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by Houmeri91
Mon May 20, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transferring funds, and pink slips
Replies: 26
Views: 3378

Re: Transferring funds, and pink slips

I used to used to use Smart Currency but now use Transferwise as well so easy and quick and excellent rates . Compared a transfer with one with my bank who were offering free transfers now and for a £1000 with Transferwise got an extra 30 euro so was a no contest and if I do in the morning money is ...
by Houmeri91
Wed May 08, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: buying stuff for house rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 1889

Re: buying stuff for house rebuild

There are plenty of building type merchants that supply base stuff and specialist suppliers for each type of activity in Rethymnon , just doing myself as well additionally a bit down the road but they do deliver is Practika in Heraklion near the Airport . It much more B&Q like , some prices are ...
by Houmeri91
Sun May 05, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Realistic Driving Costs
Replies: 23
Views: 3334

Re: Realistic Driving Costs

Yes very true Warwick it is about personalising , and yes for for ferry over from Ancona with a pet friendly cabin was 348 euros because we had a roof box on and our vehicle was tall anyway had to pay extra and could have taken a vehicle upto 6 m long and 4m high , which would have been cheaper with...
by Houmeri91
Sat May 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Realistic Driving Costs
Replies: 23
Views: 3334

Re: Realistic Driving Costs

In the words of Homer Simpson DOHHHHHHHHH!

Forgot the U tube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIFeFs6K1DA
by Houmeri91
Sat May 04, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Realistic Driving Costs
Replies: 23
Views: 3334

Re: Realistic Driving Costs

Additionally just thought I looked at this sequence of utube video's of this lorry driver doing the journey as far as Athens found that useful and when I saw how they load the Greek ferries made me re think bringing a camping trailer ! But found the insight of a professional driver useful although o...
by Houmeri91
Sat May 04, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Realistic Driving Costs
Replies: 23
Views: 3334

Re: Realistic Driving Costs

Yes quite feasible and enjoyable to a certain extent if you make a trip of it with the dogs and not just foot down all the way as some do . I did it with our two dogs last October drove down via France Belgium Luxembourg Switzerland Italy ( lovely stopover at Lake Garda definetly going back ! ) We d...
by Houmeri91
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Satalite?
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Satalite?

Someone recommended Mucho TV on here I tend to use that daily and costs less than 1 euro a week for a selection of the usual UK channels including BBC 1 . All legal and you can catch up with 7 days as well . Also have a VPN I use on occasion for other stuff but Mucho TV works great with the laptop a...
by Houmeri91
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: That Flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: That Flight

Wow great work and possibly really positive step forward to save having to go via Athens !
by Houmeri91
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Direct flight to Gatwick this morning.......
Replies: 27
Views: 4275

Re: Direct flight to Gatwick this morning.......

Hi All, this may be a ghost flight, I remember some time ago as a man from Wales hearing about empty planes going between Cardiff and London 6 days a week just to keep some landing slots . Aegean may well be doing the same in winter to keep the slots for Spring Summer and Autumn . If you see this li...
by Houmeri91
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flights in february from UK
Replies: 6
Views: 2900

Re: Flights in february from UK

My son came via Athens to and from Bristol with Easyjet to Athens and then Aegean to your favourite airport on the Island . Also was looking for my daughter to come over potentially and for her looked at WIZZ Air flights from London Luton to Athens and they seemed really reasonable just checked on S...
by Houmeri91
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Replacing lost Resident Permit
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: Replacing lost Resident Permit

Thanks for the advice and how to approach , the police station is still open so that seems to be a plus and I will try the approach they have been lost Warwick .
Lets hope that it is straightforward !
by Houmeri91
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Replacing lost Resident Permit
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Replacing lost Resident Permit

Unfortunately in the move to Crete we seem to have lost a document folder that contained our residents permits obtained in 2016 and 2017 . Anyone have any experience of obtaining replacement permits do you have to go through the whole process again as all our data should be in the system ? Is it any...
by Houmeri91
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Driving from Venice to Belgium
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

Re: Driving from Venice to Belgium

We recently took the route via Ancona was easy enough discounting the ferry was late and the Medicane , driving through a tropical storm to get to Pireuas. We looked at Venice route with Minoan but pet friendly cabins didn't match up with planned journey so opted for Ancona . We have two dogs and us...
by Houmeri91
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 2673

Re: Flights

Ryan Air into Chania also now on sale from yesterday booked my daughters flights to visit us for late April already .
by Houmeri91
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Two IKEA Bookcases For Sale - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1539

Re: Two IKEA Bookcases For Sale

Hi Brian,
I am interested in the bookcases are you in a hurry to get rid . Its just we are moving out driving over to Crete to our house next week we arrive at Heraklion by Ferry on Monday 1st October so could only collect after that date ?

Best Regards

Wayne

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