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The Area

27/05/2017 by Alona Johnson-Ferguson

Voidokilia Beach:

Voidokilia Beach is a popular beach in the area of Pylos. In the shape of the Greek letter omega (Ω), its sand forms a semicircular strip of dunes. The land facing side of the strip of dunes is Gialova Lagoon (or Yalova Lagoon), and important bird habitat. The beach has been named “A Place of Particular Natural Beauty”. It is part of a Natura 2000 protected area.

Polilimnio Waterfalls:

The Polilimnio Waterfalls in the village of Haravgi is something different to the usual Greek beach scenery… Lush greenery, multiple cascades falling into pools of turquoise waters and a welcome respite from the hot summer days make Polilimnio perfect for a refreshing dip.

Navarino Dunes Golf course:

Designed by the US Masters Champion Bernhard Langer, it is the first signature designed 18-hole course in Greece.The variety of tee-placements on offer means that it will be hugely enjoyable for the casual golfer whilst at the same time an exhilarating challenge for the best players. Measuring 6,018m from the championship tees to just under 5,000m from the front, the playing areas are generously wide and cater for the occasionally breezy conditions so close to the sea.

Navarino Bay Golf course:

Just 10kms away from the Dunes Golf course, the Bay course offers an alternative set of challenges and choices in a quite different setting. Designed by leading American architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., it plays a little shorter than the Dunes course at 5,760m from the back tees. The par 71 course places a slightly greater emphasis on strategic play and positional golf.  The imaginative layout offers panoramic seaside and mountain views, including several holes that play directly along the sea.

Gialova Lagoon:

Also known as Divari, from the Latin vivarium, which means “fish farm”, the area has been designated as a Special Protection Areaand as a Site of Community Importance. Moreover, it is a Wildlife Refuge and one of the Important Areas for Birds (IAB) in Greece. It is the first stop for the migratory birds from Africa and it is also home to a great number of mammals, serpents, amphibians and fish. Probably the most significant species that lives here is the very rare and endangered African chameleon. (Source: www.cvf.gr)

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