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by Clio
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Will of the (Greek) People
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: The Will of the (Greek) People

...and not forgetting their Papa. Or the Venizelos connection....
by Clio
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Way We Were
Replies: 1
Views: 296

The Way We Were

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/0 ... 8tjQ9ftFvQ

Worth watching (and listening) to this for the narrator's cut-glass vowels. I think I almost prefer Estuary English!
by Clio
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Will of the (Greek) People
Replies: 8
Views: 647

The Will of the (Greek) People

..... doesn't get much of a look-in here these days, but I feel somebody should mention that we've just had a general election. No surprises in the result which as expected gives us a new/old, or old/new government led by a man who exemplifies the dynastic aspect of Greek politics, while declaring h...
by Clio
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Lifts
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Lifts

A friend who is having trouble managing the steep stairs to his first-floor home, has been thinking how much nicer life would be, with a small in-house lift. There's plenty of room to install one but he has no idea of the cost, or where to go to get the work done. A couple of private houses in the v...
by Clio
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Day trip to Santorini
Replies: 15
Views: 1932

Re: Day trip to Santorini

Getting on for 20 years ago, a generous friend treated us to day-trip tickets to Santorini, and oh, what a memorable excursion that was. The leaflet we were given said the boat left Rethymno harbour at 7.30, but as we drove up to the dock at 7.10, it was casting off. Abandoning the car, we had to lo...
by Clio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Getting to the Glens
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Getting to the Glens

Thanks, that's a great tip. Civilised travel time, a night's proper sleep at the Millenium Hotel (if it's still standing and not buried under new platforms), then the early train north and I can be at my destination only a couple of hours later than with the all-nighter. And prices, now anyway, pret...
by Clio
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Getting to the Glens
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Getting to the Glens

Thank you, that was really kind, especially as this 'ere trip looks like happening sooner rather than later. Nothing like a Greek website for getting useful info from Scotland!
by Clio
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Getting to the Glens
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Getting to the Glens

Thanks for the thought, but it doesn't work. If I could fly direct to Inverness it would be lovely, but as things are it would mean an extra stage and lots more hours to the journey. It's looking like the station waiting room, if any!
by Clio
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Getting to the Glens
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Getting to the Glens

Thanks. Yes, that's my Plan B, but I'd prefer not to fall back on it because of the awkward small-hours stopover. Too short a time to take a hotel room, too long for sitting in a station waiting room - assuming that the temporary facilities during the Queen St refurbishment include a 24-hour waiting...
by Clio
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Getting to the Glens
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Getting to the Glens

I’m likely to have to make a flying visit to the highlands of Scotland later this season, and I’m having trouble working out the logistics. I did the same trip in the winter and was prepared for the fact that, given the need to change in Athens for a start, that it would take me two days. But I had ...
by Clio
Thu May 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transferring funds, and pink slips
Replies: 26
Views: 2914

Re: Transferring funds, and pink slips

It must. be at least ten years since our helpful accountant, at my husband's insistence, brought a successful test case with Rethymno Eforia, as a result of which they agreed to accept proof of ATM withdrawals as proof of income.. I think they must have asked for something a bit more substantial tha...
by Clio
Thu May 23, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Angiologist
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Angiologist

Thanks, Warwick. Looks like one of the Chania docs has been doing one clinic per week in Rethymno, which if still the case would be very handy.
by Clio
Wed May 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Angiologist
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Angiologist

I have to consult a vein doctor, but it seems there isn't one in Rethymno. I see there are a couple in Chania, and would appreciate any personal recommendations.
by Clio
Tue May 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Still on the Road Topic....
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Still on the Road Topic....

It won't mean a lot to you Apokoronites, but those of us in the south-central area are very excited to be able to use, at long last, the new(ish) fast Moires to Heraklio highway. It will cut the northbound journey time considerably and, we hope, improve the real estate prospects in the south because...

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