Nana Golden Beach
Staying at Nana Golden Beach will feel like you’ve escaped to paradise – on a grand scale. With six pools, six restaurants, two private coves, kids’ and teen clubs, spa and beauty centre, swim-up bar and al fresco nightclub, it’ll be hard to leave and explore the rest of Crete. Choose to spend the day beside the many pools, some with sea views, sunbathe down by the coves with the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas lapping at your feet or join in the aerobics, canoeing and snorkelling. Kids will love their very own splash pool and water jets and when the sun goes down, dine at the Greek, Italian, seafood or buffet restaurants.
Overview of Hersonissos, Crete
Crete is Greek’s largest island with a powerful and sizeable history to match. Home to the ancient Minoan people, this incredible Mediterranean island has attracted invaders and peaceable holidaymakers to its shores for thousands of years. Hersonissos is a popular holiday destination on Crete’s northern coast, about 30 kilometres from Heraklion and the airport. In addition to the beautiful beaches, water sports, delightful villages and cultural overload, guests at Nana Golden Beach already have more than enough to fill their holidays in Crete without even leaving the resort.
Things to do in Hersonissos, Crete
Once you’ve wandered around the promenade, shopped along the waterfront and stopped for a drink at the pretty harbour in Hersonissos, take the tourist train down coast about 10 kilometres to the neighbouring resorts of Stalis and Malia. If you want to do justice to Crete’s epic history before you leave, the top three sites in the area are the Minoan Palace at Malia, Palace of Knossos near Heraklion about 30 minutes away, and the hilltop Minoan settlement at Karfi, 40 minutes inland from Nana Golden Beach.