At Costa Navarino guests are encouraged to discover the beauty, history and culture of Messinia by engaging in authentic cultural experiences that enable them to become part of an age-long heritage spanning the millennia. Activities such as cookery lessons in local homes, learning new culinary skills inspired by the region’s cuisine, wine-making and tasting tours, traditional olive harvesting and local dance and singing events offer authentic cultural experiences.
Costa Navarino features the first signature golf courses in Greece, creating a new golf destination for players to enjoy in every season. The 18-hole, par 71 Dunes Course was designed by Bernhard Langer, a former US Masters champion and Ryder Cup captain, in partnership with European Golf Design. All players enjoy wonderfully varied scenery by the sea, surrounded by olive trees which are hundreds years old. The golf course boasts a fully-equipped, 3,500 m2 Club House. Within a short distance lies the coastal 18-hole, par 71 Bay Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr with fairways among the hills and olive groves overlooking the sea & the historic Bay of Navarino. Both courses are managed by Troon Golf.
Its earliest history shrouded in the mists of time, Messinia's cultural past reveals a rich tapestry of kings and queens, honor and tradition, war and friendship. Costa Navarino provides the ideal base from which to explore this checkered past. Neolithic settlements, Mycenaean palaces, Classical temples, Byzantine churches and medieval castles are all within easy reach, both in Messinia as well as in the broader area of the Peloponnese.
For those actively inclined, the opportunities are virtually endless and unmatched across the Mediterranean. Explore the Messinian landscape with the signature options at Navarino Outdoors which include mountain biking, bike trekking, hiking, climbing. Navarino Sea offers a vast range of water experiences such as surfing, kite surfing, SUP, diving, snorkeling and yachting to enjoy in the mild climate, throughout the different seasons. At the cutting edge Sports & Entertainment Center, the range of activities includes bowling, basketball and volleyball. Outdoors 5-a-side football is also available whereas tennis and mini-tennis for kids, taught through innovative techniques, along with table tennis, speedminton, squash, badminton, and padle are available at the fully equipped Navarino Racquet Academy.
While parents are otherwise engaged, infants may attend the Cocoon cré́che (from 4 months infants up to 3 year old toddlers) and young guests (from 4 to 12 years old) can enjoy the SandCastle, a specially designed youth hub offering exciting recreational/educational activities, as well as overnight stay options. At the SandCastle children are engaged in activities through which they can discover the area's rich natural heritage & history. They can also enjoy the aqua park or enjoy many outdoor options such as tennis, mini-tennis or biking tours as well as various water sports. Bowling, basketball & volleyball are offered at the Sports & Entertainment Center or kids can join golf classes at the Navarino Golf Academy. Both childcare spaces are operated by WWKC (Worldwide Kids Company).