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Complex activities 2012

  1. 1. ©2012 STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC. | Proprietary & ConfidentialNAVARINO DUNES-COSTA NAVARINOACTIVITIES
  2. 2. CONTENT» SPORTS & ACTIVITIES» GOLF» CULTURAL ACTIVITIES» THE AGORA» CHILDREN ACTIVITIES» HISTORICAL SITES OF INTEREST ANDNATURAL ATTRACTIONS» CONTACT DETAILS
  3. 3. 3SPORTS &ACTIVITIES
  4. 4. 44BOWLING ALLEY AT SPORTS & RECREATIONAL CENTERTHE WESTIN INDOOR SWIMMING POOL• Sports and Recreational centerA full range of sporting activities and entertainmentsuch as bowling, basketball, volleyball and five-a-side football.• The Romanos Health ClubFacilities include two steam rooms, 18m indoorpool, whirlpool and locker rooms for winding downand freshening up after your efforts. Take arelaxing run on a treadmill or take advantage of ourtop-of-the-line CYBEX weight machines and freeweights. Additional equipment includes stationarybicycles and other cardio machines.• WestinWORKOUT®Facilities include an indoor pool 21m, two saunas,two steam rooms, whirlpool, relaxation room andlocker rooms for winding down and freshening upafter your efforts. Boost your energy with aninvigorating cardio workout on the full selection ofmachines, from treadmills to elliptical, most withindividual integrated TVs. A dedicated free weightsarea provides everything you need to build muscleand strength.4
  5. 5. 55BASKETBALL COURT 5
  6. 6. 66NAVARINO RACQUET ACADEMY• Have fun with friends or family playing an easy to pick upsport such as padel or stay fit and energetic with cardiotennis.• Take tips and tailored lessons from professional tenniscoaches or challenge your partner to a squash game inan air-conditioned indoor court.• Introduce your children to mini-tennis in speciallydesigned facilities.• Fun-based sports such as table Tennis, rackethlon,badminton, speedminton, beach tennis & beach racquetsare also available.NAVARINO RAQUET ACADEMY 6
  7. 7. 77HIKINGNAVARINO OUTDOORSBIKING• A diverse range of sports and other activities, including:hiking, cycling and mountain biking.• A team of qualified professionals is on hand to provideany assistance needed, and are equally comfortableworking with outdoor novices as they are alongside themore skilled.• Many of these activities are also available in the form ofcarefully planned tours run by experienced professionals,offering the ideal way to explore the lesser known parts ofMessinia and enjoy its unique attractions first hand.• The dedicated Bike Station offers a wide range of qualitybikes and accessories, including IDEAL and Scottbrands.
  8. 8. 88NAVARINO SEA ON WATERNAVARINO SEA• Navarino Sea On waterMake the most of one of the best surfing and windsurfing spots inGreece to learn the basics or hone your skills. Try stand uppaddle boarding or kite surfing, with private lessons for beginnersand advanced coaching from experienced instructors. Gokayaking with friends or take part in an escorted half or full daytrip.• Navarino Sea Under waterExplore the beauty of the undersea world and experience thewonders of Mediterranean marine life. Take your first underwaterbreaths and learn how to scuba dive with experienced instructors.• Navarino Sea YachtingFor one day cruises, Navarino Sea yachting offers guests amemorable sailing adventure in the storied waters off the coast ofMessinia.8
  9. 9. 99NAVARINO SEA UNDER WATER 9
  10. 10. 1010NAVARINO SEA YACHTING 10
  11. 11. 11GOLF
  12. 12. 1212THE DUNES COURSE SUNSETTHE DUNES COURSE• Designed by former US Masterschampion and Ryder Cup CaptainBernhard Langer in association withEuropean Golf Design• The par-72 seaside Dunes Courseventures into olive groves and along asmall river, whilst links-style featuresadd to its unique playability.• Golfers of all levels can benefit frommulti-lingual coaching withexperienced Head PGA Professionalwho will also help beginners take theirfirst steps.12THE DUNES COURSE
  13. 13. 1313THE DUNES COURSE 13
  14. 14. 1414THE BAY COURSE SUNSETTHE BAY COURSE• It plays a little shorter than the Dunes Courseat 5,760metres from the back tees. The par 71course places a slightly greater emphasis onstrategic play and positional golf.• The Seaside, Canyon, and Grove holes willprovide striking contrasts that create adramatic and memorable golf round. Thecourse will play to a par of 71 from a variety oflengths designed to test the golfing skills ofamateurs and pros alike.• The imaginative layout offers panoramicseaside and mountain views, including severalholes that play directly along the sea and twodirectly overlooking the historic bay ofNavarino.• 10 minutes away from Navarino Dunes14THE BAY COURSE
  15. 15. 1515THE BAY COURSE PANORAMIC VIEW 15
  16. 16. 1616NAVARINOGOLF ACADEMYNAVARINO GOLF ACADEMYNAVARINO GOLF ACADEMY• Facilities include a well-appointed full-size Driving Range, Putting Greenand Short-Game practice area.• The instruction comes in variousformats, tailored to the specific needsof the individual, couples, families andsmall groups.• There is also a special program ofJunior sessions and Junior Camps.Expert tuition is supported by thelatest technology, such as videoanalysis and golf simulator.16
  17. 17. 17CULTURALACTIVITIES
  18. 18. 1818OLIVE HARVESTINGMESSINIAN AUTHENTICITY PROGRAMMESSINIAN AUTHENTICITY PROGRAMAt Costa Navarino guests are encouraged to discover thebeauty, history and culture of Messinia by engaging inauthentic cultural experiences that enable them to becomepart of an age-long heritage spanning the millennia. There isa wide variety of intriguing activities to choose from, such as:• Olive harvestingExperience one of Messinia’s most enduring agricultural traditionsas you participate in each step of the olive’s journey from tree totable. After harvesting a quantity of olives the age-old way, you willbe visiting a nearby mill where you will help make the oil. This isfollowed by a tutored tasting session at which you will learn todiscern the subtle flavors of the region’s renowned extra virgin oliveoil, accompanied by a traditional meal that will include kayiana andkapsales, based on homemade ingredients.
  19. 19. 1919THE ANCIENT ART OF MOSAICMESSINIAN AUTHENTICITY PROGRAMAUTHENTIC VILLAGE COOKING• Authentic village cookingDiscover traditional Messinian cooking with the help of local women whowill share authentic family recipes. You will learn how to prepare a typical fullMessinian menu, using regional techniques and fresh ingredients, followed bylunch and the opportunity to savor the food prepared.• The ancient art of mosaicTake a crash course in the ancient art of mosaic and learn the mainconstruction technique. You will then be given the opportunity to make yourown replicas of original motifs discovered at archaeological sites in Messinia.• The magic of shadowsAs the sun goes down over Costa Navarino, prepare yourself for theenchanting world of Karagiozis shadow theater. A popular form ofentertainment throughout Greece, the fascinating puppet characters havedelighted Messinian families for generations. Different tales relating toMessinian History such as ’Karagiozis at the Battle of Navarino’ andKaragiozis invited to Koutroulis’ Wedding’ will be presented during the 40-minute performance.
  20. 20. 2020EXPLORE MESSINIA THROUGH LITERATUREMESSINIAN AUTHENTICITY PROGRAMTHE COSTA NAVARINO WINE EXPERIENCE• Tales from Messinia & around the worldDiscover the timeless allure of storytelling, one of the oldest means throughwhich cultures have passed down values and traditions. Each session features4 tales, two from around the world and two that are locally told. Music andsongs will be performed in between the stories, two of which will be narratedin English and two in Greek.• The Costa Navarino wine experienceLearn about Greek and local wines from the experts and assess thecharacteristics of certain Messinian varieties. Tasting sessions are held atEnoteca, accompanied by savory snacks. The wine experience is furtherenhanced by a tour of Navarino Vineyards at nearby Mouzaki, and if you arevisiting between mid-August and mid-September, you will also have theopportunity to observe or even participate in traditional viticultural activitiessuch as treading the grapes.• Explore Messinia through literatureJoin us in the exploration of the Messinia through literature and recharge yourknowledge and mind. Presentation of publications relating to Messinia,literary readings, plus events featuring the works of distinguished local poets.
  21. 21. 2121LEARN TO BAKE HOMEMADE BREADMESSINIAN AUTHENTICITY PROGRAMSONGS AROUND THE TABLE• Songs around the tableVarious social events bring Messinians together to eat, drink and sing. Onesuch occasion is the preparation of food. Join a group of local women, seatedaround a large wooden table, as they make traditional delicacies and singregional folk songs a cappella. Take part in the preparation and savor thefreshly made treats. Organized by the Educational and Cultural Association ofGlyfada, a picturesque village with 200 inhabitants, northeast of Pylos.• Learn to bake homemade breadThe secrets of traditional Messinian baking revealed by the experts, localwomen who will show you how to make delicious breads such as theelaborately adorned kentimeni pita. The following day, these baked breadswill be served in the breakfast area for you to try. Brought to you by theEducational Womens Association of Gargaliani, a small town nestled on averdant hillside with a view that has earned it the title ‘The Balcony ofMessinia’.
  22. 22. 2222ART TOURSPHILOSOPHY WALKS & ART TOURSPHILOSOPHY WALKS• Philosophy WalksLed by classical scholars, these walks offer a unique opportunity to discussimportant modern-day issues through the prism of ancient Greek philosophicalthinking and find answers to contemporary problems by drawing on thewisdom of the past.• Art ToursA 90-minute guided tour of the art collections gives guests the opportunity togain an appreciation of artworks and artifacts of the 17th-19th centuries,especially from the wider area of Messinia, including maps, engravings, rarebooks and weapons from the Greek War of Independence. The tour alsointroduces visitors to more contemporary pieces, many of which were inspiredby local nature and the projects undertaken at Costa Navarino to preserve theimportant natural habitats of the region and maintain biodiversity.
  23. 23. 23THE AGORA
  24. 24. 2424THE AGORA• The shopping experience atCosta Navarino unfolds in theAgora, which has the look andfeel of an authentic villagecenter• It features exclusive stores andseveral entertainment venuessuch as an open-air cinemaand a traditional Greekamphitheater• A variety of cafes, bars andrestaurants include the Kafenio,a revival of the time-honoredGreek coffee house,Souvlakerie, a genuine souvlakicorner, the Italian taste of DaLuigi and the 3 Admirals bar.24KAFENIO & DELI SHOPPING EXPERIENCE3 ADMIRALS BAR DA LUIGI RESTAURANT
  25. 25. 2525THE AGORA 25
  26. 26. 26CHILDRENACTIVITIES
  27. 27. 2727COCOON• Specially designed to cater to ourlittlest guests from 8 months to 4years• It offers half-day and full-daypackages• The program includes both,independent and group learningexperiences, supports love ofmusic through song, dance, musicalgames, instruments, rhythm andtempo• Cocoon also creates colorfulmemories through painting,collage, clay sculpture, drawing,role-playing and others• Babysitting services can be alsoprovided upon request. (restrictionsapply)27COCOON PLAY AREA COCOON BABY CRIBSCOCOON PLAY AREA COCOON EXTERIOR SHOWERS
  28. 28. 2828COCOON PLAY AREA 28
  29. 29. 2929SANDCASTLE• Specially designed to cater tochildren from 5 to 12 years• It offers half-day and full-daypackages• Each day of the week has adifferent theme including Battlesand Treasures of NavarinoDunes, Hercules and the FirstOlive Tree and Filoxenia; The Artof Friendship• A great variety of daily programsand activities, with an aim towardsa conscious experience with theauthentic way of living• Option of over-night stays29SANDCASTLE PLAY AREA SANDCASTLE BEDROOM FOR OVER-NIGHT STAYSSANDCASTLE EXTERIOR SANDCASTLE PLAY AREA
  30. 30. 3030SANDCASTLE 30
  31. 31. 3131AQUA PARK 31
  32. 32. 32HISTORICALSITES OFINTEREST
  33. 33. 3333THE CASTLE OF METHONIIts earliest history shrouded in the mists of time, Messinia’s culturalpast reveals a rich tapestry of kings and queens, honor and tradition,war and friendship. Costa Navarino provides the ideal base from whichto explore this checkered past. Classical temples, Byzantine churches,medieval castles and three UNESCO World heritage sites are all withineasy reach, both in Messinia as well as in the broad. Some of thehistorical sites are:33• Vaulted tombs• The palace of Nestor• Ancient Olympia• Temple of Apollo Epicurius• Ancient Messini• The castle of Kyparissia• Paleokastro, Pylos• The castle of Kalamata• The castle of Koroni• The castle of Methoni• Neokastro, Pylos• Church of transfiguration• Andromonastiro• Church of Saint Theodora• Bay of Navarino• Museum of chore• Museum of Pylos• Benaklion archeologicalmuseum of KalamataNEOKASTRO, PYLOS
  34. 34. 3434ANCIENT MESSINI STADIUM 34
  35. 35. 35NATURALATTRACTIONS
  36. 36. 3636POLYLIMNIO WATERFALLSApart from the historical sites, Messinia is also blessed with a wealthof natural attractions that are within easy reach and certainly worth avisit. Nearby islets - some with fascinating historical backgrounds –offer a pristine environment for relaxation and exploration while themainland is a veritable kaleidoscope of sandy beaches, deep gorges,enchanting lakes, sparkling waterfalls, olive groves and vineyards.Some of the natural attractions are:36SFAKTIRIA ISLETS• Finikounda beach• Neda river• Polylimnio waterfalls• Fanari and Sfaktiria islets• Taygetos• Voidokilia beach• Gialova lagoon
  37. 37. 3737VOIDOKILIA BEACH 37
  38. 38. 38CONTACTDETAILS
  39. 39. 3939THE WESTIN POOLCOSTA NAVARINOSTARWOOD HOTELS &RESORTSSales & Marketing Office5, Pentelis Str., Palaio Faliro17564, Athens, Greecewww.westincostanavarino.comwww.romanoscostanavarino.comT + 30 211 0160 200F + 30 211 0160 500sales.navarino@starwoodhotels.com39
  40. 40. ©2012 STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC. | Proprietary & ConfidentialTHANK YOU

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