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Despite it’s recent economic tragedies, Greece is on the rise again with some promising haute offerings.

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Welcoming a glam crowd is the just-opened Amanzoe (amanresorts.com), Greece’s first Aman property in the secluded enclave of Porto Heli, in the eastern Peloponnese. Designed by Ed Tuttle, the hilltop retreat boasts 38 pool pavilion suites, a signature spa offering classical treatments and an exclusive beach club. Watch out for bargain flights when Easyjet starts a new route to Kalamata, in the Peloponnese soon.

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For something a little more vintage, a short hop away is the Ermioni Estate Villa (yadeshotels.gr). Not exactly new – it dates back to 1880 – this just revamped listed villa is tucked away among its own olive groves. Expect frescoed ceilings, antiques and open air dining.

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Boasting dramatic views across the Pagasitic Gulf, Dolphin’s Leap in Pelion (realholidays.co.uk) is the perfect pick for a group jaunt away. Overlooking the quaint bay of Lefokastro, the new villa is big enough for 14 and has an infinity pool, deluxe kitchen and even a writer’s annexe in case inspiration strikes.

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Lastly, why not have the best of both worlds and charter a Riva yacht from your own private jetty? Five Star Greece (fivestargreece.com) not only locates your dream waterfront villa but also makes sure there’s a staffed yacht waiting for you, too.

 

 

 

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