Kinsterna Hotel

Historical boutique hotel

Peloponnese, Greece, Europe


Kinsterna is a panoramic place which marries old-world charm with new-world comforts and views over the majestic rock of Monemvasia. The resurrection of the centuries-old mansion estate went hand in hand with the revival of its agricultural heritage, from the harvesting of grapes, olives and honey, to making olive oil and soap, baking bread, and distilling tsipouro, a traditional Greek spirit. This boutique hotel is suitable for active exploration of local vineyards or participating in various local workshops or as an elegant part of a Peloponnese travel itinerary. It is in operation from March until the beginning of January.

Rooms: 51 rooms

Opening year: 2010

Last renovation: renovations on a yearly basis to maintain the historic building and the facilities


  • Use of local, natural building materials: slate, cypress wood, pebbles, marble, old hand-made tiles and ceramics, reeds from nearby wetlands
  • Program for recycling towels, ecological sheets and linens from Coco-mat
  • Composting of kitchen and garden waste
  • Bio-treatment of organic waste
  • Swimming pool filled with fresh running water from the cistern
  • Providing ’Farm-to-table’ concept with seasonal, homegrown vegetables and fruit, picked straight from own orchards

Community interactions:

  • Prefer to hire staff that are local from the region
  • Organizing meetings to enhance the region’s agri-tourism potential
  • Offering educational visits and guided tours to schools in the area, in order to introduce guests to the local history and the philosophy of reviving traditional practices that reconnect us with Nature 
  • Strategic preference for local producers for the procurement of meat, dairy and fish to their restaurants

Certifications: International Green Key certification since 2018

Management:  local owner, local management