ANCIENT MESSINI

BUILT IN 369 BC
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OLIVE HARVESTING
EXPERIENCE THE OLIVE'S JOURNEY FROM TREE TO TABLE.
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WINE HARVESTING
CELEBRATE AN AGE-OLD TRADITION
must see 3
VOIDOKILIA BEACH
AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD
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33 CASTLES
A JOURNEY INTO THE LEGENDS OF THE PAST
Methoni
POLYLIMNIO WATERFALLS
ONE OF MESSINIA'S BEST-KEPT SECRETS
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SUP AT THE DUNES BEACH
A NEW WAY TO ENJOY THE SEA
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PHILOSOPHY WALKS
FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCIENT GREEK THINKERS!
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GIALOVA LAGOON
NATURA 2000 AREA!
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MESSINIAN COOKING
AN INTRODUCTION TO AGE-OLD RECIPES
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ASTRONOMY NIGHTS
THE NIGHT UNFOLDS WITH STARS AND MYTHS
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SAILING
DISCOVER SECLUDED COVES & BEACHES
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NAVARINO PRODUCTS
DELICACIES, WINES & CULTURAL OBJECTS
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Ancient Messini, built in 369 BC. Among the best preserved archaeological sites in Greece. 
Experience first-hand one of Messinia’s most enduring agricultural and culinary traditions, as you participate in each step of the olive’s seasonal journey from tree to table.
Wine grapes have been cultivated in Messinia since Homeric times. Share in the local knowledge, with a tour at the organic and awarded Navarino Vineyards, learn and participate in the grape treading and join a wine tasting seminar lead by experienced sommeliers. 
The untouched setting of Voidokilia beach, selected numerous times among the best in the world.
More than 33 castles can be found in Messinia - all providing stunning vistas and holding clues to the rich and checkered past of the region. Among them, the Paleokastro and Neokastro in Pylos, the Castles of Kalamata, Methoni, Koroni and Kyparissia.
The breathtaking Polylimnio waterfalls considered to be one of Messinia's best-kept secrets. Hike your way through lush green vegetation, crossing wooden bridges, and find yourself in a landscape of waterfalls and crystal-clear pools, ready for a plunge.
Enjoy SUP during sunset at the Dunes Beach, with private lessons for beginners and advanced coaching from experienced instructors.
Αn innovative activity enabling guests to discuss important modern-day issues through the prism of ancient Greek philosophical thinking and writings. The introduction to Greek philosophy is held during a leisurely walk taking in the idyllic Messinian countryside.
Observe many bird species during a leisurely hike to Gialova lagoon. Featured among the most important stopovers in Greece for migratory birds –with 271 recorded species, many of them rare- Gialova is designated as a Natura 2000 area .
Expand your culinary skills with cooking lessons learning traditional recipes by local housewives.
Take part in a unique astronomical experience,brought to you by NEO (Navarino Enviromental Observatory). Become the astronomer and decide how the night unfolds. Investigate the cosmos as conceived from a Messinian’s view angle and observe stars, planets and the Moon.
Navarino Sea Yachting offers a memorable sailing adventure in the storied waters off the coast of Messinia. During one-day, two-days or half-day cruises with experienced skippers and crew, guests can discover the crystal-clear waters and secrets of this crossroads of ancient civilizations, aboard sailing or motor yachts.
Navarino Icons delicacies honor the region’s culinary heritage and the series’ cultural objects reflect its rich history, while awarded wines & spirits are created by the destination’s organic Navarino Vineyards.