Uniquely Crete – Book presentation, 26th May

Melanie Crane is presenting her new book, “Uniquely Crete”

Sunday 26th May, 17:30

Manousakis winery, Vatolakkos Chania


About the book:

The rock, the hard place and all the beauty in between…

When her husband Richard was offered a job overseas, Melanie Crane moved far away from her small mountain community in Colorado to the remote Greek island of Crete. She looked forward to an idyllic life in the Mediterranean, but she didn’t anticipate how the experience would prepare her for an unexpected return.
In Uniquely Crete, Crane tells stories of her five years on the island and shares secrets about the island’s hidden treasures. Guided by her unique voice and vivid descriptions you will

  • Discover remote, off-the-beaten-path beaches like Gialskari
  • Experience the quirks and customs of everyday life
  • Meet heart-warming characters like Nick the Greek storyteller, explore the culture,history, cuisine and customs of the special Greek people and expats who call this island home, ttaste the fresh calamari, hear the buzzing cicadas sing, feel the silky warm water of the Mediterranean on your skin. It’s part travel guide, part memoir, and uniquely Crete!

Melanie Crane lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with her husband, Richard. A writer, musician and world traveler, she authors two blogs: Wander, Linger, Savor and Cretan Chronicles.


Greek in spirit. Recently adopted, with whole family, by Kissamos. Sea and nature lover.