The helicopter flight from Athens to Amanzoe creates a swift segue into an altogether wilder Greece - a place of pure nature, where time stands still. Scattered with Unesco-protected ruins, the beach-fringed Peloponnese has been at the heart of Greek culture for millennia, its small mountain towns and quaint seaside villages welcoming visitors to traditional Greek living at its best. It is on the east coast of this fabled peninsula that Amanzoe rests, a modern-day Acropolis from which 360-degree views encompass olive groves, Aegean blue, and little else. Designed to meld with the land, suites, and villas with private pools open onto fragrant gardens or the beach, where speedboats lie waiting to zip between secret coves and the nearby islands of Spetses and Hydra.
Drawing on classic Greek architecture, with strong lines and a pared-back aesthetic, Amanzoe’s standalone luxury Pavilions all open onto terraces with private plunge pools and views of the surrounding land and sea. Each Pavilion is accessed via a stone-walled courtyard, leading to a high-ceilinged living area and king-size bed positioned in a marble alcove with views over the Porto Heli vista.
Situated directly on the beach, the spacious air-conditioned Beach Cabana provides all the comforts of a Pavilion, combined with an expansive terrace and swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a day on the beach, swimming in the sea, discovering bays by canoe, and sunbathing in privacy. Meals can be enjoyed at Amanzoe’s Beach Club restaurant or in the privacy of a Beach Cabana. Gym and spa treatment rooms are also available.
Amanzoe’s luxury Villas are cool, spacious abodes surrounded by olive groves. Overlooking the Aegean Sea, each of the one-to-nine-bedroom Greek Villas features an open terrace with sand-colored marble floors, traditional dry stone-clad walls, and concrete columns and cornices. A chef and a host serve each one.