the nearby site Navarino Waterfront. At Navarino Hills, two new 18-hole signature golf courses are also being constructed.
With a world of new, fascinating experiences and upgraded services, benefitting from large outdoor spaces and enhanced protection measures, Costa Navarino is ready to kick off the much-anticipated season.
This season, Costa Navarino will introduce a one-of-a-kind teens hub with a series of exciting entertainment options, including new on-trend culinary concepts and gaming activities. From VR gaming and bowling to original escape games, young adults will have the time of their life, with carefree fun day and night.
Additionally, tennis fans will get to experience the first European ‘Mouratoglou Tennis Center’, which is launched in partnership with renowned tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou. With 12 new state of the art tennis courts, reaching a total of 16, guests will get to train with experienced Mouratoglou coaches who will deliver special training methodologies and tailor-made programs including private and group lessons, for adult and junior players alike.
The gastronomic journey at Navarino Dunes and the ‘al fresco’ dining options continue throughout the 21 restaurants, cafes and lounge bars. This season, as the destination welcomes acclaimed Chef Giannis Parikos, guests will have the opportunity to indulge in the chef’s new take on the menus at KooC Taverna Secrets, Kafeneio and Souvlakerie.
Perovino will showcase the best of Greece’s authentic comfort food with a contemporary flair, while for a more private affair, unique locations such as a traditional Messinian home, an idyllic setting amidst the olive groves or a Farm to Table lunch with homegrown produce in the vegetable gardens, will offer the ultimate dining experience.
Expert sommeliers will showcase the best of the region’s grape varieties and guests can find out more about the destination’s organic vineyards, where a traditional harvesting experience is available during the harvest season.
Opportunities to immerse in nature are abound, with activities for all ages. Bike rides and swimming in the world-famous Voidokilia beach, hiking and private picnics overlooking the sunset while enjoying local delicacies, sailing and diving in crystal-clear waters, and teeing-off at the destination’s awarded golf courses, are some of the reasons to enjoy the great outdoors. An Anazoe Spa treatment performed in a stunning setting under centuries-old olive trees or at the beach, is an ideal way to unwind while being in touch with nature.
Easily accessible by road from Athens or through direct flights to Kalamata International Airport, new flights this year connect the destination to even more cities around Europe. New routes include flights from Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol as well as Stuttgart, Venice and Warsaw (with a convenient connection from New York).
Besides the protocols set by the World Health Organization and the Greek Authorities, a series of enhanced protection measures is in place this year as well, to ensure guests can unwind safely.
An in-house 24/7 medical and nursing team will be available, while regular molecular/PCR tests will be conducted for associates. It is recommended that any guests who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or have not recovered from Covid-19, have a PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a Rapid Antigen test will be offered complimentary upon arrival, whereas upon request, PCR testing will be available on-site at a special price.
Moreover, the hotels have implemented the innovative system ‘Commitment to Clean’ developed by Marriott, setting new standards and specifications for cleanliness and hygiene in hospitality.
Further measures include temperature measurements for everyone entering the resort, additionally hired trained staff for sanitization of public and private spaces, and a dedicated associate team to address the enhanced needs in health and safety. Mechanisms and digital services for zero or low-contact and transactions, as well as extended distancing limits are also in place.
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