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by Clio
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Leonardo
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Leonardo

Of possible interest to anyone who's going to be in Athens in the next weeks, or who would like an excuse to go:

http://www.leonardodavinci.gr/

I thought it was wonderful - one of the best exhibitions I've ever seen. And it runs until the end of March.
by Clio
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Please explain
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Please explain

It's not just for official documents but for practical everyday use. Traditionally the first male child is named after the father's father. One of our village patriarchs was called, let us say. Pandelis Lionakis. Five of his eight children were boys, and each of those subsequently produced a son, al...
by Clio
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Housesitter available throughout the winter
Replies: 6
Views: 1516

Re: Housesitter available throughout the winter

Kwenda lalla sasa hevi!
by Clio
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Housesitter available throughout the winter
Replies: 6
Views: 1516

Re: Housesitter available throughout the winter

Warwick, I can do English, Greek,French, Latin and a bit of Swahili, but not double Dutch. Could you give me the translation of "Cleggbook" please?
by Clio
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Ellinair
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Ellinair

Reporting back: A more than satisfactory experience. No queues at check-in, plane clean and tidy, cabin crew pleasant and efficient, arrival in Heraklion maybe ten minutes late but that's par for the course. As for the all-important issue of overweight baggage: I had a 23 kilo check-in bag, 12 kilos...
by Clio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Boat Tours?
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Boat Tours?

As far as I know, private boat hire at least in the south of the island doesn't exist, because the seas are too dangerous. But there are plenty of trips available. Agia-galini.com will give you details of some nice little day excursions, and the ferries link at sfakia.com has detailed info and updat...
by Clio
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Gatwick Chaos
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Gatwick Chaos

PS Clio, I love Marrakech. Did you go over the Atlas Mountains to Taroudant, or west to Essaouira? Taroudant top of bucket list Guy, but even a brief trip to Marrakech, as this one was, has to include an Essaouira fix. I did one of those day excursions but was embarrassingly and puzzlingly late for ...
by Clio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Gatwick Chaos
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Gatwick Chaos

I stood in Marrakech airport on Thursday wishing fervently that I was going to be on the easyjet to Gatwick plane which was leaving just before my own UK flight. In the event I found myself in the unprecedented position of being grateful for Ryanair and Luton....
by Clio
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Ellinair
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Ellinair

Will do!
by Clio
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Ellinair
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Ellinair

Thanks Warwick. It is quite a light kitchen sink...
by Clio
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Ellinair
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Ellinair

This useful-sounding domestic service offers free baggage allowance of one checked bag of up to 20 kilos and one cabin bag of up to eight kilos. I'm flying with them from Athens to Crete in January, having done the first leg, from Heathrow, with British Airways. I would quite like to take full advan...
by Clio
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Amazon Delivery
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: Amazon Delivery

Andrew, I regularly get parcels via ELTA courier, and they always notify me by text message. In fact I get two - one when the parcel has arrived in Crete, another when it's arrived at the PO. I don't remember doing anything to activate this service, but it is obviously available. So maybe ask at the...
by Clio
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Thinking of starting a security /property maintenance business.
Replies: 22
Views: 2057

Re: Thinking of starting a security /property maintenance business.

Or under a (rickety rackety) bridge?
by Clio
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 2019 Car Circulation Tax
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

2019 Car Circulation Tax

Taxisnet site now online.
by Clio
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Donations to the Needy
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: Donations to the Needy

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/26/sainsburys-launches-scheme-labelling-items-useful-to-food-banks Not just food items. An interview with workers at a homeless shelter made me realise how much appreciated would be toiletries - toothpaste and brushes, shampoo, etc. Women shoppers can al...

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