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by bobscott
Tue May 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: postal service
Replies: 21
Views: 2730

Re: postal service

Hi. Has anybody heard any up to date information with regard to our postman no longer covering the villages of Drapanos, Kokkino Xorio, Kefalas Vamos, etc.? We understood he was due to finish at the end of March but he was granted continual work to the end of April and from then on we would have to...
by bobscott
Tue May 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Looking to buy a holiday home..
Replies: 21
Views: 2212

Re: Looking to buy a holiday home..

£50.000 for a small house on Crete. Let me know if you find one! Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Damaged telephone socket after electric storm
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Damaged telephone socket after electric storm

On the very few occasions I've had a problem with a phone line here the OTE engineers have been the personification of helpfulness every time. I can echo that. A year or two ago there was an unexpected storm that affected Kokkino Horio. No phone or internet! Rang the cosmote number and told them. E...
by bobscott
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hose pipe ban ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: Hose pipe ban ?

we regularly see people hosing down the pavement/ road in front of their house, never understood why. Probably to clean it :lol: When we first came here I asked several people why they hosed down the road and they all had the same explanation. If there's dust on the road traffic stirs it up and it ...
by bobscott
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April
Replies: 8
Views: 905

Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Let’s do it Greece! This April 29 is not a simple Sunday! It is a day devoted to the love of volunteering and the environment. With the main slogan "Become the Change You Want", volunteers from all over Greece will be co-ordinated at Let's do it Greece 2018, the biggest simultaneous Envir...
by bobscott
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Icome Tax 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Icome Tax 2017

We have not had to provide paperwork of any kind, including receipts, to our accountant for at least the last 4 years. As pensioners with no income arising in Greece, we were told not to bother. So we haven't! Bob.
by bobscott
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

If it's moored then it's still time sensitive insofar as the ships give out position information usually every few minutes. The only reasons I've encountered for ships being visible to the naked eye but not showing on the map are that they're military or have military connections. Some, mainly US s...
by bobscott
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Roman Catholic Easter service in Irareptra
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Roman Catholic Easter service in Irareptra

Reply from the priest in Chania:
In Ierapetra we don’t have a Church but only a “Pastoral Center” (Saint Paul’s Pastoral Center, address: Minoos & Manou Katraki, tel. 2842028102). This is a building that we use for prayer and other activities.

Hope that helps. Bob.
by bobscott
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

That link is real-time-sensitive so unlikely to be of any use now. Certainly can't see anything there now. Bob.
by bobscott
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Roman Catholic Easter service in Irareptra
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Roman Catholic Easter service in Irareptra

I thought the Polish catholic community around Ierapetra was served by Polish catholic priests in a small church there but have asked Fr. Luca in Chania for more info which I will pass on when he replies. Bob.
by bobscott
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Apothiki construction: tax??
Replies: 16
Views: 1616

Re: Apothiki construction: tax??

Good advice Glenn. Also, despite building yourself you may find you have to pay EOPPY (aka IKA) some money for the social security payments you would have had to pay a workman! Sounds daft, but that used to be the law. Worth checking that out too. Bob
by bobscott
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Spring Forward
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Spring Forward

one-nil in favour of Filippos I think! Bob
by bobscott
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Uk/Crete Postal Service
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Uk/Crete Postal Service

Slight reprieve. I understand that the postal service from Vamos to the surrounding villages is to be extended until the end of April. Not confirmed though. Bob.
by bobscott
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Easter 2018 at the Catholic Cathedral Chania
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Easter 2018 at the Catholic Cathedral Chania

For those interested, here are the service times for the Easter period. 1 April - 1000 - Palm Sunday blessing of palms and choral mass 4 April - 1900 - Holy Wednesday Penitential Liturgy. Confessions begin 1700 and will continue after the liturgy if required 5 April - 2000 - Holy Thursday Mass celeb...
by bobscott
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Uk/Crete Postal Service
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Uk/Crete Postal Service

I rather fancy the idea of about 150 people from the Kokkino Horio, Plaka, Kambia, Drapanos, Paleloni, Vamos and other villages all turning up at the post office in Vrysses demanding to see if there is any mail for them. Every day for a week. That would soon sort things out. On reflection though, pe...

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