Lay of the Land
Comprised of lofty peaks, bountiful vineyards and sun-soaked beaches, the history-rich Peloponnese peninsula covers nearly 6,000 square miles of rocky, untamed terrain. Flush with myths and fables (Helen of Sparta called the Peloponnese home), the peninsula is awash with temples, museums and archaeological sites and was even host to the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. The region’s largest city is Patras, but for the luxury traveler, Porto Heli, on the eastern coast, is the place to go. The scenic town boasts the stunning Amanzoe, a serene property that looks out on the Greek islands Hydra and Spetses.
The closest airport to Amanzoe is in Athens, from which guests can drive two-and-a-half hours or take a two-hour boat ride. Alternatively, guests can charter a helicopter for a short 25-minute flight.