A beachfront water world of luxury pools and sensory spa experiences, and exceptional restaurants.
Nana Princess is raising the bar on the Stalida Coast as one of the most luxurious hotels in Crete. With the golden sands of Hersonissos beach right on your doorstep, it’s all high-tech beauty and extravagant design, from the sleek black stone buildings with sunken walkways that drip down towards the Cretan Sea to palatial suites with in-room gadgets that let you control the temperature of your own pool.
This ultra-swish hideaway focuses on holistic wellbeing and exclusive service, capturing the essence of luxury island living. Sumptuous sun loungers and sofas line the glassy blue pools; the private beach offers personal cabanas and dedicated beach boys; and the Eternal Blue and à la carte Carpe Diem restaurants are overseen by a Michelin-starred chef. Every whim is catered for, whether it’s a cocktail at the wet bar while you dip your toes in the pool, an hour-long aromatherapy and tropical shower experience in the impressive neon-lit basement spa or chartering the hotel’s yacht for a sailing trip to the remote island of Dia complete with captain and cabin crew.
All suites and villas have spectacular sea views and outdoor heated pools, and are finished with fine wood furnishings and navy and white linens. Deluxe Junior Suites have marble bathrooms, king-size beds and floor-to-ceiling doors leading out to a private pool and deck with oversized sun loungers. Ambassador Wellbeing Suites are super luxurious, with a master bedroom, living room, private pool and gym, and the choice of a Soulsteam or Soulsauna cabin.
On the eastern side of Crete on a beautiful private stretch of beach just outside the coastal resort of Hersonissos and about 30 minutes’ drive from the island’s capital, Heraklion
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
Nana Princess is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 18th in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Greece category for 2020.
Good to know
112 rooms, suites and villas
• Hire bicycles and tour the more remote areas of Crete with a local guide, stopping off for a swim along the way* • Charter a motor boat or yacht from the hotel and head to a remote island for the day*.
3 restaurants, 3 bars
Breakfast at Carpe Diem Restaurant.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board Dine Around (ALC) from £103 • Breakfast at Carpe Diem Restaurant • Four-course dinner at any of the à la carte restaurants with a full choice from the menu.
*Denotes local charge