Why we like it
- Hilltop resort arranged around an expansive reflection pool with spectacular views of the sea
- 38 guest pavilions with private swimming pools
- 10-minute drive from the tavernas and vibrant life of Porto Heli
- Beach Club on the other side of the pine forest, tennis courts
- Aman Spa combining the best Asian techniques with ancient Greek beauty rituals
Amanzoe is surrounded by undulating olive groves and overlooking the island of Spetses and the Argosaronic Gulf beyond.
The free-standing pavilions are arranged on different levels to maximise privacy and the breath taking views over the Aegean. Typical of Aman resorts design, they are spacious with high-ceilinged living and sleeping areas. The Pavilion opens up onto the terrace which is shaded by a pergola.
The Restaurant has magnificent sea views and boasts an expansive outdoor terrace designed for alfresco dining. The more relaxed Lounge Bar is the ideal venue for a quiet aperitif, while the Pool Restaurant offers a casual spot for Mediterranean lunches. Retire to the Library and immerse yourself in Greek history. The Beach Club also offers an informal restaurant.
The Beach Club is situated in a beautiful bay with sparkling turquoise waters. Access is either a five minute drive through a thick pine forest, a pleasant 30 minute stroll or a ten minute mountain bike. The Beach Club provides refreshments and a dining area, as well as water sports equipment.
Amanzoe's Aman Spa has all you can wish for in its treatment range which is complimented by its own range of chemical-free skincare products coupled with a variety of local ingredients including olive oil, clay and olive seeds. Should you wish to be more energetic there is a fully-equipped gym, Pilates facilities, a yoga studio overlooking the surrounding hills and two outdoor tennis courts. The generously-proportioned main swimming pool and a children's pool and free-play area offer additional recreational alternatives for guests of all ages.
The peninsula is surrounded by numerous uninhabited islets, ideal for day trips, sailing excursions and swimming in secluded coves. Ten minutes across the water from Porto Heli by water taxi is the cosmopolitan and car-free island of Spetses, known for its sea-faring traditions, its heroic contribution to Greek Independence from the Ottoman Empire, its Venetian and neoclassical mansions with pebble mosaic courtyards, and its horse-drawn carriages.
There is a wealth of ancient archaeological sites to explore in the area surrounding Amanzoe. These include the Medical Sanctuary of Asclepius and the renowned Amphitheatre in Epidaurus, still host to internationally-acclaimed performances every summer (50 minutes from Amanzoe); the legendary citadel of Mycenae and the Mycenaean cemetery of Dendra (one hour from Amanzoe); the historic town of Kranidi which played an important role during the revolution against Ottoman rule in 1821 (10 minutes from Amanzoe); the ancient citadel of Tirynth and its dam, constructed around the 12th century BC; the early Bronze Age settlement of Lerna at Mili; the Temple of Hera close to Argos; and numerous Mycenaean bridges, each a feat of engineering on the road trip from Amanzoe to Nafplion.