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Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

At the end of August this summer, I was lucky enough to spend five wonderful days at Kinsterna hotel in Monemvasia. These are my photos.

Kinsterna Hotel

The Kinsterna Hotel is a Byzantine-era rural mansion, which was lovingly and superbly restored with great respect to its long history. Moreover, all crops and activities that took place in the past on the premises have been revived, so the mansion to be self-sufficient.

Kinsterna Hotel

Today, the estate produces its own wine, extra virgin olive oil and table olives, tsipouro, bread, marmalade and other fruit preserves, soap and much more.

Kinsterna Hotel

Breakfast under ancient olive trees

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

The mansion’s long history dates back to the Byzantine era. The manor’s architectural and morphological features testify to the building’s Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman heritage and identity. The earliest known owner was Ibrahim Bey, probably one of the local Ottoman landlords who signed the delivery of Monemvasia in 1821.

Kinsterna Hotel

The manor was lived in until the late 1970’s by the “Lady of Monemvasia” Lina Kapitsini. The main objective of its restoration was the maintenance of the original architecture using traditional building techniques, old and local natural materials.

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

where to stay in Monemvasia

Moustalevria, a traditional Greek kind of pudding made of grape must mixed with flour and boiled until thick.

where to stay in Monemvasia

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Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Impressive river-like swimming pool with private relaxation areas

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece

Byzantine-era rural mansion in Greece
Kinsterna Hotel
 

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Interesting activities such as horse-back riding, cycling, hiking at the Byzantine paths, handmade soap making, wine and olive oil tasting highlight the guest’s experience.

Horses photography

Horses photography

Horses photography

Horses photography

Horses photography

Linos traditional tavern

Table in the tavern Linos

Byzantine architecture photography

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*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Kinsterna Hotel. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

GRACE MYKONOS

GRACE MYKONOS

This summer’s adventures ended with the best possible way: a 3 nights stay at Grace hotel in Mykonos island!

GRACE MYKONOS

This intimate, exclusive boutique hotel is located just north of Mykonos town above the sandy and protected beach of Agios Stefanos.

GRACE MYKONOS

We spent 4 peaceful days in this beautiful resort! These are my photos!

GRACE MYKONOS

A balcony with westward views of the sea and Mykonos town. 

GRACE MYKONOS

GRACE MYKONOS

Delicious à la carte breakfast served by a super lovely lady called Christina! 

breakfast by the pool

Modern sophistication meets airy Greek island style.

GRACE MYKONOS

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Agios Stefanos Greece

Agios Stefanos Greece

Agios Stefanos Mykonos island Greece

I didn’t want to leave…

Cyclades Greek islands photography

Mykonos sunset – photo taken from our balcony.

Sunset in Mykonos island

We would like to thank wholeheartedly Aria Hotels for the great hospitality! If you would also like to experience a relaxed and pampered Mykonian island holiday, book a suite with a balcony at Grace Mykonos.

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*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Aria Hotels and Grace Mykonos. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

ONAR IN PATMOS ISLAND

ONAR IN PATMOS ISLAND

At the end of June, we had the pleasure of staying and photographing Onar in Patmos island, a resort hotel named after the Greek word for dream. 

ONAR IN PATMOS ISLAND

Just a few meters away from the shore, close to the fishing village of Grikos, ONAR 1989 is surrounded by a beautiful landscape overlooking the Aegean Sea and the nearby rock of Kalikatsou that emerges from the deep blue waters in an almost unearthly manner. 

ONAR IN PATMOS ISLAND

We stayed at a contemporary stonewall house for two, fused with traditional architectural elements, with a private terrace and a magnificent view to the swimming pool overlooking the sea. 

ONAR IN PATMOS ISLAND

The ideal location for a dream holiday for families, couples or group of friends who are looking for a luxurious and tranquil environment as a base to explore Patmos island from, or to just relax in. 

where to stay in Patmos island

Peace and quiet emanate from every corner of Onar in Patmos island.

where to stay in Patmos island

where to stay in Patmos island

where to stay in Patmos island

boutique resort hotel in Patmos

boutique resort hotel in Patmos

Pauline and I absolutely adored it and we would recommend Onar in Patmos island to everyone without second thought!

boutique resort hotel in Patmos

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Traditional house Langada

Traditional house Langada

We finally made it to Patmos island this summer! We had the chance to spend two amazing nights at the Traditional house Langada and discover the beautiful and peaceful area of upper Kampos. These pictures were taken in the terrace of the Traditional house Langada overlooking Kampos beach.

Where to stay in Patmos island Greece

The traditional house Langada belongs to Nicoletta Houses.

Nicoletta says:

“In 1971, my mother, Dolly Kontogianni, set her foot for the first time at the port of Patmos island. It was love at first sight. She was immediately captivated by the island’s special energy. She soon found a plot in Chora, the island’s medieval capital, where she was planning to build a typical Chora mansion. Dolly was a restless spirit and loved houses! She never stopped exploring the island’s houses and plots until she discovered the 40-acre estate “Langada”.

There was a farmhouse in ruinous condition, which had developed during the centuries, around a small chapel and a central patio. As it can be read on the chapel’s lintel, it was built in 1698. It is said that the chapel and the room next to it had been used by generations of monks of the St John monastery, who wished to lead an ascetic mode of life and cultivate the land. The estate belonged to 30 heirs. As you can imagine, the buying process was very complicated.

Dolly finally managed to acquire the property in 1973. She slowly started restoring the house, strictly following the traditional building techniques and architectural style. She was fully dedicated in this project which lasted 5 years. Since then, we have spent numerous summer and easter holidays with friends and family.”

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If you would also like to enjoy an exclusive vacation experience in a unique and historic countryside estate, book the Traditional house Langada in Patmos island.

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*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Nicoletta Houses. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

We are currently going through the third, maybe fourth, fifth (oh,I’ve lost the count) lockdown in Vienna. I had photos in my hard drives that were waiting for me to edit them. I don’t know why I kept them for so long there. Last night I decided to have a look on what is left unedited and to finally go though the process: edit, select and publish! The shops in Vienna will open next Monday and I can’t wait to buy an external Hard Drive because those I have are all full!

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites in beautiful Tinos island Greece
Aeolis Tinos Suites in beautiful Tinos island Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites in beautiful Tinos island Greece

where to stay in Tinos island Cyclades

where to stay in Tinos island Cyclades

where to stay in Tinos island Cyclades

where to stay in Tinos island Cyclades

We took these photos during our stay at Aeolis Tinos Suites in beautiful Tinos island in Greece. This boutique hotel in Tinos island is beyond, and I wish you all have the chance to visit and spend a few blissful days there.

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