Throughout the year Kinsterna offers year-round and seasonal activities, which are associated with the estate and specially designed for guests wishing to become better acquainted with the history of the mansion and the surrounding area.
Below you will find the weekly schedule, which includes selected prearranged activities. Detailed information regarding the full activities menu you may find here.
Distillation of Greek spirits 'tsipouro'
Approximately forty days after the grapes are crushed, the production of tsipouro commences. The process of producing tsipouro takes place using the estate's own Ottoman alembic (sealed cauldron) from 1890. At the end of this process, you can take home a bottle of tsipouro that you have made yourslef!
Saturday 12, 19 & 26 October, 09:00 - 12:00
Olive oil picking
When the olives are ready, our guests go to the orchard, where the gardener demonstrates how the olives are harvested and then helps visitors to gather the fruit by hand with small rakes and olive nets placed on the ground.
Friday 11, 18 & 25 October, 11:00
Olive oil production
The olives are crushed in the old stome mill using traditional methods in order to produce the season's fresh oil. Whoever so desires may also prepare table olives (for eating) according to Kinsterna's simple recipe and taste olive oil with various delicacies prepared by the Chef.
Sunday 13, 20 & 27 October, 11:00
Preparing olive the Kinsterna way
The olive harvesting period lasts from around mid-October to Epiphany. The estate workers collect the olives and after hand selecting them, they place them in special crates. These are then offered to any of our visitors who are interested in bottling table olives from oil extraction olives (Athinolia, Koroneiki) following the mansion's simple recipe for tasty, uncracked olives. Olives prepared in this way keep longer since they are preserved in a special plastic bottle by adding water, salt, lemon and aromatic herbs (oregano, thyme, coriander, fennel seeds, etc.) from our estate.
Saturday 19 & 26 October, 12:00
Kneading & Baking country bread
Participation in the process of making bread from kneading to baking it in the old stone oven. Guests will use ingredients from our estate, such as oregano, olives and raisins.
Sunday 13, 20 & 27, 09:00 - 12:00
Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of handmade soap with spices and herbs from the Kinsterna's gardens.
Tuesday 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29 October, 11:00
Saturday 05 October, 11:00
Friday 11, 18 & 25 October, 17:00
Guests of all ages can enjoy a ride in our Royal Egyptian horse-drawn carriage from 1900 within the estate to enjoy the natural setting and incredible view.
Monday 07, 14, 21 & 28 October, 11:00
Guided tour of the mansion
A guided tour that takes visitors back in time to explore the unique building and learn more about its previous owners and the amazing restoration that brought it back to life. The library of the mansion boasts a rich collection of books, the original land contract, as well as photographs depicting the building prior to its restoration.
Wednesday 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 October, 11:00
Thursday 03, 10, 17, 24 & 31 October
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