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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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Going green when traveling

September 27, 2019

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Recycling symbol in Oscar Suites & Village, an eco friendly hotel in Platanias, Crete.
Travel is a force for good: It can open our hearts and expand our minds, give us a broader understanding of the world, inspire us to change stale habits -and that’s not to mention provide us with amazing Instagram content!   Tourism, however, can also do a number on Mother Earth....
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Oscar Suites & Village practical guide & tips for travelling to Crete

August 29, 2019

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Green grass, trees and a lake in Chania, Crete where Oscar Suites & Village is located.
From sleepy mountain villages to quaint, vibrant towns; from long sandy beaches with crystalline seas, water sports, and beach-bar-boogie to secluded, rocky bays, steep gorges and ravines; from ancient monuments to byzantine monasteries; from museum-hopping to all night partying... In Crete, variety...
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Enjoy a blissful summer in Crete

July 24, 2019

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Sizeable swimming pool and the exterior of Oscar Suites & Village in Platanias, Crete.
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...
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Oscar Suites & Village Green Hotel In Crete: The eco conscious way

June 19, 2019

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Night at the exterior of Oscar Suites & Village hotel in Platanias, Chania, Crete.
Travel is all about experiencing the world’s beauty, and that means we need to protect it. So, rather than the latest fad or fashion, sustainability for all of us at the Oscar Suites & Village Green hotel in Crete, is nothing but a necessity....
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Oscar’s Suites & Village handpicked Chania Highlights & Attractions

May 20, 2019

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Autumn in the port of Chania, Crete where Oscar Suites & Village is located.
Venetian palazzos, Ottoman baths, Catholic churches, Jewish synagogues, Orthodox cathedrals... Fusing east with west, Chania is one of these places that get under your skin. No wonder it has recently been voted among the world's top 5 destinations...
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Easter in Crete: A magical occasion

April 19, 2019

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Easter candles with yellow, pink and blue ribbons in a store in Chania, Crete.
Diachronically a magnet to the world’s adventurers and bon vivants, Crete, is at its most alluring at Easter, when ageless mystique blends with springtime’s abundant beauty. A spiritual as much as a festive occasion, Easter...
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Enjoy springtime at the Oscar Suites & Village best hotel in Platanias

March 19, 2019

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Sofa, armchair and coffee table overlooking the sea on the balcony of Oscar Suites & Village.
Tired of the long, bleak winter? Good news is that spring has finally arrived! Which in Crete means no less than clear blue, sunny skies and a carpet of green, dotted with red, yellow and blue wildflowers, covering the ground. But this Monet-esque kind of...
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