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by jackdaw
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Folding Guest Bed / Put You Up - Where to buy in ( Chania)
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Folding Guest Bed / Put You Up - Where to buy in ( Chania)

We were looking for the same for quite a while. Simple City had sold out. Eventually we found one in a small furniture shop. Sorry. can't give directions. As is often the way after buying one we saw them in several places!!!
by jackdaw
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Is long line fishing with multiple hooks from the beach illegal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Re: Is long line fishing with multiple hooks from the beach illegal?

I regularly fish from the shore with spinning gear. I frequently see spearfishermen swimming through my favourite spots!!! I was unaware of the need for a licence (None is needed in UK) for any form of fishing in Greece. I would be prepared to bet that none off them has a licence. Who is supposed to...
by jackdaw
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Quiet Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Quiet Hours

There is a venue (an old school with a large playground) which is used for parties - baptisms, weddings, funerals and all the different events in the summer months. Its a kilometre away from us, across the valley, The music and dancing goes on well after midnight. It stops for a while and then they ...
by jackdaw
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transferring funds, and pink slips
Replies: 26
Views: 3744

Re: Transferring funds, and pink slips

My accountant recently submitted my zero tax return in my absence. He needed details of any deposits to my bank account. Using internet banking I was able to highlight the deposits in my account summary. I was then given the opportunity to save the details as a PDF and I mailed these to my accountan...
by jackdaw
Wed May 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Day trip to Santorini
Replies: 15
Views: 3124

Re: Day trip to Santorini

Thanks folks. Too expensive. The honeymooners will have to come and see us!
by jackdaw
Tue May 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Day trip to Santorini
Replies: 15
Views: 3124

Day trip to Santorini

A young (and rather foolish) relative is honeymooning in Santorini. Since we will be missing the wedding we are considering a flying visit. Has anyone done this trip from Chania?
by jackdaw
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Garden Furniture Shop wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Garden Furniture Shop wanted

Nothing to your liking in Simple City?
by jackdaw
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Coming home .
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: Coming home .

I agree it is a good read and paints a picture of the period that can be useful for people who know little of the history of the period but remember it is a novel - don't think of it as a history book. Warwick I agree that it is a novel, and accept that the events surrounding the individual charact...
by jackdaw
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Coming home .
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: Coming home .

Our adopted village - Koukounara, above Kissamos - has several derelict properties that the locals describe as belonging to Turkish people (muslims) who were 'relocated' in early20th century. The properties are untouched since those times. Has anyone read 'Birds Without Wings' by Louis de Berniers? ...
by jackdaw
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 17056

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

Got my IDP yesterday. Thought I would have to go to Plymouth. Checked again and found that Tavistock had been added to participating offices. Yippeee. Took 20 minutes. I had passport, photo driving licence and passport sized pic. Some confusion transferring class of vehicles for which I'm qualified ...
by jackdaw
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: DEH Electricity Company
Replies: 30
Views: 7694

Re: DEH Electricity Company

Thanks Warwick
by jackdaw
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: DEH Electricity Company
Replies: 30
Views: 7694

Re: DEH Electricity Company

We pay DEH by direct debit. Is it safe to assume that the discount for prompt payment has been applied to the bill?
by jackdaw
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Great Overland Trip to the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 5213

Re: Great Overland Trip to the UK

Can I ask what was the total mileage? How much did you allow for overnight stops? How was the weather?
by jackdaw
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Sky Express new flights Chania - Athens
Replies: 15
Views: 4620

Re: Sky Express new flights Chania - Athens

When booking my flights back to UK in November I allowed 2 hours+ between Sky Express landing in Athens and Easy Jet departure. On arrival at Chania was informed SE departure was 45 min delayed. They also took my carry-on bag to put in hold (Too big/Too heavy) !! In Athens plane parked at extreme en...
by jackdaw
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property nerves
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: Property nerves

Our estate agent proved to be 100% trustworthy. We used a lawyer that he recommended. She had represented clients of his in the past. She proved to be 100% reliable and was patient and understanding. You will need to be patient as the bureaucracy will try the patience of a saint.

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