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An Auspicious Holiday.

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An Auspicious Holiday.


Our story actually starts in May 2011 when we came on holiday to Agios Nikolaos Crete.  John and I loved it so much, we decided it was the place we wanted to retire to.  We spoke to a lovely lady Hilary who promised to help us make our dream a reality through the agents she worked for, and sadly, we headed back to Barrow.

Hilary was as good as her word, and found some old wrecks that we could view with the idea of coming over 2/3 times a year while our retirement home was rebuilt for us…then we got THE MAIL…Hilary sent a mail saying that viewings had been arranged for us in November, but she had heard there was a bookshop for sale in Elounda…did we want to take a look?  We decided that we might as well, as we are both avid readers and could at least get something to while away our time, so we said yes…


Eklektos was the first place she brought us, and we never got any further!!

Within 24 hours, my husband John had shaken hands on the deal for the shop, and we were starting to plan for a quick move to Crete and on January 26 2012, we arrived to stay permanently.

That was 5 years ago, and we are still here and constantly looking to improve what we do.  After Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for the last 2 years (2015 and 16), we are now ‘going live’ with our own website and E-shop to try and add to what we offer the visitors to this wonderful island we call home.


So, that’s a potted history of the beginning.

I’m not sure how this blog is going to work, but we’ll see in the next couple of months if it works, and whether I’ll ever be a successful blogger…

7 thoughts on “An Auspicious Holiday.

  1. Where have you moved too? We are coming over in June, can I still order some books for you to get me? I am in the process of making a list. Hope the move went well.

    1. Hello! We are just up the street from the original shop – opposite ‘Gusto’ and close to ‘Alligator’ shoes…we are planning a re-launch on 4th April – this is also my birthday AND our 6th /season in Elounda,,,but the first at the new location…come and see us! 🙂

  2. Definitely we are coming on 10th June for two weeks, getting my list together and will forward it soon. Happy birthday for 4th and good luck in the new premises.

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