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Review – We Check in to Amanzoe, Greece

Lisa BrownBy Lisa Brown

With its stunning rocky coastline, pine forests, olive groves and vineyards the Peloponnese is as rich in natural beauty as it is in history. The wealth of archaeological sites in the area include the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, with its renowned amphitheatre, and the legendary citadel of Mycenae – both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Review - We Check in to Amanzoe, Greece

On arrival at Amanzoe the somewhat lengthy (2.5 hours) drive from Athens airport is instantly forgotten. Set on an idyllic hilltop location in Greece’s eastern Peloponnes peninsula, with stunning views across the forests, mountains and sea, Amanzoe is yet another jewel in the prestigious Aman collection – and cited as one of Europe’s most elite retreats.

Review - We Check in to Amanzoe, Greece

Uber-luxe private pool villas and pavilions, high-end restaurants and bars dot walkways fringed with preened herb gardens, olive and cypress trees. Drawing its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’, and ‘zoe’, the Greek word for ‘life’, Amanzoe offers a haven of luxurious tranquillity…

Review - We Check in to Amanzoe, Greece

Aman spas are renowned as some of the best in the world and the Amanzoe Spa doesn’t disappoint. The holistic healings of Hippocrates are the inspiration for the light-filled 2,850-square-metre spa. Facilities include 8 treatment pavilions with sunken bathtubs, steam rooms and relaxation areas, a Watsu pool, a Thai massage room and a manicure and pedicure salon.

There’s also a handy hair salon should you require a blow dry before heading out for the evening. A fully-equipped Pilates studio, gym and stunning yoga pavilion complete the resort’s fitness facilities.

Review - We Check in to Amanzoe, Greece

My Zoe Treatment began with an uplifting eucalyptus-infused steam bath to rejuvenate, cleanse and clear the sinuses. A full-body scrub using local olive oil and sea salt followed to exfoliate and smooth my skin. A quick shower, then a deeply hydrating olive oil massage was performed – using a combination of sweeping, stretching and kneading techniques. A Laurel oil scalp therapy head massage completed the holistic experience.

Other treatments include Amazon Rejuvenation – a Himalayan salt scrub followed by a nutrient-rich clay body mask then a relaxing massage using local Greek olive oil.

Review - We Check in to Amanzoe, Greece

Simple Greek and Mediterranean dishes emphasise locally sourced ingredients at Amanzoe. Meals are served in the airy sea view restaurant, as well as at the pool terrace. Try one of the amazing detox breakfasts and the grouper with ‘Horta’ greens, fennel tops and lemon sauce for supper.

Review - We Check in to Amanzoe, Greece

Drawing on classic Greek architecture, with strong lines and a pared-back aesthetic, Amanzoe’s standalone pavilions all open onto terraces with private plunge pools. Each pavilion is accessed via a private stone-walled courtyard.

We stayed in a Deluxe Pool Pavillion, with an airy living space, high ceilings and clean contemporary lines. The spacious living area with an alcove lead through to a light-filled bedroom with floor to ceiling windows. The pretty garden terrace had a large dining area and a large private pool.

You can also opt for a Beach Cabana. Situated directly on the beach, Beach Cabanas provide all the comforts of a pavilion with the added bonus of the sea on your doorstep…

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