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by Kilkis
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 853

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

I know, the devil made you post it. I'll be awarding you the Satcure Medal of Honour soon?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 853

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

...Ancona-Igoumenitsa-Ancona for van and with a cabin for 2 persons it is 595Euro... Worth checking if that is a two birth cabin or if you are sharing with strangers in a 4 birth? Freight drivers largely travel alone and four drivers who are complete strangers will often share a 4 birth cabin. Warw...
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 853

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

Matilpa1 wrote:... since you have to contact with different cargo departments for each routes"...


Did you try the ANEK Freight web site I linked above? They have different sections for freight and non-freight.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 853

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

They take any vehicle. Try this site or follow Filippos' advice. From the first page:

    Vans - Do I need to travel as freight?

    On Anek Lines, all enclosed vans (with side panels) must be booked as freight regardless of length or load.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 133
Views: 18737

Re: More Questions from the newbies

...We still have the key and they have our deposit... I noticed that in our local post office having a key seems to be largely redundant. The postman has a master key that opens the whole front. He seems to leave that in the rack all the time and people just open the whole front, check their own bo...
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Piraeus Bank
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Piraeus Bank

Oh Yes!

Warwick
by Kilkis
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 853

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

I thought about doing it many years ago when I lived close to the FYROM border. It wasn't that long after NATO had been bombing Serbia and, although the conflict had ended, I was advised that people with UK passports weren't exactly flavour of the month. It's probably better now.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 133
Views: 18737

Re: More Questions from the newbies

In Kalyves our post is delivered to the house where we have a small box on the wall ... I have the same but it only applies inside cities, towns and reasonably large villages. Sometimes in smaller villages they will deliver directly to the houses on the main street but the rest go in the blue boxes...
by Kilkis
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Piraeus Bank
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Piraeus Bank

The sort of areas that are left without banking facilities in the UK are often the same areas that have little or no broadband coverage so you are screwed both ways. It is probably the same or worse here. I know people who live within 10 km of Chania who can't stream video or even struggle to get br...
by Kilkis
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 853

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

It's about 800 km so a fair drive in a day. Getting stuck behind an ox cart in Fyrom tends to slow you down. Szeged is about the closest town to the Hungarian border. I think the nearest hotel to the FYROM border in Greece is the Park Hotel just off the E75 highway at Polykastro.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 853

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

You don't need to go through Albania or through Bulgaria. The main route runs almost in a straight line from Budapest through Serbia, Kosovo and FYROM crossing into Greece at Evzoni. The road then joins the Thessaloniki-Athens highway to the south west of Thessaloniki. It used to be the main transpo...
by Kilkis
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Piraeus Bank
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Piraeus Bank

I think that there are a lot of factors at play here. Certainly the government has pushed people to use card payments and electronic transfers far more than they used to, partly through capital controls, i.e. you simply can't access cash, and partly by linking the rebate on income tax, equivalent to...
by Kilkis
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 133
Views: 18737

Re: More Questions from the newbies

Kathleen wrote:Curious to know why you had to pay for a post box Mackie...


I think you pay an annual fee for the ones inside the post office but not the ones "strategically" placed at the roadside.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 853

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

What would change?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Used car wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Used car wanted

You have to have a business or be a farmer to own a pick-up which is classed as a commercial vehicle,... That was also my understanding but it may or may not be accurate. My current understanding is that this was a misinterpretation of the law. Pick-up trucks registered to businesses have a benefic...

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