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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.

WTM 2015: The Peloponnese Experience – All in One Plus More

It’s accessible, it’s diverse, it’s home to Greece’s foremost historic monuments, its coastline is endless, it hosts a number of World Heritage sites, it combines sea, sun and mountains, and its culinary traditions are highly sought after. This is the Peloponnese.

Costa Navarino True to its Pledge of Safeguarding Wildlife

As part of its responsible tourism and sustainability practices, Costa Navarino is aiming through synergies to protect the ecosystems and rare biodiversity of the Messinia region, where it is located.

‘Navarino Challenge’ 2015 Coming Up!

The “Navarino Challenge” will welcome people of all ages from Greece and abroad on September 11-13 with an enriched schedule of sports and entertainment.

“Greece is a Spectacular and Life-changing Experience!” – Interview with Dean (Konstantinos) Karnazes, Greek-American Ultramarathon Runner, Ambassador of “Navarino Challenge”

GTP had the opportunity to talk with ultramarathon man Dean (Konstantinos) Karnazes, the ambassador of the upcoming “Navarino Challenge” event in Greece. Karnazes is proud of his Greek heritage and aims to spread the word that Greece is a "life-changing experience" as a...

Greece’s ‘Navarino Challenge’ Included in European Week of Sport

Greece's multiple-award winning event “Navarino Challenge” has been included by the European Commission and the Greek General Secretariat of Sports in the European Week of Sport, a new initiative that will take place for the first time in September 2015.

ABTA Travel Convention Expected to Give Peloponnese, Greece, Tourism Boost

Hosting the 2015 Travel Convention of the Association of British Travel Agents can be a great way for the Greek Region of the Peloponnese to showcase itself to the travel industry and for key players in the industry to forge new relationships with that destination, according to...

Costa Navarino’s New ‘Armyra’ Resto Serves Seafood Specialties with a Hint of Michelin

Award-winning chef and seafood expert George Papaioannou joins the Costa Navarino team to present a gastronomic experience like no other.

Navarino Environmental Observatory in Greece Wins at ‘Ecopolis’ Awards

The Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) was honored with the award for best "Environmental Project" at the Ecopolis 2015 awards held last week at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens.

Greece’s Costa Navarino Basketball Camp Combines Sport and Fun for the Family

It’s time for youngsters (and the young at heart) to shoot some hoops at the 3rd Costa Navarino Basketball Camp, which kicks off on June 27 and runs through to July 1.

Sports For All at This Year’s “Navarino Challenge”

The multi-award winning sports event “Navarino Challenge” this year has enriched its program with many more activities for the whole family and welcomes all on September 11-13 in Messinia and Costa Navarino in the Peloponnese.

Costa Navarino to Host 2015 Gastronomy Seminars for Messinia’s Food Service Professionals

For the third year in a row, the "Captain Vassilis" Foundation and the Messinian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have announced free educational gastronomy seminars for food service professionals in Messinia.

Costa Navarino Offers Messinian Experience Through New Short Film

A journey to an everlasting Messinian experience unfolds through the lens of acclaimed director Athina Rachel Tsangari and Academy Award nominee director of photography Phedon Papamichael, in a short film signed by Faliro House.

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino Goes Dark for ‘Earth Hour’ Initiative

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino in Messinia joined the global initiative "Earth Hour" and went dark on Saturday March 28, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm.

Grace Group’s Messinia Tourism Project Gets Green Light

A massive tourism project in the region of Messinia, southern Greece, has received the go-ahead by the municipality following examination of its environmental effects.

Greece’s Costa Navarino Offers Messinia Students Hands-on Learning Experience

Students in Messinia, in the southwestern Peloponnese, will learn more about the region’s flora and fauna, its marine treasures and the effects of climate change, when they participate in the 4th “Learn and Support the Nature and History of Messinia” educational program to run...

Costa Navarino Welcomes Greece’s New Tourism Season in February

Costa Navarino in Messinia will welcome the 2015 season with The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, the signature golf courses The Dunes Course & The Bay Course and the awarded Anazoe Spa opening on February 20.

Costa Navarino in Greece Announces Saudi Olayan Group as Fourth Shareholder

Olayan Group, a major international investor and leading diversified business in Saudi Arabia, is entering Costa Navarino as the fourth shareholder.

“Navarino Challenge” Marathon In Greece Concludes With Great Success

The "Navarino Challenge" marathon wrapped up successfully for the second year in the Peloponnese, Greece.

Region of Peloponnese, Greece, To Host ABTA Travel Convention In 2015

Messinia, the Region of Peloponnese, will host the 2015 Travel Convention of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). The convention is considered a top tourism event and is expected to attract over 600 British travel agents/ABTA members to Greece.