With a view of the medieval fortress town of Monemvasia,the Byzantine-era Kinsterna mansion has been restored with the utmost respect for its long history and now is an entire settlement unto itself, with a central manor house, adjacent out-buildings and nearby dwellings. At the same time, the owners have also set out to restore the estate’s rich natural environment, emphasizing various traditional agricultural activities such as: harvesting grapes, producing olive oil, distilling tsipouro and making soap –with the aim of making the estate as autonomous and self-sustaining as possible.
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 fruit-bearing trees and fertile vegetable gardens, the beds of aromatic herbs and flowers and the springs with their fresh, flowing waters all contribute to this ethos and model of sustainability.
In addition to its exciting history as a centuries-old fortified manor, today the Kinsterna is a year-round pole of attraction as a comprehensive vacation experience. A Mediterranean adventure would not be complete without a spa experience, especially since Kinsterna’s Spa treatments use pure natural local ingredients, such as olive oil, honey and grape extracts. Fresh aromatic plants and herbs from the property's gardens, such as rosemary, peppermint, lemongrass and chamomile, play a major role in a series of specially formulated treatments.
Four unique dining experiences await guests including fine dining at the renowned
"Sterna" restaurant, which serves traditional Greek recipes prepared with the latest culinary craft and techniques, as well as the more casual taverna “Linos” located outdoors next to the old stone olive press. All day dining is available at the "Mouries" restaurant while cocktails are served throughout the day at the hotel bar and pool bar.