ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE DURING FESTIVE PERIOD
Guided tour of the mansion
Travel back in time while exploring this unique mansion; learn everything about its previous owners and the fascinating story of its restoration. Moreover, a stroll through the richly planted gardens of the estate will also give you a chance to enjoy the varied colors and glorious scents of the decorative and aromatic plants and herbs (over 250 species), and you can also sample fruits and vegetables from our extensive gardens.
22/12, 24/12, 27/12, 29/12, 31/12, 05/01, 11:00
Enjoy a carriage ride or a jaunt with our donkey
Riding through the estate's gardens in our horse-drawn Egyptian royal carriage (from 1900) is a true delight, and you may also experience the unique pleasure of a ride on our donkey.
23/12, 30/12, 11:00 & 05/01 10:00 (carriage ride)
Baking traditional country bread
The experience includes baking the traditional handmade bread at the old stone oven. The most adventurous guests are also invited to participate in the process and help our local village baker to sift and knead the traditional bread dough by hand, using ingredients from our estate such as oregano, olives or raisins into the loaves of bread.
24/12, 31/12, 11:00 – 12:00 & 04/01, 10:00-12:00
Preparation of table olives
During the production of extra virgin olive oil, you will also have the opportunity to bottle olives following the mansion's simple recipe. Olives are preserved in a special plastic bottle by adding water, salt, lemon, and aromatic herbs from our estate.
24/12, 31/12, 11:00 – 12:00 & 04/01, 11:00-12:00
Kinsterna Hotel turns into an "elves’ mansion", where young and old guests will have the opportunity to participate in a festive version of the "Treasure Hunt". The elves broke the fairy tales to help the participants find the lost treasure by following the elves’ riddles with references to the long history and special features of the mansion!
24/12, 31/12, 14:00 – 16:00
Invitation to afternoon tea
Enjoy afternoon tea and hot beverages with herbs from our estate, accompanied by selection of festive desserts in buffet style at the stylish and atmospheric restaurant 'sterna'.
24/12, 31/12, 17:00 – 19:00
Réveillon Dinner at Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve
Guests who have benefited from the privileged accommodation offer at Kinsterna will enjoy the festive Reveillon on a complimentary basis. Rest of the guests - if they so wish - have the option of participating at an extra cost, upon reservation.
Especially at the New Year's Eve Reveillon, as soon as the festive dinner will be completed, the cutting of the New Year’s Eve cake will take place. The traditional Greek ‘Vasilopita’ contains a hidden coin which gives good luck to the receiver.
24/12, 21:00 & 31/12, 22:00
Production of the Greek spirits 'tsipouro'
The production of tsipouro, which is ideal companion for delicious hors d'oeuvres and freshly baked bread, takes place after the grapes crush. The spirit is still prepared in an old Ottoman cauldron from 1890. Once the process is finished, guests can take their own bottle of tsipouro home!
25/12, 01/01, 10:30 – 13:00
Production of extra virgin Olive Oil
Participate in the production of extra virgin olive oil, which is one of the most important agricultural activities in Greece! Watch how the olives are crushed in the old stone mill using traditional methods to produce the cold pressed olive oil, called "agoureleo".
25/12, 01/01, 12:00 – 13:00
Guests have the opportunity to enjoy our festive brunch buffet at the restaurant 'mouries'. Guests who have benefited from our privileged accommodation offer will enjoy the brunch buffet on a complimentary basis. Our other guests - if they so wish - have the option of participating at a cost of 55€/ person (drinks are not included), upon reservation.
25/12, 01/01, 13:00 – 15:00
Handmade soap making
Observe from up close the process of making handmade soap from olive oil, aromatic herbs and spices from Kinsterna's gardens and learn secrets of this craft that have been handed from generation to generation. You can also obtain glycerin soap and take home with you the soap you made on your own!
26/12, 02/01, 11:00
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