The Amanzoe resort, run by the acclaimed luxury hotel group Aman, is tucked away on the East Coast of the Peloponnese in Greece. The name comes from Aman, meaning “peace” in Sanskrit, and Zoe, meaning “life” in Greek. Amanzoe embraces a zen aesthetic that is perfect for those in search of a tranquil getaway, and the destination has become renown for its truly remarkable experiences and people who make this stunning retreat possible.
Guests are first greeted by a modern temple, designed by US architect Ed Tuttle and inspired by ancient Greek structures and East Asian minimalism. The impressive buildings compliment the magnificent landscape and surrounding ocean. The resort includes 38 spacious rooms and 10 villas, complete with an in-house chef, private pool, terrace and stunning views of the Aegean Sea.
Ultra-luxe amenities also include the Amanzoe spa, the largest of any in the Aman Group and equipped with a variety of offerings such as steam baths, Thai massages and treatments inspired by Greek rituals. Guests are also allowed access to the Amanzoe’s Beach Club via shuttle and Amanzoe’s very own private yacht.
Although many guests retreat to Amanzoe to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, excursions to smaller towns and culturally significant surroundings are also offered each day. Porto Heli can be reached in 15 minutes by car, where visitors can find an array of restaurants, beach clubs and shops. For those interested in historical sites, Mycenae, the premodern kingdom of Agamemnon, is accessible in just 90 minutes.
The Amanzoe is an extraordinary destination for any traveler interested in a calming yet unforgettable experience.
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