Crete Homes are proud that many of our clients have found inspiration in Crete, whether through its architecture, the varied countryside, the warm and hospitable people or the colourful history. We have clients who are artists and artisans, birdwatchers and botanists, photographers and writers and now we are happy to support Yvonne Payne in her efforts to bring an important local legend to a wider audience.
Yvonne says, “My Cretan odyssey began in 2001 with the purchase of a small house via Crete Homes, in the back streets of Kritsa village. Keen to learn more about our new “home” we toured the village with Hilary Dawson, who also lives in Kritsa and still works at Crete Homes. She shared an insight into local customs and stories, including that of a female rebel named Rodanthe. It fired up my imagination right away!
The people of Kritsa are so proud of their special rebel that they named the main street through the village, Kritsotopoula Street, and it leads right to Rodanthe’s front door where descendants of her family are working to open it as a museum.
I’ve always found the Crete Homes team professional, helpful, and knowledgeable. Since first buying our home in Kritsa, Crete Homes helped us every step of the way. Fortunately, they remain available to answer our questions, help with renovation work, and give us advice and information.
I took so much inspiration from the Cretan surroundings, my neighbours, and the many experiences my husband and I have enjoyed in Crete. My book, “Kritsotopoula, Girl of Kritsa” is available worldwide via Amazon, from Eklektos Bookshop in Elounda and Nikitakis gift shop in the Square in Kritsotopoula Street. If you’ll be in Crete on Thursday 28th May 2015, you are welcome to join the Kritsa book launch celebrations from 5.30 p.m. outside of Nikitakis gift shop and Aristidis Cafe.
The name day for Rodanthe, the heroine of the story, is 9th June. To celebrate I will be signing books at Eklektos Bookshop in Elounda where you’re welcome to join us for a coffee and a slice of cake from 10.30 a.m.
The team from Crete Homes will be present at both these events if you would like any information about buying a property, or renovating an existing one, in this wonderful country, Crete.