Discover your true nature in Messinia, one of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside landscapes in the Mediterranean. In this largely undiscovered corner of the southwest Peloponnese, the meeting of nature, culture and hospitality combine to create an extraordinary experience for the always welcomed visitor.
A pleasant half-day trip reveals the splendour of Ancient Olympia, the Byzantine fortified town of Mystras or the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae while Classical temples, Byzantine churches and medieval castles are all within easy reach. Messinia offers pristine coastlines, extensive olive groves, endless sandy beaches and a wealth of flora and fauna, providing a beautiful setting for its vibrant culture and age-old traditions, steadfastly preserved and passed down from generation to generation.
Messinia enjoys an excellent climate with balmy springs, warm summers and mild winters. Blue skies, sunny days and pleasant temperatures (25°C/77°F on average) make this blissful region an ideal year-round destination.
EasyJet flies directly from London Gatwick to Kalamata International Airport from March to October. British Airways operate a direct flight from April to September inclusive.
All year round and from one end of the prefecture to the other, your options in Messinia are wide-ranging and suitable for any demand.
Costa Navarino: The Romanos Resort & The Westin Resort
The Romanos Resort is an exceptional award-winning property stretching along the prime destination of Navarino Dunes at Costa Navarino. Enjoy alluring vistas featuring extensive grounds with olive groves and indigenous flora and fauna, as well as golf landscapes next to the sparkling turquoise waters of Dunes Beach. This is the perfect location for an unrivalled relaxation.
The Westin Resort is located next to the Ionian Sea coastline of The Dunes Beach, inspired by the old Messinian mansions that sprang from nature, creating an ambience of genuine hospitality. Most of the rooms enjoy unobstructed views of the Ionian Sea.
An amazing bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables can be found in Messinia, encouraged by an ideal climate and traditional cultivation methods. Olives and olive oil are on top of the list, but so are vinegar, honey, figs, herbs and homemade jams. The olive tree is perhaps the most beloved in this part of Greece, thanks to excellent soil and harvesting methods passed down through the generations.
VISTA EVENTS SAYS
You’ll be amazed by the welcome and facilities at Costa Navarino and by the unique taste of the Messinian olive oil!