Book your room in magical Messenia
Athens, May 4, 2022 – The award-winning sports tourism event Navarin Challenge celebrates tenand year by unite people of all ages and abilities across sports. Amateur and professional athletes from Greece and abroad will visit Costa Navarino and Pylos, Messenia, on October 21-23, 2022.
Follow in the footsteps of Telemachus
Navarino Challenge participants have the opportunity to race in one of the best Half Marathons 21.1 km in Greece, with the Greek-American ultramarathon runner Konstantinos Dean Karnazes, and cross the beautiful Voidokilia beach while tracing history under their feet The land of King Nestor. They will follow the trail traced in Homeric times by Telemachus, Odysseus son, trying to find his missing father. Additionally, they can choose between 10km course or pleasure 5km course, which can even be supplemented by dynamic walking. The same day, the 1km children’s course will take place in two groups, for children 10-14 years old and kids up to 9 years old.
Runners can act quickly and take advantage of the pre-registration offerswhich are valid until July 31, offering discounts greater than 50% on registrations. The children’s race takes place with free participation. The event, always having the participants as a top priority, offers a refund of their registration fees until September 1st. for Navarino Challenge are underway and interested parties can participate by filling out the form available form through the following link.
Enjoy here the video with Navarino Challenge 2022 outdoor activities.
Sea Kayaking in Pylos Bay
From the Restaurant Poseidonia known for its traditional Greek cuisine and local specialties in the port of Pylos, on Saturday October 22, a sea kayaking trip around the island of Sphacteria will take place, with the support of Explore Messinia. Participants will row towards the Navarino Bay explore the coastline of Sphacteria. For entries: welcome(at)exploremessinia.com
Take part in the beach volleyball tournament overlooking the Ionian Sea
Overlooking sand dunes and the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea, Dunes Beach in Navarino Dunes, Costa Navarino, will host the Navarino Challenge King of the Court Beach Volleyball Tournament. The Olympic sport of beach volleyball returns with former Greek international volleyball player and record holder for appearances with the Greek national team, Michalis Triantafyldis, as its ambassador. On Saturday October 22, the tournament will include separate categories for men and women, while on Sunday, October 23, the tournament will be mixed. All beach volleyball activities are carried out with the support of Triantafyllidis beach arena. For registration and more information: info(at)beacharena.gr
Tennis at the Mouratoglou Tennis Center Costa Navarino
Navarino Challenge participants will have the opportunity to attend tennis clinics for kids 6-9 years old and 10-13 years old as well as to participate in Round Robbin tennis tournaments for men and women, which will take place with the support of Mouratoglou Costa Navarino Tennis Center under the guidance of elite coaches. Costa Navarino is the first European location for a Mouratoglou Tennis Center, while the brand new state-of-the-art facilities include a total of 16 tennis courts at Navarino Dunes with stunning views of the Ionian Sea. For registration and more information: tennis(at)costanavarino.com
Athletics, pilates, cycling, golf for all!
The Navarino Challenge calendar offers you the opportunity to get closer to sport and its benefits, alongside the best instructors. Specifically, you can participate in activities such as beachathlon for parents & children from 6 to 13 years old with the Olympian and European champion Periklis Yakovakis, pilates class with the team of physical education instructors, Mandy Persaki, bike ride to Voidokilia with the support of Navarin outside and 2-day golf course, with the support of Navarino Golf Academy.
Book your room now
Enjoy a weekend full of outdoor wellness activities for people of all ages. Book now the event accommodation package which is full of sporting activities and includes half board. Live the unique sporting and cultural experience available to you. For more information on accommodation packages to The Westin Resort Costa Navarino you can send your email to booking(at)navarinochallenge.com or call Vita N Travel at +30 210 3249070. View accommodation packages here.
Samsung Electronics UK supports the event for a 6and consecutive year as his Official technology partner.
Costa Navarino and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino are the Official Hospitality Sponsors.
The event is assisted by Vita N Travel and Kayak.
Navarin Challenge take place under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism, whose mission is the formulation of tourism policy and the executive planning of tourism development in Greece.
The event is hosted by ActiveMedia Group who is also responsible for the event sports production.