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.

Scenery
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1. The Costa Navarino Scenery

Costa Navarino is where the lush green mountains meet the infinite Ionian Sea.

Harvesting
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2. Harvesting Olives

Messinians have harvested olives for centuries, a tradition you can take part in as well.

Olive Variety
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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.

Oil Tasting
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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.

Fairytale
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5. Fairytale Come True

Time for a luxurious picnic beneath a beautiful olive tree.

Commune
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6. Commune with Nature

Become one with the awe inspiring surroundings of the region as you taste food from authentic local recipes.

Discoveries
  • brown wooden table arrangement
    Map with a marker pinpointing Lunch at Barbouni Restaurant

    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.

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    Map with a marker pinpointing Olive oil tasting at Enoteca

    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

  • table with wine glasses on top
    Map with a marker pinpointing Dinner at Da Luigi and wine tasting with the Sommelier

    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.

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    Map with a marker pinpointing Breakfast at Morias Restaurant

    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.

  • man mixing cocktail
    Map with a marker pinpointing Olive oil martini at 1827 Bar & Lounge

    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.

  • tables and chairs on balcony overlooking mountain
    Map with a marker pinpointing Dinner at Flame Restaurant

    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.

  • broccoli plants beside green grasses
    Map with a marker pinpointing Visit Resort’s vegetable & herbs garden with the Chef

    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 basket beside tree at daytime
    Map with a marker pinpointing Picnic by the river

    Picnic by the river

    Connect with nature while tasting some delicious local plates as a picnic under the trees.

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    Map with a marker pinpointing Olive Harvesting at Navarino

    Olive Harvesting at Navarino

    Take part in the traditional olive harvesting practiced by the Messinians for centuries.

Your Epicurean Journey

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An Epicurean Journey through Santorini

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Meet Joanna Yee

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About Jo Yee

The Epicurean Explorer

Jo Yee is a food and travel photographer based in London. 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.

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Overlooking the Aegean Sea from a private peninsula bordered by sparkling sand and lush gardens Santa Marina, is Mykonos’ most exclusive resort. Beauty and high-end aesthetics are unveiled in your every step, inviting you to an unparalleled summer experience.

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

Overlooking cerulean waters and featuring 142 private pools, Blue Palace Resort, elegantly blends Greek culture with outstanding service and grace. Escape to the wild beauty and unrivaled island style of a luxe resort, where time seems to stand still.

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino

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 virgin sandy beaches and the pristine hillside landscape.