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by Kilkis
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete in Headline News
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Crete in Headline News

Well the thing you linked, Kamisiana, is not an article but a question raised by an MEP in the European Parliament. The question was raised by Ioannis Lagos who is a Greek MEP. He previously served as an MP in the Greek parliament from 2012 to 2019 representing Golden Dawn, Greece's own neo-nazi par...
by Kilkis
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete in Headline News
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Crete in Headline News

As far as I am concerned Breitbart is a neo-nazi race-hatred spreading rag. The Christian governments of the USA and the UK caused the slaughter of hundred of thousands of Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. In Japan Buddhist monks carefully sweep the path in front of them to avoid killing any i...
by Kilkis
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: WIFI calling ...
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: WIFI calling ...

I would be surprised if they did. Cosmote certainly provide a modem that is a hybrid landline/4G version to boost speeds in areas where the quality of the landline is poor. They also do a 4G only version to provide a broadband router for people with no landline possibility. I am not saying that they...
by Kilkis
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Is driving with flip flops legal?
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Is driving with flip flops legal?

George wrote:... They also said it is best to ignore the amount of locals who drive wearing flip flops. Do as we say, not as we do springs to mind.


It's a bit simpler than that. Every local will know somebody who can make the fine go away - you don't.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: WIFI calling ...
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: WIFI calling ...

Assuming you just want to do this in your house then a passive repeater might work. You could ask Cosmote to tell you the location of the mast you normally connect to and the frequency of the signal on that mast that would be used for SMS. You can then buy a relatively high gain antenna, e.g. perhap...
by Kilkis
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Is driving with flip flops legal?
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Is driving with flip flops legal?

...I cringe when a 1,000cc bike fraaaapppppps (spelling?) past me and the rider is in shorts and tee shirt and flip flops .... I've never ridden a 1,000 cc bike or worn flip-flops but I have ridden all over Crete in shorts, T-shirt and trainers with no crash helmet. Mostly on 250 cc bikes. Anything...
by Kilkis
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mandatory use of masks from tomorrow, Saturday 18th July
Replies: 34
Views: 3039

Re: Mandatory use of masks from tomorrow, Saturday 18th July

The broadcast last night did provide figures on testing and infections detected amongst tourists coming into the country. Between 1 July and 2 August: 1 1,702,880 tourists arrived in Greece. 2 215,184 tests were performed on those arriving, i.e. about 1 in 8 were tested. 3 401 infected cases were de...
by Kilkis
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: How Bad Is The Greek Tax System?
Replies: 40
Views: 4636

Re: How Bad Is The Greek Tax System?

...If your income is £12,500 or less, you would pay nothing as a UK tax resident, but under the 7% Greek `offer' you would pay £875. The break even figure is around £19,000, under that, the UK system wins, above that the Greek offer is more beneficial... It is always true, when comparing two tax sy...
by Kilkis
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: vw Polo
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: vw Polo

If you look on car.gr the cheapest 2007, 1400 cc polo on Crete is €3,600 and that one has done 218,000 km so €2,750 is not a bad price. The cheapest I could find in Attica, where prices are lower, is €2,450 and that had done almost double the mileage. Warwick PS Disclaimer. I know Moggieman but this...
by Kilkis
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Getting ready for BREXIT
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Getting ready for BREXIT

...I think the words "legally resident" are key as this effectively removes all previous loose arrangements on country of residency, health care liability, state pension increases, tax status and non-Greek motor car usage and driving licenses... As far as Greece is concerned "legally...
by Kilkis
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: How Bad Is The Greek Tax System?
Replies: 40
Views: 4636

Re: How Bad Is The Greek Tax System?

The new law. No. 4714/2020, to provide a 7 % flat rate of tax to pensioners who transfer their tax residency to Greece was passed by Parliament on Friday. It's aim is to attract new pensioners to come and live in Greece so anybody who has already been living here for some time, but has managed to st...
by Kilkis
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car hire in the UK on a Greek licence
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Car hire in the UK on a Greek licence

As far as I can remember, the UK government has said that it will continue to recognise EU driving licences without an IDP, so it would not be an offence to drive just on the EU licence. This is from the government web page giving advice to UK ex-pats living in Greece : You can still use your Greek ...
by Kilkis
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: White Goods Repair - Kalyves
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: White Goods Repair - Kalyves

Out of curiosity, are you sure the fridge freezer needs a repair man? Mine was growing huge slabs of ice in the freezer compartment, sticking the bottom box to the floor of the freezer, and the fridge was not keeping cold. I asked at a repair shop on Marko Botsari if they could fix it and was told t...
by Kilkis
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: ELTA Parcel deliveries - Apokoronas
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: ELTA Parcel deliveries - Apokoronas

At the moment the postcode simply tells you which post office your mail will be delivered to. Since they seem to be progressively closing the post offices the post codes progressively become meaningless. He talks about a system similar to the UK. In the UK the postcode takes you to the street and th...
by Kilkis
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Maximum passenger numbers in a private car
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: Maximum passenger numbers in a private car

I've got a feeling that the sentence: "These restrictions do not apply for families with children." is intended to mean "young children", i.e. not adults. Clearly if a husband, wife and 1/2/3 children, all under 17, came on holiday then they would all use the same hire car. This ...

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