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by Frank in Crete
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Residency
Replies: 48
Views: 5259

Re: Residency

I think the area you are in makes a big difference on getting a residency card, here in the middle south of Crete I have helped 3 separate people/families get one in our area, and from nothing to getting a residency card we have done it in a week, excluding about a week processing time at the police...
by Frank in Crete
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: For Sale / Wanted adds
Replies: 1
Views: 1363

For Sale / Wanted adds

I find it strange that people post items for sale, I then show an interest and reply to the thread, and /or send a PM and weeks and months later still no reply or message, if the item is sold fine but how long does it take to say so on the thread !, this has happened to me twice now !
by Frank in Crete
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Which air conditioning
Replies: 9
Views: 3033

Re: Which air conditioning

You can go for multi appliance names such as Mitsubishi ect but in the air-con world Daikin is known as one of te better if not the best make.
by Frank in Crete
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Boat Tours?
Replies: 13
Views: 5833

Re: Boat Tours?

You can hire a self drive boat from Plakias on the south coast, Finkas boats hire them out they are about 4m with an outboard so OK for lcal trips on a reasonable calm day, you can organise it from the Smernia Bar opposite the old harbour. If you want a skippered sightseeing / swimming / snorkeling ...
by Frank in Crete
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Read this before you buy car insurance in Greece!
Replies: 10
Views: 6983

Re: Read this before you buy car insurance in Greece!

While talking about insurance, I changed insurance companies last year as I had a better deal from another company and did not notice that there was a weeks gap between the date of the old and new. I came to insure again this year and was told by the insurance company that they could not re-new beca...
by Frank in Crete
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coolair
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

Re: Coolair

These are advertised on UK TV at the moment with a claim that they drop the air temp by up to 6% ... wow ! (sarcastic wow ) think they might need to be a bit stronger here to make any difference.
by Frank in Crete
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: One toe in the swamp
Replies: 25
Views: 11077

Re: One toe in the swamp

Just a small note .. you now do not need 10K to open a bank account 1 euro will do !
by Frank in Crete
Sun May 13, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Central Heating
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Re: Central Heating

As long as it is not gas fired ! I believe you can fit it yourself but you have to take into consideration things like the high water pressure here, I do know a very good greek plumber that speaks good English if you need one, he has done the whole of my house to a very high and professional standar...
by Frank in Crete
Sat May 05, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't pay electricty bills at post office
Replies: 16
Views: 5795

Re: Don't pay electricty bills at post office

Were do we pay it then ? will Piraeus bank do the payment?
by Frank in Crete
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pensions
Replies: 4
Views: 2642

Pensions

Hi, We live in Crete all year, In a couple of years time when me and my wife are both 55 I can access my private pension, I have been looking into this as we have some other financial dealings that the pension might effect, that we have to deal with now. I responded to an advert on this site for a c...
by Frank in Crete
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bad smell from sump pump
Replies: 7
Views: 3546

Re: Bad smell from sump pump

If I read your post right the sump is to get rid of excess rainwater/ground water in a basement or other low lying position. As you have suggested check the sump for large items and remove and then run the pump cleaning out with a hose until the water runs clear bleach or disinfectant in relatively ...
by Frank in Crete
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Chandler
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Chandler

I have been told that there is a large ships Chandler in Souda, I have done a few searches but can not find any details, does anyone know of a name, address, phone number or (unlikely) a website?
by Frank in Crete
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 156
Views: 57226

Re: More Questions from the newbies

Have you thought about bringing your stuff over by Nomad they charge £5 per cubic foot, we drove over with a truck and trailer and it cost us £3800 including hotels, fuel, tolls, ferries ect. We brought a lot of stuff so it was worth it and I wanted the truck here for building the house, but I am no...
by Frank in Crete
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 156
Views: 57226

Re: More Questions from the newbies

I would be interested in finding out the company you are using as I am building my own house and was going to install air source heat pump running under floor heating and also switchable to heat the pool as the weather gets better and we don't need the house heating but the pool is still too cold to...
by Frank in Crete
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 156
Views: 57226

Re: More Questions from the newbies

We have recently emigrated to Crete and came in a 5 ton pick up boxed out on the back full of stuff towing a 7.5m long 3.5 ton box trailer again full of our possessions from the UK some items new but mostly items we have owned a while,we didn't get stopped once at any border and no one as much as as...

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