Scattered with Unesco-protected ruins, the beach-fringed Peloponnese has been at the heart of Greek culture for millennia. Resting on the east coast of the Peloponnese near Porto Heli, Amanzoe is a modern-day Acropolis from which 360-degree views encompass olive groves and the Aegean sea. Cabanas, pavilions and villas all offer private pools with stunning views and fragrant gardens, whilst speedboats await at the beach to zip between nearby islands.
The Beach Club
Amanzoe’s private beach and Beach Club lie below the hilltop resort overlooking a sheltered bay. Complimentary transfers take guests down to the Aegean, where guests can relax between swimming pools and sea, dine just steps from the water and depart on island-hopping day trips.
Amanzoe is ideal for families, with activities to suit all ages. Babysitters are available for younger children upon request, and a regular calendar of organised activities is offered for older children ranging from arts and crafts and storytelling to games, sports and beekeeping.
From hopping island to island on one of the resorts’ vessels to enjoying the beach through activities such as snorkelling, windsurfing or paddleboarding.
Set in a land of classical ruins, azure seas and olive groves on the coast of the Peloponnese, Amanzoe embraces the architecture and soul of ancient Greece and is ideally placed for exploring the region’s rich culture, cuisine and natural attractions. Discover nearby Porto Heli and the resorts’ water-bound adventures, including kayaking, island hopping and snorkelling.
Morning market and cooking class
Sample the region’s famous citrus fruits, vegetables, sweet olives and other delicacies when choosing your ingredients with Amanzoe’s chef at the local morning market. On returning to the resort, pick fresh herbs from Amanzoe’s organic gardens, then prepare a Greek feast for lunch, learning to cook famous local dishes of your choice from recipes passed down through generations. Your meal can be paired with delicious local wines selected with Amanzoe’s expert sommelier.
The art of beekeeping
A specially curated outing to the Bairaktaris family apiary nearby reveals both age-old and more modern methods of beekeeping. The farm supplies all of Amanzoe’s honey, and offers a detailed tasting, including the farm’s renowned clove and thyme honeys. They also make a range of natural propolis moisturisers infused with local herbs.
The wealth of nearby archaeological sites includes Epidaurus with its Unesco-protected amphitheatre and the Sanctuary of Asklepios – the most renowned healing centre of the ancient world. The legendary citadel of Mycenae, the ancient capital of Nafplion, the village of Didyma, the Temple of Hera close to Argos, the Byzantine monastery of St Dimitrios and many other sites also rest in close proximity to the resort.
Experience the traditional flavours of Greek cuisine at the Beach Club, or savour delicious sushi and washoku Japanese dishes at Nama. Daily deliveries of freshly-caught bass, bream, grouper and shellfish, as well as locally-reared lamb and pork, make Amanzoe a champion of produce that is seasonal and ethically-sourced.
The holistic healings of Hippocrates are the inspiration for Amanzoe’s light-filled 2,850-square-metre Spa, combining diet, gymnastics, exercise, massage and sea bathing with modern natural products and treatments. Only all-natural products are used, and a broad variety of proven movement modalities help treat the individual as a coherent, integrated whole.
A true sanctuary
Lavender scents the air and sunlight streams into the Spa’s stone courtyards, where water features reflect the light. Aman’s signature massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps as well as a range of specialty treatments are offered in five indoor and two outdoor spa suites.
The art of massage is an important therapeutic modality in Greek medicine. The classical Greek term for it is anatripsis, which gives its name to Amazoe’s signature spa journey. Designed to relax muscles, improve circulation and encourage inner peace, the Anatripsis Spa Journey includes full-body acupressure, followed by dry skin brushing, an olive oil and beeswax massage, cupping and a laurel oil head massage.
The Hammam ritual is performed in a heated room with steam where the 100% natural Savon Noir, known as black soap, is applied. The treatment is followed by deep cleansing with a kessa glove which leaves your skin glowing. A natural rock clay is then applied as a full body mask, which will nourish and hydrate your skin, leaving your body feeling refreshed and circulation revitalised
Global wellness specialists
Throughout the season, Amanzoe welcomes a host of wellbeing experts and healing specialists to offer guests exclusive treatments and therapies from reflexology to craniosacral therapy to traditional Chinese medicine.