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by GlennB
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Nova Tv contact number
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Nova Tv contact number

From their website:

13831
Home services
(€ 0.0312 / min *, from a Forthnet network)
From abroad, call +30 211 9552000 .

There seems to be an online method too. Check

http://www.nova.gr/gr/exupiretisi-pelaton-/epikoinonia/
by GlennB
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Read this before you buy car insurance in Greece!
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

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

A car insurance question - Tomorrow, hopefully, we trade our old jalopy for a decent car. The old car is being scrapped by the dealer, but will its remaining insurance be valid for the new car (whose registration number I don't yet know)? Or should I phone the insurance company from the dealer's off...
by GlennB
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Scrapping a car in Greece
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Scrapping a car in Greece

Thanks for the help already. Yes, it's the paperwork side of it that concerns me. A couple of people have stated 'Oh, you just take your number plates to the police' but I'm certain it isn't that easy.
by GlennB
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Scrapping a car in Greece
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Scrapping a car in Greece

Our old heap is only fit for recycling and will go as soon as we find a replacement. I've been looking and asking around for the correct procedure for scrapping an old car and (as usual) getting conflicting info. Can anyone clear this up for me? Cheers in advance!
by GlennB
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 68
Views: 5634

Re: How to become a greek resident

Not Crete here, but the lady in Leonidio police station was dazzlingly efficient and knew exactly why we wanted to upgrade our yellow residence books to blue :shock: We took mountains of stuff, just in case, but she wanted : Bank account details IKA books Passports Our old yellow residence booklets ...
by GlennB
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Polecats
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Re: Polecats

We have kounavia (beech martens) round here. Not really a problem except that they're known to get under cars and chew the wiring. It seems some manufacturers (Japan? Korea?) use oil of a vegetable origin in the manufacture of the plastic coating for the wires. A few people I know stick a few mothba...
by GlennB
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property nerves
Replies: 13
Views: 1527

Re: Property nerves

My understanding is that a house sale cannot proceed unless the house is certified as legal. Whether this is observed in practice is, however, another matter, as is whether the officials concerned even know the law. This is Greece But correcting a dodgy sale after the event is certain to be a nightm...
by GlennB
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: May or October best for good weather?
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: May or October best for good weather?

Take your pick, in my view. But the sea is likely to be warmer in Oct, if you have swimming in mind. Then there's the flowers and general greenery, which will probably be nicer in May. I like both of those months here, but right now I'm sick of the relentless heat. Maybe it's just me, but although t...
by GlennB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Santander Debit Card
Replies: 32
Views: 3217

Re: Santander Debit Card

How do you get round the UK address problem without utility bills in your name etc? Bob. My wife just received a letter re the suspension (soon) of her Barclay's credit card. To avoid that she would need to provide what you describe - not just a UK address but proof that she's resident there. It's ...
by GlennB
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 11162

Re: Storm Clouds.

I blame the whole thing on bad grammar, in particular the misuse of a single conjunction. Every part of the leave campaign said that if the UK left the EU it could: 1 Stop paying into the EU budget 2 Stop implementing EU laws 3 Stop being under ECJ jurisdiction 4 Stop free movement of people 5 Ente...
by GlennB
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 11162

Re: Storm Clouds.

O for goodness sake, what is everyone worried about. Do you really think that Greece is going to kick out the UK expats. In general most of us spend more than the locals do as our income is greater. We have the better spending power. Does the Greek Government want to lose that?. How many have their...
by GlennB
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 11162

Re: Storm Clouds.

^ Thank you for that. I wish I could quote it on 'another forum', but it's too long 8) Can I quote bits of it? It strikes me that 'panic mode' is setting in in UK govt. circles (May taking over from Raab, for example, and being willing to mention the stockpiling of food), so is it just possible the...
by GlennB
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 11162

Re: Storm Clouds.

^ Thank you for that. I wish I could quote it on 'another forum', but it's too long 8) Can I quote bits of it? It strikes me that 'panic mode' is setting in UK govt. circles (May taking over from Raab, for example, and being willing to mention the stockpiling of food), so is it just possible they'll...
by GlennB
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 11162

Re: Storm Clouds.

Nobody knew the detail of what they were voting for, but for expats to vote leave does amaze me. Some of these 'worst case' complications were pretty predictable.

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