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by Drapanias David
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Purchase
Replies: 26
Views: 5930

Re: Property Purchase

Cruc on Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:04 am describes ATSALAKIS & PARTNERS as "The only office specialized in providing tax and accounting advice to non-Greeks" :o This is perhaps an advertising slogan but patently untrue. There are plenty of other excellent accountants who can give tax advice to...
by Drapanias David
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: BT Internet email issues
Replies: 19
Views: 5351

Re: BT Internet email issues

It now transpires that BT in their "wisdom" have deactivated my email account without any advance notice. This is contrary to their own advice on their website. It also appears that there is no prospect of recovering any of the hundreds of stored emails nor is it possible to retrieve my em...
by Drapanias David
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: BT Internet email issues
Replies: 19
Views: 5351

BT Internet email issues

Has anyone else been having difficulty logging in to the btinternet.com email accounts?

Any time we enter our email address and password it just returns us to the start of the process.

Everything was working OK until yesterday, Tuesday 4th October
by Drapanias David
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Do you live in west Crete?
Replies: 19
Views: 6155

Re: Do you live in west Crete?

It's hard to be sure what "quiet location but not totally remote or isolated" means to you but for what it's worth I'll offer my thoughts. Most of the coastal locations west of Chania up to Maleme are primarily seasonal tourist resorts which are busy from late April to late October. From T...
by Drapanias David
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Making friends - especially as a woman
Replies: 6
Views: 2898

Re: Making friends - especially as a woman

I don't know if you are a church goer, but there is a church which meets in the centre of Heraklion close to the McDonalds takeaway restaurant. Sunday meetings commence at 10.30am. Worship is contemporary in style and meetings are conducted in both Greek and English. http://christiansincrete.org/chu...
by Drapanias David
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Newbie question re residential running costs
Replies: 8
Views: 2763

Re: Newbie question re residential running costs

Tomorrow (09/08) we will have lived here for 11 months having visited our home for holidays since 2008. To help illustrate our situation, we: 1. own our 2-bed home, so pay property tax and house insurance 2. run a medium sized car (Dacia Sandero Stepway) - running costs included but not purchase cos...
by Drapanias David
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Plumber needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 4119

Re: Plumber needed.

Compared to UK plumber call out charges, I'm still happy with the cost
by Drapanias David
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Plumber needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 4119

Re: Plumber needed.

Our cistern was constantly leaking into the bowl. They came and changed the syphon and ballcock and fixed the problem. 30 euros including parts and labour.
by Drapanias David
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Plumber needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 4119

Re: Plumber needed.

We have used Manolis and Andonis from HYDRAULIC INSTALLATIONS/ΥΔΡΑΥΛΙΚΕΣ ΕΓΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΕΙΣ. They are based in the Kissamos area but would no doubt be able to be in Platanias in 20-25 mins. They speak a little English and are very efficient and reasonably priced. Manolis is on 694 558 4360 Andonis is on ...
by Drapanias David
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Exciting e-mail
Replies: 5
Views: 2162

Re: Exciting e-mail

Even if something did go wrong, don't expect an apology, because for Elton...

"Sorry seems to be the hardest word" :lol:
by Drapanias David
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Greek web translation
Replies: 8
Views: 2477

Re: Greek web translation

Right click over any news story in Greek on these sites and there should be a pop up box which gives you the option to 'Translate into English'
by Drapanias David
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't Bank On It
Replies: 15
Views: 3816

Re: Don't Bank On It

We had our passports, bank cards, credit cards, cash, etc. stolen whilst visiting Athens a few years ago. The next morning I went to a branch of Piraeus in central Athens where they printed me a new card and then allowed a withdrawal of €600. All of this without any ID (only photocopies of our passp...
by Drapanias David
Sun May 31, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Moving to Crete,Advise needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

Re: Moving to Crete,Advise needed

"will be relying on public transport i can only really get along the coast from Chania to Agios Nikolas" Don't discount west of Chania. There is excellent public transport along the NW coast to Kastelli Kissamos. The further west you go the more rural, less touristy and authentically Creta...
by Drapanias David
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Holiday in Crete
Replies: 30
Views: 7778

Re: Holiday in Crete

John

If you don't mind the drive then we would recommend a trip to Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Spinalonga. Shona and I went for a 5 day break in September 2011 and enjoyed the Mirabello Bay as a base but made the most of stopping off on the way there and back for future 'getaway' hints.

DC
by Drapanias David
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Tax 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 16811

Property Tax 2014

Finally received our ENFIA details via the accountant on Friday. It took a while to recover from the initial shock of mistakenly thinking that our annual bill had risen by €1000. :o I was eventually relieved to discover that I was reading the guide demand from the Tax Office; our individual demands ...

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