Founded in 1997, TEMES is a leading investor, developer and operator in the high-end tourism and real estate sector in Greece. Costa Navarino, its flagship development, is one of the largest tourism investments in the Mediterranean. Based on solid financial foundations, the development will ultimately comprise five resort areas with 5-star hotels, quality facilities and at least four world-class golf courses.
TEMES has fulfilled the vision of its founder, Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos, to establish his homeland Messinia as a top international destination.
It is owned by long-term and committed shareholders – the Constantakopoulos family (c.75%) and the Olayan Group (c.25%). Main investments include the Costa Navarino destination development, as well as a 51% of Ionian Hotel Enterprises SA, the owner of a historic and flagship property in the center of Athens, which is managed by Hilton and operates under the name Hilton Athens.
The Constantakopoulos family are also the founders and majority shareholders of Costamare Inc., a leading NYSE-listed owner of containerships, and Faliro House, an international film company whose recent productions include Before Midnight, The Founder, Knight of Cups, and The Lobster.
COSTA NAVARINO, the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, is located in Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese, amidst one of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside landscapes, in a region shaped by 4,500 years of history.
So far, Costa Navarino has been developed in two distinct seaside landscapes, “Navarino Dunes” and “Navarino Bay”. Navarino Dunes is the setting for two luxury 5-star hotels, “The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort”, and “The Westin Resort Costa Navarino”. It is also home to The Dunes Course, Greece’s first signature golf course, designed by former US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup Captain Bernhard Langer in association with European Golf Design. The second signature golf course, The Bay Course, was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr. and is located at the nearby Navarino Bay site. Both courses are powered by Troon Golf, the world’s leading luxury brand golf management company.
Navarino Dunes also features the 4,000 m2 Anazoe Spa, offering a full range of specialist treatments inspired by ancient Greek practices, the House of Events, a multi-purpose and highly versatile conference center accommodating up to 1,700 people, the Cocoon care center for infants, the SandCastle, a specially designed youth hub offering exciting recreational/educational activities, the Agora authentic village center, Navarino Natura Hall, an interactive environmental exhibition center, as well as a wide range of sports and cultural activities for all ages.
Costa Navarino’s philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty and heritage. Costa Navarino adheres to strict environmental protection guidelines and management principles, recognizing the significant contribution of a pristine natural environment to the development of a sustainable tourism product. Its vision is to establish Costa Navarino and Messinia as a model destination where people from all over the world wish to not only visit but also to reside.
TEMES has developed several environmental programs in conjunction with the University of Stockholm, the Academy of Athens and environmental NGOs.