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Holistic Health (and Luxury) in the Peloponnese
Situated on a seaside promontory, Amanzo’e opens for its first full season in March. The spa draws upon Hippocrates’s holistic health formula of exercise, massage, and bathing in the sea.

From $1,423. 30/275-477-2888. This appeared in the January/February 2013 issue.

Amanzoe, Porto Heli
The road to Amanzoe, one of the country's most exclusive resorts, is a bumpy dirt track that cuts through fields of high grass and wildflowers. Finally arriving is like finding a hidden, modern Acropolis or a design perfectionist's version of heaven. Perched on a cliff over the Aegean, the lobby and public spaces are spread among two expansive, templelike structures of soaring marble columns (there are over 550 of them, double that of the Acropolis) and open­sided hallways. Marble courtyards shaded by old, crooked olive trees embrace hypnotic shallow pools that reflect blue skies and the rare cloud that silently glides by. Another templelike building next door is home to a 1,400­square­meter spa and a gym; on one side, a swimming pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and an open-sided café. The pièces de résistance are the suites: 210­square­meter freestanding “pavilions” sculpted out of local marble, with high ceilings, a spacious bedroom and living room, generous bathrooms for both him and her, and a private terrace with plunge pool surrounded by herb gardens and olive trees.

Agios Panteleimonas site, Kranidi 213 00, Greece
+30 2754 772888