Amanzoe Resort in Porto Heli Greece, ancient Greek epic. 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 ruins, the undiscovered Peloponnese has been at the heart of Greek culture for milennia, and it is there that Amanzoe has made its hilltop home, 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 pools belie a remarkable sense of space, opening to fragnant garden or the beach, where speedboats lie waiting to zip between secret coves and the nearby islands of Spetses and Hydra.
From Nama’s Japanese cuisine to the Restaurant’s Mediterranean fare, Amanzoe places the focus on simple flavours, expertly prepared. Daily deliveries of local bass, bream, grouper and crustacean, as well as locally reared lamb, pork and rabbit, make Amanzoe a champion of produce that is local and seasonal – all served in the airy Restaurant, with its deep-blue sea views, by the pool, at the informal Beach Club, or surrounded by candles in private.
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. A gym is also available, and studios host yoga and Pilates sessions.
The private beach and beach club are set below Amanzoe on a sheltered bay. Complimentary transfers take guests down to the Aegean, where non-motorised watersports can be enjoyed. The serene beach club is home to four swimming pools and overnight Cabanas, as well as a casual eatery and two-room spa.
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-coloured marble floors, traditional dry stone-clad walls and concrete columns and cornices. A chef and a host serves each one .
Villa 20 at Amanzoe Resort Porto Heli:
Spread over six levels, all connected with elevators and with exceptional views of rolling hills and the Aegean Sea, the nine-bedroom Villa 20 sleeps up to twenty guests and is set on almost two hectares (four acres) with six pools (including an indoor pool), a spa and a full complement of staff. With a private spa, six pools and a multitude of dining spaces, including two outside barbecue areas and a typical Greek taverna under the olive trees, Villa 20 is the perfect retreat for groups of friends and families alike.
Nature is central to the design of villa 20; reflection pools lined in green marble capture sea and sky; fragrant gardens sooth the senses; and natural materials reinforce a connection to the ancient landscape. Guests of Villa 20 also enjoy access to a dedicated Beach Cabana at the Amanzoe Beach Club, ensuring maximum privacy and comfort. The one-bedroom Cabana has a private terrace and plunge pool, with direct access to the sea 30 metres away.
The ultimate private retreat, Villa 20 accommodates 18 guests in six 100m2 suites and three luxury studio bedrooms, all opening onto private terraces and some featuring plunge pools. A private Spa & Gym in the Villa covers 650m2 and offers a wide range of facilities, including treatment rooms, sauna, steamroom, water massage bed, whirlpool, 15-metre indoor pool and cold plunge pool. The state of the art gym features Technogym equipment and is complemented by spacious outdoor yoga and training terraces enjoying beautiful views.
Villa 20 is the perfect retreat for friends and families seeking valuable, quality time in a home away from home, whilst enjoying all that Amanzoe has to offer. Dining venues are spacious and include an alfresco fire ring, BBQ gardens and a Greek Taverna under ancient olive trees. Multiple living and meeting areas, alongside a billiard room and a library, allow all guests' needs to be met in the comfort of Villa 20.
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