A Luxury Resort Complex on the Messinian Coast - where is that exactly?:
The Costa Navarino resort is located on the southern portion of the Peloponnesian peninsula in the region of Messinia.
Take Your Pick of Hotels and Golf Courses:
The resort complex consists of two main lodging places, the Westin Costa Navarino Resort and the Romanos. At the Romanos, there is also a luxurious villa in addition the the other accommodations. There are also two golf courses, all recently built to international standards.
Check for Specials with Airlines:
Costa Navarino has a partnership deal with Aegean Airlines, with the result that air and hotel packages are frequently available, especially for holiday periods and for the Aegean Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The Romanos Luxury Collection also has a special arrangement with Air Berlin with flights arriving in nearby Kalamata Airport.
But It's So Far From Athens!:
Depending on your travel style, or whether this is your first or fifteenth trip to Athens, the distance may be a problem or a blessing. But they offer a shuttle service to and from Athens International Airport, so transport is not a problem. If you're driving yourself, you can stay on major roads and highways for almost the entire journey.
A Golfer's Paradise:
Golf in Greece is still finding its way but the addition of two esteemed courses at Costa Navarino has improved the picture considerably, and one of the courses was included in Golf World's Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe for 2011. Aegean Airlines also sponsors a pro-am tournament each year, and the courses at Costa Navarino
were chosen for the 5th and 6th Aegean Pro-Ams. The two courses are the Dunes Course and the Bay Course. Golf instrution is offered at the Navarino Academy on the premises, and special golfing packages are available
A Resort for the Kids as Well:
Both resorts are considered to be family-friendly with many offerings for children. Two programs are provided, "Cocoon" for the very young (from 8 months), and "Sandcastle" for older children 4-12. Parents looking for a vacation-within-the-vacation might want to check out some activity programs which provide an overnight away for the kids. Look under "Young Guests"
for the kids' programs.
The Costa Navarino Resort Complex:
The complex consists of The Westin Resort and the Romanos Luxury Collection, both sharing adjacent locations on the Gulf of Messinia. The area is broken up into two sections, the Navarino Dunes and the Navarino Bay areas. Both locations are also part of the Starwood Group and accept and generate Starpoints.
The Romanos Luxury Collection has won several awards for design since its opening, and the buildings and the location are undeniably beautiful. You can read guest reviews posted directly on the Romanos website, along with responses from management.
The Costa Navarino is also enjoying some celebrity status. Part of the movie "Before Midnight" starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke was filmed at the resort, and star-struck guests can even book the same specially-redecorated room where Ethan Hawke was filmed. The actors also stayed at the resort during filming in the surrounding area.
Costa Navarino Resort
Official Website: Costa Navarino Homepage
(The website is mesmerizing with seagull cries and the sound of gently lapping waves, but can be a bit slow to load.)
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