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#17188 Bus To Chania

Posted by Aurelia on 02 September 2013 - 10:15 AM in Explore Crete

Thanks, Pam.  We were looking at different time-tables.

It is good to know that busses leave so often.

#17186 Bus To Chania

Posted by Aurelia on 01 September 2013 - 04:33 PM in Explore Crete

Pam,  thanks for this.


If I am reading this  correctly, it is the 10:30 bus that

stops in Vryssis.  Right? I am confused because the 10:30

listing also has two (**) indicating stops on the old road.


Have I been in the sun too long;-)



#17184 Bus To Chania

Posted by Aurelia on 31 August 2013 - 10:08 AM in Explore Crete

I will be in Iraklio Tuesday night and want to take the bus the next day to Chania.


Does anyone know which bus stops in the town of Vryssis rather than on the

"old road?"


According to the KTEL time-table,


one bus leaves at 10:30 and the next leaves at 14:30.


If I am reading the time-table correctly, the 10:30 bus stops not in

Vryssis, but on the "old road."  Is this correct?

#17136 New Update

Posted by Aurelia on 16 August 2013 - 01:50 AM in Explore Crete

The "new" Forum has a very nice format.


To answer just one of your questions, Yvonne,  I will be on Crete from early September to late October on a book promotion tour and will be based primarily in Chania and Chora Sfakion.  it would be nice to meet some of the people who post here.  Please visit my website for information on my new novel, set in the mountain villages of Crete. 



#17133 New Upgraded Forums, Blogs And Galleries

Posted by Aurelia on 15 August 2013 - 09:29 PM in Explore Crete

Bravo, Yannis.  It will be nice to connect with friends again.

I will be in Crete most of September and October.



#17087 New Novel Celebrates Crete, The Great Island

Posted by Aurelia on 16 November 2012 - 08:17 AM in Explore Crete

If you think my book is lacking in humor,
why don't you buy a copy and read it?
Send an email to:

[email protected]


#17086 New Novel Celebrates Crete, The Great Island

Posted by Aurelia on 16 November 2012 - 08:12 AM in Explore Crete

I have a very rich life. It is obvious that you
cannot say the same or, from your history here, that
you seldom say anything positive.

#17084 New Novel Celebrates Crete, The Great Island

Posted by Aurelia on 16 November 2012 - 12:02 AM in Explore Crete

Just for the record, so everyone is aware,
I was invited by our webmaster to post the
announcement of my book. Labyrinthine Ways promotes
Crete and also the Explore Crete website; I thought
it was appropriate to mention it here, and so
did Yianni.

I sought permission before posting and was given
it. As must be obvious, I do not use this forum
regularly and am not up on the rules, so
I checked with the webmaster. From the tone
of your post, I suppose I should have checked first
with you as well.

#17082 New Novel Celebrates Crete, The Great Island

Posted by Aurelia on 14 November 2012 - 07:56 PM in Explore Crete

Thank you, John, for this suggestion.
I will communicate with Yiannis about this.

I think my announcement gives a good overview
of the book and information on how to order is at
the bottom. We are still working on setting up the
accounts with Amazon.co.uk and Hellenicbookservice,
so if you are thinking of ordering, wait a few more weeks.

By an "advertisement" for you mean a paid ad?

By way of background information, I did research and writing
for this story for eight and a half years. When I had
a solid draft,I sent it to various experts--historians,
archaeologists, Cretans and others knowledgeable in various
fields--- and then made extensive corrections. I figure eighty
per cent of my book is re-write.

I wrote it as a valentine--a love letter--to Crete and I do
hope that is the way it is received.

thanks for your suggestion and interest.

#17080 New Novel Celebrates Crete, The Great Island

Posted by Aurelia on 11 November 2012 - 06:56 PM in Explore Crete

My novel features our webmaster, Yanni Samatas, and will help
to promote not only Crete, but the website. It also features
Nikos Sirages, a woodturner in Rethymnon, Michale Manousakis,
who is thought to be the last male weaver in Crete, George
Anatakis, from Alpine Travel, and the Manousakis winery near
Chania. It is set in modern times with flash-backs to the
13th and 14th centuries and unfolds primarily in Chora Sfakion.

#17079 New Novel Celebrates Crete, The Great Island

Posted by Aurelia on 11 November 2012 - 03:42 AM in Explore Crete

I am pleased to announce that my new book, Labyrinthine Ways, is now available. A book launch is set for December 19 in Waterstone’s book store in Greenwich, London. Further launches are being planned in the US, Greece, and possibly Australia.

Labyrinthine Ways is a celebration of the mysteries, magic, myths, folklore, archaeology, distinctive cuisine, and the rugged landscape and courageous and indomitable people of Crete. The story unfolds in modern times with flash-backs to the days when first Constantinople, known as “The Queen of Cities,” and “the most glorious city known to man,” and then Venice, the unspeakably cruel and hated invader, ruled Crete.

We learn of the fables and legends related to these times as they are recalled today with vivid detail by men in the kafenia (coffee houses) of mountain villages. Into these labyrinthine paths wander tender and vulnerable souls on journeys of self-discovery. Among them is a young wayfarer haunted by the mysterious Crete that dominated and tormented the life of Nikos Kazantzakis, Crete’s most famous novelist and author of Zorba the Greek.

"Labyrinthine Ways is a novel that paints a portrait of the many magical and mysterious faces of Crete. The story enchants with fables of Crete’s glorious past, and is written in a smooth, free-flowing style for the tourist who wants to experience The Great Island in all of its richness. Labyrinthine Ways presents Crete at its best; read this book before visiting our island.”
—Greek National Tourist Organization (GNTO)
The book is being printed in the US, the UK, Greece, and Australia. A website and video book trailer will be released soon.

US Residents in the US may order the book by sending an email to:[email protected]
UK, GREECE, AND AUSTRALIA Residents in these countries may order from [email protected]
Or Waterstone’s Book Store at [email protected]