Greece August 7th to august 21st 20147

Arrival in Messinia

Messinia enjoys an excellent climate, with palmy springs, warm summers and mild winters. Blue skies, sunny days and pleasant temperatures make this region an ideal year round destination. Inspired by old Messinian mansions, the resort’s low-rise villa clusters use natural stone and local design elements to create a motif in perfect harmony with the virgin sandy beach and pristine hillside landscape.

OPTION 1: Check -in: The Westin Resort Costa Navarino (8 nights)

Messinia: The Westin Resort Costa Navarino
1 x Premium Infinity Suite interconnecting with 1 x Premium Infinity room
Premium Infinity Suite
Premium Infinity Suite

HOTEL AMENITIES

Hotel Beach
Recreational Park
Indoor Climbing
Basketball
Bowling
Spa
Golf

ACTIVITIES

Cooking Lesson
Sand Castle area for children

BIKING

Hiking

History

Its earliest history shrouded in the mists of time, Messinia’s cultural past reveals a rich tapestry of kings and queens, honor and tradition, war and friendship.

Ancient Messini Stadium

OPTION 2: Aqua Breeze Villa in Naxos (8 nights)

In the heart of Cyclades, in the heart of Aegean, Naxos has, always, followed the destiny of adventure of the residents of Aegean. Everything is big - imposing -, compared with the rest of Cyclades islands and the landscape of the island has many rotations. Plains succeed barren areas, marble mountains lead in deep shadowed glens, areas with vegetation host all white villages and sandy beaches meet the sea. There, you will have the chance to enjoy a bike ride along the central part of the island and the temple of Demeter, meet the local potter Manolis, who will teach you ancient methods of pottery and will visit one of the oldest olive presses of the islands. You will as well enjoy some the most beautiful beaches you will ever see.
Some of Greece's most superlative beaches are to be found in Naxos.
Aqua Breeze North and Aqua Breeze South Vilas

Embark your yacht for 7 nights

Barents Sea
  • Kardamili
  • Elafonisos
  • Monemvasia
  • Nafplio
  • Spetses
  • Hydra
  • Athens

DAY 1: Kardamili

Kardamili, is a small bay, a petite and very beautiful destination of Mani on the coast of the Peloponnese. It combines the best that this peninsula has to offer: captivating scenery comprised of endless olive groves, tall pine trees, sun baked mountains and crystalline seawater. This region is also renowned for its traditional tower-houses, tranquil fishing villages and a delicious local cuisine that make this destination even more worth visiting.

Day 2: Elafonisos

The island of Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Elafonisos is attractive for its white, sandy beaches and the crystal-clear waters with a characteristic emerald hue.

Day 3 : Monemvasia

Monemvasia is located in the southeastern Peloponnese, 400 meters from land, having been separated from the mainland by an earthquake in 375 A.D. Many ruins of the original 800 houses and only four out of the original forty churches can be found in the lower town. High above, castle walls protect the upper town on the summit. There one can see the remains of Byzantine houses and public buildings and a vast cistern that ensured a water supply at times of siege.
Hiking in Monemvasia

Day 4 : Nafplion

Nafplio is one of the most historic cities of the region, full of spectacular monuments and sights that have stories that span from the ancient times to the medieval. It hosted the first Greek parliament after the Greek War of Independence. It was also the town where the first pharmacy was opened, the first military school was founded and the first Governor of Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias, was murdered.

Day 5: Spetses

Spetses Island retains much of the grandeur and old-world elegance of its heyday as an important shipbuilding and maritime trading center. Before reaching Spetses, you can visit Xilokeriza beach for a quick swim. The picturesque old harbour and Dápia, a tourist and commercial center where the heart of the island’s entertainment beats, are the trademarks of the town of Spetses. If you have time, you can take a trip around the island in horse-drawn carriages and admire the grand mansions adorning the narrow cobbled streets of the island.

Day 6: Hydra

For much of the past, Hydra has stayed on the margins of history. The population was very small in ancient times, and except for the brief mentions in Herodotus and Pausanias, has left little or no record in the history of those times. As you approach the port of Hydra, the magnificent little town opens its arms to you. The statue of Andreas Miaoulis, a local war hero, welcomes you as he stares out to sea.

Day 7: Athens

Put the best of science, art and philosophy together in one creation and you have the definitive monument of human civilization. UNESCO calls it the symbol of World Heritage. The world calls it the Athenian Acropolis! The history of the Acropolis of Athens is long, with great moments, when democracy, science, philosophy and art flourished leading to its creation. The Acropolis, and the Parthenon in particular, is the most characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization.
Acropolis Museum

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