The Romanos, Costa NavarinoMessinia / Greece
The sophisticated Romanos Costa Navarino provides its guests with an abundance of first-class facilities and grandiose accommodation. Situated in the warm region of Messinia, the hotel’s grounds are populated with indigenous plants and olive trees, while overlooking the untouched beauty of the sandy Dunes beach. Despite the resort’s quiet location, its collection of bars, restaurants and activities will have you longing for just one more day at this charming resort.
What to love
- Chic and elegantly designed rooms that provide maximum comfort throughout the warmer evenings.
- Overwhelming selection of bars and restaurants to choose from - Italian, Middle Eastern, American and traditional Greek dining.
- Unbeatable choice of on site activities including: Spa, bowling, tennis, gym, water slides and Golf Course.
- Wonderful location just a few steps from the 1km long Dune beaches.
What to know
- This is a family friendly hotel – with specially crafted kids’ play areas, an aqua park, the ‘Cocoon’ Care Centre, the Sandcastle Children’s Club as well as family rooms and children’s dinner menus.
- The hotel shares resort facilities with Westin Costa Navarino hotel.
- Guests may need to make reservations with certain restaurants in order to guarantee a table.
One of southern Greece’s best-kept secrets, the sunny region of Messinia provides an untouched, seaside landscape that visitors from all over have fallen in love with. Overlooking the expansive sandy Dunes beaches and clear waters of the Ionian Sea, sits the equally impressive Romanos Costa Navarino hotel.
Watching over the beachside scenery and the resort’s homegrown olive gardens, Romano Costa Navarino’s rooms have each been designed with a cool, contemporary décor with cream marble and dark wood trim. The spacious rooms have each been crafted with a furnished terrace, so you can spend the evenings watching the sun set over the breathtaking landscapes. Rooms are also available with sea views and a private Infinity pool.
Romano Costa Navarino also offers sizeable suites, each fitted with contemporary furnishings, a large lounge area and hardwood flooring. Larger groups and families can also opt for one of the hotel’s impressive villas.
The resort’s range of facilities and activities will have you spoiled for choice, and ensure that every day of your stay will be a memorable one. Whether you decide to book yourself in at the Anazoe spa for some indulgent treatments and therapies; take on some lessons at the tennis academy; or maybe you’d rather go 18-holes on the Dunes Golf Course, there’s something here for everyone.
The resort and hotel have been designed to be particularly accommodating for children. Kids can literally spend hours enthralled by the impressive outdoor ‘Sandcastle’ and ‘Cocoon’ play areas, while half day and full day packages are available at the ‘Cocoon’ Care Centre (8mths-4 yrs) and the Sandcastle Children’s Club (4-12 yrs). There is also a children’s menu available at several restaurants.
The dining experience that the Costa Navarino resort has to offer is unbeatable. Offering a myriad of distinctive restaurants serving different world foods, you can experience something new each evening. Why not visit the Eleon serving traditional Greek recipes? Or perhaps try some authentic Italian cooking at Da Luigi? With so much choice there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Attention to detail and an exceptional level of service are visible throughout the hotel and resort. Even poolside, guests will find a number of creative bars and cafés to unwind at. It’s a resort that caters for every aspect of your stay.
When to travel
Messina enjoys an excellent year round climate, with balmy springs, warm summers and mild winters. Blue skies, sunny days and pleasant temperatures (25°C/ 77 °F) make this blissful region an ideal year-round destination. Best months to travel: May, June, September. Good months to travel: March, April, July, August, October
Costa Navarino is located in the Greek region of Messinia in the Southwest Peloponesse, one of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside landscapes in the Mediterranean. It is located next to the historic Navarino Bay and is 3 hours’ drive from the city of Athens and a 50 minute drive from Kalamata International Airport.
Cocoon Care Centre (8 mths - 4 yrs): Designed to cater for the youngest guests at the resort, Cocoon offers half day and full day care packages as well as a dedicated area for you to play with your toddler. For infants aged 8-18 months, the programme focuses on sensory explorations to two-way communication, imaginary play, listening, singing, moving and playing with toys. It engages in activities that help to build the child/s senses as well as social and physical skills. For the slightly older 18 month – 4 year old guests, the program supports the development of their skills and includes storytelling, role playing, singing, dancing and the use of play-based activities. NOTE: Cocoon will not operate from September 15th onwards. Services will then be available at Sandcastle for children from 8 months to 12 years old.
Sandcastle Children’s Club (4-12 yrs): Half and full day packages are also available at the Sandcastle club. Creativity and education are promoted and each day of the week follows a different theme with tasks and games to compliment them. Children can stay in the SandCastle overnight in child sized rooms with their own child-sized furniture and en suite bathroom.
Babysitting: Babysitting services are available at the hotel but some restrictions apply. Baby cribs available free of charge.
Accommodation: Many of the rooms interconnect and the Family Suites sleep four.
Facilities for children:
- The Aqua Park is fun for all ages with three slides and a play pool, outdoor seating and sun loungers are also available.
- The Playground includes ropes and climbing frames. Adult supervision is required at all times.
- There is also Indoor Basketball, volleyball, badminton and table tennis, The American Diner restaurant is complete with a four lane bowling alley, pool tables, an indoor cinema and Playstation 3 consoles.
Some other activities to do as a family
Kayak Ice Cream Boutique - The new Kayak Boutique store situated in the Agora, will introduce visitors to the authentic taste of Greek ice creams, known to that stand out for their flavour combinations and high quality ingredients.
Make your own olive oil: In season, get involved with the traditional method of collecting the olives and discover the way to produce your own olive oil.
Navarino Sea Watersports offers water sports enthusiasts hours of exhilarating pleasure under the warm Messinian sun. In line with Costa Navarino’s eco values and commitment to environmental protection, all available sea sports are non-motorized.
Diving: Let Navarino Sea by Aqua Divers Club introduce you to the magic of Messinia’s underwater world and take your vacation to new depths. The diving club offers all PADI scuba diving courses from Bubblemaker through to Instructor level. Lessons are given one-on-one or in small groups up to four.
Yachting: Navarino Sea Yachting offers guests a memorable sailing adventure in the storied waters off the coast of Messinia. Join an experienced skipper and crew aboard the sailing or motor yachts for one-day cruises and discover the secrets of this crossroads of ancient civilizations. Swim in crystal-clear waters at secluded beaches reached only by boat.
Swimming Pools: Immerse yourself in one of the refreshing swimming pools, there are three outdoor pools with sun loungers and bars, two indoor pools and a Jacuzzi. There is also a kids pool and aqua park.
Navarino Outdoors: makes full use of the unspoiled countryside around Costa Navarino and offers a full range of exciting sports and other recreational activities. Whether your idea of fun is Hiking, Mountain Biking, or Climbing, Costa Navarino can offer you all of this, and to the highest of standards. Their experienced team of professionals will be on hand to provide any assistance needed.
The Racquet Experience: Learn the basics, tune up your game or play to win at the Navarino Racquet Academy. Try your hand at any one of the 9 racketsports, just for fun or with a competitive edge. Enjoy tennis, mini-tennis, padel, squash, badminton, table tennis, beach racket, beach tennis or speedminton.
Golf: The impressive seaside Dunes Course was designed by former two times US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Langer in association with European Golf Design. The championship course, set in a landscape of diverse topography with spectacular sea and river views, incorporates some links-style features in areas close to the sea, with tall dunes dividing some of the holes adjacent to the golden beach. Parts of the course venture into olive and fruit groves, while some holes run along a small river that meanders through the site.