Sports Tourism: “Navarino Challenge" with over 20 activities this year

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Sports Tourism: “Navarino Challenge" with over 20 activities this yearNavarino Challenge runners crossing Voidokilia beach (photo by Elias Lefas)

Athens, 17 May 2018 - This year's 6th Navarino Challenge, which will take place between 12-14 October 2018 in Messinia and Costa Navarino, announces its accommodation packages at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino.

The participants of Navarino Challenge who will book their accommodation package in The Westin Resort and choose to take part in the main activities (running, swimming, SUP) will also have the opportunity to enjoy free of charge the full activities program of the event. The program for those staying at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino includes: tae kwon do, climbing, cycling, pilates, basketball, golf, kick boxing, baby swimming, aqua aerobics, kids' athletics, beach volley, tennis cross training, crossfit, beach yoga, boxing, survivor games for kids and demonstration race with optimist boats.

Navarino Challenge, which has as its main goal the promotion of sports and fair play, will be full of activities covering the requirements of all ages. At the same time, the secondary objective is to extend the tourist season.  The sports tourism event with the most Olympic ambassadors returns once again in Messinia with 12 Olympic sports! Along with running, swimming, tae kwon do, this year we will live the experience of another major Olympic sport such as beach volley, with the presence of one of the biggest and most historic athletes of Greek as well as international volleyball, Michalis Triantafyllidis. This is the addition of a tournament called the King & Queen Beach Volley Tournament by Triantafyllidis Beach Arena and the beach volley courses by Triantafyllidis Beach Arena.

The former Greek national volleyball player holds the record of participations in the Greek National Team (top-ranked 1st in the European Cup at 1987) and holds the most titles of an athlete in volleyball and beach volley in Greece. Michalis Triantafyllidis said: “I find it very important that beach volley is included this year in the program of an already very successful event, such as the Navarino Challenge. For my part, I think we will have the best possible organization at both the beach volleyball tournament “King & Queen Beach Volley” and the beach volleyball training courses. I hope it will become a part of the successful organization”. 

Registrations opened for the multi-awarded sports tourism organization! The three (3) main activities are running, swimming and the Stand Up Paddling by BIC® Sport. Participants can complete the special form, which is available at the following link: http://activemedia.com.gr/product/navarino-challenge-2018/. At the same time, the pre-sale can also be made via www.viva.gr, by phone at 11876, as well as at the pre-sale points of the Viva network. Registrations will be completed on August 31, 2018.

This year's event is expected to host for one more year hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who will take part in numerous activities. In the 2018 teaser you can get a taste of the event: https://youtu.be/OJNicwfxqxk

“Navarino Challenge” will be held with the co-organization of Costa Navarino, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and Active Media Group and the support of the Municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia. 

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