5 Reasons to Visit Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino re-opens on 19th February and ahead of the new season, we thought we’d recap on why you should have this destination in Greece on your golf bucket list for 2023. Located in the southwest Peloponnese in Messinia, this sustainable and all-encompassing destination has something for everyone; multiple luxury resorts, family-friendly activities, leisure and lifestyle options, 4 signature golf courses, retail and dining options, watersports, culture and more!

Here are 5 reasons to visit:

Aerial view of the 16th hole on The International Olympic Academy Course at Costa Navarino

16th Hole, International Olympic Academy Course

4 Signature Golf Courses To Tackle

The four award-winning 18-hole signature golf courses at Costa Navarino will also be opening on 20 February, ready to welcome players of all levels to the ‘World’s Best Emerging Golf Destination’, as recognized at the 2022 World Golf Awards.

Play any or all four courses while taking in panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the Bay of Navarino, and the Ionian Sea. Each course bears the signature of a world-renowned designer and offers a unique combination of challenges and rewards for golfers of all levels.

An Ancient Greek Marketplace

In April the Navarino Agora, the buzzing new open marketplace opens and offers a contemporary take on the ancient Greek agora. Wander around a wide range of retail outlets, dining venues, and street-food options, along with pop-up events and creative experiences.

Aerial View of the Agora marketplace at Costa Navarino

An Activity for Everyone

Enjoy the aquatic thrills of the new Watersports Hub, at Navarino Waterfront, experience the Mouratoglou Tennis Center with 16 state-of-the-art courts, or immerse yourself in the unique local nature through a wide variety of outdoor activities. Explore beaches and waterfalls, take on a variety of hiking trails, try diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, and a lot more. And make time to try an authentic village cooking class or olive oil tasting experience!

Hands holding freshly picked olives at Costa Navarino

Two tennis players at the Mouratoglou Tennis Centre at Costa Navarino

An Array of Accommodation Options

Many families choose to spend time with their children at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, a place that offers a variety of supervised activities tailored especially for its young guests. For those looking to have a romantic getaway, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, is a great place of unparalleled luxury and award-winning signature treatments at the Anazoe Spa. The ideal place for friends traveling together is the new W Costa Navarino, Greece’s first W Escape, exclusively for adults and young adults over 12 years old. Be the first to treat yourself to a stay at Greece’s first Mandarin Oriental, set to open this summer. Here, the best of local culture meets the hotel group’s signature oriental charm, and the unique earth-sheltered contemporary architectural design will leave an impression to hold up against only the most spectacular luxury hotels worldwide.

The W Hotel at Costa Navarino

W Hotel

Authentic and experimental Dining collide

From family dining to a delightful date night, the whole family is catered for at Costa Navarino. Enjoy authentic Greek cooking, fine dining options, delicious deli-style cafes, street food, lounge bars, and of course sweet treats. Head to Platia for breakfast, inspired by a Messinian village square featuring freshly grounded coffee at the coffee shop, home-baked bread and delicacies at the bakery, a live cooking station, and a small deli. Enjoy fresh seafood at Barbouni, try traditional souvlakia at Morias, traditional homemade Messinian dishes re-imagined at Kooc and check out Onuki for Japanese flavours. And sunsets and signature cocktails are best served at Between, the stunning poolside bar overlooking the Ionian Sea.

Octopus dish at Costa Navarino

Japanese Restaurant at Costa Navarino