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by Carolina
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays
Replies: 3
Views: 184981

Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Federation of employees at Greek banks on 24-hour strike tomorrow, Wednesday Dec 11th. The Federation of unions of Greek banks employees will launch a 24-hour strike across the country on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The mobilization is the response of the Federation OTOE to the recent lay-off by ...
by Carolina
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: AMKA question
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: AMKA question

As far as I know, third country nationals (i.e non Greek and non EU nationals) are not entilteld to a new AMKA unless they are officially resident (pernit) plus working and paying national insurance contributions to the Greek system (EFKA). The right-wing Greek government brought in this law in July...
by Carolina
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays
Replies: 3
Views: 184981

Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Extended shopping hours for the Christmas and New Year period, plus Christmas, New Year and Epiphany closing dates:-

See https://livingincrete-carolina.blogspot ... hours.html
by Carolina
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Blackout Blinds
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Blackout Blinds

Jysk have them ready made.
by Carolina
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 32
Views: 2721

Re: Earthquake

Chania tax office closed this morning after the quake as a small part of the ceiling fell in in one of the offices. It was checked by civil engineers and deemed safe so will open again tomorrow.

https://www.zarpanews.gr/i-rogmi-poy-tr ... mo-photos/
by Carolina
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 32
Views: 2721

Re: Earthquake

Rattled & shook my bed - woke me up in Akrotiri!
by Carolina
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Sitia Closed?
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Sitia Closed?

...Avoid Ierapetra on St George's Day (23 April)... Out of curiosity what do the St George churches and the towns/cities with St George's as their main church do when 23 April is within lent? Individuals normally put off their name day celebration until after Pascha, usually to Easter Monday. Does ...
by Carolina
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67170

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Toebs wrote:Well, back again after some time - started a new contract, so been busy, and logging into this board and posting is always difficult because of the anti-Tor protections (which don't work well enough to stop me, but work well enough to make me post less often).

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Sent you a PM Toebs
by Carolina
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Drivers License for US Citizens.
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Drivers License for US Citizens.

. I'm not sure how foreign citizens are treated but Greek learners usually pay a bribe to the tester or they don't pass. The driving instructor should be able to give full details. I think the instructor puts his pupils in for the test and deals with paying the test fee and the bribe. Warwick Just ...
by Carolina
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Cosmote What’s Up
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Cosmote What’s Up

I've had problems with the mycosmote app intermittently in the past, but it's working fine for me at the moment. - It won't work when your wifi network is turned on on the phone - check it' s turned off and you are on data usage only. - Try switching your phone off and on again or take your sim card...
by Carolina
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Treatment cost estimate?
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: Treatment cost estimate?

Do you have a GP (pathologos)? He/she could refer you to a hospital for an outpatient appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon, but this could take weeks/months. Otherwise you could call a state Hospital direct (e.g. Agios Nikolaos or Heraklion - you can use any) and ask for an outpatients appointmen...
by Carolina
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Appointments Chania hospital
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Appointments Chania hospital

Hi all,as I can't get through on the phone does anyone know where the appointments desk is in Chania General Hospital? Thank you Drive towards the Emergency Dept i.e. go through the main gate and then take the left turn at the 'crossroad' junction before the main doors. You need the Εξωτερικά Ιατρε...
by Carolina
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit
Replies: 6
Views: 4800

Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Pinning this post to the top of this page, we may need the GR Gov Brexit site shortly :(
by Carolina
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Forum Go-Slow
Replies: 0
Views: 791

Forum Go-Slow

You may be getting connection errors when browsing the forum or posting:

'SQL ERROR
Can't connect to MySQL server on 'mysql' (9) '

I'm aware of it but it's a general connection problem on the server, which hopefully they will soon fix.

Thanks,
Carol
Admin
by Carolina
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 141
Views: 28380

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

EOPYY is pronounced Eh -o pee .. stress on the pee.

EFKA is EF - ka - stress on the EF.

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