Costa Navarino celebrates the olive harvesting season

By Journey to Greece on November 5, 2016

Costa Navarino welcomes this year’s olive harvest through a range of authentic experiences that celebrate the region’s rich gastronomy and offer guests the opportunity to learn more about its home-produced food and product range, Navarino Icons.

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Navarino Icons has recently been accredited with some of the most significant international distinctions for its Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, receiving the prestige gold medal at Olivinus, Argentina, the “prestige gold” and “gold” respectively at Terra Olivo MIOOC, Israel and the silver medal at the Domina International Olive Oil Contest, Italy (D-IOOC), as well as the 2016 Great Taste Awards – the UK’s most trusted accreditation scheme for artisan and specialty food and drink producers, organized by the Guild of Fine Food, for the Navarino Icons Kalamon Olives.

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Enjoying mild climate and sunny days, now is the perfect time to explore Costa Navarino for a gastronomic affair, stay at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and participate in authentic activities that reflect the region’s past and present.

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Take part in the traditional olive harvesting practiced by the Messinians for centuries or 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 – dubbed “liquid gold” by Homer.

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Last but not least, a traditional Messinian cooking class with local women, based on regional recipes, fresh ingredients and the culinary techniques of the Peloponnese.

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For a harvest-inspired stay this autumn guests are spoiled for choice with Costa Navarino’s immersive gastronomic and cultural experiences, while the natural beauty of the Messinia area is sure to revitalize the mind, body and soul.

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