Kinsterna Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Also referred to as 'The Rock' or the 'Gibraltar of the East', Monemvassía is a true historic landmark in Greece. It is a mythical stretch of rock, ripped loose by earthquakes from the right headland of the Peloponnese, later connected to the mainland by a bridge, its only access road, 'móni émvasi'. On this black rock in the sea, a great Byzantine fortress city arose in the 6th century. It was envied and besieged throughout the centuries by Franks, Venetians, Turks and Greeks. They all left their marks there and built a cathedral in the maze of streets and alleys, stately mansions and Byzantine domed churches. It is an open-air museum in the middle of the sea, preserved from the world thanks to its 'móni émvasi'.


All Caractère customers receive a bottle of wine from the property's own wine estate when staying a minimum of two nights.

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The hotel is open from the beginning of April to the end of October. In high season, a minimum stay of five nights is required.


46 rooms.


Check-in is from 3 pm. Check-out is before 11 am.


From 280 euros.


  • Tourist tax is approximately 4 euros per room per day. You can pay this amount on site.
  • Small dogs are welcome free of charge.

About the rooms

All rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated and harmoniously combine traditional and contemporary elements. They overlook the surrounding countryside, the Monemvassía stronghold or the sea in the distance. Some rooms have a fireplace. They all have parquet or tiled floors and a pillow menu. In the bathroom you will find a magnifying mirror, bathrobes and slippers.

Our favourite room

All rooms here are pleasant. There is a wide selection of spacious rooms here with separate bedrooms for large families.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

There is one outdoor pool for adults and one family pool, both open according to the weather conditions. Free sun beds, parasols and pool service are available. At an additional charge you can have access to the only sandy beach in the area. It is around 1 kilometre away and there are sun beds, parasols and a bar.

Work out and wind down

There is a game room, playground, fitness room and you can borrow bikes according to availability. Upon supplement you can have access to the 'Kinstérna Spa' which includes jacuzzi and hammam, to a wine tasting in the beautiful wine cellar with sommelier, cooking lessons, and horse riding.

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Food & drink

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At the Mouries restaurant, you can enjoy stunning panoramas from the terrace.

There is a Greek breakfast buffet, which you can enjoy on the terrace with beautiful views, when the weather permits. The stylish 'Sterna' restaurant presents Greek and Mediterranean gourmet cuisine, served on the terrace in the courtyard by the cistern in good weather. In the evening, you can enjoy a less formal dinner at 'Mouries' restaurant above the swimming pool. You will be amazed by the stunning panoramas.

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The hotel is quietly located against a hill in Agios Stefanos, in the middle of vineyards, olive groves and citrus plantations, about 1 km from the sea and 7 km from Monemvassía. Mystrás is at a distance of 95 km and Pýrgos Diroú (Máni) at 115 km.

Are you travelling by plane?

Athens airport is approximately 325 km away.


There is a transfer available between the airport and the hotel, which costs around 330 euros per journey. You can pay this amount locally.

Do you have a (rental) car?

You can park your car free of charge in the car park.

Caractère review

Particularly cosy and characterful hotel in a historic setting and beautiful surroundings, close to the glorious Monemvassía and the pristine Mani region.

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