Late September’s moderate weather and temperatures, make it ideal for visiting Crete: Base yourselves in vibrant Platanias, near the island’s most picturesque city, Chania, swim in the pleasantly warm seas, explore the striking ancient ruins and quaint Medieval towns, go hiking at the trademark, awe inspiring gorges and relax by the sleek and luxurious hotel pools in Platanias at Oscar Suites & Village.
Aptly named “Megalónisos”- or the “Great Island”- Crete is indeed a country in itself. Ever since antiquity, when it gave birth to the world famous Minoan civilization, it has produced a remarkable history and culture, and has played a fundamental role in shaping the destiny of the whole of Greece. Crete has very much influenced Greece’s dietary habits too, thanks to the surplus of goods produced in its famously fertile terrain. But apart from the longest growing season in the country, Crete also boasts one of the longest beach-lounging seasons. Infact, now that the strong northerly, summer winds have ceased, late September feels more like springtime than autumn, with fair temperatures, rare rainfalls and a striking nature. To this add discounted air tickets and room rates, diminished crowds, better taverna service, and significantly less stressed, much more welcoming locals.
So follow the lead of those in the know and opt to visit Crete at this time of the year; to enjoy some of the world’s greatest beaches, the most impressive Minoan palaces and ruins and its quaint, well preserved, Medieval towns, without the hustle and bustle of the peak season.
Relax and unwind at Oscar Suites and Village and its hotel pools in Platanias
Stay at Oscar Suites & Village, a cool and cozy hotel, near Crete’s most spectacular city, Chania. Embracing the past and present, this picturesque, vibrant town is a sight to be savored and certainly not to be missed. A few minutes drive away, Oscar Suites & Village is close to the action, yet safely removed from the- potentially tiring- buzz and hubbub. Located in Platanias, a gorgeous seaside setting, this ambient, family style resort offers a variety of experiences and a sophisticated, laid back view of the world.
All Studios & Apartments are equipped with the latest modern conveniences while boasting enchanting interiors and a view to match.They are furthermore furnished with the renowned Cocomat range of ecological mattresses and pillows, for maximum relaxation and comfort; while featuring fully equipped kitchenettes, allowing you to live as independently as you wish in self catering holiday style. What’s more, the newest addition at the Oscar Suites & Village range, the Sea View Suite, with its luxurious private Jacuzzi and stunning modern aesthetic is the pinnacle of luxury, offering you the opportunity to experience your holidays in true cosmopolitan style.
This beautiful, contemporary resort looks onto the golden sands of Platanias one of the area’s most popular beaches. When you are not relaxing on the beach or enjoying the sea, you can swim in its two sleek outdoor hotel pools in Platanias, chill in the serene pool bar, or sweat it off in the gym with its state of the art equipment. And while you are at it, there is no need to fret about your children, as each one of Oscar’s Hotel Pools in Platanias, features a smaller, shallower pool at the side to keep younger guests entertained and happy, making this the perfect spot for families of all ages. There’s also a nearby playground next door to the premises for some extra release!
As great food is an integral part of the perfect holiday equation, eating at Oscar Suites & Village, focuses on Cretan cuisine with creative global touches. A favorite among guests and visitors alike, the onsite Valentino Pasta & Grill, is a striking all day restaurant which offers an enticing array of local delicacies, many of them organic and homemade, from early in the morning till late in the evening. With its magical scenery and mouthwatering dishes, it constitutes the ideal spot for a fortifying breakfast, a quick (or lazy and extended!) lunch with friends or a romantic dinner on a special occasion.
An all senses, gratifying experience is hence guaranteed at Oscar Suites & Village, with its cosy atmosphere, ample offerings and beautiful setting including two sizeable hotel pools in Platanias. In fact its is the ideal base from which to enjoy the marvels of late September in Crete. Make sure you visit the hotel’s website to capitalize on the special member offers and treat yourselves to this much desired break!