At last the eastern Peloponnese, drenched in classical history and mythology, has a sublime resort hotel to do it justice. At Amanzo'e the delightful local staff encourage guests to explore their land. Drawing guests away from the 38 serene guest pavilions, 12 villas and three beach Cabanas may take some persuasion however, for Aman's master architect Ed Tuttle has applied all the learning from previous projects to this magical realisation of barefoot luxury.
Guest rooms are incredibly spacious, merging into broad private terraces with pools. One could happily stay put here, having meals in the shade, but that would be to miss out on the beach club and intriguing expeditions to the mountains and islands, particularly fashionable Spetses.
Honeymooners and hip couples
Families with teenagers or older children
Things to do at the property:
Cool down in the infinity pool commanding a panorama of gulf and islands
Peruse the well-stocked library to escape the midday sun
Relax with cocktails and Greek canapes as the sun sets
Take advantage of the sensationally designed spa with seven double treatment rooms and Aman's own beauty products
Play a few sets of tennis on the floodlit courts
Take yoga lessons on the serene yoga platform
Things to do nearby:
Visit the isolated mountaintop monastery of St Demetrios with its Byzantine frescoes
Take the hotel boat across to chic Spetses island for shopping and nightlife
Explore the Venetian and Ottoman-influenced town of Napflion
Discover tiny chapels carved into living rock at the Didyma caves
Enjoy a music or theatrical performance at the Ancient Greek amphitheatre of Epidavros
While nearby Porto Heli has limited appeal there are charming fishing villages in both directions with good seafood tavernas.
The drive from Athens takes around three hours but a helicopter transfer just 35 minutes.
St Demetrios monastery, the Didyma caves and Napflion are all to the west and can be combined in a one day visit.
In addition to the hotel's own, water taxis serve Spetses from Porto Heli
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