The construction of KYNISKA PALACE HOTEL, located in historical Mystras at Laconia, started in 2011.
It consists of 9 residential buildings and a central building that serves most of the hotel's main services (reception, breakfast, a la carte restaurant, spa, utility).
Area was of archaeological interest and, thus, the archeological council posed strict requirements on the hotel’s construction. The 7 of the buildings were constructed using stone elements and the rest 2 buildings were covered with color coating that resembles the local stone. All balconies were traditionally designed using white colored timber.
During the construction, additional adjacent areas were acquired in order to build an open theater, an outdoor pool, a pool bar and a playground for children.
During the landscaping of the surrounding area, ancient monuments were found; part of the area must have been a late Roman period farmhouse. As a result, the project was considerably delayed and the initial plan needed several modifications in order to preserve and expose the ancient findings.
The exterior of the main building is cladded in stone. Throughout the surroundings, attention was given to harmonize the hotel styling with the historical character of the area and to that end, stone was extensively used (terraces, flower beds, theater) in combination with artificially aged cobblestones.
Planting was based on the use local trees and flowers like lemon and olive trees, cypresses, etc.
In 2015, due to the Greek capital controls the whole project was temporarily frozen. It was soon resumed and finally completed in early 2019. Final net completion time was 5 years.
The total cost exceeded 9 million Euros & was co-financed by the 3299/2004 development plan.
The construction was led by the technical company D. ZACHARIADIS IKE.