Surrounded by undulating olive groves and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, Amanzoe is just a 10-minute drive from the tavernas and bustle of Porto Heli. From here, a short boat ride takes one to the vibrant and historic island of Spetses. The road approaching Amanzoe winds uphill through olive groves,offering beautiful views of the sea before reaching the arrival pavilion.
The design of Amanzoe is strongly influenced by classical Greek architecture, yet is contemporary in attitude and construction techniques. Taking into account the property’s hilltop setting and open views, the design is particularly inspired by traditional Greek acropolises – citadels built atop elevated ground in ancient times.
Amanzoe’s entrance and reception areas overlook an expansive reflection pool, beyond which the Library, Boutique and Gallery are set amongst terraces, courtyards and gardens joined by walkways. The resort’s dining pavilions and lounges include the Restaurant, Pool Restaurant, Fireplace and Living Room with its central Bar.
The landscape allows for several secondary areas such as the Aman Spa, set within colonnaded and walled gardens; the main swimming pool, surrounded by an expansive terrace; a gym, Pilates studio and yoga pavilion; and a small amphitheatre. Other facilities include a Meeting Pavilion, two tennis courts and the Beach Club.
Fronted by an expansive outdoor terrace designed for alfresco dining, the Restaurant is an airy yet cosy venue defined by floor-to-ceiling window-doors on three sides. These maximise sea views and can be opened or closed depending on the weather. The more relaxed Living Room with its central Bar is an ideal venue for a quiet aperitif or light meal – either indoors or out – while the Pool Restaurant offers a casual spot for all-day dining. Located near the main swimming pool, the Fireplace is an outdoor lounge for enjoying a drink at sunset or a nightcap beneath the stars. The Beach Club also includes an informal restaurant.
The Library offers a broad range of reading materials in several languages. Reference works on many subjects are available, including a wide spectrum of material on Greek history.
A variety of unique Greek handicrafts, jewellery and artwork is on display and available for purchase.
Situated in a beautiful bay with sparkling turquoise waters, the Beach Club is only a 10-minute drive from the resort. Alternatively, guests can mountain bike the picturesque route. The Beach Club provides two 25-metre lap pools and another smaller pool, as well as an expansive deck where guests can relax on loungers in the sun or beneath pergolas. There is also a dining area and bar, where refreshments and a full menu are served throughout the day. A range of water sports equipment is provided and boating excursions to explore the bay and nearby islands can be arranged. The Beach Club is operational May through October, weather permitting.
Amanzoe’s Aman Spa comprises seven double treatment rooms, two hammams and a hair and finishing salon, all looking onto a peaceful open-air courtyard. Treatments include massages, facials, scrubs and wraps, combining the best Asian techniques with ancient Greek beauty rituals, and using Aman Spa’s own range of natural skincare products.
Amanzoe offers various options for fitness and recreation including a fully-equipped gym, Pilates facilities, a yoga studio overlooking the surrounding hills and two outdoor tennis courts. A generously-proportioned main swimming pool and a children’s pool and free-play area offer additional recreational alternatives for guests of all ages.
Situated adjacent to the Living Room and enjoying similar open views, the freestanding Meeting Pavilion is accessed via a shaded colonnade and offers an elegant foyer and a generously-proportioned boardroom with sprung regenerated oak floors, marble and mirror walls, and dramatic arched ceilings. The venue features its own kitchen and service facility, and can be set up to host any kind of special event or corporate function. Weddings and other celebrations can be arranged down to the finest detail, incorporating a casual lunch, stylish cocktail party or lavish banquet, while video/teleconferencing, AV projectors, multi-system video players and wireless internet access are all available for meetings, conferences, presentations and seminars.
Every one of Amanzoe's 38 guest pavilions has its own private swimming pool, ranging in length from six to 12 metres. The pavilions are divided into two categories depending on pool size. The free-standing pavilions are arranged on different levels to maximise privacy and the breathtaking views over the Aegean. Each pavilion is accessed through a stone-wall courtyard that leads to spacious, high-ceilinged living and sleeping areas. Beds are positioned in a marble-walled alcove which, together with the living area and bathroom, opens up onto the terrace, shaded by a pergola. Rooms are also available to accommodate guests with disabilities.
Amanzoe aman villas
Surrounded by olive groves, Amanzoe’s Aman Villa plots are situated adjacent to the resort and offer spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. Residences with private swimming pools and up to five bedrooms are planned.
The villas’ open terraces feature sand-coloured marble floor tiles, traditional dry stone-clad walls, fair-faced concrete columns and cornices. The 20- to 25-metre private swimming pools are lined with emerald-coloured marble, and solid timber pergolas provide shade for poolside lounging or alfresco dining. All bedrooms feature his and hers bathrooms and dressing areas in marble and oak. The living room flows from the dining area and out onto the terrace, taking advantage of the balmy climate to ensure seamless indoor/outdoor living. All villas come with two dedicated members of staff.
Ideal for family gatherings, weddings and other special occasions, the villas will afford owners and guests complete privacy with the benefit of access to all the resort’s facilities.