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by Mixos
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The road to Zakros
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: The road to Zakros

The Valley of the Dead gorge is certainly worth the walk, but probably not in August? Years ago we walked it from the top down, planning to get the bus back up the road, only to discover there were no buses on a Sunday! Had a good lunch then traipsed all the way back up again. No way I could manage ...
by Mixos
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The road to Zakros
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: The road to Zakros

Yes, there's a good blacktop road all the way to Kato Zakros now, Guy, with a choice of the long and scenic route from the Ziros plateau via Xerokambos, as Jeff describes, or via Paleokastro and Zakros. Both offer a stunning drive. A word of advice if you're planning to lie on the beach.. there's ve...
by Mixos
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 95
Views: 4649

Re: Storm Clouds.

I usually can't be bothered to get into a ding-dong on this forum but I can't let the comments aimed at me by Warwick and Brian go unanswered. In the context of Brian's original and unattributed post at the top of this thread, I was perfectly correct to describe it as a "what if" scare sto...
by Mixos
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 95
Views: 4649

Re: Storm Clouds.

Exactly so, Warwick, which is why these "what if" scare stories peddled by sections of the UK media are just that. The other EU member states have a far bigger stake in avoiding the sort of problems Brian is quoting, because they have so many more of their citizens in the UK than we do in ...
by Mixos
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: resident permit - cream or blue
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

Re: resident permit - cream or blue

Never mind, Tim. Crack open another Mythos and relax. Wish we could swap Barnier for your Sitia residence official, as I like the tone of his reassurance :lol:
by Mixos
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heraklion Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Heraklion Airport

I'm not sure there has ever been air conditioning in the two baggage reclaim halls at Heraklion, or if there has, it's never been very efficient. The arrivals area past baggage reclaim has been improved slightly, by amalgamating the two exits and rearranging the car hire desks, but the departures ch...
by Mixos
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Changing Behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Changing Behaviour

Jeez guys, pour me another raki, eh? :?
by Mixos
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Sodastream
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Sodastream

You could try asking these guys, smiffy.

http://www.sodastreamprofessional.gr/contact.php
by Mixos
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Ears syringed
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Ears syringed

Have you tried olive oil drops? Seriously, it was recommended by my GP in the UK many years ago and it has always worked for me. Get one of those small glass phials with a rubber "balloon" dropper (you can probably get them at your local pharmacy) and squeeze a few drops of olive oil into ...
by Mixos
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: phone is dead
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: phone is dead

Why don't you just go to a Vodafone or Germanos shop in Chania and buy one? There must be loads of mobile phone shops there. Heck, we have at least four in sleepy old Sitia! :lol:
by Mixos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Goldcar hire company
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Goldcar hire company

Woody, are you familiar with the arrivals area at Heraklion Airport? As you emerge from the baggage collection area into the small hall where most of the car hire desks are located, there are usually loads of reps holding up cards with names/companies etc, so chances are there should be someone with...
by Mixos
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Mystery

Do the flags suggest any kind of pattern, ie, seen from above, would they form a grid, or are they in a straight line ? Maybe they follow a conduit underground (though not on your friend's roof I would assume) that a utility company needs to pinpoint for some reason. A bit like the orange marker pos...
by Mixos
Sat May 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: They Paved Paradise...
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: They Paved Paradise...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.. or just sigh and ask: "where have we heard 'promises' like this before?" For the past 14 years (or longer?) there have been 'plans' to build hotels, golf courses and villas at Cape Sideros, east of Sitia, on land owned by the Toplou Monastery. But has...
by Mixos
Sat May 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: dog barking at night
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: dog barking at night

If you haven't noticed already, you will discover that the Greeks have an odd relationship with dogs. They will "own" them but quite happily leave them tied up all day and night, outside their houses, their gardens and in their olive groves. You will rarely see them being taken for a walk ...
by Mixos
Sat May 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: SUSUKI VITARA
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: SUSUKI VITARA

Mike, have sent you a PM.

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