Navarino Challenge

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2017 Navarino Challenge held in the Ionian Sea
Navarino Challenge in Greece. Photo courtesy of Elias Lefas

Navarino Challenge includes a 1.6 km in Navarino Bay at the port of Pylos in Greece's Ionian Sea. The event will be held 13-15 October 2017 in Messinia and Costa Navarino, Greece. The Navarino Challenge offers 10 Olympic sports including open water swimming, running, stand-up paddling where participants will learn about the benefits of exercise and the Mediterranean diet in a support to fight against childhood obesity. It is one of the World's Top 100 Island Swims.


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Technical Director

Nikos Gemelos


  • Official Airline Partner: Qatar Airways
  • Official Sponsors: “Vikos” Natural Mineral Water, Ford Motor Hellas
  • Official Supporters: BIC®, BIC® Sport, Wyndham Grand Athens, Poseidonia, Surf Salad
  • Assisted by: Navarino Outdoors, Swim Academy, Navarino Racquet Academy, Apia
  • Strategic TV Partner: National Geographic
  • Under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization


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Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean Sea, located in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese. One of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history. Its philosophy is driven to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty and heritage. It will comprise a number of distinct sites featuring 5-star deluxe hotels, luxury residences, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centres, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of unique year-round activities for adults and children. Navarino Dunes, the first area, is home to two luxury 5-star hotels, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino; The Dunes Course – the first signature golf course in Greece- Anazoe Spa, a 4,000 square meter spa and thalassotherapy centre; the state-of-the-art conference centre House of Events; specially designed facilities for children; as well as a variety of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor and cultural activities. Navarino Bay, the second area is home to the signature golf course, The Bay Course.

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