“sterna” fine dining
At our renowned restaurant “sterna” traditional Greek recipes combine perfectly with the latest culinary craft and techniques - giving you an opportunity to taste for yourself the high level of the estate’s creative Greek - Mediterranean cuisine. All the local fruits, herbs and vegetables which flourish in our gardens or nearby fields (from wild asparagus and cherry tomatoes to pomegranates and quince) are combined in ingenious ways to enrich the restaurant’s many dishes and desserts.
The restaurant “sterna”, located in the heart of the historic building, next to the Byzantine cistern, is open for dinner from mid-June until early September.
All-day restaurant “mouries”
The all-day restaurant “mouries” (“Mulberries”) features authentic creations and home-cooked treats. The Kinsterna estate’s fertile soil and abundant fresh water provide our kitchen with fresh organic seasonal produce, such as vegetables, fruit and aromatic herbs. Additionally, the estate’s olive groves produce extra-virgin olive oil and table olives of the highest quality, while local cheese and fresh, free-range meat come straight from the village. When you add to this bounty aromatic herbs which grow just a few steps from the kitchen, such as peppermint, sage, rosemary and thyme, you have the makings of a real feast any time of the day. Our close cooperation with select local farmers and fishermen guarantees the quality and freshness of our basic ingredients and allows us to highlight the culinary tastes and traditions of Laconia.
The taverna “linos” is located outdoors next to the old stone olive press, the place where grapes were trod to make wine and the old wood-fired oven – making it the most atmospheric and authentic place for a genuine local meal. The tavern is usually open two days a week during the summer months (mid-June until early September) and is justifiably proud of its wood-fired oven and fresh-baked bread as well as the various dishes which slowly simmer over a period of hours. Here you can enjoy some of our acclaimed dishes featuring fish and vegetables, fresh garden salads and tender oven-roasted meats.
One of the favourite pastimes of Kinsterna guests is to relax in the Belvedere with a cup of tea or glass of our own estate wine – gazing at the mountain or sparkling sea. It’s an exceptional spot, ideal for taking your morning or afternoon coffee, sampling a tasty dessert or nibbling something with a cocktail. The Belvedere often hosts private dinners and cocktail parties and is also the perfect place to welcome guests at a wedding reception.
Bar & Pool Bar
The pool bar is located next to the adults-only pool and features cocktails inspired by products grown right here on the estate. Don’t be surprised to find fresh fruit from our gardens and orchards in your cocktail, such as a melon mojito or a daiquiri from some citrus fruit. Many home-made fruit syrups add an exceptionally refreshing note to a cocktail, as with our own distilled spirits (tsipouro) made in limited quantities from the mass left over from pressing the grapes for wine.
To truly enter into the Mediterranean spirit, ask the barman to concoct one of these delicious fruit-based cocktails, and then relax and enjoy it in one of the private areas around the pool. At the same time, you can enjoy a light meal or snack.
And if you are staying at the mansion during one of the colder months of the year, you can enjoy these fabulous cocktails in the winter bar in front of the fireplace. This is a warm and cozy area inspired by the process of distillation. The old still, with its sealed cauldron (alembic) and copper pipes, is the main decorative feature of the area, while antique furniture and modern objects harmoniously combine to create a cozy and welcoming mood. The impressive outdoor terrace with its unique view of the Aegean Sea offers great privacy and makes a perfect place for small social gatherings and private functions.