Amanzoe in Ermionida

The Amanzoe hotel resort in Ermionida, located between Kranidi and Porto Heli, has been listed as one of the Top Ten Luxury Beach Resorts in Europe.  Two other beach resorts are also located in Greece, the Romanos on the mainland and the Daios Cove, in Crete.  All three are included in the Luxury Travel Expert's selection of Europe's most fabulous beach resorts where the lucky and wealthy amongst us can treat themselves and their loved ones to an unforgettable holiday.  Amanzoe's unique hilltop location affords  panoramic views of the Ermionida countryside, resting amongst centuries old olive groves, the glittering Aegean Sea and awe-inspiring Peloponnesian mountains.  Designed by legendary Aman architect Edward Tuttle, Amanzoe is a modern-day Acropolis setting offering 360° views of Ermionida.

Amanzoe's classically inspired contemporary Pavillions and Villas open onto expansive private terraces, private pools and fragrant gardens, whilst speedboats await at the beach to transport guests between nearby islands of Spetses and Hydra.  Close by, Amanzoe's Beach Resort Club, one of the most exclusive in Europe, comes with four pools and provides total privacy by the sea.

Combining the Sanskrit-derived word for 'peace' with zoe, the Greek word for 'life', the exclusive Amanzoe was the first hotel resort to be created in Greece by the world famous Aman hotel group in August 2012.  Embracing 33 resorts, hotels and private residences in 21 countries, the Aman group continues to seek out transformative experiences and awe-inspiring locations around the world.  Amanzoe comprises of 38 Guest Pavillions, 4 Villas, an award winning Aman Spa and 4 private Beach Club Cabanas close to the nearby Beach Club, providing all the comforts of a Guest Pavillion directly on the shoreline.  Guests have included various European Royal family members, music artist Rita Ora, model Lily Aldridge and sporting celebrities that have included Cristiano Ronaldo and the whole David Beckham family.  Discreet personal security is of paramount importance for visiting guests.

According to Luxury Hotels publication, Amanzoe is the most expensive luxury hotel resort in Europe with a minimum summer rate of 1700 euros per night.  Although this resort is not for those in search of budget friendly accommodation, it is definitely worth a visit if you are in Ermionida and wanting to take a closer look at how Greece is leading the way in first class architecture and design.