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by Mixos
Sat May 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: dog barking at night
Replies: 7
Views: 554

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: 281

Re: SUSUKI VITARA

Mike, have sent you a PM.
by Mixos
Tue May 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heraklion Airport Upgraded
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Heraklion Airport Upgraded

Passed through the airport today and although it is still a work in progress (not actually completed.. the far end up by the domestic gates is still being refurbished) I have to say it's a vast improvement once you get airside... but 13 million euros ?? ... hmmm... hard to see where all that has gon...
by Mixos
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hose pipe ban ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: Hose pipe ban ?

Agree with you Jeff.. and well past time in my view.. but I wish our Greek neighbours took the problem more seriously. Her over the road still spends up to an hour every few days with the hose on full blast, sluicing down her terrace, with all that precious water flowing down the road and into the d...
by Mixos
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Damaged telephone socket after electric storm
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Damaged telephone socket after electric storm

If that had happened to me I would assume that Cosmote would come and fix it. You don't say where you are on the island, but assuming you are close to a Cosmote office I suggest you get down there tomorrow and explain what happened, and chances are they'll come out and fit you a new socket. They are...
by Mixos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Ryanair

Tim -- You'll be glad to know that Nikos at Akti beach bar was starting to open his taverna on Sunday ... so the ice cold draught Alfa will be ready when you get here ! :D
by Mixos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Ryanair

Hi Tim, we have done the Sitia/Athens/Heathrow leg several times with Aegean/Olympic and, as altohb says, the connection time at Athens is tight, but we have never missed one yet! If your inbound from Sitia lands within one hour of your Heathrow departure, a flight "ambassador" will be at ...
by Mixos
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Apothiki construction: tax??
Replies: 16
Views: 1144

Re: Apothiki construction: tax??

After the work on our house had finished and the kitchen fitter had left, I switched on the electric oven but nothing happened. Checked the fuses. All OK. Called the man back. He checked the fuses. All OK. "Ah," he said, "I remember now ..." as he pulled the oven out from the wor...
by Mixos
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Scrap Dealer near Sitia?
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Scrap Dealer near Sitia?

Not sure if the guy actually deals in scrap cars, but his yard usually contains accident wrecks, so it might be worth a try. I think the man's name is Yannis and he speaks enough English to be understood. His yard is down the lane on the corner immediately next to the turnoff to the airport, opposit...
by Mixos
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Pervolakia Gorge
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: Pervolakia Gorge

Jeff, I'd forgotten about this post of yours from 2015 until yesterday, when we walked the Pervolakia Gorge for the first time and came across the memorial to the two climbers, Albert and Robert. I wonder if you've been there, if you live close by? About 40 minutes in from the top of the gorge you c...
by Mixos
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Can anyone ID this night calling bird?
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Can anyone ID this night calling bird?

I'm hoping one of you amateur ornithologists out there can identify a bird -- I assume it's a bird and not a frog or similar -- which has been calling in the evening and after dark. The sound is quite a similar to the "churring" of a nightjar, but higher and softer; a continuous single not...
by Mixos
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 149
Views: 23739

Re: More Questions from the newbies

Warwick is correct. The going rate for a PO box inside Sitia post office, for example, is 56 euros a year. It might seem a bit steep but approx 1 euro a week seems worth it for the reassurance that mail is not left, sometimes for weeks on end, in the local kafenion. And Mackie, I reckon your post sh...
by Mixos
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA INFO FOR THE BUILDERS
Replies: 25
Views: 1798

Re: IKA INFO FOR THE BUILDERS

Please sir .... yes you, with his hand up at the back of the class ... how do you know for certain that all IKA has been paid.. after 14 years with no "pink slips" in my possession, no record of where the builder is now, no formal invoice(s) for work carried out, and the "agent" ...
by Mixos
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Carry-On Counting
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Carry-On Counting

Maybe I'm just getting grumpy in my old age but I am most certainly NOT entertained by the sight of fellow passengers banging and crashing down the aisle with too many bags, swinging their backpacks into your face, and hogging all the overhead locker space. This anti-social behaviour is probably the...
by Mixos
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: That's all right then
Replies: 44
Views: 3679

Re: That's all right then

Unless I have missed it amid all the sound and fury, I'm not sure that Barnier has been authorised to state that the UK's future relationship with the EU "will be based on one of the existing relationships.." (ie Norway, Canada, Switzerland.) In fact, if the media is to be believed, Barnie...

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