The Romanos

A Luxury Collection Resort

Modern Castle

Pilos, Greece

The Romanos

A Luxury Collection Resort

What it is

A Messian-inspired 321-room respite on the Ionian Sea with two oceanfront golf courses.

What it isn't

Just for golfers. Glitterati flock to the resort’s Anazoe Spa for treatments inspired by Hippocrates himself.

What we think

It’s too easy, on Grecian isles, for hoteliers to lean in to design cliches. You’ll breathe a sigh of relief upon checking in to your guest room here, where Greek key details, round-backed klismos chairs and blues-and-whites galore are deftly embedded—and feel both of-their-place and of-this-time. It’s worth upgrading to an Infinity Sea View room for your very own infinity pool on a private terrace; no better place to take in a sunset worthy of Greek mythology than that, flute of champers in hand. Guests rave that there are more than a dozen on-site restaurants on the premises, no matter what you’re craving—be it souvlaki and Messian extra virgin olive oil-fried French fries or note-perfect sushi at Onuki, their seafront Japanese boite.

You're here because

Staffers have expertly curated a horde of envy-inducing activities, including climbing seaside cliffs on Proti island and learning everything from squash to speedminton in their Navarino Racquet Academy.

The Moment

At the spa, you’re encouraged to pick your own herbs in the on-site garden for your treatment—and you realize, as you’re stooping to scoop a nosegay of rosemary, that you haven’t been so close to the earth in too, too long. When your Oleotherapy Rosewood & Rosemary Scrub begins, you feel your shoulders drop practically into the table. You don’t know whether it was the salty-aired garden time or the entirely exfoliated skin, but you feel reborn—and you like it.

Restaurants & Bars

Pero - Breakfast begins with refreshing juices of locally grown fruit while the extensive buffet features the bountiful produce of Messinia. In the evening, savor fine cuisine from around the world, including authentic local flavors. Accompany your dinner with an aromatic wine from our carefully selected wine list

Barbouni - A unique beach-side lunch spot to savor freshly caught fish, along with delicious dishes, by the crystal-clear Ionian Sea waters. Named after the Greek word for “red mullet”, this Mediterranean delicacy could very well be on the menu, as the “Catch of the Day” signature dish.

Flame - Classic and signature cuts, some exclusive, are served on large wooden platters, complemented by the freshest ingredients from carefully selected small-scale local producers. Many of the specialty herbs and vegetables are handpicked by our chefs, direct from the restaurant’s purpose-built gardens

Da Luigi - From the Alps to Sicily, the creativity and diversity of Italian cuisine is vividly portrayed with à la carte selections and traditional pizza-making. This dining experience may well be combined with the time-honored Greek tradition of outdoor cinema, on the Agora movie screen.

Taverna - Discover authentic Greek flavors, based on simple homemade-style dishes, prepared with great care and pride. A culinary experience consisting of the freshest local produce found in the area and cooked with traditional Messinian and Greek recipes

ARMYRA by Papaioannou - Acclaimed Chef Yorgos Papaioannou of Piraeus offers a unique gastronomic experience; fresh fish, sourced from local fishermen, seafood specialties and mouthwatering Greek culinary delights, all accented with local herbs, vegetables and olive oil.

Inbi - The ethos behind Inbi is the respect of the Japanese tastes and traditions, combined with a sense of style and class, to deliver the intimate dining experience. In a cosmopolitan ambiance, enjoy exceptional tastes and unsurpassed quality, along with extraordinary cocktails in the wonderful lounge area

Nargile - The aromas, images and sounds of the Middle East come to life as your taste buds delight in the flat breads, salads and grills of fine Lebanese cuisine. Indulge your senses with an authentic shisha experience in an alluring Levantine atmosphere

Anax Lounge - As day gently slips into night, soak up the sights and sounds of Navarino Dunes from the elegant Anax terrace. Savor magnificent signature cocktail creations, enhanced by the alluring Ionian sea sunset views

Romanos Pool Bar - Under the warm Messinian sun, swim up to the bar for a glass of chilled Greek rosé wine, or a refreshing cocktail, accompanied by tempting snacks, creatively prepared by our culinary team

Branco - A vibrant cocktail, champagne & oyster bar in the evening, which turns into a happening club later at night

Kafenio & Deli - Stop by for a traditional Greek coffee, slowly brewed the time-honored way on hot ash, or a glass of ouzo, for a gentle introduction to the Greeks’ irrepressible zest for the good life. Take home a taste of Messinia at Deli, with natural products that also make novel gifts

Kayak - The meeting point for ice-cream lovers; Kayak boutique is introducing authentic ice-cream tastes and unique flavor combinations, made of pure, natural, high quality ingredients. Fresh milk, fresh cream and fresh fruits are some of the ingredients of our magic recipes


On Greece’s Peloponnese, where olive groves seem to tumble down to turquoise sea surf. You’re a three hour drive from Athens, yet a world away.

Navarino Dunes, Costa Navarino
Pylos, 240 01
J, Greece

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