Kinsterna Hotel Monemvasia
The Kinsterna Experience
We invite you to travel to the southernmost tip of continental Europe, to historic Monemvasia, which is ranked among the top 10 monuments in Greece (TripAdvisor, Traveller’s Choice Awards 2018). Here you can enjoy the unique hospitality of the award-winning Kinsterna Hotel and explore all the attractions and sandy beaches of this amazing region, including breathtakingly beautiful Simos beach on Elafonissos, which was voted the 11th best beach in Europe (TripAdvisor, Traveller’s Choice Awards, 2018).
The Kinsterna is a Byzantine mansion which has been restored to its original glory with tremendous respect for its historical, cultural and architectural heritage – and which now forms a comprehensive settlement comprising the manor house and adjoining houses. At the same time, the owners have also set out to restore the estate’s rich natural environment, including the productivity of its agricultural land and gardens so that the mansion can once again be self-sustaining. Today, the Kinsterna produces its own wine, extra-virgin olive oil and table olives, tsipouro (traditional Greek spirits), bread, marmalade and other fruit preserves, soap and much more.
The mansion estate, 25 acres in size, is known throughout the region for: its gardens; age-old olive orchards featuring the “Athinolia” variety and containing many olive trees over 500 years old; an orange grove with renowned Monemvasia oranges; flowering plants and herb gardens; impressive stands of eucalyptus trees and towering cypresses – as well as its privately owned vineyards. Throughout the entire year, Kinsterna organizes historical, cultural and athletic events and activities, which are intimately connected to the estate and specially designed for visitors who wish to learn more about the mansion’s region and history.
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