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.