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‘Navarino Challenge 2016’ is Coming Up – Registrations are Closed

Photo credit: Vladimir Rys

Photo credit: Vladimir Rys

The event innovates with “Navarino Challenge” Chatbot!

Everything is ready for the launch of the popular sports tourism event Navarino Challenge that is returning for the fourth consecutive year in Messinia and Costa Navarino on September 9-11.

NavarinoChallenge2015-logo“Navarino Challenge” will attract the interest of sports fans from all over the world who will have the opportunity to take part in more than 15 sport activities — for the whole family — without competition, in Pylos and Costa Navarino.

One of the activities that is expected with great interest this year is golf, which will be held for the first time as an official exclusive activity of “Navarino Challenge”.

The activity of golf will have the support of Navarino Golf Academy and participants will have the opportunity to play and test their skills on Friday, September 9, at 17:30 and Sunday, September 11, at 18:30 at “The Dunes Course”, the first signature golf field with 18 holes in Greece.

Taekwondo at the Navarino Challenge. Photo credit: Vladimir Rys

Taekwondo at the Navarino Challenge. Photo credit: Vladimir Rys

The twice Silver Olympic Medalist, Alexandros Nikolaidis, will once again reveal the secrets of the most popular Korean martial art: TaeKwonDo. The “Navarino Challenge” schedule includes TaeKwonDo lessons for children and adults on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 at 17:00 at the indoor basketball field within the Costa Navarino facilities. Children from Kalamata, Kyparissia and the region of Messinia are expected to join the courses.

The detailed schedule and timetable of all activities can be found here.

Boccia at the Navarino Challenge. Photo credit: Vladimir Rys

Boccia at the Navarino Challenge. Photo credit: Vladimir Rys

But that’s not all as another innovation follows these great activities! “Navarino Challenge”  will once again innovate with the “Navarino Challenge” Chatbot!

The new service, provided for the first time at a sports tourism event, is launched in cooperation with the MPASS to serve — directly via Facebook Messenger — all participants of the event who need to have all the necessary information right in front of them.

Chatbot allows you to find, through your personal Messenger, the news and information that interest you, via a brief automated conversation. By typing the specific keywords or by selecting the appropriate category from the menu, the application will directly send information and a brief preview of each theme.

Through “Navarino Challenge” Chatbot, participants can type in their bib number and receive a message with their time (at their finishing time), information on offers active during the event and on individual activities that will take place in Costa Navarino. Participants will also be able to evaluate the event.

In addition, it should be mentioned that for the third consecutive year, all athletes and organizers will move with the safety and efficient engines of the cars of Ford Motor Hellas, the official supporter of “Navarino Challenge”.

Extra Benefits

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, Premium Infinity Suite - Pool.

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino.

For those staying at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino , “Navarino Challenge” has secured some very exclusive extra benefits offered by the brands supporting the event.

On Friday, September 9, at 17:00 a bike ride in Voidokilia will take place in collaboration with Navarino Outdoors. Participants will enjoy the magical images of Voidokilia, which has been ranked as one of the best beaches in the world, and the beautiful scenery around the Costa Navarino premises.

Navarino Outdoors continues to support the event by offering a 30% discount on your tour packages (with bike) during your stay in “Navarino Challenge”. For further information and to book a suitable tour package, emails should be sent prior to your arrival at

But… offers do not end here!

The Nargile restaurant is supporting the event by offering a 20% discount on its a la carte menu to participants and guests of “Navarino Challenge”.

Also, the Inbi restaurant will be showcasing a new standard of Japanese dining and offering the finest quality cuisine and service. Guests can experience traditional sushi artistry in a contemporary setting endowed with a spectacular view of the Ionian Sea.

More information regarding the offers that are valid during your stay at “Navarino Challenge” can be found here.

Moreover, privileged prices at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino are available for a few more days for those wishing to enjoy the full schedule of “Navarino Challenge. Information can be obtained through the event’s official travel agent Vita N Travel or here.

The event will be held under the Auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization and the Department of Nutrition and-Dietetics of Harokopio University of Athens with the support of Costa Navarino and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, as well as the Municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia.

For more information about the event, press here.

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Official Sponsors: Allianz Greece, “Vikos” Natural Mineral Water
Official Airline Partner: Qatar Airways
Official Supporters: Ford Motor Hellas, BIC®, BIC® Sport, Navarino Icons, Village Cinemas, Poseidonia Restaurant, Inbi, New Hotel, Surf Salad
Assisted by: Health Runners Club of Messinia, Pylos Association of Enterprises for Tourism Development, Maritime Athletic Pylos Association “Nestor”, Explore Messinia, Navarino Outdoors, Swim Academy, Aqua Divers Club, Scuba Hellas, Navarino Golf Academy, ThaMa Restaurant, Alpha (Athlima SA), Department of Sports Organization & Management from University of Peloponnese, Anazoe Spa Costa Navarino, 1morekm, Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS), IAAF Kids Athletics, Apia, Diana “exoplizein”, Nargile
Official Travel Agent: Vita N Travel
Official Broadcaster: OTE TV
TV Communication Partner: National Geographic Channel
Under the Auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization

GTP is a Strategic Communication Partner of the “Navarino Challenge” event.

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