Fodor's Expert Review Kinsterna Hotel and Spa

Agios Stefanos, Monemvasia, Peloponnese, 23070, Greece Fodor's Choice

A countryside Ottoman estate has been brought back to life as one of Greece's most distinctive hotels, where courtyards, terraces, domes, vaulted ceilings, arches, stone work, fireplaces, and other architectural elements are put to dazzling effect. An outdoor dining room overhangs a centuries-old cistern and a pair of swimming pools that wind through the garden. The suites and rooms overlook acres of orange groves, vineyards (private tastings are available), and, some 32 km (20 miles) of walking trails. A well-equipped spa enhances the general air of pampering, and special mention goes to the excellent restaurants, Mourie and Sterna, which serve some of the best high-end dining in the area. Away from the property, the hotel has its own private stretch of beach, 1.5 km away, in Livardia for the use of guests, as well as a boutique shop in Gefira worth checking out.


  • architecturally distinctive surroundings
  • beautifully furnished and well-equipped rooms and suites
  • attractive pool and gardens
  • just 7 km (4 miles) from Monemvasia
  • attentive and friendly service
  • excellent choice of fine dining restaurants
  • attractive pool, spa, vineyards, and a private beach


  • countryside setting that can only be reached by car
  • somewhat expensive (but many special offers are available)
  • food can be expensive
  • rooms vary in character
  • countryside setting that can only be reached by car (ask for directions or you will get lost)


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Phones: 27320-66300


27 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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