Surrounded by undulating olive groves and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Aegean sea, Amanzoe is just a 10 minute drive from the tavernas and bustle of Porto Heli. From here a short boat ride takes one to the vibrant and historic island of Spetses. The road approaching Amanzoe winds uphill through olive groves, offering beautiful views of the sea before reaching the arrival pavilion.
Comprising a 38-suite resort, an Aman Spa and a number of Aman Villas, Amanzoe is the Greek complement to Montenegro’s Aman Sveti Stefan and Turkey’s Amanruya. Drawing its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ and zoe, the Greek word for ‘life’, Amanzoe is situated on a hilltop close to the town of Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese. The resort offers panoramic views of the Peloponnese countryside and coastline, a private Beach Club in a picturesque bay and easy access to the cosmopolitan islands of Spetses and Hydra.
Fronted by an expansive outdoor terrace designed for alfresco dining, the Restaurant is an airy yet cosy venue defined by floor-to-ceiling window-doors on three sides. These maximise sea views and can be opened or closed depending on the weather. The more relaxed Living Room with its central Bar is an ideal venue for a quiet aperitif or light meal – either indoors or out – while the Pool Restaurant offers a casual spot for all-day dining. Located near the main swimming pool, the Fireplace is an outdoor lounge for enjoying a drink at sunset or a nightcap beneath the stars. The Beach Club also includes an informal restaurant.
The Library offers a broad range of reading materials in several languages. Reference works on many subjects are available, including a wide spectrum of material on Greek history.
A variety of unique Greek handicrafts, jewellery and artwork is on display and available for purchase.
Situated in a beautiful bay with sparkling turquoise waters, the Beach Club is only a 10-minute drive from the resort. Alternatively, guests can mountain bike the picturesque route. The Beach Club provides two 25-metre lap pools and another smaller pool, as well as an expansive deck where guests can relax on loungers in the sun or beneath pergolas. There is also a dining area and bar, where refreshments and a full menu are served throughout the day. A range of water sports equipment is provided and boating excursions to explore the bay and nearby islands can be arranged. The Beach Club is operational May through October, weather permitting. Hotel provides a complimentary transfer service to the Beach Club.
BEACH CLUB CABANAS
Four private Beach Club Cabanas are positioned close to the Beach Club, providing all the comforts of a Guest Pavilion directly on the shoreline. As well as an air-conditioned bedroom and bathroom, each Cabana offers a terrace, an almost 200-square-metre garden and a private swimming pool overlooking the sea. Guests can dine at the Beach Club restaurant or in the privacy of the Cabana and its extensive grounds. Massages accompanied by the sound of the sea are also an option.
Amanzoe’s Aman Spa comprises seven double treatment rooms, two hammams and a hair and finishing salon, all looking onto a peaceful open-air courtyard. Treatments include massages, facials, scrubs and wraps, combining the best Asian techniques with ancient Greek beauty rituals, and using Aman Spa’s own range of natural skincare products.