Navarino Challenge 2016

The top sports tourism event “Navarino Challenge” returns for the 4th consecutive year in Messinia and Costa Navarino on September 9-11, 2016.

The top sports tourism event “Navarino Challenge” returns for the 4th consecutive year in Messinia and Costa Navarino on September 9-11, 2016.

“Navarino Challenge” will attract the interest of the sports fans from all over the world who will have the opportunity to do sports and entertain themselves without competition through more than 15 activities (for the whole family), in Pylos and Costa Navarino.

For the third consecutive year, athletes and organizers will move with the safety and efficient engines of the cars of Ford Motor Hellas, the official supporter of “Navarino Challenge”.

“Navarino Challenge” will attract the interest of the sports fans from all over the world who will have the opportunity to do sports and entertain themselves without competition through more than 15 activities (for the whole family), in Pylos and Costa Navarino.

One of the activities that are expected with great interest this year is golf, which will be held for the first time as an official exclusive activity of “Navarino Challenge”!
The activity of golf will have the support of Navarino Golf Academy and participants will have the opportunity to play and test their skills on Friday, September 9th at 17:30 and Sunday, September 11th at 18:30 at “The Dunes Course”, the first signature golf field with 18 holes in Greece.

“Navarino Challenge” will attract the interest of the sports fans from all over the world who will have the opportunity to do sports and entertain themselves without competition through more than 15 activities (for the whole family), in Pylos and Costa Navarino.

The twice Silver Olympic Medalist, Alexandros Nikolaidis, will introduce us, this year again, to the secrets of the most popular Korean martial art TaeKwonDo. The schedule of “Navarino Challenge” includes TaeKwonDo lessons for children and adults on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th at 17:00 at the indoor basketball field within the facilities of Costa Navarino. Children from Kalamata, Kyparissia and the region of Messinia are expected to zealously join the courses.
The detailed schedule and timetable of all activities is included in the following link: http://navarinochallenge.com/event_schedule_2016.html

“Navarino Challenge” will attract the interest of the sports fans from all over the world who will have the opportunity to do sports and entertain themselves without competition through more than 15 activities (for the whole family), in Pylos and Costa Navarino.

Another innovation follows these great activities!
“Navarino Challenge” innovates once again with “Navarino Challenge” Chatbot!
The new service provided for the first time at a sports tourism event, is launched in cooperation with the MPASS to serve, directly and reliably via Facebook Messenger, all the participants of the event who need to have all the necessary information… on a plate!
Chatbot allows you to find, through your personal Messenger, the news and information that interest you, via a brief automated conversation. By typing the specific keywords or by selecting the appropriate category from the menu, the application will directly send information and a brief preview of each theme.
Through “Navarino Challenge” Chatbot, participants, when writing their bib number will be able to receive a message with their time, at the time of their finishing, be informed on offers that will be active during the event, and on individual activities which will take place in Costa Navarino. Similarly, they will be able to evaluate the event!

“Navarino Challenge” has also secured, for those participants who will be staying at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, some very exclusive extra benefits offered by the brands supporting the event.

“Navarino Challenge” will attract the interest of the sports fans from all over the world who will have the opportunity to do sports and entertain themselves without competition through more than 15 activities (for the whole family), in Pylos and Costa Navarino.

More specifically, on Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 17:00 a bike ride in Voidokilia will be organized in collaboration with Navarino Outdoors. Participants will enjoy the magical pictures of Voidokilia, which has been declared one of the best beaches in the world, and the beautiful scenery around the premises of Costa Navarino.
Navarino Outdoors continues to support the event by offering a 30% discount on your tour packages (with bike) during your stay in “Navarino Challenge”. To get information and book your preferential tour packages, send your email before your arrival at: outdoors@costanarino.com

Offers do not end here!
Nargile restaurant supports the event, by offering a 20% discount to the participants and guests of “Navarino Challenge” at its a la carte menu.
Do not forget Inbi restaurant that proudly showcases a new standard of Japanese dining, offering the finest quality cuisine and impeccable service. Experience traditional sushi artistry in a contemporary setting endowed with a spectacular view of the Ionian Sea.
You may find more information about the offers which are valid during your stay at “Navarino Challenge” at the following link: http://navarinochallenge.com/event_offers_2016.html

Privileged prices at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino are available for a few more days for those wishing to enjoy the full schedule of “Navarino Challenge. For further information please contact the event’s official travel agent Vita N Travel. Telephone: +30 210 3249070 or visit: http://navarinochallenge.com/event_accommodation_in_2016_en.html

The event will be held under the Auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization and the Department of Nutrition and-Dietetics of Harokopio University of Athens with the support of Costa Navarino and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, as well as the Municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia.

For more information about the event, you may contact us through the following special form: http://www.navarinochallenge.com/contact.html

Official Sponsors: Allianz Greece, “Vikos” Natural Mineral Water
Official Airline Partner: Qatar Airways
Official Supporters: Ford Motor Hellas, BIC®, BIC® Sport, Navarino Icons, Village Cinemas, Poseidonia Restaurant, Inbi, New Hotel, Surf Salad
Assisted by: Health Runners Club of Messinia, Pylos Association of Enterprises for Tourism Development, Maritime Athletic Pylos Association “Nestor”, Explore Messinia, Navarino Outdoors, Swim Academy, Aqua Divers Club, Scuba Hellas, Navarino Golf Academy, ThaMa Restaurant, Alpha (Athlima SA), Department of Sports Organization & Management from University of Peloponnese, Anazoe Spa Costa Navarino, 1morekm, Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS), IAAF Kids Athletics, Apia, Diana “exoplizein”, Nargile
Official Travel Agent: Vita N Travel
Official Broadcaster: OTE TV
TV Communication Partner: National Geographic Channel
Under the Auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization.

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