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In the morning
Arrival in Kalamata International Airport
After clearing customs and immigration you will be welcomed by an English speaking assistant and be transferred to The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino.

The hotel complex is located 45 minutes from Kalamata International Airport (KLX) which offers various flights throughout the season from Europe including domestic airports. Kalamata airport is extremely well serviced to handle charter operations. Alternatively, the Costa Navarino area can also easily be reached by car from Athens. The new highway provides you with stunning views of the Peloponnese area passing by some of Greece’s most renowned sites.

The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino
Costa Navarino is the new high-end destination in the Mediterranean, stretching over a spectacular sunset-facing seaside area in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese. Situated on the world-class 130-hectare Navarino Dunes site the Westin Costa Navarino, and the Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, feature low-rise villa clusters inspired by old Messinian mansions built using natural stone. All in perfect harmony with their own virgin sandy beach and pristine hillside landscapes.


19:30 - 23:00
Welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner at Flame Restaurant with traditional homemade Messinian dishes, based on time-honored local recipes.

Overnight at the hotel    

Breakfast at the hotel

Scientific meeting for IVINS Society members

Invited Lectures
  • Christopher Beauchamp, MD: Uses of 3D Printing in Orthopedic Oncology
  • Elizabeth Stewart, MD: Fertility Preservation in Sarcoma Patients
  • Leslie Sim, MD: Chronic pain rehabilitation in children with musculoskeletal tumors or amputations"
10:30-12:30 Case Report Presentation & Discussion (120 min)
  • Gary Bos, MD, USA
  • Peter Choong, MD, Australia
  • Steven Gitelis, MD, USA
  • Mark Kransdorf, MD, USA
  • Richard Lackman, MD, USA
  • Joel Post, MD, USA
  • Michael Rock, MD , USA
  • Thomas Shives, MD, USA
  • Panayiotis Papagelopoulos, MD, Greece
  • Robert Turcotte, MD, Canada
  • Nick Stavropoulos, MD, Greece
  • Doris Wenger, MD USA
  • William Bowman, MD USA
Lunch at Pero at The Romanos, Costa Navarino

 15:00-17:30  Free time
 17:30-19:00 Golf Clinic – 90 Minute Golf Experience

The Golf Clinics at Navarino Golf Academy is a sophisticated and entertaining team building activity, which under the guidance of PGA Professionals, familiarize novices with golf while at the same time experienced players have the opportunity to hone their skills.

 19:30-22:30 Beach Party at Gold Sand beach
Optional. Reservations on-site

07:00-08:00 Breakfast at the hotel
 09:00-12:30 Scientific meeting for IVINS Society members

  • Franklin H. Sim, MD: History of Chordoma at the Mayo Clinic
  • Evanthia Galanis, MD, USA: Immunotherapy for Sarcoma
  • Dana Erickson, MD: Endocrine and Bone Endocrine Manifestations of Erdheim–Chester disease
 10:30-12:30 Case Report Presentation & Discussion (120 min)
  • Nobert Dion, MD , Canada
  • Harzem Ozger, MD, Turkey
  • Carrie Inwards, MD, USA
  • Anna Kulidjian, MD, USA 
  • Douglas McDonald, MD, USA 
  • Nicola Fabbri, MD , USA 
  • German Norambuena, MD, Chile 
  • Dundar Sabah, MD, Turkey 
  • Michael Yaszemski, MD, USA 
  • Peter Rose, MD, USA
  • Vasileios Sakellariou, MD, Greece
  • Courtney Sherman, MD, USA
  • Joseph Benevenia, MD, USA
  • Harry Brastianos, MD, Canada
Free time
 17:00-17:30  Scientific meeting for IVINS Society members

  • Matthew Callstorm, MD, USA: Minimally Invasive Procedures in Orthopedic Oncology
 17:30-20:00 Messinian Authenticity – Wine Harvesting


The Messinian Authenticity program, encourages guests to experience a number of the region's local traditions and customs. Wine grapes have been cultivated in Messinia since Homeric times. Share in the local knowledge, experience a private tour to the Navarino Vineyards, learn and participate in the grape treading and join a wine tasting seminar led by an experienced sommelier.
 20:30-22:30 Dinner at Morias Restaurant
(evening buffet showcasing a wide array of international cuisine and an extended wine selection).

  Overnight at the hotel

07:00-08:00 Breakfast at the hotel
09:00-13:00 Transfer to the historic town of Pylos,  sightseeing at Neokastro and visit of Methoni Castle
This is possibly one of the best-preserved fortresses in Greece and touring it is an indescribable experience. Right in its centre is the impressive Transfiguration of the Saviour church (Metamorphosis tou Sotiros), which functioned as a mosque during Ottoman rule. It was erected in 1573 and, invisible from the sea, played a key role in the famous Battle of Navarino.

Guided tour in the historic town of Pylos and free-time for shopping
Transfer Lunch at seaside Kohili Restauranti in Gialova
15:00-17:00 Transfer to hotel and free time
17:00-19:30 Transfer to Ancient Messini and guided tour


Messini is a significant ancient city in terms of its size, form, and state of preservation. Ancient Messini, built in 369 BC is among the best preserved archaeological sites in Greece.
20:00-22:00 Transfer to the hotel and dinner at "Da Luigi" Restaurant
  Overnight at the hotel

From 08:00 Transfers to Kalamata International Airport for departures

Or continue with the optional part of the program as outlined below:

08:45-12:00 Departure from hotel and transfer to Epidavros
12:00-13:30 Guided tour at the Sanctuary of Asclepios and large theatre of ancient Epidavros - Revisiting the Hippocratic Oath   

The Sanctuary of Asclepios at Epidaurus is a remarkable testament to the healing cults of the Ancient World and witness to the emergence of scientific medicine. Situated in the Peloponnese, in the Regional unit of Argolis, the site comprises a series of ancient monuments spread over two terraces and surrounded by a preserved natural landscape. Among the monuments of the Sanctuary is the striking Theatre of Epidaurus, which is renowned for its perfect architectural proportions and exemplary acoustics. The Theatre, together with the Temples of Artemis and Asclepios, the Tholos, the Enkoimeterion and the Propylaia, comprise a coherent assembly of monuments that illustrate the significance and power of the healing gods of the Hellenic and Roman worlds.
Transfer to the seaport town of Nafplio for lunch at Savouras traditional fish tavern

15:00-17:00 Transfer to Hilton Athens Hotel
  Free time in Athens and overnight at the hotel

07:00-08:00 Breakfast at the hotel
08:00-17:30 Free time
Transfer from Athens Hilton Hotel to the Museum of Acropolis for a guided tour
19:30-21:30 Dinner at the Museum of Acropolis Restaurant


The Museum provides a Restaurant with panoramic views of the Acropolis and breathtaking view of the historic hills of Athens. The restaurant offers a variety of hot dishes based on traditional recipes, seasonally updated.
07:00-08:00 Breakfast at the hotel
From 08:00
Transfers to the Athens International Airport for departures