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by STEVE.W
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Piraeus Bank ATM Withdrawal Charge
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Re: Piraeus Bank ATM Withdrawal Charge

This may be worth a look if you have a UK address https://www.starlingbank.com/travel/ Don't know if the local banks will apply the charges mentioned in the various posts but worth a try. The lock card function could also be useful and it would seem it is very good to use all over the world along wi...
by STEVE.W
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps

I agree with Filippos, Toku just up from the square in Kalyves stock a wide range of Far Eastern products and a lovely, helpful couple who run it. Have a look in the freezer at the rear of the shop, I am sure you will find them there, if not the rice paper specifically, I know they always have the f...
by STEVE.W
Mon May 21, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Parcelforce to Crete
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Parcelforce to Crete

In our experience, parcels sent using Parcelforce arrive in Athens normally within 48-72 Hours, after that, quite often it can take around 10 days to get from Athens sent by priority or not. Never lost one yet (touch wood) but it does take time for some reason on the Athens to Crete leg.
by STEVE.W
Mon May 07, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?
Replies: 43
Views: 4580

Re: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?

Best advice, don't do it! See this article http://www.ekathimerini.com/228366/arti ... -month-net
by STEVE.W
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Oil central heating
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Oil central heating

Why don't you look at buying in the UK if readily available and ship it over using Nomad? A friend of mine did just that, radiators also at a saving of well over 1,000€ compared to prices here, including shipping costs.
by STEVE.W
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3829

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

They definitely take vans, I know someone who does Crete-UK-Crete in a LWB van at least 2-3 times a year with no problem, don't know the cost though but Ancona-Patras is not cheap for a car. As others have said, best to email the ferry companies.
by STEVE.W
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3829

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

[quote]Has anyone tried driving all the way i.e. through Austria, Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria to mainland Greece then just ferry over to the island?[/quote]

I know someone who has done this but would strongly advise against it, big, big corruption and problems in Albania. Say no more.
by STEVE.W
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3829

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

I posted a detailed route 5 years ago, did the journey in reverse Crete to UK last March with just one difference, went through Switzerland instead of Austria, only difference was you have to pay your road tax at the Italy/Swiss border which was a bit of hassle, you should buy it before the border a...
by STEVE.W
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Mobdro
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Mobdro

You cannot load Mobdro onto a Samsung TV, there are only a handful of Android compatible TV's out there at the moment, LG and, I think, Sony that you can side load additional apps onto. The easiest way to do this is to buy an Android streaming box and this effectively makes any TV a "smart TV&q...
by STEVE.W
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Fire Wood
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Fire Wood

I can second the above from Peebee, excellent seasoned wood and he insists on showing you the weighbridge weight so you know you are getting the correct load.....he also gives you a small gift each time! Excellent English and a really nice guy.
by STEVE.W
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: mirroring to TV.
Replies: 20
Views: 2603

Re: mirroring to TV.

[quote]26 Mbps is pretty high for Crete? Presumably you have the 30 Mbps or 50 Mbps DSL service rather than the 24 Mbps ADSL service? I can't get that where I am but I probably wouldn't bother if it were to become available as I am happy with speed I get now.[/quote] Warwick, he is referring to Toow...
by STEVE.W
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: mirroring to TV.
Replies: 20
Views: 2603

Re: mirroring to TV.

A friend who just came over from the UK brought me Amazon's Alexa (Google it - Echo Dot) as a Christmas present, I have to say, for playing UK radio, it's fantastic and responds in a nano second. I use a Greek IP and have no problems accessing UK radio including the BBC. In addition to the radio, Al...
by STEVE.W
Sat May 20, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: English TV channels
Replies: 21
Views: 3935

Re: English TV channels

Simply forget FilmOn from now on. Google UKTVNow (not available from PlayStore) and download the app, provides most UK Channels in good quality and free. If installing on an Android based device, in your security settings, check "allow other apps" or whatever your device might say in order...
by STEVE.W
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving England to Crete March 2013
Replies: 54
Views: 22946

Re: Re:

[quote="Mackie"]Great post Steve. Have you done it again recently? Any changes? Cheers Mackie Will be doing a Crete-UK trip in a few weeks but will not be detailing it like this. Only changes that I am aware of will be prices of various tolls, fuel etc as all of the roads still exist LOL! ...
by STEVE.W
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Crete driving is appalling !
Replies: 49
Views: 9836

Re: Crete driving is appalling !

You've noticed lol!!

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