We just came back from our 8 day babymoon in Greece, and wow was it magical! For the past several years, we had been saving up our travel points for our honeymoon, which got postponed to our anniversary, which got canceled due to the pandemic. So we went all out for our babymoon. We flew in and out of Crete, and spent 5 days there and 3 days in Santorini. Honestly, Greece is everything you would imagine it to be, and more. It is the perfect place for a babymoon because everyone lights up when they find out you’re pregnant. Even the men! Everyone is already super nice, but somehow they are even nicer and treat you like a pregnant goddess. Greece is the perfect destination for your European babymoon.
Nana Princess Suites
As I mentioned before, we used up our travel points to stay at a luxury resort. We ended up picking the Nana Princess Suites in Crete, Greece and were absolutely blown away! The old adage is true – you definitely do get what you pay for. From our amazing suite with our own private pool, to the sandy beach and cabana, to the top notch customer service, we honestly have no complaints. Everyone we interacted with at the Nana Princess Suites went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. We were even surprised with their complementary babymoon package, which spoiled and pampered us. #babymoongoals
Our Suite & Private Pool
Our room was perfect and had everything you could possibly need and more. Fluffy robes and comfy slippers that actually fit my small feet. Laundry bags to store your dirty clothes. Hermes Paris toiletries (good conditioner at a hotel is a game changer). Buttons by the bed to close the curtains and turn down the lights to “relax” or turn off all the lights before bed. A TV built into the bathroom mirror. The bedroom TV that can be hidden by the bedroom mirror. An HDMI plug built into the wall. The most wonderful waterfall shower. Oh, and a private pool with two comfortable sun beds and an outdoor table for breakfast outside. If you really want to splurge, you can get a suite with its own gym room too.
Sandy Beach & Cabanas
Not all of the beaches in Greece are sandy beaches, so do your research before picking one. We loved staying at the Nana Princess because it was directly on its own private sandy beach, so it wasn’t crowded at all. The beach has several cabanas with a couch, table, and two sun beds each. We were pretty early risers compared to the other beach-goers so we got our first choice of cabana each day. There are also two pools on the property with tons of sun beds and umbrellas, and each spot has a button to call someone over to order drinks and/or food. One of the pools even has a swim up bar with bar stools in the water so you never have to leave.
Restaurants and Bars
Our hotel included a breakfast buffet each morning, with a view looking out over the ocean. The breakfast was great! Fresh orange juice, iced cappuccinos, a hot bar with eggs, bacon, and Greek specialties, a cold bar with fresh fruit, cheeses and cold cuts, and a whole line of carbs – I had at least one donut a day. They were so good!
There are also two more restaurants on the property – a seafood restaurant for dinner and a steakhouse that is open for lunch and dinner. The seafood restaurant is right on the beach, and is the perfect place to watch the sunset. We went there our first night and, although expensive, it was very delicious! I had this amazing orzo seafood pasta that was better than I can explain. During the day, we ordered Greek salads for lunch on the beach. Greek salads in Greece are 100x better than Greek salads in America, and I am already a fan of those!
The Artemis Lounge is the main bar and it’s swanky cool on the inside and beachy chic on the outside. We went here every evening before we left to explore more of Crete. They had great cocktails and really good mocktails for me, but more importantly the bartenders were awesome. We felt like we really became friends with them.
We already would have loved everything about the Nana Princess, but once they realized it was our babymoon, they went above and beyond. They gave us a free babymoon package! This meant we would have breakfast room service in our room one morning, either in bed or outside by the pool. We also had a free 50 minute couples massage (mine being prenatal of course). The massages were divine. SO perfectly relaxing, and a great way to unwind together before the baby. I also got two vouchers for a free mocktail! Overall, we had outstanding customer service for the duration of our stay at the Nana Princess. It was the perfect place to babymoon in Greece.
We didn’t explore as much of Crete as we had originally planned because we were having too much fun being pampered at our hotel. Our days were spent at the beach, spa or private pool, but we did explore the Cretan towns around our hotel at night. It was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration. The towns we visited were each unique and charming, and we ate some of the most amazing food! Read more about these towns in my Crete blog post here.
Santorini is one of those iconic places that you have to visit at least once. The white walls and the blue domes overlooking the blue waters and the blue sky – it’s just picture perfect. We took a ferry from Heraklion, Crete to Santorini and spent two nights and three days there. It was the perfect amount of time. We had heard from so many people that Santorini was overrated and overcrowded, but luckily we went when tourism was low so we weren’t overloaded by tourists. We stayed right in the heart of Oia by the iconic blue domes and had the most perfect time there. Waking up to that view was unreal. We spent a day exploring Oia, half a day exploring a smaller town Megalochori, and then went on an amazing sunset cruise. Full blog post on Santorini coming soon!
Ultimately we had the best babymoon in Greece and I already can’t wait to go back!
Babymoon in Greece – 2020 Nuances:
It is definitely a weird time to be traveling, to say the least, but we are so thankful we were able to travel to Greece. We flew Condor Air out of Frankfurt main and had no issues (just make sure to fill out the form on travel.gov.gr at least 48 hours before your flight). Everyone wore their masks for the duration of the flight. Once in Greece, our hotels were all very cognizant of the pandemic and allowed extra time to sanitize everything before we arrived. Buffets had their own special processes. At the Nana Princess, all cabanas were sanitized and marked with a gold tag once disinfected. The shops and restaurant owners were so thankful for tourists, and everyone wore masks inside. Luckily it wasn’t very crowded anywhere we went, except one area of Fira in Santorini, and we got out of there quickly. Everyone also wore masks the entire time on the ferries between Crete and Santorini. With a bun in the oven, we were extra careful, always wore our masks, avoided crowds and hand sanitized consistently. Also I made us matching vacation masks!
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