Kinsterna Hotel & Spa
Monemvasia, The Peloponnese, Greece
At a Glance
Located in a picturesque hillside on the Peloponnese peninsula
Fantastic location for exploring nearby Sparta and Tripoli
Exceptional spa offering a variety of treatments and facilities including a purifying Hammam
Gourmet dining at the hotel's restaurants including their fantastic à la carte breakfast, not to be missed
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The climate in Greece is warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter. From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May to October are particularly pleasurable months.
To start planning your holiday to Kinsterna Hotel & Spa
Located within a private estate of 15 acres, Kinsterna Hotel & Spa is a luxury hideaway nestled into the hillsides close to Monemvasia in the Peloponnese. The stunning rooms blend a contemporary style with traditional Grecian architecture.
Kinsterna Hotel & Spa is a luxury hideaway nestled into the hillsides of Monemvasia in the Peloponnese with stunning views over the surrounding vineyards and the sparkling blue Aegean.
This rural hideaway has been lovingly restored offering a selection of beautiful rooms, suites and villas which blend a contemporary style with traditional Grecian architecture. Original features of the mansion are still exposed in the guest room walls, and the rustic décor is enhanced with modern touches. The hotel's swimming pool is unique, like a castle moat it surrounds the outside of the hotel, while the grounds offer guests private corners in which to relax and enjoy the sea views.
The Kinsterna Spa is located in a secluded, quiet part of the hotel, featuring a purifying steam bath, temperature controlled whirlpool, wet and dry treatment rooms and razul and water paradise cabins. The spa list offers a wide variety of treatments from those looking for a simple massage to those wanting more specialist care and attention.
Kinsterna Hotel & Spa is a perfect year-round getaway. It is an ideal base to explore the surrounding region, which boasts the famous historical towns of Sparta and Tripoli. For those happy to explore, the region offers stunning small beaches waiting to be discovered, and the renowned beach of Simos is a short drive away. The hotel offers something for everyone whether it be relaxation or the chance to discover ancient archaeological sites.
Rooms at Kinsterna are decorated in an elegant rustic style, with local touches such as the locally-produced lace which adorns the headboards. The neutral palette allows for a calming atmosphere, and makes for a soothing retreat away from the heat of the day. There are also two villas at Kinsterna with a shared pool, perfect for those looking for a little privacy away from the main mansion building.
With their stone arches and vaulted domes, the Byzantine Suites are truly beautiful spaces, measuring an average of 30 sqm. Some have warm fireplaces for cool evenings, while others have private outdoor terraces.
The Junior Suites at Kinsterna are spacious and sophisticated, some boasting fireplaces while others have their own terraces. With some original features still encased in the walls, the Junior Suites are full of character. Junior Suites measure on average 30 sqm.
The Kinsterna Suites all offer views of the sea and the vineyards, while some have their own private terrace or balcony. The living spaces are large and some have their own fireplaces. Kinsterna Suites measure an average of 45 sqm.
The Premium Residences measure 40 sqm, with lovely views of the gardens or the sea. Some have their own balcony or veranda, while others have walk-in closets.
Measuring between 50 - 60 sqm, the Deluxe Residences are spacious and each has its own terrace, some of which have a garden.
For those looking for a little more privacy, the two villas at Kinsterna are the perfect option. The villas are located within the beautiful gardens, and share a pool. Separate dining areas allow for private meals courtesy of the Kinsterna chef.
Children of all ages are welcome to stay at Kinsterna Hotel & Spa. The hotel can supply cots and extra beds for children. There is also a babysitting service available if you would like some time out for yourselves.
Kinsterna offers a variety of dining options. First is the gourmet Kinsterna restaurant, which spills out onto the hotel's stunning courtyard, surrounded by the internal water feature and offering impressive sea views. It offers a memorable experience under the stars and the food is a mix of dishes inspired by Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. During the winter months, meals are served around the fireplace in the hotel’s cosy indoor restaurant. Second is the Belvedere, the hotel's main bar, a romantic spot for a little champagne or sipping a morning coffee with a pastry. Third is the Pool Bar, a relaxing, shaded spot which serves a simple menu offering sandwiches and signature burgers, healthy salads and snacks. Finally, the Taverna, which is open twice a week during the summer months, serves the most authentic Greek dishes, with fresh seafood and Peloponnesian delicacies.
During your stay at Kinsterna Hotel & Spa you could visit the local vineyards and become involved in some grape crushing or take part in bread making which is made in an outdoor stove every Saturday. A visit to Monemvasia’s Castle is not to be missed, nor is an exploration of the fortress town's bars, boutiques and restaurant. There are many beaches nearby where you may be able to partake in watersports.
Serena Moore (Staff)
Kinsterna is the perfect retreat in the Peleponnese. With stunning views and sunsets from the main restaurant's terrace, you can spend the balmy evenings listening to the sounds of the countryside while drinking a crisp white wine from the hotel's cellar - bliss. The spa and pools are perfect for relaxing during the day and the amazing island of Monemvasia is just a 15-minute drive away. Full of charm and grace, Kinsterna will not disappoint.
Cooking class in Monemvasia
Discover the art of Greek cooking with a hands-on cooking class in the beautiful setting of Monemvasia. Join a local chef in the kitchen as you learn traditional recipes, sample meze and taste the world-famous Greek ouzo.
Travel from Kinsterna Hotel to the beautiful island of Elafonisos, where you'll have the chance to relax on some of this area's most picturesque beaches. Swim in the crystal clear waters at Simos in the south and Aglyftis in the west.
Private tour of Monemvasia Castle
Explore the medieval walled town of Monemvasia with a fascinating walking tour around the island. Step back in time as you wander through the picturesque cobbled streets before walking up to the fortress ruins of the Upper Town.
Visit Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio
Discover some of the most important centres of Greek history with your private guide. Learn about the Ancient Greek history spanning thousands of years at Mycenae and Epidaurus and discover the important role Nafplio has played in more recent years.
Athens & the Peloponnese
from £2600 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Take to the road and discover the authentic Greek way of life in Athens and the Peloponnese
- Absorb the abundant Ancient Greek history exploring Athens' iconic Acropolis
- Delve deep into the ancient villages scattered through the landscape of the Mani Peninsula, exploring the the superb hiking paths as you go
Mani, Monemvasia & Porto Heli
from £4200 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- Combining a diverse range of stunning properties, this itinerary makes for a truly special Hellenic honeymoon
- Explore rural, off-the-beaten-track Greece before relaxing at idyllic Amanzoe
- Discover the beauty of the Mani Peninsula, a rustic and authentic region of the Peloponnese
Location & directions
Monemvasia, The Peloponnese, Greece
Kinsterna Hotel & Spa is located in Agios Stefanos, 7 kilometres southwest of the castle of Monemvasia. The city of Monemvasia is located on the southeastern tip of the Peloponnese, some 80 kilometres south of the historic city of Sparta.
How to get there
Direct flights operate through British Airways into Athens from London Heathrow regularly. Kinsterna is approximately a 3-hour 30-minute drive from Athens. Alternatively there are direct flights from London to Kalamata, followed by a 2-hour 30-minute drive to Kinsterna.
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