One of the curious things about the Anassa is how tricky it is to parcel up and present.
Capturing the wholeness of the place, framing its splendid size, its weighty elegance, its thrilling solidity, is challenging.
It is so much more than the sum of its parts: a cracking hotel, which is at one back-straighteningly smart and also effortless.
The reliable balminess of the weather it’s a delightful in early May as in mid October and alla the months in between. The imposing traditional Greek Cypriot style buildings, with their terracotta-tiled roof, whitewashed walls and periwinkle-blue shutters, spill down to pools and rolling lawns that in turn tumble onto the beach.
There is space, endless space everywhere, and wide-eyed views of the scoop of Chrysochou Bay for scuba diving straight off the shore.
The rooms and classic and calm, pale linens, muslin curtains and at night, with the windows flung open, all you can hear is the lick of the sea on sand.