Located on the eastern coast of Greece’s Peloponnese, Amanzoe has been regarded as the most luxurious hotel in the country since opening in 2012, but a recent art installation is making it a destination known for its contemporary art as well. James Turrell, the American artist famous for light installations like Arizona’s Roden Crater, among others, has just unveiled Sky Plain, a permanent work meant to inspire peace through light that is located at Villa 31. A daring light installation, the immersive piece is comprised of a 20-foot by 20-foot square building with a gaping opening in the ceiling. Lucky residents at the one-bedroom villa, which also boasts a 72-foot pool, can appreciate the installation at all hours, whereas other guests staying at the hotel can observe it during special dinners when the villa is not being rented.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] From left: the main pool at Amanzoe; Sky Plain by James Turrell at Villa 31[/caption]
The rest of Amanzoe is equally stunning, having been designed by architect Ed Tuttle, who took the ancient Greek aesthetic and Aman-ifyed it in a way that blends harmoniously with the surrounding environment. In addition to the 38 palatial villas, there is even a stunning beach club and an authentic Greek amphitheater, where open-air music shows and dance performances are staged throughout the summer.
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