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#18342 Exploring The Seven Plateaus Of Lassithi

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 12 October 2015 - 12:54 PM in Explore Crete

I was lucky enough to experience all seven Lassithi Plateaus in one day on a hair raising ride. Good job I trust my husbands skill behind the wheel! I'd not have seen such wonderful views without this amazing drive so I thought I'd share a link to my blog here.

Tim, I know that you will find the photos of Omalos Plateau and the wartime shrine particularly interesting.

Here is the link:


#18254 Summer Holiday In 3 Weeks (Advice Needed)

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 12 July 2015 - 03:41 PM in Explore Crete

Hi, I had and email from a friend in Kritsa a couple of days ago saying there are no problems. Enjoy your holiday! X

#18250 Kritsa Walking Tour

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 03 July 2015 - 01:01 PM in Meet in Crete

If you will be in East Crete between mid August and mid October I'll be delighted to show you around Kritsa, where my book Kritsotopoula, Girl of Kritsa is set.

Contact me via kritsayvonneATtalktalk.net replace the AT in this address with @

Or via my website www.kritsayvonne.com

I'll show you where the heroine of my story, Rodanthe actually lived, the church where her father was the Papas and other key areas that relate to the story.

Feedback from other people is that the tour really helps to bring the story alive.

Of course, no purchase of the book is necessary, but I will be pleased to let you know where you can buy a copy.

I look forward to meeting you.

#18249 The Current Situation.

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 03 July 2015 - 12:24 PM in Explore Crete

Love it! X

#18238 Stay Calm & Visit Crete!

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 30 June 2015 - 12:32 AM in Explore Crete

I love my dual life but from my sofa in the UK do wish I was in Crete right now. Facinating times for observers but the outcome and impacts are so important for those that live in Crete.

Sorry to hear you are poorly Graeme, I hope you find someone to travel with.

Hi John, perhaps you could give I've us some updates over the next few weeks.


#18237 Summer Holiday In 3 Weeks (Advice Needed)

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 30 June 2015 - 12:25 AM in Explore Crete

Hi, although I'm in the UK at present I am keeping in touch with friends in Crete and the overwhelming view is keep calm and weather the media storm. Locally shops and businesses are open and eager to accept your euros. Crete is a cash based society anyway so just make sure you take holiday funds with you.

The sun will shine and the water is warm, as is the welcome! Enjoy your holiday and let us know how you get on. X

#18236 Moving To Crete

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 30 June 2015 - 12:19 AM in Introduce Yourself

Hello Tel, good to see you here.

A bad time to buy for one person is a great time to buy for another person. From my own observations I'd say it's a buyers market at present and I can't see this changing for a good while. I'd just say the obvious, find a reputable estate agent and make sure the lawyer dosn't work for both the vendor and buyer.

If you have any specific questions about buying/living in Crete post away.

Best wishes, Yvonne x

#18229 Party Invitation

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 16 June 2015 - 09:27 PM in Meet in Crete

Hi Pam, I've only just seen this message but it was good to see you at the 'do'. I sent some photos to you via Facebook.

Here is a link to a summary http://kritsayvonne....-kritsa-launch/

We're back in the UK now so I hope you enjoy a good summer. X

#18216 Battle Of Crete

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 20 May 2015 - 06:23 AM in Explore Crete

Today there are many events throughout Crete to commemorate the Battle of Crete. I found a lovely old blog post and thought some Explore Crete users would appriciate it too. click on the link.


#18215 Crete Nature Blog: New Friends And Other Animals

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 16 May 2015 - 05:21 PM in Explore Crete

Excellent reading! X

#18210 Party Invitation

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 10 May 2015 - 08:00 PM in Meet in Crete

Thanks Kiran, I was one of the early members of A GOOD Greek Read and agree it is an excellent group. I'm glad you mentioned it because if I'd not known of it then you gave me opportunity to explore it. Now perhaps other might.

A few days before the 28th May there's to be a virtual blog party so feel free to pop in, have a natter to guests and of course, slip the odd virtual raki! my blog can be found via www.kritsayvonne.com

BFN Yvonne x

#18203 I Am Back

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 03 May 2015 - 08:09 PM in Explore Crete

Hi, good to see you are heading back. Crete is like a magnet! x

#18202 Party Invitation

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 03 May 2015 - 08:06 PM in Meet in Crete

Hi Pam and Bob, that sounds good. The link for Argyro is http://www.argyrorentrooms.gr/ I've crocked my foot and can't leave home at the moment so I've not been down to check on availability. It's only a sprain so I'm hoping a few days rest will set me right. Let me know if you do book so that we can say hi before the 'do'. x


Hi Mike and Jane, sorry to miss you. Do say Hi if you're ever back this way. My guess is that the forum got clogged with spam or hit by a virus, but I agree it's good to see the forum open again. x

#18196 Party Invitation

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 27 April 2015 - 07:50 PM in Meet in Crete

After a few hiccoughs over the date I'm pleased to invite Explore Crete forum members to a party in Kritsa on 28th May 2015.

The event is to celebrate the launch of my novel, Kritsotopoula, Girl of Kritsa, based on the true story of a village lass called Rodanthe who fought against Ottoman oppression in 1823.

In many ways my writing journey started on this forum and the Explore Crete site certainly proved to be my favourite research tool, a fact that I've given sincere thanks for in the acknowledgements section.

If you use Facebook you can find full details via this link:


In summary, the event is in the centre of the upper part of Kritsa high street outside of Nikitakis gift shop and Aristidis Cafe, from 5.30 p.m.

There will also be a book signing event at Eklektos Bookshop, Elounda on 9th June and we'll be having cake to celebrate the fact that it's Rodanthe's name day.

I'll be delighted if you can make either of these events. X

#18184 Traditional Kritsa Wedding

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 02 April 2015 - 07:11 PM in Explore Crete

Any lucky people who'll be in the Lassithi area on July 19th are in for a treat as there will be a traditional wedding in Kritsa. I'll not be in Crete, so I'll be relying on others for photos...

I'm heading to Kritsa for May, so hopefully I'll I find out More details to post here. X

#18168 Deleted

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 26 March 2015 - 12:22 AM in Meet in Crete

post cancelled,but unable to delete.

#18167 Where Did We Go?

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 26 March 2015 - 12:17 AM in Explore Crete

I don't know what prompted me to drop by, but I'm pleased to find the forum open again.

Who else is dropping in these days? X

#18121 In The Footsteps Of Heroes

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne on 15 December 2014 - 01:28 AM in Explore Crete

Yes please.... can you summarise events ? I'm particularly interested in finding out about events in the east of Crete. X