Nana Golden Beach - the perfect place for an active, sporty and relaxing holiday. We are renowned for our wide range of fitness activities to suit all tastes and levels. From yoga and aerobics to aqua fitness and spinning, our resort offers a wide range of activities to help improve your fitness and invigorate your senses. A game of beach volleyball is also a great way to enjoy the sun and sand.

Our experienced coaches are always on hand to help you achieve your goals. We also offer special classes for children so the whole family can stay active.

After your workout, relax in our wellness centre or enjoy the sun on our stunning beach. With us, you have everything you need for an unforgettable holiday.

There are numerous sports and outdoor activities in the surrounding area for guests who want to stay active and have fun. For guests interested in golf, you can visit the first-class 18-hole golf course in the beautiful countryside about ten minutes from the resort. For water lovers, scuba diving courses are available to explore the underwater paradise of the Cretan Sea. If you prefer hiking or cycling, tailor-made walking and cycling tours can be arranged for all levels.

Whatever your sporting preferences, you are sure to find something to enjoy at Nana Golden Beach. Enjoy your stay and experience unforgettable adventures in Crete!


Fitness and yoga are great ways to improve physical fitness and mental well-being. Among others, the following activities are offered:

  • Pranayama & Stretching
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Mantra Meditation
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Kids Yoga
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Spinning
  • Step Aerobics
  • Aerobic classes
  • 2 fitness studios
  • and much more


But there are also many other sports on offer at Nana Golden Beach:

  • Mini-soccer
  • Mini-basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Darts
  • Shuffleboard
  • Table tennis
  • Archery
  • Tennis and padel (for a fee) on request with experienced coaches
  • and much more


Water sports enthusiasts who choose to stay at Nana Golden Beach have plenty of options. Whether you like fly boarding or windsurfing, guests have the opportunity to test their skills in a variety of water sports activities.

Our watersports centre is located on the resort beach next to the lifeguard tower. The fully licensed and experienced multilingual staff offer safe and exciting activities in a variety of water sports. Beginners and professionals will enjoy:

Pedal boat & canoe (30 minutes complimentary for Nana Golden Beach guests each day, subject to availability).
For a fee:

  • Fly Board - Jetski
  • Banana, ring or sofa rides
  • Water ski and wakeboard
  • Stand up padelling
  • Parasailing

Opening hours: 10:00 -18: 00 hrs.
Reservations from 10:00 on the same day at the water sports centre on the beach. All activities depend on weather conditions.


In 2022, the Nana Golden Beach was expanded to include the TENNIS & SPORTS CLUB. Offered are:

  • 13 hybrid tennis courts
  • five hard courts (US Open Surface) and
  • 3 paddle tennis courts with floodlights

You are welcome to book the courts with a coach for a fee directly in the Tennis & Sports Club building.

The Tennis & Sports Club is also home to one of two state-of-the-art fitness studios. An experienced trainer is on site daily from 11.00 - 19.00 to assist you with your workout.

The 25-metre indoor pool is in a class of its own. Train on 4 lanes. (extra charge) You can also book a training session with an experienced trainer for an extra charge. And for our youngest guests who would like to learn how to swim, there is also the possibility of booking a children's swimming course (for a fee). To book daily in the morning at the Veranda Snack Bar or contact the reception.


Discover the beauty of the island of Crete in a whole new way - by bike! Bike rental is available at Nana Golden Beach so you can explore the stunning surrounding landscape. Mountain bikes are also available if you decide to go on a bike tour. You can enjoy nature to the fullest while improving your physical fitness.

Likewise, we can also provide you with information about walking and running routes so that you can explore the surrounding countryside on your own.

Go horseback riding and explore the countryside on horseback. We can organise this adventure too.

Just contact our guest services for more information on bike hire or cycling / walking / running routes and horse riding. Book your stay at Nana Golden Beach now and experience unforgettable adventures in the breathtaking surroundings of our resort.


Come with us for a beautiful yachting day!
Snorkel, swim or relax under the sun on the remote island of Dia. Charter a motor or sailing yacht and let the skilled crew show you the beauties of the Cretan Sea. Extended yachting experiences for more than one day can be arranged to the Cycladic islands including Santorini. Either way this trip will be a long-lasting memory for you!

Basic Day Cruise to Dia island
Departing from Heraklion harbour to Dia Island at 10.00 return at 17.00

  • Luxurious motor or sailing vessel, captain and cabin crew included
  • Fuel – water
  • Coffee, beverages, light lunch, white wine, raki
  • Snorkeling equipment


SCUBAKRETA diving center is the most professionally run diving center in the Heraklion - Hersonissos area. Officially licensed from the Greek state, they cooperate with the world's biggest diving organization PADI.


  • One Regent Hellas 9.9 Diving boat for 15 divers
  • One RIB inflatable boat Dolphin 7.8 with Suzuki 300 PS

Diving Equipment:

  • 60 complete sets from CRESSI & AQUALUNG
  • Two L&W 450 l/m compressors supplies the divers with first quality pure air


Crete Golf Club is the first 18-hole golf course on the island of Crete, 10km away. The recently re-designed course itself is best described as hillside lay-out. All around the course the golfer can enjoy stunning views, both of the mountains and the coastline some ten minutes’ drive away. It is a stunning backdrop to what will be a memorable day.

Nana Golden Beach, as a preferred partner, offers a special discount on green fees for all our guests, who wish to visit the Crete Golf Club. In order to get that discount, please the Front Desk or the guest relations department.

The Crete Golf Club was originally designed in 2003 by the golf course architect Bob Hunt and holds a prime, strategic location. Each hole has been constructed separately and in harmony with the surrounding landscape, which provides panoramic views of both the mountains of Crete and the Aegean Sea.

Crete Golf Club Facilities & Services:

  • Golf Academy
  • Clubhouse
  • Buggies
  • 300m Driving Range with practice facilities
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Golf Shop with the latest in fashion