Ronnie decides to return to Elounda and work as an artist, selling her water colours in Saffron's shop. Intrigued by the techniques of painting on enamel Ronnie...... more
Ronnie decides to return to Elounda and work as an artist, selling her water colours in Saffron's shop. Intrigued by the techniques of painting on enamel Ronnie visits England during the winter to learn the art. She becomes friendly with her tutor's son, Geoff, and he arranges to visit her in Elounda the following year. Returning to New Orleans for the winter she examines the photographs her uncle has unearthed dating back to when he was a boy in Crete. A surprising family secret is discovered and Ronnie enlists John's help to uncover the truth. Geoff's visit to Elounda does not go according to plan when he decides he prefers to spend his time with Caro, a friend Ronnie made whilst travelling back on the 'plane. His long term plans are dashed when Ronnie breaks some unwelcome news to him. John's research uncovers some unpleasant family history for Ronnie, but provides an additional incentive for her to remain in Crete for the foreseeable future.
Vasi's dream is to be an airline pilot. When this is impossible his father makes him the manager of a large hotel in Heraklion that was previously owned by...... more
Vasi's dream is to be an airline pilot. When this is impossible his father makes him the manager of a large hotel in Heraklion that was previously owned by Yannis Andronicatis. Later Vasi buys his own hotel in Hersonissos, but the manager, Stelios, has his own scheme for making money. When he was at school Vasi made an implacable enemy in Alecos; even as an adult Alecos takes every opportunity to humiliate and embarrass Vasi. Vasi contemplates purchasing another hotel in Elounda and Alecos seizes the opportunity to thwart his ambitions. Alecos takes a financial risk that rebounds and leaves him in dire trouble, whilst Vasi finds himself in trouble with the police. "When I found your books I felt I had discovered a hidden chest of treasure." Julie Colledge "I love your books." Ann Green
This book about Manolis the fisherman, who first appears in YANNIS, relates what happened to him during the Second World War, when the Germans and Italians...... more
This book about Manolis the fisherman, who first appears in YANNIS, relates what happened to him during the Second World War, when the Germans and Italians occupied Greece, and takes his story up to 1953. The events that Manolis and Vasilis are creditd to have participated in are based on various true incidents that occurred during the occupation of Crete 20th May 1941 to 11th October 1944. Manolis is contented with his life as a fisherman. His trips to Spinalonga, delivering supplies to the occupants, gives him the opportunity to fall in love and make some extra money. When the Germans invade Crete, Manolis is asked to take a message to a neighbouring village. A seemingly simple task. It results in him sailing half way around Crete in the company of an Englishman until they reach Preveli. Manolis finds himself inexorably caught up with the resistance. Cut off from news of their families the men finally return to their homes at the end of the war, one to happiness and the other to heartbreak. "YANNIS is my favourite book. I visit Elounda each year and read the book again when I return. I am so looking forward to MANOLIS." Gloria Hiscox "I just love these books" Linda Davies
Advantages: Economic accomodation Disadvantages: Very basic
...The Elounda Gulf, is a very basic accommodation offering. It sits just to the East of Elounda itself (approximately 10 minutes walk) and overlooks the bay and a variety of Hotels.
The complex is a series of Chalet style accommodation, each suite sits slightly higher that the last carved into a slow rising hill. On the two main occasions I have stayed here I have spent my time at the top tier...
Advantages: Family Run, Tranquil Location Disadvantages: Unsuitable For Those with Walking Difficulties
My partner and I have been travelling to Greece for many years and spend cold winter evenings browsing brochures religiously for a new place to visit. On one particular evening we decided on the charming fishing village of Elounda in North Eastern Crete and settled on the Tasmania Village as our choice of accommodation, which we booked through Kosmar as a package at just under...
Advantages: Fantastic menu, a View to Swoon Over and Dishes to Die For.... Disadvantages: You'll be Spoilt for Choice!
...palate than her father - who unfortunately remains a meat and two veg man despite my protests. So just 2 weeks after giving birth to my daughter last May we decided to return to Elounda in June this year, where we have spent many a happy holiday and 'eventually' married there back in 2004. I had great plans on the Taverna's we would return to... that is until we discovered the Ergospasio on one of our...