With grey, laden skies at this time of the year; sunny, Greece is no longer (not everyday anyway!). Even though we are currently at the heart of the cold, bleak winter, fact is that spring is just a couple of months away. And a sure proof way of overcoming the seasonal blues, I’ve discovered, is thinking about my favorite holiday spots and Crete in particular: A little slice of heaven on earth, really; imbued with a striking natural beauty, fascinating historical sites, abundant cultural life, authentic people and postcard perfect towns. Like Chania; famously the most picturesque of them all. Yet despite of its manifold charms, Chania tends to get packed and noisy at times. So another thing I’ve realized is that whilst holidaying in the area, it’s actually best to stay nearby, rather than inside this undoubtedly charming town. Just 9 km away Agia Marina-Platanias is a beautiful, seaside settlement; quaint and lively at the same time.
At this privileged spot you’ll find Oscar Suites & Village; a sophisticated, cool yet affable resort; that captures the true essence of hospitality. In fact it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it is the best hotel in Platanias, at least for certain types of travelers. Read on to check out if it’s the right choice for you too!
Oscar Suites and Village: The best hotel in Platanias for certain types of travellers
Oscar Suites & Village is the best hotel in Platanias for families who want to spend some quality time with their kids. Parents can relax while their children play on the organised, sandy beach, which is merely a stone’s throw away; or they can chill in the serene pool bar, sweat it off in the gym with its state of the art equipment; and swim at Oscar’s sleek outdoor pools, whilst their offsprings are kept busy at the smaller, shallower pools at the side or the playground next door.
Oscar Suites & Village is the best hotel in Platanias for those who value their independence, opting for a self catering holiday: Thoughtfulness here translates to freedom of choice and variety of options. All studios, one & two-bedroom apartments, apart from their exceptional views, stylish interiors and latest amenities, also feature fully equipped kitchenettes, ideal for creating meals at your convenience; according to your individual preferences and dietary imperatives.
Oscar Suites & Village is the best hotel in Platanias for honeymooners and couples in love who seek privacy and some extra pampering: Romance not only is in the air, but is also significantly strengthened and enhanced, for those who select the spacious Sea View Suite. Boasting stunning vistas; a luxurious contemporary aesthetic; a king size bed with the super comfortable and relaxing, renowned Cocomat ecological mattresses and pillows (as every bed in the hotel, also does!); a lavish bathroom with a rain shower; and a roomy private Jacuzzi in its very own verandah, that overlooks picturesque Thodorou island; the suite is indeed designed to offer the ultimate in indulgent living.
Oscar Suites & Village is the best hotel in Platanias for food and wine aficionados. Based on the axiom that pleasures of the palate are an integral part of the perfect holiday equation, Valentino Pasta & Grill, is a striking all day restaurant; which operates from early in the morning till late in the evening. Starting with breakfast, arguably the most important meal of the day, it offers an enticing array of local delicacies many of them organic and home-made within a lively and welcoming setting. As the day progresses, Valentino Pasta & Grill beckons with its ample gastronomic delights; A huge variety of mouthwatering dishes made only from the finest quality, locally sourced ingredients; to be savored amidst an enchanting scenery. Whether for a quick (or lazy and extended!) lunch with friends or a cozy dinner on a special occasion, this is the spot! Yet for those who do not want to spare even a moment under the sun, there is the pool bar concocting some really delightful cocktails!