An Epicurean Journey Through Greece
Travel through Greece as we encounter some of the most enchanting culinary moments, experience authentic cooking traditions and explore delicious native ingredients. We journey through the rich Grecian gastronomy through the eyes of photographer Jo Yee.
12 Culinary Experiences
1. The Costa Navarino Scenery
Costa Navarino is where the lush green mountains meet the infinite Ionian Sea.
2. Harvesting Olives
Messinians have harvested olives for centuries, a tradition you can take part in as well.
3. Koroneiki Olive Variety
Named for the historic town of Koroni in the Messinia region, olives of the Koroneiki variety produce extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality.
4. Olive Oil Tasting
Local experts will help you recognize the subtle flavors that separate the extra virgin olive oil produced in the Messinia region.
5. Fairytale Come True
Time for a luxurious picnic beneath a beautiful olive tree.
6. Commune with Nature
Become one with the awe inspiring surroundings of the region as you taste food from authentic local recipes.
Lunch at Barbouni Restaurant
A unique beachside spot for lunch to savor a superb menu by the renowned Chef Chrisanthos Karamolegkos. Enjoy freshly caught fish and signature delicacies, in a fascinating setting by the crystal clear Ionian Sea.
Olive oil tasting at Enoteca
Discover an enlightening olive oil tasting led by experts who will teach you how to recognize the subtle flavors of the extra virgin olive oil of Messinia
Dinner at Da Luigi and wine tasting with the Sommelier
From the Alps to Sicily, the creativity and diversity of Italian cuisine is vividly portrayed with an antipasti buffet, à la carte selections and traditional pizza-making.
Breakfast at Morias Restaurant
Start the day with a wholesome Greek breakfast buffet featuring a selection of fresh local produce such as delicious yogurts, several varieties of honey, homemade marmalades, cheeses and cold cuts from nearby farms.
Olive oil martini at 1827 Bar & Lounge
Gin, mastiha, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, pear, along with the unique inspiration of the Costa Navarino mixologists! Savor this magnificent signature cocktail at 1827 Bar & Lounge.
Dinner at Flame Restaurant
Classic and signature cuts, some exclusive, are served on large wooden platters, complemented by the freshest ingredients from carefully selected small-scale producers in the surrounding area.
Visit Resort’s vegetable & herbs garden with the Chef
Freshness is key to the Costa Navarino dining experience and many of the specialty herbs and vegetables are handpicked shortly before preparation, direct from the restaurants’ gardens. Before or after your meal, you can visit the gardens and learn about the local varieties of herbs used in the kitchens.
Picnic by the river
Connect with nature while tasting some delicious local plates as a picnic under the trees.
Olive Harvesting at Navarino
Take part in the traditional olive harvesting practiced by the Messinians for centuries.
Your Epicurean Journey
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Meet Joanna Yee
Jo Yee is a food and travel photographer based in London.
The Epicurean Explorer
She has a penchant for intriguing food stories which has taken her across the globe to countries including New Zealand, Morocco, Spain, the Czech Republic and more recently Greece. In addition to photography she enjoys cooking and writing for her blog candids by Jo.Learn More