Fringed by beaches, the Peloponnese, dotted with UNESCO-protected ruins, has been the heart of Greek culture for thousands of years. Located on the east coast of the Peloponnese near Porto Heli, Amanzo is a modern Acropolis that offers a 360-degree view of the olive groves and the Aegean Sea. The cabanas, pavilions and villas offer private pools with stunning views and fragrant gardens, while speedboats await on the beach to cruise between nearby islands.
Drawing on classical Greek architecture, all self-contained Amanzoe pavilions open onto terraces with private plunge pools and views of the surrounding land and sea. Each pavilion is accessed through a stone-walled courtyard leading to a high-ceilinged interior. The resort’s Beach Cabana offers it all in a prime location on the beach, just steps from the water, while Amanzoe villas have outdoor terraces with marble floors, dry stone walls and concrete columns and eaves with a chef and host. hand to serve each guest.
Try traditional Greek cuisine at the Beach Club or enjoy delicious sushi and Japanese washoku dishes at Nama Restaurant. Daily supplies of freshly caught bass, bream, sea bass and shellfish, as well as locally sourced lamb and pork, make Amanzoe the champion of ethically sourced seasonal produce.
Open for breakfast and dinner, the spacious restaurant overlooks the blue sea from its terrace and high windows. It serves gourmet Greek, Mediterranean and international cuisine. Try the catch of the day cooked in salt dough or choose the Greek tasting menu with wine pairings. Amanzoe’s network of qualified regional suppliers ensures a year-round supply of only the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
The poolside restaurant, overlooking the magnificent hilltop pool of the Amanzoe Hotel with breathtaking views of the Aegean coastline, is open daily for lunch. The menu features light Mediterranean cuisine prepared with fresh fish and meat, vegetables grown in the resort’s own organic gardens and Greek seasonal delicacies.
The Beach Club Restaurant, open for lunch, is a casual place to dine barefoot by the pool with ocean views at its best. Enjoy a traditional Greek tavern-style menu or pizza straight from the wood-fired pizza oven at the heart of the restaurant.
The bar, open during the day and in the evening, offers a drink menu inspired by the spring and summer flavors of the Mediterranean. Cocktails infused with local herbs and flavors are perfect for enjoying the sunset from the bonfire terrace. During the summer, there are floor-to-ceiling doors open to the elements, and during the cooler months, there are also cozy fireplaces.
Hippocrates’ holistic healing is the inspiration for the light-filled 2,850 square meter Amanzoe Spa, which combines diet, gymnastics, exercise, massages and sea baths with modern natural products and treatments. Only 100% natural products are used, and a wide range of proven methods of movement help to treat the person as a single, integrated whole.
In Greece, to be united by marriage means to become the founders of a new monarchy. In a traditional ritual known as the “Coronation”, two stefani are connected by a single ribbon and put on the couple’s heads. The crowns are exchanged three times, and thus the married couple becomes the rulers of their own family. This is followed by a gourmet dinner, and when the day turns to dusk, the guests dance around the reception until dawn.
Traditions like these make Amanzoe a very special destination for a wedding or event in the Peloponnese, where these deeply rooted rituals can be felt in the air of any event, whether it be a large international wedding for 300 guests or a more intimate family celebration in a private villa.
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