Thursday, 23 March 2017

Eleni's story -Taking Nicos to Kefalonia!

Nicos and I met in May 2012. On our first date we both shared many common interests, one of which was a mutual plan to eventually emigrate to another country. It was something we had both wanted and thought about for a long time.

Both Nicos and I originate from Cyprus and have family living there, so you would have thought that would be the obvious place to go. But Cyprus, even though a beautiful island in it's own right was not drawing either of us to want to live there permanently. But we agreed a Greek island would be an ideal location as knowing the language and culture would be an advantage. Between us we had visited many of the Greek Islands.

Over the coming months we continued to see each other and nothing more was said about this dream for the future. It was far too soon to be making those type of plans!!

I had only been seeing Nicos a few months when I jumped on a plane with my lovely friend Caron to Kefalonia for a holiday!

We both fell in love with the island. Her story tells so beautifully what an amazing experience we had. It had everything...........jaw-dropping unique unspoilt beauty, quiet and spacious, amazing beaches, clear blue sea, lovely food, friendly people, heat, sun, history, the list just went on and on!

We couldn't believe how much this island had to offer. There was so much to see and do,  literally something for everyone. The only thing we were disappointed about was not having more time to explore the island, we really didn't want to leave.

There were no two ways about it, a future visit to the island was a MUST.

When I returned Nicos collected me from the airport and as he greeted me with a hug and a kiss he asked me if I'd had a good time. The first words to come out of my mouth were;

                              'If things work out between us and we are together
                              this time next year we must go together. You have to see this island.'

Nicos was on the laptop the very same day reading about the island and booking a holiday for the following year! He had no doubt in his mind that we would be together this time next year!!

In July 2013 Nicos proposed to me and of course I accepted otherwise I wouldn't be writing this now!

A month later Nicos and I went to Kefalonia.  Nicos fell in love with the island as quickly as Caron and I had, as I knew he would and for all the same reasons. I remember the moment we sat in (our now favourite restaurant)  To Enetiko in Avithos with the moonlight shining on the sea, and without words we both knew we had found our island.

We returned to Kefalonia year after year not just for our summer vacation but exploring properties and land. We even went on a National UK TV show 'A Place in the Sun'.
Sadly we just couldn't find what we wanted.....BUT WE HAD, we just didn't know it!
 Our fate, our future had been staring us in the face for the past 4 years!

You've read Dennis's story so you know what happened next!

Nicos's story coming soon

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