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Costa Navarino to Host Weekend Event Dedicated to Pets

In an effort to raise awareness on the protection and care of stray animals, Costa Navarino will host a series of events dedicated to pets on May 19-21.

‘Navarino Challenge’ Adds Tennis to 2017 Sports Activities

"Navarino Challenge", the award-winning sports tourism event at Costa Navarino, has announced the addition of tennis to its program this year.

New Athens–Kalamata Daily Flights by Olympic Air Announced for 2017

The 2017 tourism season in Messinia will kick off with the launch of 12 weekly direct flights connecting Athens to Kalamata.

Costa Navarino’s ‘The Romanos’ Clinches Travelife Gold for Sustainable Practices

Costa Navarino’s The Romanos - A Luxury Collection Resort has been awarded the Travelife Gold certification for its sustainability credentials joining 800 hotels across the globe which have been rewarded for their efforts.

‘Navarino Challenge 2016’ in Greece Wraps Up with Great Success

Some 2,000 amateur and professional athletes of all ages embraced the "Navarino Challenge 2016" sports tourism event in Messinia and Costa Navarino in Greece and participated in more than 15 activities from September 9 to 11.

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

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.

Why September in Greece? The Best of All Worlds

Joining the recently launched “September in Greece” project, a Destsetters initiative, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) has nine spots for the ninth month of the year where it’s all happening in Greece.

Inspired Chef Karamolegos Does Culinary Magic at Costa Navarino

Award-winning chef Chrysanthos Karamolengos is doing his culinary magic this year at luxury resort Costa Navarino’s famed Barbouni seafront restaurant in Messinia.

Costa Navarino Boosts Greek Economy by €1bn, Study Says

Luxury tourism resort Costa Navarino in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese, is reported to have thus far injected some 1 billion euros into the Greek economy, according to a survey presented today by Greek daily Kathimerini.

TAIPED: Open Electronic Tender for Sale/Lease of 14 Real Estate Assets in Greece

Greek state privatization fund TAIPED announced the launch of an open electronic tender for the sale/lease of 14 real estate assets located in Kavala, Attica, Lasithi, Chalkidiki, Rhodes, Argolida and Messinia.

Interview: Runner Dean Karnazes invites all to join the ‘Lifestyle Movement’ named ‘Navarino Challenge’ in Greece

Supporting the “Navarino Challenge” event for the fourth year in a row as ambassador, Greek American ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes this September will be in Messinia and Costa Navarino once again to raise awareness on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and on the global...

Qatar Airways Offers Fares Discount to ‘Navarino Challenge’ Participants

Qatar Airways is offering a special promotion to all passengers travelling to Greece who are participating in the sports tourism event “Navarino Challenge” which takes place on September 9-11 in Messinia and Costa Navarino in the Peloponnese.

Water Activities Take Center Stage at this Year’s ‘Navarino Challenge’

Greece’s multi-award winning sports tourism event "Navarino Challenge" this year will highlight the natural beauty of its host destination Messinia by showcasing a series of activities related to water.

Kalamata Welcomes Cirrus Aircraft for ‘1st Aviation & Tourism Event’ in Greece

Dozens of spectators had the chance to see 40 Cirrus aircraft take to the skies during the 1st Aviation and Tourism Event which took place in Kalamata in late May.

Minister Kountoura Applauds Arsakeio Students for Tourism App

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently praised the students of the Arsakeio lyceum for the design and implementation of a virtual tour application for the archaeological site of Bassae, home to the Temple of Apollo Epicurius.

‘The Navarino Challenge is the Best Example to Promote Sports Tourism in Greece’ – Interview with Tae Kwon Do Icon Alexandros Nikolaidis

GTP had the opportunity to talk with Alexandros Nikolaidis, the twice Silver Olympic medalist in Tae Kwon Do and an ambassador of Greece's multi-award winning event “Navarino Challenge” that will take place in September 2016. Nikolaidis underlines the importance of Tae Kwon Do as...

Apollo Resort Art Hotel Offers Riddles, Wine and ‘Immortality’ in New Escape Room

The Apollo Resort Art Hotel, located in Kyparissia, Messinia, recently completed the creation of a live-action escape room on its premises and invites all to follow the clues, find the wine and gain "Immortality".

Cirrus Aircraft to Land in Kalamata for Aviation Tourism Event in Greece

A number of Cirrus aircraft will fly to Kalamata's military airport on May 26 to attend the city's first aviation tourism event, held on the occasion of the 14th International Conference of Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) to take place in Messinia, the Peloponnese,...

Costa Navarino Set to Report on Sustainability Issues that Matter via GRI

With a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, Messinia-based luxury resort Costa Navarino will soon be the first Greek tourism enterprise to join the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and report on sustainability issues affecting the region.

Messinia to Welcome New Direct Flights, More Visitors this Year

Messinia, in the southwestern Peloponnese, this year is expected to see a 28 percent increase in air arrivals compared to 2015, as a result of the launch of new air routes to and from Kalamata's international airport "Captain Vassilis Konstantakopoulos" as of April.