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Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by AlYunaniya Staff No Comments

Amanzo’e in Porto Heli by Aman Resorts

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Comprising a 38-suite resort and an Aman Spa, Amanzo’e is Amanresorts’ third Mediterranean retreat – the Greek complement to Montenegro’s Aman Sveti Stefan and Turkey’s Amanruya.

Drawing its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ and zoe (pronounced zoi), the Greek word for ‘life’, Amanzo’e is situated on a hilltop close to the quaint town of Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese.

The resort offers almost 360º panoramic sea views as well as a private Beach Club in a picturesque bay.

Surrounded by undulating olive groves and overlooking the island of Spetses and the Argosaronic Gulf beyond, Amanzo’e is just a 10-minute drive from the tavernas and vibrant life of Porto Heli.

The road approaching Amanzo’e ascends to the porte-cochere, a grand marble-clad edifice which serves as the entrance. Beyond lies the hilltop resort, arranged around an expansive reflection pool with spectacular views of the sea.

Some details according to amanresorts.com:

“Dining: The Restaurant is a shaded, high-ceilinged structure defined by floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise the sea views. It is fronted by an expansive outdoor terrace designed for alfresco dining. The more relaxed Lounge Bar is the ideal venue for a quiet aperitif or light bite to eat, while the Pool Restaurant offers a casual spot for all-day dining. The Beach Club also offers an informal restaurant.

Library: The Library provides 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.

Boutique & art gallery: A variety of unique Greek handicrafts, jewellery and artwork is on display and available for purchase.

Beach club: Amanzo’e guests and villa owners, as well as a select number of Aman Club members can enjoy the exclusive use of the Beach Club. Situated in a beautiful bay with sparkling turquoise waters, the Beach Club is only a five-minute drive from the resort through a thick pine forest. Alternatively, guests can stroll (30 minutes) or mountain bike (10 minutes) the picturesque route. The Beach Club provides refreshments and a dining area, as well as water sports equipment.

Aman spa: Amanzo’e’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 chemical-free skincare products. A variety of local ingredients including olive oil, clay and olive seeds – chosen for their natural healing and regenerative powers – are used in some treatments.

Fitness facilities: Amanzo’e 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.”

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