Amanzo’e Hotel - Kranidi, Greece
Since its launch in 1988, in Phuket, Amanresorts has expanded to include 25 properties scattered from Bhutan to Montenegro. Now the group brings its signature brand of minimal luxury to the Peloponnese peninsula, to lure Aman junkies to this spectacular part of southern Greece. The Ed Tutttle-designed Amanzo’e tops a hill strewn with olive groves, looking on to the Aegean and the island of Spetses. A marble-clad entrance leads to 38 airy pavilions, each with a pool (either 6m or 12m), shaded terrace and striking vista. The décor is classically chic, with neutral modern furnishings set against wood and stone interiors. Among the facilities are a library, a spa that uses local olive oil and clay in some of its treatments, a yoga studio; and a five-minute drive away there’s a private beach. The nearest town to explore is Porto Heli, and a host of ancient sites lies in the vicinity.