Navarino Challenge 2019 - A Programme With More Than 30 Sports Activities

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Navarino Challenge 2019 - A Programme With More Than  30 Sports Activities
“Navarino Challenge” will be held for the 7th consecutive year, from 11-13 October 2019, in Messinia and Costa Navarino, honoring basketball legend Nick Galis and the event’s main ambassador, the Greek-American ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, who will participate in the half marathon and run alongside children on the 1km route.

The event’s athletic partners will offer more than 30 sporting activities, showcasing Navarino Challenge as the top multi-sport event. This year’s program features among others:


The Olympic sport and one of the most beloved sports for ancient Greeks, will take center stage this year. As part of the event, lessons will be held for participants of all ages by boxing champion Christos Gatsis and the Vizantinos Target Sports Club.


Crossfit training will enhance the fitness of the event’s participants through lessons by expert personal trainer Dimitris Moros and FitnessArt. Also, for the first time, the event will partner with Europe’s top fitness centers, F45, to create special packages for those who wish to travel from Qatar’s Pearl, via Doha, and participate in the Navarino Challenge while training at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino.

Karate - with a World Champion

Karate, which will feature for the first time at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, will be introduced in the Navarino Challenge programme. Coaches of the Pammesiniakos Athletic Club Karate will conduct lessons and World karate champion Eleni Chatziliadou, one of the guests of honour at the 2019 Navarino Challenge, will be present to promote the sport.

Kick Boxing

The dynamic sport of kick boxing will be part of the event’s schedule yet again, with lessons by martial arts champion Alexandros Nikolaidis.


Two-times Olympic silver medalist and a top athlete who dominated the sport from 2000 to 2012, Alexandros Nikolaidis will introduce TaeKwonDo lessons to enthusiastic teams and children from Messinia.


The much-loved sport will be held once again with the support of the Navarino Racquet Academy. With the experience of the Panellinios Agora Games, a company that innovates in Greek tennis, beginners will have the opportunity to try Tennis Cross Training, a fitness programme that combines Tennis and Cross Training.

You can and enjoy beautiful moments from the event’s dynamic activities by watching the following video HERE

For more information on the detailed event programme, you can click HERE

Participants at the 7 th Navarino Challenge will have the opportunity to enjoy special discounts from sponsors and discount partners of the event during their stay at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino. To view current offers, please click HERE

Entries for the award-winning sporting event are underway and interested parties can take part by clicking HERE and completing the special form available.

For more information on accommodation packages in the region visit VitaNTravel.

Samsung is the official technology partner for another year.
Official sponsors of the event are Ford Motor Hellas and the Natural Mineral Water “Vikos”.
Luanvi is the official sports supplier of the event for one more year. Nutramins is the official health supporter of the event.
Official supporters are Poseidonia, Municipality of Pylos-Nestor and PlantBox. Messinian Spa is the Official Beauty Partner for the first time.

Partners of the event are Pylos Poems, Fysiotek Sports Lab, Karalis Beach Hotel, Athens Easy Transfers. Avance Rent A Car is the official rental partner. National Geographic is the strategic partner of the event and 24MEDIA its premium media partner. All event’s equipment transfers will be made with Pilia Express.

“Navarino Challenge” supports: a) the Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis with a program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition, DIATROFI, and through the Captain Vasilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation: b) WWF Greece and c) Karkinaki, through the GivenGain online platform.

“Navarino Challenge” has joined the Greek actions of the #BeactiveHellas 2019 programme of the European Commission and is held under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports.

The event is held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization with the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation. Navarino Challenge is co-organized by Costa Navarino , The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and Active Media Group with the support of the Municipalities of Pylos- Nestor and Trifilia.

Athletic Partners: Explore Messinia, F45 The Pearl, FitnessArt, Navarino Golf Academy,
Navarino Outdoors, Navarino Racquet Academy, Pilates by Mandy, Red Swim Academy,
Swim Academy, Triantafyllidis Beach Arena, Vizantinos target sport club.

CSR Partners: Captain Vasilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation, WWF Greece,
Karkinaki, Institute of Preventive Medicine Environmental and Occupational Health Prolepsis

Volunteering Partner: Phaos

Assisted by: VitaNTravel, Karalis City Hotel & Spa, Lifeguard Patrol, Pylos Association of
Enterprises for Tourism Development, Maritime Athletic Pylos Association “Nestor”, Target
Security, Pilia Express, METAXA, The Blue Beetle, Fever-Tree, NoS, Southern Comfort

Discount Partners: Anazoe Spa, Attica Selections, Kessaris, Panellinios Agora Games,
Tsamis Eyewear Boutique

Hashtags: #navarinochallenge #costanavarino #sportsunitepeople #eatwell #runwell

Photo Credit: Mike Tsolis

XpatAthens is proud to be a Media Sponsor Of Navarino Challenge 2019



  • When: 11 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
  • Where: Navarino Dunes, Costa Navarino, 24001 Messinia, Greece
  • Title: Navarino Challenge 2019 - A Programme With More Than 30 Sports Activities
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