7 Reasons to visit the amazing Kinsterna Hotel

Discover one of Greece`s finest and most unique boutique hotels. The Kinsterna Hotel is a perfect combination of history and modern comfort.

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The Kinsterna Hotel - a hotel to fall in love with

I have already visited this magic place a few times. Every time I am raving again about the Kinsterna Hotel (and not only me). Following I am giving you seven very good reasons to visit this stunning place on the Peloponnese.

Nature whereever you look
Natural and peaceful - the Kinsterna Hotel - KHL 
 

1) A perfect Mix of History and today`s Comfort

The Kinsterna Hotel is a historic Byzantine-era mansion initially built in the 13th century and turned into a luxury boutique hotel. The name Kinsterna derives from a cistern/natural spring, which is located in the middle of the property. Authentic, magical, surprising. You can get a taste of history and enjoy today's comfort of a luxury hotel at the same time. You can choose between rooms in the old building, new residences, and villas (some of them with private pools). Each accommodation combines history with a tasteful contemporary design. I have never seen anything comparable.

So romantic
The magic of the Kinsterna Hotel when the sun goes down - KHL
 

2) Nature at its best

Relaxation and experiences in the middle of vineyards, olive trees and orange groves, overlooking the Aegean Sea. Far away from mass tourism. Quiet, natural, exceptional. Smell the flowers in the abundant garden. Sit back, enjoy the views and tranquility, and simply feel good at the Kinsterna Hotel. 

Old traditions are maintained
History and nature at the Kinsterna Hotel - KHL
 

3) Supreme Greek Hospitality

Your welcome is with a big smile and local refreshments. The ever-friendly staff at the Kinsterna Hotel are so well trained. You will feel at home away from home during your entire stay. So much attention is given to detail. And which other hotel offers a full breakfast at 5 a.m. when you have to leave that early because of your flight? 

The best start of the day
My breakfast favorite - jam with figs from the Kinsterna garden - KHL
 

4) Excellent Gastronomy

The famous Greek olive oil. Mouthwatering jam with figs and oranges from the hotel garden. Local bread to die for. Excellent wines. The legendary "Monemvasia Malvasia" has been produced since the year 1340. Chef George is proud to use mostly local products. In winter, he and his team collect herbs in the mountains nearby, which give his expertly prepared meals an exceptional touch. Dietary requirements? No issue at all. At the Kinsterna Hotel, you can celebrate your dinner in a grand style.

Only fresh ingredients
Having fun with George, the awesome chef at the Kinsterna Hotel - KHL/Eva Mayring
 

 

Elegant but yet casual
Let`s celebrate dinner! - ©Kinsterna Hotel
 

5) A wide Array of unusual Activities

Learn how to make soap, to help produce fine spirits, and to bake country bread. Participate in the wine and olive harvest. Learn about winegrowing during a vineyard tour. Go on a bike tour to the castle of Monemvasia. Enjoy the stunning beaches of Elafonissos. Make sure to stay long enough to explore the mansion and its natural surroundings. Chill at the pool (built in the form of a river) and smell nature around you.

The Kinsterna Hotel
Awesome - a swim in the middle of pristine nature! - KHL/Eva Mayring
 

And yes, there is even a small gym at the Kinsterna Hotel. After your little workout, you may (should!) wish to get pampered by the awesome ladies in the hotel spa. Treatments include an ancient Greek music therapy relief, oligomer foam massages with natural sea sponges, and a veil of gold treatment. Enjoy mystical energy in a unique spa.

One of the many interesting activities at the Kinsterna Hotel
Result of our soap production - KHL

 

Very inspiring
Alexandra shows how to make soap - KHL

 

It´s all about nature
Checking the grapes at the vineyard of the Kinsterna Hotel - KHL/Eva Mayring
 

6) The proximity of the historic village of Monemvasia

No cars can enter the village, which is sitting on a giant rock in the sea. You will find old cobblestones, little alleys with authentic boutiques, cafés, and restaurants. Make sure to wear comfy sneakers since you will be going up and down. Vistas over the Aegean Sea are second to none. Monemvasia still is a hidden gem. Mass tourism, Starbucks, McDonald's? I have never heard of that. Here you will find authenticity in a very charming and peaceful environment.

Lots of staircases
Make sure to wear comfy shoes when visiting historic Monemvasia - KHL
 
Monemvasia, Greece
So very Greek - KHL

 

Overlooking the Aegean Sea
What a view from Monemvasia! - KHL/Eva Mayring
 

7) Excellent in Combination with a Stay in Athens

Only a three-hour drive away from Greece's exciting capital with all its architecture, history, shopping, and excellent gastronomy. Locals love to go out, despite the economic challenges in Greece. Athens is full of life. And the Kinsterna Hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a stay in the vibrant capital. Get some tips for your stay in Athens

One of my favorite cities for sure
Simply WOW - sunset over Athens - ©Fly me to the Moon Travel

 

A new landmark in the capital city of Greece
Niarchos Foundation in Athens - ©Fly me to the Moon Travel
 

My personal Summary

The award-winning Kinsterna Hotel is a perfect hideaway for those who wish to unwind in a very special, natural place. The mix of history, culture and today´s luxury will blow your mind. Gourmets will find their heaven on earth here. In short – simply unique.

Kinsterna Hotel  
TEL: +30 27320-66300   Fax: +30 27320-66116  Email: info@kinsternahotel.gr

Have a look at kinsternahotel.gr for more details and bookings.

How to get to the Kinsterna Hotel

Aegean Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Ryanair are offering non-stop flights from German airports to Venizelos Athens Airport. For your trip to downtown Athens you can use buses, trains or the Athens Airport Metro which may be the most convenient means of transport. It will take you approximately 40 minutes. For your journey to the Kinsterna Hotel (336 km) it is the best to rent a car. Driving time is between three and four hours. On your way, you will find a few scenic places for a little break/snack. 

You can also fly to Kalamata Airport which is 160 km away from the Kinsterna Hotel. Condor is serving Kalamata from various German airports. Driving time to the Kinsterna Hotel is approximately three hours. 

The Kinsterna Hotel is very serious about hygienic measures in times of COVID-19. For updates, have a look at their website. 

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A perfect place to unwind
Every angle at the Kinsterna Hotel is spectacular - KHL
 

 

Elegant design
Cozy and elegant - the suites at the Kinsterna - ©Kinsterna Hotel

 

So very romantic
Simply a fairtytale - Christmas at the Kinsterna - ©Kinsterna Hotel

 

Infinity pool at the Kinsterna Hotel
Swimming while enjoying abundant nature - KHL
 

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