Combining gorgeous natural scenery with 4,500 years of fascinating cultural heritage, the region of Messinia is a top destination for those wanting to discover Greece – something that the Costa Navarino brand is more than happy to accommodate. Offering the choice of two award-winning 5-star deluxe hotels and a collection of beautifully appointed residential villas, visitors to the region are faced with the difficult decision of holidaying or investing in this prime area of the Mediterranean.
The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort is lauded as one of the country’s finest luxury resorts, complete with 321 suites, rooms and villas (many with their own private infinity pools). Lush olive groves and views of the Ionian Sea make for many a picturesque stroll, while a range of culinary options range from the all-day dining Pero restaurant to Armyra by Papaioannou, serving up fresh fish and seafood. Other highlights include the Anazoe Spa and a chic swim-up bar in the Romanos outdoor pool, along with activities that range from surfing and biking to sea yachting.
Alternatively, the Westin Resort is equally lovely – and ideal for families – set atop a hillside overlooking the sea. Its 445 rooms and suites are designed in the classic style of Messinian mansions, while two signature golf courses make it a popular choice for those wanting to perfect their game. There is also much for young guests to enjoy, from an aqua park and a youth club to two specially designed hubs for children.
Outside of the resorts, savvy investors will delight in the Costa Navarino residences, where luxury freehold real estate can be acquired for private ownership. Located on the Navarino Dunes, the villas – each with an unobstructed sea view – range in size from 300m sq to 1,000 m sq, with plots ranging from 1,500 m sq to 3,000 m sq. Designed in homage to the Greek region’s archetypal architecture, each villa can also be customised to suit the owner’s unique preferences – owners are also given access to all resort services, sports facilities and events, in addition to exclusive events and specialised programs.