In a cinematic landscape, Neolithic ruins, Mycenaean palaces, classical temples, Byzantine churches and medieval monasteries are surrounded by olive groves and vineyards rolling towards the sea. Spend days soaking in the abundance of sunshine, classic Greek history and pristine natural beauty.
Journey north along the coast to the extensive ruins marking the site of the ancient Olympic games founded in the 8th century B.C.. Wander among athletic training areas, a stadium and temples dedicated to Hera and Zeus, the father to 12 Olympic gods. The on-site Archaeological Museum of Olympia houses some of Greece’s most significant antiquities, including a statue of Hermes attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles.
Zip out on the crystal clear waters to the deserted Sapienza island, renowned for shipwrecks and deep sea diving. Hike along rugged, seas-gazing trails shared with wild sheep of this wetland habitat rich with birds. Stop off at quiet beaches and climb the stone steps of the Spitha lighthouse on the island’s southern tip for never-ending Mediterranean views.
Follow an arched stone bridge across an ancient moat to the entrance of a 13th-century castle framed by Corinthian columns. Built by the Venetians and revamped by the Ottomans in the 16th-century, this castle complex spread across a rocky point is one of the largest in the Mediterranean. Explore the battlements of this fortified stronghold and the ruins of aristocratic residences. Turkish baths lead to the Byzantine church of St. Sophia, and an octagon-shaped tower of granite keeps watch at the very edge of a radiant cape.
Channel the spirit of influential Greek thinkers on a guided Navarino Collections philosophy walk. Begin with a leisurely stroll through a thick stand of 100-year-old olive trees in the idyllic Messinian countryside, as the professor offers an introduction to Greek philosophy from Plato to Aristotle. Discuss theory and pressing modern-day issues through the lens of the thinking and writings of Greek philosophers.
Considered by many as the world's premiere olive, the deep purple Kalamata is harvested by hand each from groves that blanket the arid fields of the southern Peloponnese. Named after the port town of Kalamata, the antioxidant-rich full-bodied fruits are used by locals to make excellent olive oil, fragrant soaps and soothing lotions, all which make for perfect keepsakes. Visit an olive grove in the fall to watch—or join—the harvest.
Watch as historical reenactments, races, parades, and holy ceremonies honor the 1821 liberation of Kalamata from Turkish invaders.
Candlelit processions, singing, dancing in traditional costumes, and feasts are all part of the highest Greek Orthodox holy holiday.
The coastal town of Koroni showcases a range of performances from classical and folk musicians, art exhibitions, and theater workshops from summer through early fall.Learn More
Follow outstanding golfers from around the world as they compete over several days on two scenic courses.Learn More
This 12-day program of international dance and music draws a global crowd for performances at venues throughout the city of Kalamata.Learn More
Costa Navarino is one of the world’s richest producers of high-quality olive oil. Visit an olive grove during the harvest season and take part in shaking the trees to collect olives and taste the fruits of your labor right there.
Enjoy signature treatments at the pampering Anazoe Thalassotherapy Spa inspired by Hippocrates, the Greek father of medicine, with an exclusive spa package.Learn More
Let the Executive Chef be your guide with a tailored four-course dinner paired with specialty cocktails and locally produced wine.Learn More
Step up to one of our beautifully appointed suites for perks such as daily buffet breakfast, anAqua Ritual at Anazoe Spa, local Messinian wine and and butler service.Learn More