BANGKOK—Six Senses Porto Heli will bring the brand’s trademark wellness and sustainability ethos to the elegant Ermioni in the Greek Peloponnese, with the famous islands of Spetses and Hydra within view. The spot is surrounded by protected coves and bays enjoying the clear waters of the Aegean and is known for its yacht-filled marinas, palatial summer villas, sun-kissed Mediterranean landscape, fine dining, and boutique stores.
Historically, the Peloponnese has been the main field of action for Greece since prehistoric times, hosting important archaeological sites, including Olympia, Epidaurus, and Mycenae. Located 124 miles from Athens, Porto Heli has evolved from a sleepy fishing village into a destination for glamor and outdoor adventure.
Set to open in 2026, the LEED-certified Six Senses Porto Heli will offer around 60 rooms and suites, most with private plunge pools and private terraces or gardens, along with a three-bedroom retreat villa. In addition, there will be 10 branded residential villas for sale, offering five to eight bedrooms.
Residential Villas Back onto a Natural Park
Woven into the topography of the site so that the buildings and land become one, the hotel will rise from the shore to maximize the sea views, from the large infinity pool and spa on the lower level to the rooms split across two levels and up to the lobby and reception enjoying a panoramic view. The residential villas flank the hotel and back onto a natural park to ensure privacy and seclusion. This cascade effect, conceived by Rome-based firm Delogu Architecture and Arch Group from Athens, reflects the relationship with nature, with buildings bridging the forest and the sea. Indoor spaces lead seamlessly to the outdoors and a resort lifestyle where guests can disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with loved ones.
Design elements are contemporary and natural, from the stone walls to limestone flooring, wooden structures, and bronze finishes. The local surroundings also inspire the color palette and interior design by MuzaLab London, emphasizing light and shadow play. The landscape of pine, cypress, olive trees, and lavender attracts abundant birdlife.
Along with eight treatment rooms, thermal wet areas and heat experiences, and an indoor swimming pool with ocean views, the 17,000 square-foot Six Senses Spa will house a Biohacking Lounge, boutique and concept store, outdoor fitness and wellness circuit, and spa herbal gardens.
Organic Vegetable Garden
The all-day main restaurant will sit directly on the beach, joined by a sunset bar with panoramic views, traditional Greek Kafeneio, a variety of private outdoor event spaces, and an organic vegetable garden. Other facilities will include an Alchemy Bar, Earth Lab, outdoor pool and sports facilities, sound healing dome, and Grow With Six Senses play area and activities for children. Down by the beach, there will be a boat jetty and beach club hosting a range of water sports, beach dining, and juice and coffee bars.
Commenting on the brand’s second Greek property to be announced in recent months, Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs said: “Six Senses Porto Heli will create a haven of wellness and emotional hospitality along the captivating shores of Ermioni, with panoramic vistas of Spetses and Hydra. We’re hoping to add an exciting new chapter to the Peloponnesian heritage and legacy. As we embark on this journey, we are committed to nurturing the essence of the region while introducing new ideas in holistic rejuvenation.”
Six Senses has partnered with a joint venture between London-based real asset merchant bank CBE Capital, Golden Land Goutos, New York-based Taconic Capital Advisors, and London-based Cedar Capital Partners.
Geza Toth-Feher, Managing Partner of CBE Capital, stated: “CBE Capital is thrilled to have brought together the best-in-class owners, investors, and operator to develop this new Six Senses hotel and branded residences in Porto Heli on the Greek mainland. In line with our investment strategy, this wonderful property will bring a new type of luxury experience to Porto Heli.”
Aris Goutos added: “Over the last four decades, all of us at Golden Land Goutos have worked to build up the recognition of Porto Heli as an international hotspot for luxury hotels, residences, and magnificent holiday homes. The region’s unique beauty has attracted European Royals and Greek shipping magnates alike. We look forward to bringing the Six Senses ethos to Porto Heli and are excited to introduce these spectacular private villas with their authentic hospitality and timeless appeal.”