One of the most poignant and celebratory feats in the Greek Orthodox calendar is Easter. It’s a very important time heralding new beginnings, the official start of Spring and what better place to celebrate Easter than the Kinsterna Hotel!
We, at Kinsterna Hotel, have designed a special experience which includes events and activities such as:
*Enjoy a horseback ride
The riding lesson takes place in the mansion's estate with an experienced trainer and lasts 15', while free of charge to guests who have benefited from Kinsterna's privileged offer for the Easter period. Other guests have the opportunity to participate at a cost of 10€ / person.
Holy Saturday 27/04, 10:30 - 13:00
Easter Sunday 28/04, 11:00 - 13:00
*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.
Easter Sunday 28/04, 10:30 - 11:30
*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.
Holy Saturday 27/04, 11:00 – 13:00
*Handmade soap making
Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of handmade soap with spices and herbs from the Kinsterna's gardens.
Holy Saturday 27/04, 12:00 – 13:00
Archery available for both adults and children over 12 years old, at the outdoor playground area (just above the reception).
Easter Sunday 28/04, 17:00 – 18:00
Resurrection ceremony and celebratory dinner
Resurrection ceremony will take place at the chapel of 'Zoodochos Pigi", within the Kinsterna estate (arrival time 21:00), while guests have also the opportunity to visit any of the churches of the surrounding area. The celebratory dinner will follow at 22:00 at our restaurant 'mouries', offering traditional dishes.
Holy Saturday 27/04, 21:00 (starting time of the Resurrection Ceremony)
22:00 (arrival time for the Celebratory Dinner)
Easter buffet, accompanied by live music
Early in the morning we will begin the traditional roasting the lamb next to the old stone oven. An Easter buffet with traditional dishes will follow at our restaurant, accompanied by live music.
Easter Sunday 28/04, 14:00
*Visit our 'Antique Shop' and 'KInsterna Boutique' in Monemvasia
During your stay at Kinsterna, we invite you to get acquainted with our 'Antique Shop', as many old materials and a variety of other pieces are on display. Each piece has a little story to tell and our guests have the opportunity to acquire unique souvenirs!
Also, a visit at Kinsterna Boutique, located in the heart of Monemvasia, is a truly wonderful experience. The traditional loom is guaranteed to catch the eye, while old authentic woven pieces designed for Kinsterna guests and the products from our estate (wines, extra virgin olive oil, marmalades, sweet preserves, etc) are available for purchase.
Holy Thursday 25/04/2019 to Tuesday 30/04/2019, 10:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 21:00
*above activities are offered on a complimentary basis