Room facilities:Air Condition, Bar, Gym, Mini bar, Restaurant, Room service, Telephone, TV
We invite you to travel to Monemvasia, one of Greece’s most romantic destinations and experience a truly unique stay at the legendary Boutique Design Hotel, Kinsterna Hotel & Spa….Tucked-away in the folds of a lush hillside with privileged views of the Medieval Castle’s Rock and the endless blue of the Aegean, the lovingly and superbly restored Byzantine-era mansion blends magically into the surrounding vineyards and timeless olive and citrus groves of a 10 acres land, all irrigated by the ancient cistern located in the center of the building. The history, location & unique architecture of the Byzantine era rural mansion where it is situated, makes Kinsterna Hotel & Spa a truly unique boutique design hotel.
The Kinsterna Hotel & Spa offers its visitors flawless hospitality with a strong focus on romance, wellness and authenticity!
Guestrooms & Suites descriptions
Double Rooms: They located in various sections of the mansion. Besides the luxurious Queen-size bed and lavish bathrooms, some of our double rooms and offer views towards the Aegean Sea and surrounding olive and citrus groves.
Deluxe Double Rooms: They offer a cozy corner with a lounge chair and a unique coffee table, while the luxurious Queen-size beds with the finest quality linens and the marble bathrooms guarantee a comfortable accommodation. Some of them also feature an authentic fireplace, a private veranda that offers views towards the Aegean Sea.
Byzantine Suites: The vaulted Byzantine Suites remain true to their original architecture and are part of the mansion’s heritage. These spacious and revealing suites feature a luxurious Queen-size bed in the center of the room fitted with superior quality linens and a selection of pillows. The accommodation’s cleverly furnished lounge area is ideal for sumptuous champagne breakfasts or room service at any other time of the day. The bathroom features a walk-in shower with glass partitions and marble wash basins.
Junior Suites: They feature a lounge area which is ideal for reading, enjoying afternoon tea, or starting the day with a delicious hearty breakfast. The suites’ luxurious Queen-size bed and the ever so light duvet are all fitted with the finest quality linens. The marble bathrooms offer a walk-in shower with rain shower and are laid out with select marble tiles. The view from the Junior Suites is towards the Aegean Sea and the surrounding citrus groves.
Deluxe Suites: They are ideal for a romantic getaway and feature a separate bedroom with a luxurious Queen- or King-size bed, and a separate sitting area with an exquisite fireplace.The opulent bathroom offers a walk-in shower with rain shower, glass partitions, and rare hand-picked marble tiles. Certain Deluxe Suites are located on the mansion’s top floor offering stunning views to the castle-city of Monemvasia and the surrounding verdant hills.
Kinsterna Suites: An ideal choice for a honeymoon suite, are the largest rooms in the hotel and are considered the essence of relaxation. The luxurious King-size beds, fitted with the finest quality linens, are located in a separate room in the suite with stunning views towards the scintillating dark-blue Aegean and the surrounding gardens and verdant hills. The spacious bathroom exudes opulence and lavishness with the walk-in shower with double rain-shower fittings and marble wash basins. The separate living room features an exquisite fireplace and dining table for sumptuous champagne breakfasts or room service for any other time of the day. See“Kinsterna Hotel & Spa”Weddings & Honeymoon
Dining & Pleasure Spaces
Kinsterna Restaurant: Located next to the age-old cistern and wrapped in the mansion’s impressive courtyard, the gourmet restaurant serves our discerning guests an enticing menu inspired by Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.
Ancient Cistern: The Kinsterna Hotel & Spa owes its name to the Byzantine word for the age-old cistern around which it is built and which, for centuries, has breathed life into the surrounding fertile land, towering trees, and olive groves. Today the cistern, with its cleverly cantilevered platforms, provides a most relaxing setting where meals are served and champagne is sipped while taking-in the stunning views of the rolling vineyards and sparkling Aegean.
Belvedere: Located adjacent to the cistern and above the pool area, is the ideal place to relax and enjoy an evening aperitif.
River-Like Swimming Pool: A remarkably designed river-like swimming pool with the private relaxation areas around the orange trees and a pool bar that serves mouth-watering cocktails, fresh fruit juices and delicious salads.
The Kinsterna Spa
The Kinsterna Spa, located in the heart of the five-hundred year old mansion, acquires its mystical energy from the eternal water spring which brings life to the surrounding vineyards and citrus groves.
The Kinsterna Spa with its purifying hammam (steam bath), temperature controlled whirlpool, wet and dry treatment rooms, razul and water paradise cabins, provides experienced spa staff offering our guests an authentic ottoman scrub with warm running water and the softest lavender and rose soap, or a variety of relaxing massages and rejuvenating treatments.
This 5-star hotel is different form the others due to the production of bottled wine from its own vineyards. Kinsterna produces white and red wine from local varieties, as well as a tasteful semi-dry rosé, which flirts with you on various times of the day. Soon the guests are expecting a great wine surprise, which is kept as a closely guarded secret! Furthermore, the hotel offers a wide and remarkable list of wines, which represents the Greek vineyard and selected international wines. Also, you can enjoy French champagne and indulge in the charm of a very good Port after dinner.
The Wine Cellar
The distinctive hotel wine cellar showcases a carefully selected international list of wines with an emphasis on regional wines. The hotel guests can enjoy a wine tasting and food pairing experience, highlighted by the Kinsterna vineyards wine collection.
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– for “long stay winter sun holidays”
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The Art of Living
Each season at the Kinsterna Hotel & Spa comes with gifts.
Whether it was the taste of the breakfast’s homemade marmalade or the twist on your aperitif cocktail, the freshness of the herbs used for our gourmet cuisine, our wine collection or the very unique eau de vie that is single-batch produced in an ancient Ottoman alembic, we invite you to walk or horse-back ride around the estate and discover the source of those delicacies.
For the enthusiasts of hiking or mountain biking, the area offers many trails.
One of them ends at the Kinsterna vineyards.
A limited number of wine bottles are produced by the traditional grapes pressing, while the olive oil that comes from the estate’s olive trees is pressed in the old mill and tasted with bread baked in the stone oven.
Whether you enjoy the end results in a glass or a dish of the Kinsterna restaurant or take part in the above activities, we guarantee a unique experience!
Kinsterna Hotel & Spa is located in the settlement of Agios Stefanos some seven km southwest of the castle of Monemvasia and only 1000 m from the sea.
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……an historic journey back through the ages!
The Byzantine fortress town of Monemvasia, the “stone ship” referred to by the poet Yiannis Ritsos, stands sentinel on the south-eastern coast of Laconia. Castles, walls, old mansions, narrow cobbled lanes, churches, low arches and vaults, coats of arms, imperial marble thrones, Byzantine icons all give the impression of a town untouched by time……
Its official name is Monemvasia, although there are some slight variations in Greek, along with different forms of pronunciation – such as Monovasia. This Greek name is derived from the two words meaning single entrance, that is, the only entrance to the fortress town.
The old town of Monemvasia is a perfectly preserved medieval settlement still inhabited, an world cultural heritage monument and a major attraction for every traveller in the Peloponnese. It has a unique, magical atmosphere and a fascinating history.
Monuments and churches are scattered throughout the old town. An important archaeological collection is housed in the old mosque in the Square of Elkomenos Christos.
At the other end of the causeway on the mainland is the new town of Monemvasia. Along the coast to the south is the settlement of Nomia.
Neighbouring Agios Ioannis is recommended for those who would like to try authentic local dishes.
Both within and around Monemvasia are a number of excellent beaches.
Noteworthy sights further inland include the watermill at Talanta and the Velies Folklore Museum.
Religious monuments outside the old town in the surrounding area include the twin churches in Teria and the church of Agios Nikolaos in the village of the same name.
Romantic Escapes: Monemvasia has become popular in recent years for couples looking for a romantic holiday, firstly with Athenians who kept coming back for weekends in summer and winter. Now visitors come from all over Greece and from abroad. The idyllic setting is complemented by numerous bars and taverns, both within the fortress town and in many other parts of the area. Special mention should be made of the delicious local wine.
Getting to Monemvasia
Car: The easiest and quickest route from Athens to Monemvasia is via the highway A7 to Corinth and Tripoli. The distance from Athens is approx. 285 km., total driving time +/- 3,5 hours.
Ferry: During the summer season you can reach Monemvasia by ferry boat from Piraeus port.
Kalamata International Airport – approx. 160 km distance (2.5 hours)
Athens International Airport – approx. 285 km distance (3.5-4 hours)
Sports & natureRomantic Escapes: Monemvasia has become popular in recent years for couples looking for a romantic holiday, firstly with Athenians who kept coming back for weekends in summer and winter. Now visitors come from all over Greece and from abroad. The idyllic setting is complemented by numerous bars and taverns, both within the fortress town and in many other parts of the area. Special mention should be made of the delicious local wine. More...