Travel & Gourmet

Anassa: An Island For All Senses

Luxury is of utmost importance in Cyprus. Away from mass tourism, the island in the Mediterranean has blossomed into a thriving point of interest for the world’s jet set. At the “Anassa” hotel, body, mind and soul are all equally pampered.
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Olympus of luxury: Aphrodite island is a hotspot for luxury tourists. One of its best addresses is the ve-star resort “Anassa” which is regularly listed among the best hotels in the world.

Surrounded by cypresses on the western headland of Cyprus, the palatial building rises over its surrounding landscape, nestled in a coastal location. Mediterranean architecture in brilliant white: upon arriving at the “Anassa”, it becomes clear that you have arrived in the Olympus of luxury. The hotel complex, which is a part of the family-run “Thanos Hotels” group, is located less than three minutes’ drive from the “Akamas Peninsula National Park”, redefining the classic Mediterranean holiday. A holistic concept for all senses far away from the usual clichés that have turned its picturesque surroundings into a place of longing for luxury lovers in search of something special.

Arrival in paradise

A path leads to the hotel’s main building, via winding stone paths and lush gardens, which, from the outside, is reminiscent of a traditional Cypriot village yet on the inside reflects the modern luxury of our times. Accordingly, its villas were named after Greek deities, and within the largest one, guests will be enjoying a proud 225 m2 with a 66 m2 sun terrace with a private infinity pool and the best view of the turquoise blue sea. More luxury? Impossible! Even within the hotel’s standard-sized rooms, you won’t have to worry about the lack of space as even the smallest of the 166 rooms has a spacious area of 40 m2. This fact alone ensures a special feeling of freedom.

Let your mind wander

Space is of utmost priority and is inevitable once you find yourself on the hotel’s 8.5-hectare large grounds. Less than five minutes after arrival, the gentle breeze and the warm sunshine are a guarantee for relaxation that can be further intensified with a visit to the “Thalassa Spa”, which is regularly ranked amongst the best in the world. From unique saltwater spray massages, algae body wraps to ten-day detoxification cures, the focus is on an individual, personalized treatments using only natural products. 18 treatment rooms, saunas, steam baths, and saltwater pools are at your disposal, as well as an indoor pool.

Staying in shape

Those in the mood for physical activity will get their money’s worth. A squash and tennis court, a yoga studio, and a fully-equipped fitness center await guests at the hotel. The sea is predestined for all types of water sports. If you don’t yet feel like a fish in the cool water, you can rely on the support of Kypros Nicolaou, the former coach of the national triathlon team, or choose to board a luxury yacht for a relaxed sailing trip. There are sports-related options available on land too: you can pass your time with golf, cycling, or quad tours.

Ingenious entertainment

It would be an utter shame to vacation on this historically significant island without experiencing its local sights and attractions. The archaeological park Paphos, with its impressive mosaic floors, the Panagia Chryseleousa, a cross-domed church from the 12th Century, with frescoes from the 16th Century, or the “Baths of Aphrodite”, a natural grotto located behind the fishing port of Lakki, are just a few of the sightseeing options to satisfy your hunger for culture.

Building up an appetite

Delightful culinary delights should be an integral part of any vacation. After all, food is also an important part of the country’s rich heritage. At “Anassa”, you can choose between five restaurants. It unites both a seasonal approach and local ingredients. Almost every product, from fish to cheese, comes from the region. In the gourmet temple “Helios”, for example, modern French-Mediterranean à la carte dishes are conjured, while at the “Pelagos” tavern, located directly at the main pool, you can enjoy seafood specialties, mezze or salads. Sundowners can then be enjoyed in one its bars - the “Amo- rosa Lounge & Terrace” o ers the best sea view. How about a glass of highly praised Greek wine, or one of the other glass of champagne? A well-deserved drink is also a part of the perfect vacation for all senses.

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Delightful moments: haute cuisine is served at the in-house gourmet temple “Helios”, where the focus is on modern Mediterranean cuisine with French influences.

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