Amanzoe, a hybrid word of Sanskrit and Greek, translates to mean ‘peaceful life’ – and that’s exactly what this magnificent Mediterranean retreat promises. Surrounded by undulating olive groves and overlooking the glittering waters of the Aegean Sea, Amanzoe oozes tranquillity. Take a step back in time as you stroll between mighty colonnades and across the impressive amphitheater, but enjoy all that the modern day has to offer in one of the gorgeous pavilions or villas. It’s civilisation at its most luxurious here with an art gallery, horse riding, helicopter trips, sunset yoga classes, water-skiing and wine tastings.
From its privileged position atop a hill near Porto Heli on the Peloponnese, Amanzoe spoils you with 360-degree views of the coast and countryside around you. Spend your days on land or sea, exploring forests on foot or bobbing out to sea on one of Amanzoe’s private boats. For a dose of that famous Greek mythology, you’re in prime position. There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites nearby; the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus and the citadel of Mycenae. Feeling like a lazy day in the sun? There’s an answer for that too. Simply head down to Amanzoe’s Beach Club, where a host of watersports, four pools, a restaurant and beach cabanas await you.
Far from just a room, choose between private pavilions or villas at Amanzoe. Set amongst stone-walled courtyards, the accommodationss here offer unparalleled privacy. Dotted throughout the hillside, each pavilion and villa is built at a different altitude to ensure you are not disturbed and with private terraces, plunge pools and sea views – why leave? At night, drift off in sumptuous king-sized beds set within marble alcoves – a dwelling fit for Aphrodite herself.
Why We Like It
The Aman group are renowned for their exceptional spa experiences. Amanzoe is no exception with Asian health techniques fused with Greece’s own beauty rituals to create the perfect formula for rejuvenation. Proving to have more than just a culinary use, the local olive groves have also been used to create the hotel’s own range of natural skin care products, which you can use in your room.