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 this is over we ‘ll still be here for you. Sea, sun, sand, fun and all!
Until we meet again in the real world let us give you some food for dreaming about your next holidays in Crete.
With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, holidays in Crete will be invariably sunkissed no matter the season. Indispensable for your body and your (trending now!) immune system, Vitamin D, does wonders for your psyche too! Indeed Crete’s mild and temperate climate, in fact, one of the best in the world, is a good enough reason to visit anytime.
Then it is this island’s unique and multi-diversified, ever-changing scenery: From paradisiacal beaches to exotic lagoons, snow-capped mountains and rugged shores, steep gorges and ravines, fertile plains and silver-green olive groves, the Cretan landscape never fails to amaze.
This geographical diversity also means that holidays in Crete are multifaceted, activity-wise. Whether you are a mountain lover or a beach bum, an athletic, hands-on kind of person or the lazy, laid back type, you’ll have plenty of entertainment opportunities tailor-made for your disposition and style: From simply lounging by the pool (The Oscar Suites & Village in Chania boasts two of them, with matching kid’s pools on the side!), playing on the beach (ours, Agia Marina -Platanias, is one of the most cosmopolitan in Crete with blue flag awarded waters!), or setting off to explore exotic shores, and world-famous canyons, you’ll have not even a moment’s boredom.
Holidays in Crete are moreover all about getting immersed in history and culture. Home to Europe’s first advanced civilization, the Minoans, Crete has to show for a host of world-class monuments and sites, including the uber-famous Knossos or the somewhat lesser-known but nevertheless captivating ancient city of Aptera. There is also a wealth of intricate, antique monasteries and churches for those looking to combine their holidays in Crete with a spot of religious tourism. Then the old town of Chania, brimming with life while boasting abundant beauty and a plethora of fascinating Cretan landmarks, is just a short drive away from the Oscar Suite & Village hotel in Agia Marina-Platanias.
What’s more, steeped as it is in ancient legends and traditions, Crete continues to uphold many of its -charming- age-old customs and folkways. Life on the island is a marked departure from the pace and ways of contemporary metropolitan centres, and rather welcoming at that! So especially in remote mountain villages but sometimes in the towns too, you’ll get to admire the sight of proud, upright men, old and young alike, clad in black, going about their business in traditional Cretan costume. You’ll also get to partake in the Cretans’ impromptu fiestas with mantinades and lyra, spontaneously arising in this or the other kafeneio. Epitomizing joy in everyday life these occasions bring together the social with the cultural and are unfalteringly accompanied by delicious food and drink. After all, maybe the most prominent delights of holidays in Crete, are edible. Some fiery raki or Cretan wine, along with tidbits and delicacies prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients are the secrets of the locals’ longevity and indomitable spirit. Why not follow their lead? Having survived many catastrophes throughout their long and turbulent history, they should know something!
At the end of your fun-packed, stress-free days on the island of Crete, your cocooned studio, one and two-bedroom apartment or your luxurious private Jacuzzi suite, shall be waiting for you at the Oscar Suites & Village, to restore, revive and prep you for yet another day on earthly paradise!
So how about a spot of daydreaming about good times ahead, to fight off all this current coronavirus depression?