First the jet-set discovered Mykonos. Then, Santorini. Now the latest hot spot in Greece is Messinia. Previously known mainly for the epic Battle of Navarino, which was fought off the coast off its western coast, Messinia has retained its local identity while gently but inspirationally reaching out for – and achieving – much more. All kinds of accommodation can be found, from luxury boutique hotels to grand resorts to small and cozy rented rooms, which have respected the natural environment and have enabled the once-neglected Messinian coasts to emerge in all their splendour.