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Eklektos Bookshop

Andrea Papandreou Street 40, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 501270
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Moved to main road.

Moved to a new and bigger shop Lynn keeps the standart of this book shop up to very high. A place... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Donna C
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Broxburn, United Kingdom
New home, same great shop!!

We holidayed in Elounda at the start of October 2017 and again visited Eklektos Bookshop. Lynne and... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
AJD40
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Book Exchange - new and used books, locally handmade jewelry,gifts and cards. Offering many languages including English, French German, Dutch, Russian fiction and non- fiction.A small independent trader, just off the main square, with access from the seaside or the road.Tour Guides, maps and information available.
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Andrea Papandreou Street 40, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Moved to a new and bigger shop Lynn keeps the standart of this book shop up to very high. A place where you can find any kind of books and most about the local area and Crete. Lynn can give you useful advices of going...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We holidayed in Elounda at the start of October 2017 and again visited Eklektos Bookshop. Lynne and her son Martin were full of information and lots of help and tips for local restaurants and sight seeing. The shop is in a new location and is...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

It is very nice shop. Very kind and nice seller who is ready to help you. There are a lot of books in diffent languages and different themes. You`ll find a present for friend and somehing to read for yourself.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Dropped in on the off-chance that there may be a bird book on Crete, as so many eagles and vultures were flying around. Yes, I got a bird book for next to nothing, the proprietor Lynne and her son were helpfulness and courtesy itself and...More

Thank Graham S
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Eklektos is more than a bookshop! It's a wealth of information about the local area. Lynne the owner is so helpful and a font of knowledge about elounda. .who needs a tourist information? A good range of books for a small shop in many different...More

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Lynne was in process of moving her shop to larger premises a short distance away from the original site. Despite this distraction she went out of her way to find us books, maps and even dvd's. She has a wide range of books to buy...More

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Lynneth59, Owner at Eklektos Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hello! thanks for taking the time to give us a review. I'm glad you like our shop and that we were helpful. The new shop is working well in the new location, and we have better access for those who couldn't get around the steps!...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The shop and its owner Lynne are amazing..such a wide variety of books... Can pick up an easy holiday read or in depth book about Crete or Greece etc... Lynne is extremely helpful and knowledgable ....More

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Lynneth59, Owner at Eklektos Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Hello! Thanks for the review. Sorry it has taken so long to reply, but because the bookshop is changing address, it's a little chaotic here! We will offer the same services in our new location in the village, and hope to have even more information...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The shop not only has a huge selection of books.....as you would expect...... but also wonderful books by local authors, that aren't available from the usual book shops and Maps, tour books as well and the owner has a wealth of local knowledge too .....its...More

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Lynneth59, wife of owner at Eklektos Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Hi MG - a pleasure to meet you! Thanks for the great review - we really appreciate it, and the fact that you took the time to write it! We are hoping to make a few changes to freshen up the shop for 2017 season,...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Need a book to read on the beach or a guide book then this is certainly the place to go. As a local author I'm delighted they stock Kritsotopoula, Girl of Kritsa along with other books set in the area. The owner, Lynne generously shares...More

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Lynneth59, wife of owner at Eklektos Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Hi Yvonne! thanks for the kind words! It was a pleasure to see you here and get a chance to catch up a bit! As you know, we are always looking to do more book signings, Q&A sessions with local authors and guides, and I...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Saw the sign to this place and couldn't resist it. Good selection of books, unusual gifts (not tourist tat), and materials for artists. The lady there (who I now understand is called Lynne) was able to tell me a lot about Crete from the perspective...More

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Lynneth59, wife of owner at Eklektos Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Greetings from Elounda and thanks for the review! It's good to know when we are getting things right for our visitors. We know that folks are always interested to know more about the area - the history, culture and people of this fabulous island, and...More

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mike f
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Response from Lynneth59 | Property representative |
Golfing psychology is something we are not often asked for! However, we have books on the history and terminology of the sport. If you can give me a title or an author, I'd be pleased to see what I can do. We also offer a... More
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