One of the main sporting events in Greece, the Navarino Challenge, will take place for the fourth consecutive year at Costa Navarino from 9-11 September 2016.

During this time, guests of Costa Navarino will be able to take part in the multiple award-winning sports event. The Navarino Challenge invites people of all ages to compete in a vast array of sporting activities including running, swimming, tae kwon do, climbing, bike riding, pilates, boccia, basketball and kick boxing. In addition, this year the program will introduce new activities such as SUP (stand-up paddling), golf, kids athletics, baby swimming, aqua aerobics, diving and dance lessons.

Runners are able to choose between a variety of distances to suit all abilities: 21.1km, 10km, 5km and 1km, designed especially for children. The half marathon (21.1km) covers the trail mapped out by Telemachus in Homer’s years when he tried to find Odysseus and discover the mythical beauty of Voidokilia.

Swimmers will have to cover the one mile (1.6km) distance, in a specially-designed swimming route, in the picturesque port of Pylos in Messinia. Finally, the SUP (stand-up paddling) race will make its debut at this year’s event, with participants taking a unique route to Navarino Bay, highlighting the area’s beauty and history.

Τhe three-day Navarino Challenge event aims to raise awareness of the fight against childhood obesity through the Messinian diet and physical exercise.

Once again, the event will be implemented with the support of Costa Navarino and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, as well as the municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia.

Registrations for the Navarino Challenge are now open. To enter go to

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is offering special accommodation packages for those participating in the Navarino Challenge until 30 June 2016. Prices start from €189 for a double room and breakfast. For further information please contact the events official travel agent Vita N Travel (telephone +30 210 3249070) or visit

For further information go to or like