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Costa Navarino in Peloponnese (region) is a city in Greece - about 133 mi (or 215 km) South-West of Athens, the country's capital.

Local time in Costa Navarino is now 09:46 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Athens" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these bigger locations might be interesting for you: Zakynthos, Yiannoulaiika, Yialova, Vlasis, Vlakhopoulon or Costa Navarino. When in this area, you might want to check out Tragana, Skhinolakka, Romanos, Pylos, Petrokhorion and Iklaina as well. We know of 4 airports close to Costa Navarino. The clostest airport we know of is Kalamata Airport (IATA: KLX) with a distance of 21 mi (or 34.1 km) East of the city centre of Costa Navarino.

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Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 31°C / 87 °F

Morning Temperature 23°C / 74 °F
Evening Temperature 30°C / 86 °F
Night Temperature 17°C / 62 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 33%
Air Pressure 956.7 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 1 km/h (1 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Clear sky
Clear sky

Sunday, May 1st 2016

Light rain Day: 26°C (79 °F)
Night: 15°C (60 °F)
Light rain, calm, scattered clouds.

Monday, May 2nd 2016

Heavy intensity rain Day: 15°C (59 °F)
Night: 11°C (52 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

Heavy intensity rain Day: 10°C (50 °F)
Night: 8°C (46 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Map of local sightseeing hints

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Voidokilia beach

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Voidokilia Beach is a popular beach in Messinia in the Mediterranean area. In the shape of the Greek letter omega (Ω), its sand forms a semicircular strip of dunes. The land facing side of the strip of dunes is Gialova Lagoon (or Yalova Lagoon), and important bird habitat. The beach has been named "A Place of Particular Natural Beauty". It is part of a Natura 2000 protected area.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Beaches of Greece
  • Castles in Greece
  • Messenia
  • Visitor attractions in Peloponnese (region)

Cape Zonchio

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Cape Zonchio is the name given by the Venetian cartographers to the cape north of Pylos (Navarino) (called Zonklon or Zonchio in Venetian) on the western coast of Messenia on the Ionian Sea, in present-day Greece. It's Latin name was Coryphasium.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Headlands of Greece
  • Messenia

Romanos, Messenia

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Romanos is a village and a community in the municipality Pylos-Nestoras, Messenia, Greece. It is 9 kilometres north of Pylos. It is part of the Nestoras municipal unit. The community consists of the villages Romanos and Petrochori. Petrochori is famous because of the Voidokilia beach. Also, near the village there is Nestor's cave.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Populated places in Messenia

Old Pylos castle

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Old Pylos castle is a 13th-century fortress near Pylos, Greece. It is one of two castles guarding the strategic bay on which it sits; the other is New Pylos castle. It is also known by its historical Italian and Turkish names, respectively Old Navarino and Anavarin-i atik. Locally, it is simply Palaiokastro (Greek: Παλαιόκαστρο, "old castle"). The castle sits atop an imposing 200-m rock formation on the northern edge of the bay, flanked by sheer cliffs; the naturally defensible site has probably been occupied since classical times. Although there are no physical barriers to access, the castle ruins have been declared "closed" because the structure is considered dangerous.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 13th-century architecture
  • Buildings and structures in Peloponnese (region)
  • Castles in Greece
  • Messenia
  • Principality of Achaea

Costa Navarino

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Costa Navarino homepage

Costa Navarino is the name of a number of luxury tourist resorts in the Messenia regional unit, Peloponnese, southern Greece. It takes its name from Navarino, a historical name for the town Pylos. As of 2012, two resorts are in operation: Navarino Dunes and Navarino Bay. Navarino Dunes is situated on the Ionian Sea shore, near the village Romanos, 10 km northwest of Pylos. Navarino Bay is situated on the Bay of Pylos, 2.5 km northeast of Pylos. Costa Navarino is the flagship development of TEMES S. A a premier developer of luxury mixed-use resorts, based in Greece.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Resorts in Greece

Gialova

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Gialova is a village on Navarino Bay in south-western Peloponnese, Greece about six kilometres north of Pylos. The name derives from Greek αιγιαλός - γιαλός (shore) and Turkish ova (lowland), i.e. "lowland shore".

This attraction is classified as:

  • Populated places in Messenia

Battle of Navarino

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The naval Battle of Navarino was fought on 20 October 1827, during the Greek War of Independence (1821–32), in Navarino Bay, on the west coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, in the Ionian Sea. An Ottoman armada, which, in addition to imperial warships, included squadrons from the eyalets (provinces) of Egypt, Tunis and Algiers, was destroyed by an Allied force of British, French and Russian vessels. It was the last major naval battle in history to be fought entirely with sailing ships, although most ships fought at anchor. The Allies' victory was achieved through superior firepower and gunnery. The central factor which precipitated the intervention of the three Great Powers in the Greek conflict were the Russian Empire's ambitions to expand in the Black Sea region at the expense of the Ottoman Empire and Russian emotional support for the fellow-Orthodox Christian Greeks, who had rebelled against their Ottoman overlords in 1821. Russia's intentions in the region were seen as a major geostrategic threat by the other European powers, which feared the disintegration of the Ottoman empire and the establishment of Russian hegemony in the Balkans and the Near East. This induced Great Britain and France to bind Russia in a joint intervention to secure Greek autonomy in a manner which preserved Ottoman territorial integrity. The Powers agreed, by the Treaty of London (1827), to force the Ottoman government to grant the Greeks autonomy within the empire and despatched naval squadrons to the eastern Mediterranean Sea to enforce their policy. The naval battle happened more by accident than by design as a result of a manoeuvre by the Allied commander-in-chief, Admiral Edward Codrington, aimed at coercing the Ottoman commander to obey Allied instructions. The sinking of the Ottomans' Mediterranean fleet saved the fledgling Greek Republic from collapse. But it required two more military interventions, by Russia in the form of the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-9 and by a French expeditionary force to the Peloponnese to force the withdrawal of Ottoman forces from central and southern Greece and to secure Greek independence.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1827 in Greece
  • Battles involving Arab Egypt
  • Battles of the Greek War of Independence
  • Conflicts in 1827
  • Military history of the Mediterranean
  • Naval battles involving France
  • Naval battles involving Russia
  • Naval battles involving the Ottoman Empire
  • Naval battles involving the United Kingdom
  • Naval battles of the Greek War of Independence

Sphacteria

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Sphacteria (Greek: Σφακτηρία - Sfaktiria, in 19th century context also Sphagia) is a small island at the entrance to the bay of Pylos in the Peloponnese, Greece. It was the site of three battles: the 425 BC Battle of Sphacteria in the Peloponnesian war. the 1825 AD Battle of Sphacteria in the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire the 1827 AD Battle of Navarino, also in the Greek War of Independence

This attraction is classified as:

  • Ancient Greek cities
  • Ionian Islands
  • Messenia

Palace of Nestor

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Palace of Nestor is the central building of a Middle Helladic era settlement surrounded by a fortified wall. The palace was a two-storey building with store rooms, workshops, baths, light wells, reception rooms and a sewage system. The site is the best-preserved Mycenaean Greek palace discovered. The palace with its four chief buildings, is a work of the 13th century, and its history falls between 1300 and 1200 B.C. The complex is spread out over a fairly extensive area as large as, if not larger than, that occupied by other palaces of the same period on the Greek mainland. In its size and arrangement, the central building takes its place alongside the contemporary establishments at Mycenae and Tiryns. It exhibits the same general plan in its entrance gateway, court, portico, vestibule, and throne room, with interior columns arranged around a central hearth. It was built by a ruler of great wealth and political power. No king is identified on the inscribed tablets that have been found in this palace, but tradition tells of a Mycenaean royal dynasty in western Messenia, the Neleids. According to myth, Neleus, a royal prince from Thessaly, came and acquired the site, and his son Nestor succeeded him and ruled through three generations of men.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Clay tablets
  • Mycenaean palaces
  • Mycenaean sites in the Peloponnese
  • Visitor attractions in Peloponnese (region)

Pylos

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
More reading: Pylos homepage

Pylos, historically known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pylos-Nestoras, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. It was the capital of the former Pylia Province. It is the main harbour on the Bay of Navarino. Nearby villages include Gialova, Pyla, Elaiofyto, Schinolakka, and Palaionero. The town of Pylos has 2,767 inhabitants, the municipal unit of Pylos 5,287 (2011). Mycenean Pylos is an important archaeological site located on the western coast of the Peloponnese in Greece. The Bronze Age site, located at modern Epano Englianos some 9 km north-east of the bay, was first excavated by Carl Blegen in 1952. Blegen dubbed the remains of a large Mycenean palace excavated there the Palace of Nestor, after the Homeric ruler Nestor, who ruled over "Sandy Pylos" in the Iliad. Linear B tablets recovered from the site by Blegen clearly demonstrate that the site was called Pylos by its Mycenean inhabitants. The site of Mycenean Pylos was abandoned sometime after the 8th century BCE, and was apparently unknown in the Classical Period. Old Pylos, the location of the town in Classical times, is to the north of the bay, see also Old Navarino castle. The bay of Pylos was the site of two important naval battles: the Battle of Pylos, in 425 BC during the Peloponnesian War the Battle of Navarino, in 1827 during the Greek War of Independence.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Ancient Greek cities
  • Archaeological sites in Greece
  • Archaeological sites in the Peloponnese
  • Bronze Age palaces in Greece
  • Former populated places in Greece
  • Mediterranean port cities and towns in Greece
  • Mycenaean sites in the Peloponnese
  • Populated places in Messenia

Battle of Zonchio

Located at 36.97, 21.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The naval Battle of Zonchio (also known as the Battle of Sapienza or the First Battle of Lepanto) took place on four separate days: August 12, 20, 22 and 25, 1499. It was a part of the Ottoman–Venetian War of 1499–1503. It was the first naval battle in history where cannons were used on ships. In January 1499 Kemal Reis set sail from Constantinople with a force of 10 galleys and 4 other types of ships, and in July 1499 met with the huge Ottoman fleet which was sent to him by Davud Pasha and took over its command in order to wage a large scale war against the Republic of Venice. The Ottoman fleet consisted of 67 galleys, 20 galliots and circa 200 smaller vessels. After reaching Cape Zonchio in the Ionian Sea with the large Ottoman fleet in August 1499, Kemal Reis defeated the Venetian fleet of 47 galleys, 17 galliots and circa 100 smaller vessels under the command of Antonio Grimani. He was 65 and had only got the command because of a donation of 16,000 ducats to the state. He was not told whether to fight an offensive or defensive campaign. Many captains ignored his orders to attack the Ottomans and he did not take part in the battle. On the second day, Grimani ordered the crews to kill any captains who refused to fight. Despite this, and the arrival of 4 French Galleys he sent just 2 galleys out of 170 against the Ottomans. Both somehow returned unharmed. On the 25th August the Venetians captured some Ottoman galleys, then discipline broke down and the Ottomans recaptured the vessels while they were being looted, the French reinforcements abandoned the Venetians in disgust and fled to Rhodes. During the most critical stage of the battle, two Venetian carracks, captained by Andrea Loredan (a member of the influential Loredan family of Venice) and by Alban d'Armer, boarded one of the command ships of the Ottoman fleet. The commander of the vessel, Burak Reis, was unable to disentangle his ship from the boarders and chose to set her aflame. The sight of the three great ships burning together dealt a severe blow to the Venetian morale. Antonio Grimani was arrested on September 29 and banished to the island of Cherso. Grimani later became the Doge of Venice in 1521. The Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II gave 10 of the captured Venetian galleys to Kemal Reis, who later stationed his fleet at the island of Cefalonia between October and December, 1499. The Ottomans and Venetians soon confronted each other for a second time at the Second Battle of Lepanto, which is also known as the Battle of Modon, and the Ottomans were once again victorious under Admiral Kemal Reis.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1499 in Europe
  • 15th century in the Ottoman Empire
  • Battles involving the Ottoman Empire
  • Battles involving the Republic of Venice
  • Conflicts in 1499
  • Naval battles of the Ottoman–Venetian Wars

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Surf Salad - Costa Navarino summer 2014

published: September 13, 2014 length: 31:50 min
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author: Snowboardgr Globalvibe

Views of the spectacular kite surf spot called Surf Salad, located at Costa Navarino - Bouka beach and other majestic beaches like Voidokilia & Lagouvardos! Recorded during summer 2014

Costa Navarino

published: July 07, 2010 length: 56:18 min
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Costa Navarino resort Messinia Greece

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