Combining some of the world’s most captivating monuments and Unesco heritage sites, with a renowned, delectable, albeit distinctly healthy, gastronomic tradition; a fierce and proud history, a zestful spirit and culture; and that’s not to mention a striking, ever changing scenery, Crete is pure holiday wonderland with something for all. Access to Greece’s largest island is quite easy too, whether by air or boat; while the sun shines here more brightly than elsewhere. So whether you are a history buff, a beach bum or a sport’s aficionado; a foodie, a party animal, a family guy or gal and everything in between, this is a destination as close to dreamy as possible. For summer in Crete means a lot of exciting things to many different kinds of people. What follows below is merely indicative:
Summer in Crete is all about swimming and playing in crystal clear, exotic seas. Like the blue flag awarded waters of Agia Marina- Platanias: On the coast of Chania Bay, just 9 km west of the iconic Chania town, it is a 20 km long, wide sandy strip, with all the essentials for a fun day under the sun: Comfy sunbeds and umbrellas, lively cafes and beach bars, cute restaurants and quaint tavernas; a host of water sport opportunities, including jet skis, canoe, surf and even paraflight; but also beach tennis which is the locals’ favorite pastime. What’s more, as night falls the area’s trendy clubs frequented by the young and the beautiful, turn it into one of these “it” places to see and to be seen. This is the home of family style, family run, yet elegant and sophisticated Oscar Suites & Village. Offering a wealth of accommodation options to suit different party sizes and needs, from cozy studios, one or two bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes or the luxurious, sea view suite with jacuzzi, Oscar Suites & Village, combines a world of comfort with intuitive, heartfelt hospitality. In veritable Cretan style.
For one of the main reasons for which summer in Crete is quite unforgettable, is the Cretans themselves. As long as you come as a friend and not a foe, locals will welcome you with open arms: They will introduce you to what joie de vivre really means through music and dance- traditional festivals and feasts abound during the summer season and are the epitome of the Dionysical spirit. A not to be missed, characteristic experience of the glorious summer in Crete. Cretans will also ply you with their trademark, delicious food and drink. Indeed summer in Crete is all about gastronomic pleasures. Like the delicacies served at Valentino Pasta & Grill: Palatable temptations, with a Greek- Mediterannean orientation, prepared with the freshest locally sourced ingredients and dose of culinary genius; whist served amidst a tastefully modern, aesthetically pleasing setting.
After all, the Oscar Suites & Village is a Green hotel which aims for total indulgence of the senses, without forgetting its eco ethos: So whether enjoying its vivid, beautiful gardens; getting a good night’s sleep at your deliciously plush room of choice; relaxing by the side of the two sizeable pools while relishing the trademark cocktails and snacks at the pool bar; or just popping to Chania, to discover this ancient town’s incredible architecture, shops and museums, but also its equally fascinating modern side; one thing is for certain: You’ll have not even an instant’s boredom, but plenty of scintillating, exhilarating, fun packed moments of bliss during your sizzling summer in Crete!