Elizabeth von der Goltz from NET-A-PORTER guide to Porto Heli, Greece
For Net-a-Porter’s annual Jet-a-Porter event– a celebration of the season’s vacation edit– the luxury e-tailer hosted the ultimate retreat at Amanzoe Resort Villas. So we asked Net-a-Porter’s ever-chic Global Buying Director, Elizabeth von der Goltz to share her highlights from the trip and her favorite spots in this majestic corner of Greece exclusively for Hotel Weekend.
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The Amanzoe resort – it’s one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever stayed in.
Best brunch spot?
Sinitsa Taverna tis Giagias, in Porto Heli – it’s an open space right on the water. It’s easy to spend your whole afternoon there.
Best beach party?
Nikki Beach, of course.
There are so many in the area, but the beach club at Amanzoe is covered in white soft sand and has a beautiful, long tiled pool. There are also plenty of fun water sports like paddle boarding and kayaking you can do straight from it.
Best neighborhood or street to explore if you need a break from the beach?
Hydra, it’s a short boat ride away, and you can visit the Deste Foundation and walk through the cute little stores in town. Ileana Makri has a great store on the port!
Best local food spot?
Tarsanas Taverna, on the water – great food and ambience.
The charming old town shops in Spetses – they’re good to browse before dinner.
Best place to take in the sunset?
The Beach club at Amanzoe – the sunset is stunning, the sky changes so many colors it’s almost unbelievable.
Best dinner spot to dress up for?
Water of Love (Nero tis Agapis) in Spetses or the amazing Japanese restaurant at the Amanzoe, Nama.
Best dinner spot to dress down for?
Kaiki beach, in Spetses.