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by DJ
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Water filter taps
Replies: 15
Views: 2161

Re: Water filter taps

I know the water quality differs from area to area but when in Palekastro, near Sitia, I enjoy drinking the tap water - it seems to taste cleaner and fresher than water in the UK and even better than bottled mineral water.
by DJ
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cigarette smoke issue
Replies: 27
Views: 4345

Re: Cigarette smoke issue

I've been travelling to Crete and other parts of Greece for 34 years and I always used to joke that I went to Greece because "it was the law, you had to smoke". I loved getting off the plane and being able to smoke immediately on entering the terminal building at Heraklion (of course, for ...
by DJ
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Appalling weather
Replies: 26
Views: 4986

Appalling weather

Videos appearing on my Facebook feed show utterly dreadful weather in the Chania region with cars being swept down swollen rivers; damage to roads and bridges and huge waves in Chania harbour. I hope everyone is ok. Is it as bad at the Sitia end ?
by DJ
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Info for getting married in Crete
Replies: 18
Views: 3550

Re: Info for getting married in Crete

Sorry - quick postscript: Of course, we then had to acquire the marriage certificate (s). In our case, they were sent to us in England. We then had to arrange for them to be translated into English for use in England, if needed.
by DJ
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Info for getting married in Crete
Replies: 18
Views: 3550

Re: Info for getting married in Crete

I am sure that there will be some guidance online that will tell you everything you want to know but here is my experience: My wife and I were married in the Town Hall in Palekastro, near Sitia. We were the only English couple to be married there and probably the last as the Town Hall no longer exis...
by DJ
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Round and Round We Go
Replies: 74
Views: 14967

Re: Round and Round We Go

This debate seems to have moved a long way from considering the impact of Brexit on 'Living in Crete' !
by DJ
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Samaria gorge friends
Replies: 14
Views: 3888

Re: Samaria gorge friends

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful walk down the Samaria Gorge about 18 years ago - however, we needed to buy up half a pharmacy to recover over the next few days !
by DJ
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: UK Referendum
Replies: 269
Views: 57004

Re: UK Referendum

Well said Warwick - thanks for common sense and the big picture, world view.
by DJ
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: UK Referendum
Replies: 269
Views: 57004

Re: UK Referendum

Katie Hopkins - nasty piece of work. Brutal, yes. Honest ? Wouldn't know how to be !
by DJ
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 2274

Re: Photos

Really good photos - thanks
by DJ
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Sitia Airport
Replies: 25
Views: 5913

Re: Sitia Airport

Haven't posted for some time but, as an annual visitor to Palekastro, I do keep an eye on the forum. In one sense it is good to see the new terminal open (I did rather like the old one) but I do fear that this may speed up the Minoan Group's plans for golf courses and hotels set in the peace and qui...
by DJ
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Syriza Grants Legal Status to Gay Couples
Replies: 42
Views: 8831

Re: Syriza Grants Legal Status to Gay Couples

So, so pleased that Syriza is doing this. Sadly, the bigotry expressed by one person on this thread is the same bigotry that results in innocent people being beheaded and burned alive. As someone has already intimated, it is how we live and how we respect others that counts - not blind adherence to ...
by DJ
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Fire up here..
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

Grateful if someone could tell me whereabouts the fires were in the Sitia area - thanks.
by DJ
Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: New Friend
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Lovely, lovely pics - best thing i have seen on the forum for ages !

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