Sea Turtle Release at Costa Navarino

By Journey to Greece on August 17, 2016

In October 2015 a male loggerhead sea turtle was found injured near Preveza and was transferred to the Rescue Center of Archelon in Athens.

Journey Greece Costa Navarino Sea Turtle Release

Dimitrios-Pavlos, as named by the volunteers, became one of the biggest sea turtles ever treated in the center, weighting almost 100kg at his 60 years of age.

Journey Greece Costa Navarino Sea Turtle Release Westin

In August 2016, after 10 months of rehabilitation and round-the-clock care, he was finally in full health and ready to be released back to the Mediterranean.

Journey Greece Costa Navarino Sea Turtle Release Beach

Dimitrios-Pavlos found his way back to the ocean in August 16th in a very special ceremony at The Dunes Beach, Costa Navarino, where hundreds of guests and dozens of volunteers were gathered to wave him goodbye.

Journey Greece Costa Navarino Sea Turtle Released

Since its first year of operation, Costa Navarino has established a joint cooperation with Archelon, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, and continues an extensive monitoring and protection program for the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).

Journey to Greece Costa Navarino Sea Turtle Release

Having a strong commitment to environmental and social responsibility, Costa Navarino aims at achieving sustainable tourism development in harmony with the natural environment and local communities of Messinia.

Journey in Greece Costa Navarino Sea Turtle Release

The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino

The Romanos features extensive grounds with indigenous trees and plants. Spacious terraces, marble exteriors together with contemporary and refined interiors, make The Romanos an ideal choice to experience the authenticity of the environment.

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A Walk in the Forest

At the Tudor Hall Restaurant in Athens, Chef de Cuisine Alexandros Koskinas takes you to a walk in the woods, through his forest-inspired menu.

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Following the successful first-ever Ironman 70.3 Greece, Costa Navarino last year, that brought together 1500 elite athletes and over 3000 spectators and volunteers from 61 countries and offered Greece a prominent place in modern sports history, the second edition of IRONMAN 70.3