The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino

Distinctive Locale

Experiences

Set in Costa Navarino, the prime destination in Greece’s southwest Peloponnese, The Romanos Resort is the perfect gateway to explore new authentic possibilities and add to your personal journey. Sprawling by the Ionian Sea, in pristine, yet easily accessible, land of gently rolling hills of olive groves and vineyards, the region combines spectacular natural attractions and a fascinating cultural heritage spanning the millennia.

The Dunes Course

The Dunes Course has been designed to provide an exciting challenge for all golfers. Each of the 18 holes has multiple sets of tees to allow players to select the course length that best suits their game. The par-71 course measures 6,581 yards from the back tees. Generously wide fairways and large greens make good targets that will be appreciated by golfers. Much of the course has been crafted to reflect the rugged outlines of the distant mountains.

The Dunes Course

The Dunes Course has been designed to provide an exciting challenge for all golfers. Each of the 18 holes has multiple sets of tees to allow players to select the course length that best suits their game. The par-71 course measures 6,581 yards from the back tees. Generously wide fairways and large greens make good targets that will be appreciated by golfers. Much of the course has been crafted to reflect the rugged outlines of the distant mountains.

Operation Details of The Dunes Course

The Dunes Course is in operation every day, below are the details:

  • The Dunes Course: 08:00 till sunset
  • Pro-Shop/ Golf Reception: 7:00 - 20:30
  • Driving Range: 7:30 - 19:30

 

The Dunes Clubhouse

The welcoming 3,500 m2 Dunes clubhouse offers golfers the ideal setting to socialize and relax before or after play. A spacious open terrace affords superb, elevated views back over the course and the surrounding region.

The Bay Course

With most tees offering sublime sea views and two holes playing along the historic Bay of Navarino, the course plays a little shorter than The Dunes Course at 5,422 metres from the back tees and meanders through three distinct natural landscapes. The Seaside, Canyon, and Grove holes provide striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable golf round.

The Bay Course

With the majority of tees offering sublime sea views and two holes playing along the historic Bay of Navarino, the course plays a little shorter than The Dunes Course at 5,422 metres from the back tees and meanders through three distinct natural landscapes. The Seaside, Canyon, and Grove holes provide striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable golf round.

 

Seaside

Golfers experience four different Seaside greens framed by a scenic backdrop of the tranquil waters of the Bay of Navarino. The bay’s natural beauty is showcased on hole #4, a short and strategic par 4 directly fronting the bay with the town of Pylos visible in the background. This challenging hole offers tremendous visual appeal.

The brand-new Clubhouse at The Bay Course has a premium location over the historic Bay of Navarino. Designed by the Greek architectural firm Aeter Architects and the London-based MKV Design, is among the first earth-sheltered Clubhouses and is uniquely created to blend harmoniously into the natural landscape. The Bay Clubhouse covers more than 2,000m2 of indoor and outdoor spaces for pre- and post- tournament activity, including full-service locker, guest-changing facilities, and a fully equipped Pro Shop offering the latest in golf equipment and apparel from international brands.

Operation Details of The Bay Course

The Bay Course is in operation 2 day per week, each Saturday and Wednesday. Below are the details:

  • Golf Course: 8:00 - 15:30 (last tee-time 11:30)
  • Pro-Shop/Golf Reception: 7:00 - 15:30
  • Driving Range: 7:30 - 13:30
  • Shuttle Bus Schedule (Dunes-Bay): 07:20 - last tee time, every 40 minutes
  • Shuttle Bus Schedule (Bay-Dunes): 12:00 - 16:00, every 40 minutes

 

Ted's Lounge at The Bay Course

Located at the brand-new earth-sheltered Clubhouse of The Bay Course, Ted's Lounge is the ideal spot for lunch or an evening drink with breath-taking views of the historic Bay of Navarino.

Navarino Golf Academy

The goal of the Navarino Golf Academy is to develop the game of golf in Greece and provide professional golf tuition to players of every skill level, in the spectacular setting and facilities of two of the best golf courses in Europe. Costa Navarino, the new golf destination with 18-hole signature courses, invites novices and low handicaps alike to experience masterful course design and pristine playing conditions at the top golf resort in Greece.

Golfer on course by beach practicing his swing

Both at The Dunes Course located at Navarino Dunes, and at The Bay Course overlooking historic Navarino Bay, friends of the game will enjoy the varied landscape of Messinia and year-long Mediterranean mild weather. Extensive practice facilities are available to help golfers develop their game, including a well-appointed full-size Driving Range, Putting Green and Short-Game practice area. Instruction is available in various formats, tailored to the specific needs of individuals, couples, families or small groups. There is also a special program of Junior Sessions and Junior Camps. Expert tuition is supported by the latest technology, including Video Analysis and Golf Simulator.

 

Golf Lessons

Select from private instruction, clinics and group lessons. Private instruction is available for the golfer seeking to benefit the maximum from their time with a teaching professional. During each session your instructor will diagnose the problem areas of your game which you wish to correct. In 30 to 60 minutes, you will be on your way to improvement. Clinics and group lessons are specifically designed for those wishing to learn the game in a group atmosphere. Whether you are entertaining guests or want to learn with friends, a group clinic is a positive environment for instruction.

The Dunes Course
Pro Shops with the Latest Golf Equipment

At both golf courses you can find a dedicated PRO Shop offering a range of Costa Navarino branded golf equipment, apparel and accessories. Plus, a fine collection of co-branded apparel developed with Ralph Lauren and Adidas.

Outdoor dining area featuring three square tables with four films each under canopies
Flame - Relax After Your Golf Play

The Flame Bar & Restaurant is open all day offering traditional golfers’ fare. Helping you to enjoy your round of golf and offering relaxation and refreshment on the sun-drenched terrace after your round.

On-Site Outlets
Anazoe Spa

Anazoe Spa

Rejuvenate at the 4000m2 multi-awarded Anazoe Spa & Thalassotherapy, while exploring a full range of signature therapies and indulging oleotherapy® treatments, based on health and beauty practices of ancient Greece.

Golf course green with nearby trees at sunset

The Dunes Course

The Dunes Course is the first signature golf course in Greece. Set in a diverse natural landscape, offers unique style and playability with spectacular sea and river views, while parts of the course venture into olive and fruit groves.

Health Club - Pool

Romanos Health Center

Fully equipped Health Centre with indoor pool and group sessions.

Romanos pool at sunset with clouds overhead

Swimming

Romanos Health Club Pool

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM

Indoor

Towels provided

Heated

Romanos pool

Mon-Sun: 11:00 AM-6:30 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Lifeguard on Duty

Romanos Children's Pool

Outdoor

Towels provided

Lifeguard on Duty

Children's Pool

Whirlpool

Romanos Health Club

A Natural Wellness Retreat

Spa treatments are performed to the accompaniment of soothing music based on ancient Greek modes and scales. The ancient Greeks believed music to be divine, capable of healing both body and soul. Costa Navarino in the Messinia region of the Peloponnese is blessed with an abundance of beneficial herbs that are carefully selected and gathered for the Anazoe Spa products. In Anazoe Spa’s herb garden, guests can view and choose those local herbs best suited to their own personalized treatment.

Spa relaxation area with wooden floors, sheer curtains, and white cushions
More Spa Services & Amenities
Two people lying on tables getting massages

Massage Practices

Used through the ages to improve general health, massage is an integral part of your spa experience. The many benefits of massage include stress reduction, increased circulation, shortened recovery time from sports injuries and a general sense of well-being.

Man and woman walking on beach past a canopy with two massage tables

Anazoe Outdoor Experience

Outdoor spa treatments are a special, sensual luxury, which you may enjoy at our designated Spa Pavilions either by the pools or at the beach area. In the main spa building most of the treatment rooms open onto a private courtyard and our herbal garden. Be sure to experience the range of our seafront treatments which take place in an open-air pavilion right at the beach, within the sound of the waves.

Spa room featuring two massage tables with rolled-up towels

Facials

We have selected the finest skin care products for Anazoe Spa’s custom facials. All facials include thorough skin analysis, cleansing, facial masque and/or therapeutic treatment, facial massage, moisturizing and home care regimen. Please avoid direct sun exposure immediately after your facial.

Spa treatment room with massage table, easy chair, table with candles, and sink

Body Treatments

Enjoy Anazoe Spa luxury body treatments for skin radiance and softness. The body scrubs are carefully focused to balance the deep cleanse and rejuvenation. Receive the perfect result of the detox from our wraps.

Table with teapot, hourglass, candle holder with Anazoe logo, and tea packages

The Gentleman's Spa

Anazoe Spa offers a wide array of treatments specially designed for men. Offering deep relaxation and renewal, our male services include massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Spa relaxation area with wooden floors, white cushions, and sheer curtains

Anazoe Kids & Teens

Offer your kids the healthful benefits of oleotherapy® with these therapies specially designed just for them. A parent or guardian must accompany children for the duration of their visit. Children over the age of 6 are welcome in the spa but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of their visit. Children under 14 are not allowed to use: private lounge areas, wet areas, fitness room or pool.

Spa treatment area with chaise lounge chairs, wooden tables, sheer curtains, and large windows

Physiotherapy Treatments

Our team of experienced physiotherapists supports you with professional and individual supervision and consultation to improve your well-being. Our physio treatments are intense and highly beneficial to your health. Enjoy a greater range of motion as your physiotherapist works on targeted areas of concern. These carefully formulated treatments will enhance your performance and body stability.

Anazoe Spa Etiquette & Recommendations

A robe, towel and slippers are provided, in addition to grooming and shower amenities. Before visiting the spa, we recommend that you leave any valuables in a safety deposit box at the hotel reception. Out of consideration for other guests, we ask that cell phones be turned off while at the spa.

Spa relaxation room featuring four chaise lounge chairs with white towels
During your Stay

Smoking is not permitted in the spa’s indoor facilities at any time. The use of video and still cameras is strictly forbidden. The spa is a sanctuary of peace and harmony, so please be aware of the volume of your voice so as not to disturb other guests. The indoor Thalassotherapy pools and Heat Experience areas are temporarily closed.

 

Appointments & Check In

Guests are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their first appointment to allow themselves ample time to check in and change. Showering is also essential before any treatment, not least because the beneficial oils are best absorbed through clean skin. Out of consideration for all spa guests, late arrivals will not be given an extension of scheduled treatment times and the full cost of the treatment will be charged.

 

Personal Consultation

Before each treatment, guests are asked by our specialists to mention anything which they consider to be of special importance with regard to the booked treatment. Thus, the valuable treatment time can be ideally coordinated to suit the specific needs and priorities of each guest. During the treatment, please don’t hesitate to communicate any feeling of unpleasantness or discomfort. Good communication is the key to a perfect treatment.

 

Payment

All treatments will be charged to your room and will appear on the room account at the time of departure from the resort. Guests are welcome to pay by credit card or cash if preferred.

 

Cancellation Policy

As a courtesy to other guests and our therapists, any cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to appointment time. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be billed 50% of the treatment cost. No shows or appointments cancelled with less than five hours’ notice will be billed 100% of the treatment cost.

 

Age Requirement

The spa is appropriate for guests 18 years and older. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to receive treatments.

Signature Spa Treatments

All Anazoe Spa treatments are based on progressive techniques that combine ancient Greek healing rituals and local resources with traditional European spa treatments and therapies. Nature lends itself to the treatments with elements such as purifying olive leaves, refreshing Messinian citrus, herbs, flowers and sea salts. The extensive menu of delights offers individual and couples massage, osteopathy therapies, scrubs, facials and wraps.

Spa massage table with rolled-up white towels and bowl with flowers

Therapeutic Day Spa Treatments

Anazoe Spa invites you to step into a world of rejuvenation and wellness, revive your senses with signature treatments and pamper yourself with some of the most invigorating natural health and day spa treatments in Greece. Fully unwind with gentle massage practices, lymphatic massages and cocooning scrubs, share our stimulating couples’ spa treatments and embrace the beauty of your surroundings with a series of body treatments and facial treatments administered in the herb garden, the spa pavilions or in the gentle glow of the moonlight at this luxury spa resort in the Peloponnese, Greece.

Spa treatment room with massage table, sink, easy chair, and table with lit candles

The Romanos Local Adventures & Recreation

Experience two world-class signature golf courses, along with an impressive array of sports and activities including on-water and under-water sports, yachting and sailing, outdoor pursuits, a fully equipped Health Club with indoor pool, and multiple shops and boutiques at the Agora.

Navarino Sea Yachting

Hotel Activity Highlights

Mouratoglou Tennis Center Costa Navarino

The first European location for a Mouratoglou Tennis Center offers the opportunity to play on brand new, state-of-the-art tennis courts with breath-taking views of the Ionian Sea, while receiving personalized coaching from the best in the world. Designed to blend seamlessly into the classic Messinian landscape of olive trees and local vegetation at Navarino Dunes, the center offers 16 brand new tennis courts. The idyllic location with year-round sunshine means players of all ages and levels can benefit from an extended playing season and provides a one-of-a-kind destination for the international tennis community. Our coaches will introduce guests to the unique methodology behind Mouratoglou’s global success and help players develop their physical, technical and tactical skills with a choice of private or group lessons, tennis clinics and camps.

Outdoor tennis courts at night with overhead lights

Whether you are picking up a racket for the first time or are already a keen player, you will benefit from the choice of courts, as each surface has its own challenges.

The clay courts, made of top-quality materials, will improve your decision-making and endurance, hard courts will offer you a good balance between attack and defense and beginners often find the game easier to pick up while natural grass court will give the prestigious Wimbledon feeling.

Globally acclaimed French-Greek tennis coach and mentor Patrick Mouratoglou brings his passion and expertise to Costa Navarino. Aptly nicknamed “The Coach”, he is the gold standard on the international circuit.

After a successful start to his career with a number of high-level players, in 2012 he became the official coach of Serena Williams, holder of 23 Grand Slam singles titles and widely considered the greatest female tennis player of all time. The “Dynamic Duo” have now been together for nine years and continue to make some of the greatest history in tennis.

Private Sessions

Whether you wish to learn the fundamentals or work intensively on specific aspects of your technique, Mouratoglou Tennis Center's coaches will take your game to the next level. During each personalized training session, the coach will help you identify and correct your weaknesses while further developing your strengths and optimizing individual performance.

 

Tennis Clinic

Learn to play tennis while bonding with friends or family is a motivating, inspiring and highly enjoyable environment under the expert guidance of our coaches.

 

Cardio Tennis Sessions

Fun group activity for anyone at any playing level looking for a fun way to burn calories and interact with others outside of the gym.

 

Challenge the PRO

Do the coaches play as well as they teach? Challenge one and may the best player win.

 

Ladies’ Morning / Men’s Night / Mixed Doubles

Costa Navarino’s team is ready to find your perfect tennis partner at Navarino Dunes and ensure a great match experience.

Teen Space – Division 16

At Costa Navarino, each day is a celebration of life, friendship, and new beginnings. This can be seen at Division 16, the brand new vibrant meeting place for teens, young adults and all those who feel young. Reaffirming its reputation as a premier family destination, Costa Navarino proudly presents a one-of-a-kind teens concept with a 60s vibe and fun-packed activities that tap into the needs of youngsters.

Bowling alley with three lanes, a sign that reads Barber Bowling, and a mural featuring a car and a Las Vegas welcome sign

Bursts of color and sound, classic American dishes with a healthy twist, signature mocktails, a dessert bar were imagination goes wild, an original photo booth, a bowling alley, state-of-the-art VR gaming experiences and a tailor-made escape room with a mission to save the planet, set the scene for memorable moments.

A DJ lays down the beats, as the Karaoke stage beckons hidden talent and the dance floor becomes a magnet for new moves and routines.

Feeling comfortable in the safe environment of Costa Navarino, teens are free to express themselves, develop their personalities and create their own international community of friends, all while having fun and living their summer independence to the maximum.

American Dining With a Twist

The Costa Navarino gastronomical experience is all about healthy choices. And this is certainly true at TeenSpace.

Slow-cooked Black Angus beef, or roast chicken, is served in a beetroot brioche bun; salads made from locally sourced vegetables and hand mixed sauces; roasted baby potatoes and the original mac and cheese are just a few choices.

The funky culinary experience is crowned by signature mocktails full of juicy, vitamin-rich fruit, along with a selection of heavenly desserts.

 

Karaoke Party Time

Hidden talents are revealed as the fun kicks in on the Karaoke stage. Karaoke is a great way to bring friends, family, and strangers together for special moments that create lasting memories. Teens can choose their favorite style, pick a song and let the party begin.

 

Hit Those Pins

Whether someone sees it as a sport, game or recreational activity, ten-pin bowling is easy to pick up but hard to master. Teens may sign up for their first game or take it to the next level by entering a competition. New friends will be made, and the winner takes the prize.

 

Photo Fun

A retro style photo booth is not only enormous fun but also elevates the value of a moment captured in time far beyond a simple post or tweet. A great way of creating memories.

 

VR Adventure

Discover an exciting new world of mystery and imagination by immersing yourself in the amazing 3D experience of virtual reality. Teleport to another reality.

 

Escape to the Future

In the Escape Room, young guests will be ‘transported’ to the year 2050, where they will examine clues, fingerprints and maps as they try to find Costa Navarino’s scientific research to fight climate change and keep our planet safe.

Navarino Outdoors
Five cyclists riding on dirt road between two bodies of water

Cycling - Discover Our Cycling Tours

Our top-of-the-range mountain bikes available from the dedicated Bike Station will carry you along idyllic trails in style but are also well equipped to handle the most rugged terrain.

View of sea and mountain with boats in the water.

Hiking - Explore Historical Sites

Our carefully designed hiking tours give you the opportunity to exercise while at the same time discover the unique history and culture of the region.

Navarino Sea Under Water

Discover the underwater secrets of the Ionian pirate's haven, Proti Island, with Navarino Sea by Aqua Divers Club, a PADI 5 Star IDC Resort. Underwater you can experience unique moments when scuba diving at the region’s many dive spots, accompanied by certified assistants and in compliance with all ISO diving standards. If you want to have your first scuba diving adventure, then our multilingual experienced instructors will make your first dive unforgettable and lots of fun.

Scuba Diving
Scuba Lessons

During your vacation you can enjoy the underwater world by continuing training in scuba diving at the fully equipped dive centre. We offer all PADI courses, from Bubblemaker, Scuba Diver up to Instructor level. Also, we can provide Nitrox for all Nitrox certified divers.

 

Free Scuba Trial

Our philosophy is to introduce divers to the wonders of our underwater world, by maintaining the highest levels of service and adhering to best practices for safety, training and fun dives. Don’t miss our Free Scuba Trial at Westin Waterfall pool, offered every week.

 

Snorkeling

For diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, PADI certified instructors or guides will help you explore the magic of the turquoise waters, experience Mediterranean aquatic life and enjoy the wonderful visibility of the Messinian Sea.

For more information regarding the activities of Navarino Sea Under Water, you can send us an email to Diving@NavarinoSea.gr or call us at + 30 27230 91180.

Navarino Sea On Water

Navarino Sea by Surf Salad specializes in surface water sports. Learn to Kitesurf, an unforgettable experience that will change the way you look at the sea. Private lessons for beginners and advanced coaching from experiences instructors are available at the Romanos beach. For more information regarding the activities of Navarino Sea On Water, you can send us an email to SurfSalad@navarinosea.gr.

Navarino Sea On Water

Navarino Sea Yachting

During half-day, one-day or two-day cruises, joined by experienced skippers and crew, guests can discover the crystal-clear waters and secrets of this crossroads of ancient civilizations, aboard the motor yacht Ferretti or the sailing boat Gib Sea 43. For more information regarding the activities of Navarino Sea Yachting, you can send us an email to Navarino.Collections@costanavarino.com or yachting@costanavarino.com.

Yacht cruising in Navarino Sea near strip of land

Waterski & Wakeboarding

In the nearby Bay of Navarino, learn waterskiing and wakeboarding or hone your skills by taking lessons from professional instructors. Alternatively, you may enjoy the variety of fun tubes for all ages. For more information regarding the activities of Navarino Water Ski & Wakeboarding, you can send us an email to WaterSki@NavarinoSea.gr.

Waterski and motorboat in the Bay of Navarino
More Hotel Activities
The Dunes Beach at sunset
Beach Yoga

Relax and stretch with Beach yoga, focusing on physical health and mental wellbeing next to the soothing sounds and magical aura of the sea. Try also more advances SUP yoga on water.

Resort open-air lobby with two chaise lounge chairs and a telescope
Art Tour

Discover original works of the 17th-19th centuries, along with the creations of contemporary Greek and international artists that form an integral part of the interior designs of the hotels, restaurants, The Dunes Clubhouse, Anazoe Spa and the House of Events, at Navarino Dunes.

Area & Activity Highlights

Three cyclists riding through Gialova Lagoon

Gialova Lagoon

Greece’s southernmost major wetland, has been declared as an Important Bird Area (IBA).

Yacht in Navarino Sea near the beach

Voidokilia Beach

This beach with the extraordinary deep blue, crystal clear water and the sandy beach is totally natural.

Resort open-air lobby with trees and brick driveway

Castle of Methoni

The castle of Methoni, which had its heyday in the period from the 13th to the 15th century, is one of the most impressive medieval sites in Greece.

The Dunes Beach at sunset

Ancient Messini

The massive fortification walls of Ancient Messini are among the best preserved in Greece.

Authentic Village Cooking

Visit our picturesque village home and discover traditional Messinian cooking with the help of local women who will share authentic family recipes passed down from mother to daughter. An insight into baking and pitta making is given by the local experts, the members of a nearby Women’s Association. Visitors help the women prepare breads and baked goods that they can then enjoy over breakfast the next morning. They are also invited to join home-cooking in a house in the nearby town of Pylos. Along with the local women, they can prepare traditional dishes and share a meal, discovering family recipes that have been passed down through generations. For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

Messinian Authenticity - Cooking class

Farm to Table Experience

Messinia’s rich soil and favorable climate prompted the 5th century BC Greek playwright Euripides to call it “the land of the good fruit”. And today, a wide range of agricultural products from the region are in demand all over the world on account of their superior quality. Messinia’s rich soil and favorable climate prompted the 5th century BC Greek playwright Euripides to call it “the land of the good fruit”. And today, a wide range of agricultural products from the region are in demand all over the world on account of their superior quality. So, it is a fitting place for this illuminating “farm-to-table” experience, aimed at people who want to know more about what they are eating and where it comes from. Visit the vegetable garden, collect the seasonal produce and enjoy a delicious outdoor meal surrounded by nature. For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

Kooc-Taverna Secrets Restaurant

Wine Master Class

Taste local and other Greek wines and become familiar with their distinctive colors, aromas and flavors. Wine experts will not only guide you through a unique tasting journey in the very place where the life of wine begins, but also help you choose the perfect food pairing for each wine you try. For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

Wine harvesting

Olive Harvesting

Costa Navarino also embraces the age-old tradition of olive harvesting, an experience that has been part of the daily lives of the people of Messinia for centuries. During the harvest, visitors learn all the steps of the process, the local varieties and the olive tree planting projects in the region. For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

Man reaching into a burlap sack full of olives

More Area & Hotel Activities

Visit Gialova Lagoon, one of the most iconic spots in Messinia and discover the art of shore fishing using the method of Catch & Release with the help of local fisherman.

During the fishing experience, you will receive expert advice, tips and tricks throughout and get acquainted with this significant sand – dune ecosystem. During the birds’ migration period, you will have the opportunity to meet numerous migratory birds as Gialova lagoon provides shelter to 217 bird species.

Discover the rich history and fine culinary tradition of Messinia and explore unspoiled nature. Messinian Picnic is an all-encompassing experience that gives the opportunity to walk through history, feel, see and listen to nature, and savor local delicacies.

Against a background of unspoiled nature, meet some of the ladies from Pylos, enjoy delicacies with a twist and become acquainted with authentic Greek hospitality at first hand.

For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Outdoors@NavarinoOutdoors.gr.

Join a unique olive oil tasting session and learn from local experts how to discern the subtle flavors of Messinia’s renowned extra virgin olive oil. You are in a region that produces excellent quality extra virgin olive oil, which has been an important part of people’s daily lives for centuries.

The soil, the variety of olives and the process followed from tree to bottle, yields high quality results that have earned this olive oil its worldwide reputation.

For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

Participate in the preparation of traditional delicacies with a group of local women while they sing regional folk songs a capella, a Messinian practice that brings locals together to eat, drink and sing.

For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greek thinkers on a ‘Philosophy Walk’ against the idyllic backdrop of the Messinian countryside.Led by classical scholars, these walks offer a unique opportunity to discuss important modern-day issues through the prism of ancient Greek philosophical thinking and find answers to contemporary problems by drawing on the wisdom of the past.

Indicative topics:

  • Revenge – Seen through the prism of Moral Values and Justice.
  • Politics & Philosophy – Is there such a thing as ’Uncorrupted’? Propose how this may be possible.

 

For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

Gain a fascinating insight into the everyday life of a 17th-century Greek Orthodox monk on this tour of a fortified Byzantine monastic complex. Built in the late 12th-early 13th century, Andromonastiro was for hundreds of years home to men who had chosen to devote themselves to contemplation and prayer.

Explore this impressively restored monastery and discover what it was like to live there more than 300 years ago: clothing, food, rituals, punishment, work and… perils. The tour concludes with an exclusively arranged treat of the finest local produce in the Synodikon hall, the very same hall where – centuries ago – travelers were received and offered hospitality.

For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

Delve deep into the myths and legends of this Mycenaean royal palace at Ano Eglianos, which features in Homer’s account of the Trojan War.

Explore the fascinating site through an engaging Q & A, learn how to read and write some logograms of Linear B, the earliest attested form of Greek, and create your own writing system, the one and only “Linear D” (since A, B and C are already taken).

In the “throne room” of the best-preserved Mycenaean palace ever discovered, you will also have the opportunity to participate in an intriguing philosophical game.

For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

A stellar experience. With virtually no light pollution, Costa Navarino is the ideal spot to look through a telescope and investigate the cosmos. Each Astronomy Night begins when the stars come out and usually lasts a couple of hours, when planets glow brightly in the sky and starlight illuminates the night.

Organized by Navarino Environmental Observatory and Navarino Natura Hall, trained observers will take you on a unique guided tour of the night sky.

For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

Take a tour of Costa Navarino’s vegetable and botanical gardens and learn how to recognize these gifts of nature and use them for their health benefits or in everyday cooking.

The word “botany” derives from the ancient Greek noun βοτάνη (botanē) meaning “grass”, “fodder” or “herb”.

Messinian aromatic plants such as rosemary, lavender, oregano, thyme, basil and mint have been used in herbal medicine since ancient times.

Take a tour of Costa Navarino’s vegetable and botanical gardens and learn how to recognize these gifts of nature and use them for their health benefits or in everyday cooking.

Many local trees, flowers and herbs are associated with ancient myths and folktales, while the garden vegetables are the centrepiece of the Mediterranean and the Messinian diet.

For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.

Transform ordinary outfits into wearable works of art. Bring your own denim shorts or summer t-shirt and decorate it with local designs and patterns. You will soon discover that the possibilities are endless, as you turn an unremarkable garment into a personalized artwork.

Before leaving, participants will be given an instruction manual and the tools to continue pursuing their embroidered outfit dreams at home.

For more information about our cultural activities, you can send us an email to Navarino.collections@costanavarino.com.