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by Clio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: south crete 2nd hand shop?
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: south crete 2nd hand shop?

The shop in Rethymno town is called Magic Corner http://rethymnoguide.com/magiccorner/index.htm. The deal there is that they sell items for you, in return for part of the proceeds. They open at ten in the morning, and if you aim to get to Rethymno a bit before that it should be possible to find a sp...
by Clio
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: About Crete
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: About Crete

Warwick has "not seen any evidence of the Meltemi where I am to the south west of Chania". Jean believes "we had finally started to have meltemi in the last couple of days". Here, up highish and towards the south coast, we’ve been battered by strong northerly and nor’ westerlies ...
by Clio
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: About Crete
Replies: 7
Views: 477

About Crete

Today was one of those days when you are glad not to be Richard Branson because then you would have to holiday in Mustique, and who in their right mind would want to holiday in Mustique when they could, like us, live in Crete? Starting – very early, before the crowds - at Moires market, to fill up w...
by Clio
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Thinking about buying in Rethymnon?
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Thinking about buying in Rethymnon?

When you say "an old stone house in the old part of Rethymnon" I'm assuming you mean the old city itself, not in the wider nomos? And I'm wondering how extensively you've researched the idea, because it wouldn't be everyone's idea of location for a home. To be honest, it wouldn't be mine, ...
by Clio
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 96
Views: 4956

Re: Storm Clouds.

I suggest that with immediate effect that this FORUM becomes a HAPPY FORUM. Me, I suggest that with immediate effect this forum becomes a forum for “discussion, news, about Crete & Greece". Then perhaps people might stop the endless self-interested, Anglocentric conjecturing, remember that...
by Clio
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: Museum Fire

the fact is 'This Is Greece'. We don't have to condone it, but as 'visitors' in another country, there is not a lot of direct influence we can exert. The last thing Greeks want is 'foreigners' interfering. I'm not quite sure what you're saying, Bob. That as a foreigner here I shouldn't comment adve...
by Clio
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: Museum Fire

The truly criminal aspect of the tragedy is the failure of successive Greek governments to address properly the issue of summer wildfires in the country. It's a known, annual problem which has been dogged by maladministration, apathy and corruption. After the 2007 or the 2009 fires - I can't remembe...
by Clio
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: Museum Fire

Nice old neo-classical building, as I recall. Great site now for a block of luxury flats or a boutique hotel...Just saying.
by Clio
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coolair
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Coolair

looks like I'll have to stick to the cold Mythos strategy.

That the one where you put the bowl of Mythos in front of a fan?
by Clio
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Google Translate
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Google Translate

Google translate is a lot better than it used to be but it is still far from perfect You can say that again and in reverse. My favourite mega-taverna has menus with the usual quaint but adequate multi-language translations, but a Google-speaker has clearly had a hand in the very different English-l...
by Clio
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heraklion Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Heraklion Airport

I read somewhere the other day, in a piece obviously inspired by a PR handout, how Hellenic Duty Free Shops have invested 13 million euros in refurbishing Heraklion Airport. "Which means", said an arriving friend sourly, "That they've removed most of the seating and replaced it with m...
by Clio
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?
Replies: 43
Views: 3218

Re: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?

Absolutely. I don't think it can be arbitrarily dismissed as "not a good drink" - because the quality varies enormously, as Filippos says, Like any alcoholic drink it can be abused. But perhaps there are other "good" aspects to it. Like other originally moonshine alcohols - potee...
by Clio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Whither the Weather?
Replies: 8
Views: 1109

Whither the Weather?

This is being a really weird year, weather-wise. The dry winter, with so little snow on the mountains; the premature heat wave, then a full week of buffeting melteme-type winds ( in May?) driving everyone off the beaches. And now we're promised several days of dropped temperatures, rain, storms...in...

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