The turquoise Aegean laps Amanruya’s private pebble beach, while ancient pine forests scent the air. Resting amid olive groves and cypress trees on the Bodrum Peninsula’s serene north coast, the village-like resort is a secluded retreat offering an abundance of space and privacy.
Set in a land of classical ruins, azure seas and olive groves on the coast of the Peloponnese, Amanzoe embraces the architecture and soul of ancient Greece and is ideally placed for exploring the region’s rich culture, cuisine and natural attractions.
The wealth of nearby archaeological sites includes Epidaurus with its Unesco-protected amphitheatre and Sanctuary of Asklepios – the most renowned healing centre of the ancient world. The legendary citadel of Mycenae, the ancient capital of Nafplion, the village of Didyma, the Temple of Hera close to Argos, the Byzantine monastery of St Dimitrios and many other sites also rest in close proximity to the resort.
Morning market and cooking class
Sample the region’s famous citrus fruits, vegetables, sweet olives and other delicacies when choosing your ingredients with Amanzoe’s chef at the local morning market. On returning to the resort, pick fresh herbs from Amanzoe’s organic gardens, then prepare a Greek feast for lunch, learning to cook famous local dishes of your choice from recipes passed down through generations. Your meal can be paired with delicious local wines selected with Amanzoe’s expert sommelier.
The art of beekeeping
A specially curated outing to the Bairaktaris family apiary nearby reveals both age-old and more modern methods of beekeeping. The farm supplies all of Amanzoe’s honey, and offers a detailed tasting, including the farm’s renowned clove and thyme honeys. They also make a range of natural propolis moisturisers infused with local herbs.
Amanzoe’s private beach and Beach Club lie below the hilltop resort overlooking a sheltered bay. Complimentary transfers take guests down to the Aegean, where guests can relax between swimming pools and sea, dine just steps from the water and depart on island-hopping day trips.
Amanzoe is ideal for families, with activities to suit all ages. Babysitters are available for younger children upon request, and a regular calendar of organised activities is offered for older children ranging from arts and crafts and storytelling to games and sports.