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Crete’s historical sites

September 17, 2020

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From the mythological origins of Zeus to the mysterious Minoans with their labyrinthine palaces, truth and fiction have seamlessly blended in Crete from time...
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Mythical Crete: An ancient land brimming with epic characters

August 14, 2020

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Sea-sun-sand -and fun- aside, Crete owes a large part of its allure to the legends of its past. Featuring a fascinating collection of age-old tales and stories hailing from the depths of Minoan prehistory, Mythical Crete continues to capture the imagination of modern...
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Travelling to Crete after the pandemic

July 31, 2020

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The beach of Agia Marina - Platanias where the Oscar Suites & Village hotel is located.

Following Greece’s successful management of the coronavirus crisis, travelling to Crete resumes once again. In line with the strictest international health & safety standards, the Oscar Suites & Village is proud to announce its reopening...
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Cretan myths and legends

June 22, 2020

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Intricate, intriguing and enlightening, Cretan myths and legends, hailing from the depths of time, are intertwined with Cretan history and culture. This beguiling collection of stories of ancient gods and goddesses, beasts, men and heroes are a timeless treasure trove:...
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Cretan Mythology: A journey to the sacred places of gods and heroes

May 18, 2020

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Part 1: Zeus Birthplace

  After 4.000 years Cretan Mythology still fuels the imagination of the travellers of today. Read on for the lowdown.   Travelling to Crete means days and nights filled with adventure and wonder. Sea, sun and fun...
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Cretan arts & crafts: The traditional Cretan dagger

April 22, 2020

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At the crossroads of East and West, Crete is steeped in fascinating customs and traditions. All of us at the Oscar Suites & Village, are certainly proud of the island we are lucky to call home....
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Keep calm and dream about your next holidays in Crete

March 24, 2020

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Lady on a chair on the beach overlooking the sea in Agia Marina - Platanias in Chania, Crete.
Times are dark on an unprecedented global level in recent history. But to stay sane throughout all this we need to remain level headed, focused and optimistic.   At the moment our government is taking strict but necessary measures to contain the coronavirus epidemic. And as soon as...
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Cretan Heritage: A tribute to our time-honored folkways by Oscar Suites & Village

February 26, 2020

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Three Cretans wearing traditional clothes dancing Cretan dances.
An essential part of the proud Cretan Heritage, music and dancing have taken center stage in the locals’ lives since time immemorial. Read on for the lowdown. Continuously inhabited for the past 130,000 years, Crete is a place where...
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What to do & places to visit in Crete in the winter

November 27, 2019

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Snow on the White Mountains in Chania, Crete where Oscar Suites & Village is located.
Crete’s much more than its sand and sun. To begin with, Europe's oldest civilization was born here, at this southernmost, sun-kissed corner of the continent. As it happens, Crete’s history did start as it...
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Oscar Suites & Village guide to Cretan wines

October 18, 2019

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Red grapes on a wooden table. Guests can sample wine from the Cretan vineyard.
"Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was ever granted by the gods to man." - Plato. Our ancestors placed wine at the heart of everyday life and culture -as a staple of their diet, as an important trade commodity, but also for religious, social and medicinal purposes....
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