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by Clio
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Piraeus Bank
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Piraeus Bank

I learned today that Piraeus Bank are about to close a number of smaller branches, including the one in Spili, Rethymno, which has a huge catchment area, and which will cease trading from the beginning of next month. (Other members might think it a good idea to make enquiries about their own branche...
by Clio
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Greek Ombudsman
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: The Greek Ombudsman

has anyone here, or anyone you know, tried to sort out a problem by submitting their story to the Greek Ombudsman? To qualify my earlier reply, Glenn: When I was at KEP yesterday (see IKA thread if you can be bothered) the younger, internet-savvy member of staff was listening to me talking about my...
by Clio
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal Heads Up
Replies: 78
Views: 3736

Re: IKA Renewal Heads Up

My comment really related to people like myself who get health cover through an S1 form from the UK, Clio. Actually that was how I got my vivliario in the first place. I am doubly qualified for one, which makes it all the more galling! Would such a document help you? Bless you, but no. It’s not wha...
by Clio
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal Heads Up
Replies: 78
Views: 3736

Re: IKA Renewal Heads Up

I am pretty certain that if you do not renew the book you will not receive any IKA treatment until it is renewed. Not necessarily so. My two penn'orth for what it's worth. As I mentioned elsewhere, I am engaged in a long-running battle with the social security system, one front of which is the refu...
by Clio
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Greek Ombudsman
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: The Greek Ombudsman

I’m afraid I don't have a lot for your comfort, Glenn, just a lot of sympathy for a predicament which is depressingly familiar to many of us. I’m not sure what it is about Greek officialdom, but I do understand that it’s deep-rooted in literally Byzantine aspects of Greek culture which are quite ali...
by Clio
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flights Stansted Summer 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Flights Stansted Summer 2018

Many thanks.
by Clio
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Good Old Lidls
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Good Old Lidls

All I grow is weeds.


You know what they say here, Warwick. One (mad English) man’s weeds are a another (wise Cretan) man’s delicious, nourishing, cheap lunch...

Gorgeous pics, Daisy.
by Clio
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flights Stansted Summer 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Flights Stansted Summer 2018

I’ve been asked to find out about cheap flights from Crete to London Stansted in July. I do my own flying out of season, so I don’t know anything about high-season charters. Can somebody kindly tell me how it works? Do the various airlines announce their summer charter schedules at various times, an...
by Clio
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Carry-On Counting
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Carry-On Counting

One of the more entertaining aspects of flying Aegean has always been the sight of Greek fellow travellers struggling down the aisle with vast amounts of oversized, overweight cases, not to mention the shoulder bags, back-packs, holdalls, giant cardboard boxes, huge cellophane parcels of glika, and ...
by Clio
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Getting rid of coins
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Getting rid of coins

I took some once to the post office and asked if they could change them. Postmaster Aristides hesitated a bit before agreeing, and asking me to come back later. When I did, and collected my ten euros or whatever it was, I found out why he hadn't been too keen. I was embarrassed to discover that the ...
by Clio
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Its here ! The Big Christmas Fayre.This Sunday, 3rd December
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Its here ! The Big Christmas Fayre.This Sunday, 3rd December

On the return journey go past the olive press and follow the road under the National Highway. Turn left at the T junction and that will take you back onto the carriageway going East. Read that too late to comply so we just followed our noses in an easterly direction via some interesting back roads,...
by Clio
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Its here ! The Big Christmas Fayre.This Sunday, 3rd December
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Its here ! The Big Christmas Fayre.This Sunday, 3rd December

For the benefit of those of us travelling against the tide of Westenders and coming from the Rethymno direction, could somebody kindly provide an idiot's guide to getting off the Ethniki and to the venue?

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