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8th Navarino Challenge to Feature More than 10 Olympic Sports, Activities for All

Navarino Challenge
Unique running routes in Navarino Challenge (photo by Elias Lefas)

This article is brought to you by Active Media Group

The award-winning sports tourism event Navarino Challenge, in October will return to Messinia in the Peloponnese, for its eighth edition.

The event, which was distinguished last year as the 2nd best event in the world in the “Best In Wellness” category at the World Travel Market in London (the only Greek event to have achieved this overall to date), will take place from October 16-18, in Messinia, Pylos and Costa Navarino.

Through its central message “sports unite people”, Navarino Challenge last year gathered more than 2,700 professional and amateur athletes from 40 countries. This year the event will once again unite people of all ages and abilities in a rich schedule with more than 25 activities and over 10 Olympic sports.

Navarino Challenge is the only event in Greece that successfully combines alternative forms of tourism such as sports, cultural, gastronomic, sea and wellness tourism to this degree.

Pilates lessons in Navarino Challenge (photo by Mike Tsolis)

Navarino Challenge will be held for the first time this year along with the celebration of Navarinia fest in Pylos and the 193 years since the Navarino Naval Battle, honoring and reviving one of the most remarkable events in modern Greek history. Participants of the event will have the opportunity to attend this major celebration in person, as a free shuttle service will be provided.

The event follows the ideals of the Olympic Movement, contributing towards the development of a peaceful and better world without any discrimination, through sports, promotes the benefits of exercise and raises awareness on the Mediterranean diet. Furthermore, considering the global issue of inactivity of youth, the event exhorts young people to get involved in games and sports, through the Active Kids program, by adding even more kids’ activities.

Bike ride in Voidokilia, in Navarino Challenge (photo by Elias Lefas

Navarino Challenge, annually demonstrating its charitable nature, announces Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) as this year’s first CSR partner, reinforcing the breast cancer prevention and information campaign that takes place in the month of October. FTBC through its successful journey in Greece over the past nineteen years has been openly speaking about breast cancer.

Operating through the invaluable work of many of its volunteers, it has funded various public information campaigns, helped more than 9,000 women get free breast screening and 25,000 women get free mammograms.

Navarino Challenge is co-organized by Costa Navarino, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and Active Media Group with the support of Pylos-Nestor Municipality.

Enjoy some highlights from last year’s Navarino Challenge:

More information on the activities and opening of registrations will be announced in the coming weeks.

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