This new luxury five-star resort caters to the most demanding and discerning clientele, offering its unique architectural features, design, premium spa facilities, wide range of VIP services, and the unparalleled beauty of its seaside setting.
The Nana Princess Hotel, which first opened in 2018, can be found on Crete’s northern shore at about the mid-point of the island. There is a reason Nana Princess Hotel has earned Trip Advisor’s Best of the Best award in 2022, a distinction it shares with only 25 other hotels in Greece, and Conde Nast’s Reader’s Choice Award for 2021: excellence. Excellence in all of its features. Take the use of topography in its architecture, for starters: the land the hotel is built on descends gently to the beach, allowing every unit to have an unobstructed view of the sea. An added bonus is that each unit overlooks its neighbor’s green roofs, which serving as a sort of series of gardens as one’s eyes move beyond them to the sea.
The overall look of the hotel’s structures is reminiscent of Crete’s most famous archeological site, Knossos, with its extensive use of masonry, in this case dressed fieldstone walls, giving it a monumental aspect.
The Nana Princess’ 102 suites and villas high aesthetic standards integrate seamlessly with high functionality and convenience. Most of the suites and villas come with private seawater pools. Many include private steam rooms, saunas and gyms. All offer stunning, unobstructed views of the glittering waters of the Sea of Crete.
Suites and Villas
Nana Princess’ 102 suites and villas are organized in ten categories with spectacular views, open air terraces with sun loungers, and in most cases, private pools or whirlpools. Suites are equipped with high-tech amenities, king-sized beds, anatomically compatible mattresses, linens with high thread counts, top-shelf furnishings, and Nespresso machines. Bathrooms are equipped with chromotherapy lighting to improve mood and overall health, LCD mirror TVs (screens double as mirrors when TV is off), Hermes toiletries, and other luxury amenities. Selected suites have SoulSteam, SoulSauna or SweetSauna cabins, fabricated by world-famous, award-winning Italian StarPool brand. There are connecting suites and villas, for bigger families. On arrival you will find a complimentary welcome pack with fresh fruits and wine.
Deluxe Junior Suites
All 76 Deluxe Junior Suites have 42m2 interior space, 20m2 outdoor space, and sleeps 3. They all come with a king-sized bed, sofa bed, marble bathroom, daily turn down service, fantastic view of the sea from the balcony, and private, 19m2 swimming pools. In addition you’ll find electronically controlled draperies, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, an electronic safe, Bluetooth music system, and a 49” LCD satellite TV. All other suites and villas have these amenities, plus some differences/improvements.
Aqua Marine Suite
These three suites, right on the waterfront, allow you to be lulled by the gentle lapping of the surf outside your balcony door There is a private gym with modern equipment (treadmill, exercise ball, dumb bells, water rowing machine, etc), furnished balcony. The sea is steps away, allowing for a close, convenient swim. Enjoy a morning workout in the gym, indulge in a soothing, warm whirlpool treatment, have a refreshing swim in the sea, and follow all that up with a relaxing shower while admiring the fantastic sea view. Color schemes are designed to both relax the body and heighten the senses, giving you a sense of well-being and indulgence.
Premium Energy Suite
Featuring an outdoor heated pool, this lavish suite also offers your choice of saunas, such as the SoulSauna. Exquisite bathroom has direct access to the spacious balcony with panoramic sea view. This suite will both relax and rejuvenate you with its spacious interior and luxurious amenities.
The Supreme Suite boasts two levels, sea views on both its terrace and its balcony, a heated pool, a luxurious king-size bed on its upper floor, and two chromotherapy-lighted bathrooms. Each dressed-marble bathroom has a 24” mirror LCD TV, bathtub, and a rain shower. Richly upholstered sofas can be converted to beds.
Executive Fitness Suite
These three suites have dedicated fitness rooms with elegant, state of the art equipment for guests wishing to keep their gym bodies as they vacation. A personal trainer is available on request. Furnished balcony gives off to unobstructed views of the Sea of Crete. Heated pool is directly accessed from the marble bathroom, which features a rain shower cabin and a bathtub.
“Na Zeisete!” (Long may you live!”) is the wish guests at Greek weddings shower upon the newly married couple. The Honeymoon Suite is designed for that long life together to begin in perfect, luxurious harmony.
It’s also a great choice for those couple wishing to renew and rekindle their love life. Privacy in sumptuous surroundings make this suite an ideal choice. Couples can enjoy the complimentary newlywed welcome, indulge in a SoulSauna session, and share a workout in the private fully equipped private gym. Satin sheets available on request. It’s a package that makes for memories for young couples to relive far into their sunset years.
Ambassador Wellbeing Suite
Two prime suites offer a heated pool, SoulSauna, private gym with the latest equipment, sea-view verandas, and much, much more. Master bedroom and living room are separated by an opaque sliding door. Both spaces open up to the spacious, furnished veranda, the heated pool, and the view past your neighbor’s green roof to the azure waters of the Sea of Crete. The perfect harmony of mind and body is the intended goal of the Ambassador Wellbeing Suite, and that goal is sure to be reached by being a guest here.
Princess Luxury Villa
There’s room to roam in this spacious villa’s 110 m2 living area, 142m2 outdoor area and amazing sea views. Two lavishly appointed bedrooms with king-size beds can accommodate up to 4 persons. Amenities include 3 49” satellite TVs and individually controlled heating and air conditioning. In-villa private dining with your own personal chef and high tech amenities add to this unforgettably personalized experience.
Blue Princess Villa
This villa approaches the pinnacle in luxury and beauty that the Nana Princess has to offer. It’s bi-level layout features two onyx-clad bathrooms including rain showers and chromotherapy lighting, private heated pool, gym area, 2 LED-lighted wardrobes, all in one of the roomiest villas on offer at Nana Princess. Its 3 Bathrooms come equipped with 24” mirror LCD TVs, kids’ bathrobes and slippers, illuminated make up mirrors, and bathroom scales. The upstairs bathroom opens directly to the balcony with an open-air whirlpool.
Dream Princess Villa
An exquisite, spacious getaway. Two levels and 175m2 of total luxury where up to 6 people can spread out and enjoy themselves. There are two master bedrooms on two floors, each with onyx-decorated bathrooms, a private gym on the ground floor, SwetSauna cabin on the upper floor, large heated private pool, and furnished terrace. Nothing could be finer than a relaxing, care-free stay in the Dream Princess Villa.
This exceptional villa sprawls over two levels, with fantastic sea views.
It’s called the Presidential Villa for a reason: there’s no president in the world who wouldn’t feel comfortable here.
You’ll find three full bedrooms on its two levels. The huge master bedroom occupies the second floor and has its own balcony, free-standing bathtub and onyx detailing. The deluxe gym and SweetSauna cabin can also be found on the second floor. The spacious living and dining rooms serve as a divider between the two first level bedrooms. Exercise to your heart’s content, flush out all those impurities in your system in the sauna, and dive into the pool and relax. An on-site butler makes your stay in the Presidential Villa effortless, enjoyable, and endlessly relaxing.
Grand Royal Villa
Here it is, the crème de la crème. Nana Princess resort offers nothing bigger are better than the Grand Royal Villa. As large as most houses, this exclusive villa on three levels with an in-villa elevator offers an abundance of space, entertainment and luxurious living for guests seeking the ultimate holiday experience, the ultimate in privacy, and the ultimate in pleasure.
The open plan ground floor’s design allows the eye to seamlessly travel from the spacious interior to the spacious deck which then gives off onto the large, heated private swimming pool. Further on, the sparkling waters of the Sea of Crete scintillate as the oxygen-rich sea breeze gently flows into the screened-off living area. The three floors comfortable accommodate up to 6 guests plus 1 child in its two bedrooms and commodious 3rd floor master bedroom. A sauna cabinet, fully-equipped private gym, man cave game room and juke box are components for a perfect holiday stay with friends or extended family.
You’ll find the game room/man cave on the 110 m2 basement level, equipped with:
- Billiard table
- Dart board with equipment
- 75” Satellite TV with Home Cinema sound and Pay TV
- Antique Jukebox 1962 with a collection of original 45’ vinyl records
- Antique Flipper 1980
- Original PacMan video arcade machine
Food and Drink
Nana Princes boasts three restaurants with varied cuisine focuses running the gamut from local favorites, Mediterranean classics, and internationally renowned dishes.
In addition, each restaurant offers kids’, vegetarian, allergen-free and other specialized dietary options. A special treat is the availability of a private cook who will offer a tailor-made menu to be enjoyed in-house.
The Carp Diem restaurant is the resort’s flagship restaurant, and can be found in the Nana Princess’ main building. The atmosphere and ambience are understated and classy, the environs and sea view floor to ceiling glass walls invite you to feast your eyes as you feed your body, and the dishes are to die for. A richly-appointed American-style buffet breakfast with a clear view of the chef at work gets you started on your new day at Nana Princess in style. The buffet includes almost everything breakfast-related imaginable, with a special emphasis on fresh fruit and produce, a special Cretan Corner honoring the local dietary choices of the long-lived people of Crete, or more austere yet satisfying fitness menu choices.
The poolside Meat-In Point restaurant offers all kinds of goodies: Greek meze and delectable snacks for midday dining, wide evening à la carte choices, all kinds of meat cuts, grilled or otherwise and delectably spiced, perfectly prepared pasta, a variety of Mediterranean offerings and popular international menu choices, all to be enjoyed as the sun sets, the sky turns purple and gold, and the lights in the pool come on, creating a purely magical environment.
The Eternal Blue restaurant was built right on the water’s edge, so that diners can enjoy their fresh seafood while looking over the waters that their food was calling home just a short time, in some cases, a few hours, before. The seafood is fresh, the sea breeze is pure and bracing, and the view is magnificent in this class act of a restaurant. Fish, seafood, and sushi are all on offer here, just waiting to tickle your palate. Evening brings fantastic à la carte options such as king crab, steamed mussels, lobster tail, Cretan salad, and grilled sea bream filler, which will not soon be forgotten while the sun sets and the sea changes color and texture minute by minute before your eyes.
You’ll find three options to imbibe in your favourite drink at Nana Princess: the Artemis Lounge Main Bar, the Breeze Pool Bar, and the Sea and Sand Beach Bar, all of which have their own distinctive personality and ambience.
The Artemis Lounge Main Bar has a talented mixologist and a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. Signature drinks, cocktails, beer and soft drinks can be found here and enjoyed on the sea view terrace, the shisha (hookah) lounge, cigar room, or the unique multi-language library of a thousand books. Evenings bring live piano music, and soft jazz ensembles you can enjoy as you feel yourself unwind an relax after a busy day at the resort.
The Breeze Pool Bar is the place to be to have a cool one while enjoying the activity around the pool. Relax on a sun lounger, press the call button, and a waiter will be there to take your order. You can even imbibe while relaxing in the water at the swim up bar.
Sea & Sand Beach Bar is just what it sounds like, a bar on the beautiful beach where you can relax in the shade, enjoy a salty snack with your beer or cocktail or soft drink, or use the call button on your sun lounger to make the best of your perfect summer day on the beach.
Spa and Wellness
The futuristic, state of the art Health Club and Spa offer opportunities to tone your body, to choose from several options to pamper it. There are 1,500m2 of facilities which include a heated indoor pool, spa, hammam, steam room, and high-tech gym.
Try the Anax & Anassa Spa Suite, a unique, private royal apartment, where you get treated like royalty, indulging in such experiences as steam/colors/warm baths, tropical storms, cool mist, fragrances and music.
Medical experts, doctors whose expertise is spas were consulted in creating the spa and the result is a magical blend of four different treatment paths: stress relief, revitalization of organic body, restoration of balance and vigor, and the maximization of physical benefits for the user.
You can choose from a wide range of spa treatments under the umbrella of Aemotio signature treatments; Mediterranean Sun, Chocolate Temptation, and Ariadne’s Signature, which administer the pinnacle of pampering, with Vichy Shower on a warm water mattress.
Feel the tension drain from your body as your mood gets elevated in response to one of several exquisitely relaxing massage therapies such as the Mysterious Crete Massage, the Princess Massage, the Aromatherapy Massage, or the Couples Massage
There are all kinds of facial treatments such as Global Anti-Age, Hydra-Cure, No More Wrinkles, and Men’s C+ Energy, for boosting and restoring the sensitive facial skin, including the special skin analysis which you undergo before each treatment. In addition, hairdressing, manicures and pedicures are also available.
The Royal Fitness Club has state of the art gym equipment available for those who wish to keep that beach body tight and fit throughout their stay. A 130m2 heated indoor pool is available for the finishing touches after an invigorating workout or rejuvenating spa session.
You’ll never be bored at the Nana Princess resort as you find your balance between rest and relaxation, and more vigorous extracurricular activities.
There are two large outdoor pools. The infinity pool has a swim-up bar. The second pool can be found next to a private beach. There is plenty of room at the pool and beach areas are very spacious. Comfortable sun beds and umbrellas are standard. Drinks and snacks can be ordered at the touch of a button. The private beach of Nana Princess is ideal for swimming and sunbathing, with stylish cabanas and attentive service staff tending to your every need. The beach is protected and quite safe for children. Villa and selected suites have their own private beach gazebo right on the water, where complimentary refreshments are served twice a day.
Take advantage of a range of exclusive VIP services, including luxury private jet flights, helicopter rides, private luxury crewed yachts, prestigious limousine services, and personal chefs for in-room dining. The Guest Relations Team will make all of the arrangements for your tailor-made luxury experiences. The only thing you have to do is enjoy your holiday.
If you really want to stay active and put some extra zip into your vacation, feel free to make use of the facilities of the sister hotel Nana Golden Beach, just next door. There are tons of things to do, including tennis, beach volley, mini soccer, water sports, scuba diving, and a brand new water park with exciting waterslides. Golf outings at the Crete Golf Club, tailor-made walking and cycling tours, horse riding and sailing cruises can also be arranged at the hotel’s reception.
Young guests can join the mini-club of the neighboring Nana Golden Beach and have countless hours of recreational fun. An open-air amphitheatre offers supervised animation programs & shows while outdoor playgrounds and indoor activity rooms guarantee that each child’s energy is channeled in a healthy and enjoyable direction. Children are kept fully occupied in the most delightful way, allowing adults to make the most of their precious time in the luxurious surroundings.
There is also a mini-mall in the main building of Nana Princess, where you can browse luxury goods. There is even an art gallery exhibiting original works on a monthly rotating basis.
In the Area
Centrally located on Crete, Nana Princess has two lively cities in both directions: Stalida is 1.5km down the coast to the south east, and Hersonissos 2.5 km up the coast to the north-west. Stalida has lovely taverns and bars, while Hersonissos is probably the most popular tourist town in Crete, famous for its vibrant nightlife and lively entertainment. Taxi and transfer services can be organized at the reception, as well as tours to any part of Crete. You can even book a day trip to Santorini, a scant two hours by air from Heraklion airport.
Old National Road, Hersonisos 700 14, Crete
+30 28970 269-00
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