Nana Princess Greece
Old National Road (El. Venizelou), Drapanos, Chersonissos, Crete, Chersonisos 700 14
Karatzis Group of Companies
Privately owned by the Karatzis Group of Companies
Date of Creation
2018 , hotel was partially renovated in 2020
Hotel General Manager:
Ilias Kalathas is an integral member of the Board of Karatzis Group of Companies with 19 years of experience within the Group, and has held the position of General Manager of Nana Golden Beach and Nana Princess, the two cornerstones of Nana Hotels. A love for Crete has been born in thousands of guests through his expressions of true hospitality and exemplary social finesse, while his penchant for meticulous organization has always ensured the smooth running of both properties. Ilias’s valuable input has positively influenced the development of the Group over the years, both within his industry of expertise, in which he has amassed nearly four decades of experience, and in all other subsidiaries.
Ilias is a graduate of what is now the Athens University of Applied Sciences, in the current Department of Business Management and the Division of Tourism and Hospitality Management. He frequently represents Nana Hotels in international hospitality exhibitions, promoting Cretan hospitality through his thorough communication skills.
History & Story
Nana Princess is a 5-star oasis inviting guests to discover a hospitality experience where everyone feels like royalty. Tailor-made services meet an exclusive setting and luxurious waterfront residences with private pools and magical views. Excellent F&B destinations await while fun is guaranteed for kids with entertainment options and a water park. Immersive experiences are available within the hotels and beyond where sports lovers have the chance to test their skills in the all-new Nana Tennis & Sports Club, while absolute relaxation awaits in the state-of-the-art spa with treatments for face and body. With private pools in many suites, three restaurants, a beautiful white sand beach as well as a fully equipped wellness and spa centre. A wide range of hospitality options are available through Nana Princess’ 112 luxurious suites and villas while a range of activities is available for guests to explore.
THE HOTEL OPENED IN 2018 AND WAS PARTIALY RENOVATED IN 2020
Date Added Extansions
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Main Strengths, Special Touch
Nana Princess combines exceptional Cretan hospitality with an experience like no other. With an extensive array of rooms, top-of-the-range facilities, amenities of the highest calibre and gastronomic venues to delight in, it is a family-friendly beachfront paradise, perfectly in touch with modern travellers’ needs. Wellness, fitness, relaxation, invigorating activities and unique tastes, all meet in Nana Princess for the absolute island getaway.
Nana Princess location enables guests to enjoy a range of experiences:
Archaeological visits to Knossos: Bronze Age archaeological site near Heraklion, epicentre of Minoan civilisation and culture. A stunning palace complex offering a glimpse of history.
Visits to the El Greco Museum: Located west of Heraklion it celebrates the mannerist painter who grew up in the village.
Spinalonga island: A visit to the enigmatic island of Spinalonga opens up a window to Crete’s history.
Nana Princess sits on a peninsula outside the coastal resort of Hersonissos, northern Crete. Facing the Cretan Sea, Hersonissos is 25 km from Heraklion airport, 27 km from Heraklion Port and just 2,5 km from Hersonissos. Guests can experience vibrant island nightlife before returning to the quiet sanctuary of the resort. Centrally located Nana Princess is ideal for those interested in exploring the island, its history and natural wonders.
Number of rooms in all: 102
• 12 Deluxe Junior Suite Pool Front Sea View with private heated pool INTERIOR 42 M² – EXTERIOR 20 M² – OUTDOOR POOL 19 M²- KING-SIZE BED – ONE SOFA BED- Open-plan suite with king-size bed and sofabathroom with bathtub and walk-in rain shower bed & Separate WC
• 66 Deluxe Junior Suite Sea View with private heated pool INTERIOR 42 M² – EXTERIOR 20 M² – OUTDOOR POOL 19 M²- KING-SIZE BED – ONE SOFA BED- Open-plan suite with king-size bed and sofabathroom with bathtub and walk-in rain shower bed & Separate WC
• 3 Aqua Marine SuiteWaterfront with heated outdoor whirlpool and gym INTERIOR 82 M² – BALCONY 20 M² – OUTDOOR WHIRLPOOL 4 M² -GYM-WALK IN CLOSET- Open-plan suite with king-size bed and sofa-bathroom with bathtub and walk-in rain shower bed & Separate WC
• 1 Premium Energy Suite Sea View with private heated pool and SoulSauna INTERIOR 70 M² – EXTERIOR 28 M² – OUTDOOR POOL 22 M²- SOULSAUNA -WALK IN CLOSET -Open-plan suite with king-size bed and sofa bed-bathroom with bathtub and walk-in rain shower bed & Separate WC
• 3 Executive Fitness Suite Sea View with private heated pool and SoulSauna and gym INTERIOR 75-82 M² – EXTERIOR 35, 48 M² – OUTDOOR POOL 20, GYM-WALK IN CLOSET- 34 M² KING-SIZE BED – ONE SOFA BED-Open-plan suite with king-size bed and sofa Bed-bathroom with bathtub and walk-in rain shower bed & Separate WC
• 7 Supreme Suite Sea View in two levels Sea View with private heated pool INTERIOR 90 M² – EXTERIOR 20 M² – BALCONY 12 M² – OUTDOOR POOL 20 M²-KING-SIZE BED – TWO SOFA BEDS- Bedroom (Upper Floor) with King-Size bed
Living room (Ground Floor) with 2 Sofa Beds-2 bathroomS with bathtub and rain shower and Separate WC with bidet
• 1 Honeymoon Suite Sea View with private heated pool, SoulSauna and gym INTERIOR 78 M² – EXTERIOR 34 M² – OUTDOOR POOL 23 M²-KING-SIZE BED ONE SOFA BED-bathroom with deep bathtub / free-standing bath-Walk-in rain shower and Separate WC with bidet-1 suite with SoulSauna* cabin
• 2 Ambassador Wellbeing Suite Sea View with private heated pool, SoulSteam* or SoulSauna* and gym INTERIOR 88-92 M² – EXTERIOR 36 M² – OUTDOOR POOL 29, 32 M²-KING-SIZE BED -TWO SOFA BEDS-One master bedroom and living room separated by sliding door. Ideal for 2 adults and 2 children-Walk-in wardrobe-gym-1 bathroom with deep bathtub / free-standing bath-Walk-in rain shower with direct access to pool deck-SoulSauna* cabin-Separate WC with bidet
• 2 Princess Luxury 2 Bedroom Villa Sea View with private heated pool INTERIOR 110 M² – EXTERIOR 82, 142 M² – OUTDOOR POOL 38 M²-2 KING-SIZE BEDS – LIVING AREA- Separate living room with dining area Master-bedroom with king-size bed and direct access to balcony and pool Second bedroom with king-size bed-Walk-in wardrobe with make-up area-master bathroom with bathtub or relaxing free standing bathtub, walk-in rain shower with sea view and direct access to the balcony and pool-Separate WC with bidet
• 2 Blue Princess Villa 2 bedrooms in 2 floors, Sea View, with private pool and outdoor whirlpool INTERIOR 175 M² – EXTERIOR 40 M² – BALCONY (FIRST FLOOR) 20 M² – POOL 40 M² – OUTDOOR WHIRLPOOL 4 M²-TWO KING-SIZE BEDS – FOUR SOFA BEDS -GYM AREA -Upper Floor bedroom with King-Size bed and Sofa Bed-Ground floor bedroom with King-Size bed and Sofa Bed -Living Room with 2 Sofa Beds -Upper Floor fully furnished balcony with deck chairs, table and outdoor whirlpool -Walk-in wardrobe with make-up areas on Upper Floor-Three bathroomS with bathtub and rain shower and Separate WC with bidet in all bathrooms
• 1 Dream Princess Villa 2 bedrooms in 2 floors,Sea View, with private pool, outdoor whirlpool & SoulSauna INTERIOR 175 M² – EXTERIOR 58 M² – BALCONY (FIRST FLOOR) 20 M² – POOL 58 M² | OUTDOOR WHIRLPOOL 4 M²-TWO KING-SIZE BEDS – TWO SOFA BEDS |2 Bedrooms on Two Floors | Sea View | Private Heated Pool | SweetSauna* | Gym | Outdoor Whirlpool Upper Floor bedroom with King-Size bed and Sofa Bed Second bedroom on Ground Floor with King Size bed and a Sofa Bed Fully furnished terrace with sun loungers, chairs and dining table (Ground Floor)Private gym on Ground Floor with full range of the latest equipment in ground floor. Personal trainer (on request)
SweetSauna: private sauna cabin on Upper Floor 2 Walk-in wardrobes with make-up area in both floorsΑ Uniquely designed marble bathroom with bathtub, features a separate shower cabin with rain shower, fabulous sea view and direct access to the Balcony in both floors Captivating SweetSauna* cabin. Separate WC with bidet in both bathrooms
• 1 Presidential Villa 3 bedrooms on 2 floors, Sea View,Sea View, with private heated pool, SweetSauna* and gym INTERIOR 250 M² – EXTERIOR 88 M² – BALCONY (FIRST FLOOR) 32 M² – POOL 38 M² – 3 Bedrooms on Two Floors | Sea View | Private Heated Pool | SweetSauna* | Gym – Master bedroom on upper floor with king size bed -Second bedroom with king-size bed or twin mattresses-Third bedroom with king-size bed or twin mattresses + Separate living room with dining area/ SweetSauna: private sauna cabin. Master bedroom on upper floor:
Onyx-clad bathroom with a relaxing free-standing bathtub, walk-in rain shower cabin with sea view, direct access to the balcony. Captivating SweetSauna* cabin. Separate WC & bidet. Second bathroom on ground floor with rain shower wet room, twin basins, WC & bidet.
• 1 Grand Royal Villa 3 bedrooms on 3 floors, Sea View with private heated pool, SweetSpa* and gym INTERIOR 380 M² – EXTERIOR 178 M² – BALCONY (UPPER FLOOR) 32 M² – POOL 38 M² – MAN CAVE (BASEMENT) 110 M² ) 3 KING SIZE BEDS – 1 SOFA BED – THREE FLOORS 3 Bedrooms on Three Floors | Sea View | Private Heated Pool | SweetSpa* | Gym | Man Cave. Master bedroom on upper floor with king-size bed Second bedroom with king-size bed Third bedroom with king-size bed Separate living room with dining area Man Cave (lower ground floor) Privateelevator to all floors SweetSpa: private spa cabin, walk-in wardrobes on both floors. Master Bathroom on first floor: Onyx-clad bathroom with a relaxing free-standing bathtub, walk-in rain shower cabin with sea view, direct access to the balcony State-of-the-art SweetSpa* cabin Separate WC & bidet. Ground floor: onyx bathroom with wet room (bathtub and rain shower), dual basins and separate WC with bidet. Basement: shower room with WC, bidet and wash basin.
With a guestbook signed by everyone Sophia Loren, Martin Luther, Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Lady Diana to Joe Biden, the hotel’s legendary discretion has attracted eminent artists and influential leaders from across the globe.
Family friendly facilities are central to Nana Princess whose popular and loving environment, creates a safe and secure setting for children. Children are supervised while enjoying a range of activities. Nana Princess offers superior childcare where every child is provided with personalized attention, making it possible for parents to really enjoy their holiday while their children are well taken care of.
• Carpe Diem: Extensive American hot & cold buffet breakfast and cooking show (daily 07:30-11:00), Cretan Corner, Fitness options
• Meat-in point: Lunch, Greek meze dishes & snacks & a la carte menu – half-board, dine-around option *
• Eternal Blue: Fresh fish & seafood dishes and Daily sushi selection A la carte dinner menu – half-board, dine-around option
*Guests with half-board arrangements can use their option to enjoy the dish of their choice from the a la carte menu
Artemis Lounge – Main Bar: signature mixology, cocktails, inviting ambience, library, live music with piano, saxophone, jazz or lounge ensembles, themed corners. Includes: Cigar Humidor Room, Shisha bar, Library
Breeze pool bar: comfortable sun loungers, cocktails, poolside ambience.
Sea & Sand beach Bar: beachside atmosphere, cocktails, light bites.
Royal Wellness Club
The ANAX & ANASSA Royal Spa Suite offers in-suite treatments, essential oil therapies for detoxing, toning and hydrating, combined with state-of-the-art steam and colour therapies. The Royal Wellness Club offers state-of-the-art wellness facilities in modern surroundings. Exclusive steam rooms and colour therapy are available and in-suite amenities include the Italian brand SweetSpa and SweetSauna. Professional staff offer signature treatments and various restorative massages. Treatments are created in collaboration with medical specialists for relaxation, weight loss, fat reduction and anti-ageing to name a few. A 130 m2 heated indoor pool is enhanced by calming ultraviolet lighting for harmony and serenity. Comfortable poolside loungers provide a space to de-stress.
Royal Fitness Club
The Royal Fitness Club features the latest in gym facilities and expert trainers for assistance in a space designed for optimum performance. The Club hosts the latest gym equipment, including Matrix treadmills, recumbent bikes and a range of TRX Suspension Training® equipment.
2 Large outdoor pools
Corporate & Celebrations events
A range of venues and an experienced events team for civil and religious ceremonies. Nana Princess hosts the chapel of Saint George where Orthodox ceremonies can be hosted. The Nana Princess Conference Hall is ideal for corporate events, meeting and conferences, available for business meetings and incentive trips with a range of services and options. With a State-of-the art 273 sq.m. conference room that is modern and spacious Nana Princess can accommodate the following seating arrangements and capacities: Theater: 120-140, Classroom: 60-70, U-Shape: 45, Cocktail: 150 (indoors) & 60 (outdoors), Banquet: 100
Extra Notables Features
The Man Cave: The Grand Royal Villa hosts the Man Cave in its basement, a 110 sq.m. with its own entrance. Features: billiard table, 1962 Jukebox, antique flipper, gaming consoles, sofa bed, private butler (on request)
Nana Tennis & Sports Club: Opened April 2022, 21 courts (13 hybrid clay and 5 “US Open” hard courts), 3 padel courts, new aqua park, 200 sq.m. clubhouse, with sports bar, tennis shop, gym, SPA, indoor pool, professional coaches.
Water Park: A world of aquatic fun in neighbouring Nana Golden Beach, free access for Nana Princess guests.
Cycling Creta: Through Nana Princess’ partnership guests are led by experienced guides for unique excursions in the Cretan countryside for all levels.
Hotel and Restaurant Awards
• Trip Advisor,Travelers Choice :Best of the best
• Hotels.com :Exceptional 10.0
• The Michelin Guide
World Luxury Awards:Nana Princecss was awarded as a luxury architecture Design Hotel and Royal Wellness Club was awarded as a best unique experience Spa.
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