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by Kilkis
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ferry Fire
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Ferry Fire

There's a daylight photo of the ferry in ekathimerini and it doesn't look in good shape.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: May or October best for good weather?
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: May or October best for good weather?

Personally I would go for May. At some point after the long hot summer the weather will break. There is no telling when it will happen but usually some time in October and when it does it can rain for a long time and very heavily. I visited Rethymnon once many years ago at the end of October and it ...
by Kilkis
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Paying Electric bills
Replies: 16
Views: 1420

Re: Paying Electric bills

On Alpha Bank you log onto your online account, click on payments and then on standing orders. That brings up a payment authorisation form and the first box is labelled Select Payment. That has a drop down menu and you search for the company you want to pay and select it. It's a long list. On Alpha ...
by Kilkis
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2171

Re: Flights December - January

While I agree with Jean's post in principle you would have to extend the holiday quite a lot to make a significant difference. For example making it 14 December to 15 January could get the price down to around £160 per person from over £400. Shifting it a few days only makes a small difference. It i...
by Kilkis
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Removal Van - UK to Crete
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Removal Van - UK to Crete

Try Nomad. Possibly their Crete Express service if the amount doesn't warrant a full removal service. Although it is pitched at parcels they do bring large items as well.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2171

Re: Flights December - January

No harm in trying a few of the comparison web sites such as Expedia, Kayak, Skyscanne, Cheapflights etc. as well as going directly to the airlines.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2171

Re: Flights December - January

That's the time when a large percentage of Greek students studying in the UK come back to Greece for Christmas so I wouldn't bank on getting anything cheap. Probably £400 plus per person. Supply and demand. There are no direct flights so you will have at least one stop. You could try Easyjet/Ryanair...
by Kilkis
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC card
Replies: 27
Views: 1962

Re: EHIC card

There isn't a specific date. Barnier has always quoted October, in order to leave sufficient time to get the deal ratified by the UK and EU Parliaments and the EU Council before 29 March 2019. In his last press conference he backed off a little, but only a little, from that, saying that if both side...
by Kilkis
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC card
Replies: 27
Views: 1962

Re: EHIC card

There are effectively two types of EHIC, although you cannot distinguish them by looking at the card: 1 If you are resident in the UK you apply to the NHS for an EHIC. That card can be used anywhere in the EU but NOT in the UK. You don't need to use it in the UK because you are registered with the N...
by Kilkis
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC card
Replies: 27
Views: 1962

Re: EHIC card

It used to be but the rules changed a few years ago. I think it might have been in 2010 when REGULATION (EC) No 987/2009 came into force but it might have been earlier. I never applied for one until 2014 and it had certainly changed to the UK then.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Documents required for Canadian to apply for residency permit?
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Documents required for Canadian to apply for residency permit?

If I were you I would ask the Greek Embassy/Consulate exactly what documentation you need and what procedure to follow. There are some Canadian members of the forum and they might reply but information from the Embassy/Consulate is likely to be more definitive and authoritative. Everybody's situatio...
by Kilkis
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC card
Replies: 27
Views: 1962

Re: EHIC card

Basically, Jeff, when you get your state pension you ask DWP for an S1 Form. If you have a dependent partner ask DWP to put them on the form as well. You take the S1 Form, which is in duplicate, to IKA together with your passport, photocopy of your passport, residence certificate, and some passport ...
by Kilkis
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC card
Replies: 27
Views: 1962

Re: EHIC card

Yes. If a UK State Pensioner has a dependent partner who is not of pensionable age he/she can ask for the dependent partner to be put on the S1 Form and they then get issued with an IKA book in their own name. In that case they have to apply for an EHIC card through DWP Overseas Healthcare Team not ...
by Kilkis
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC card
Replies: 27
Views: 1962

Re: EHIC card

A lot of people pretend that they still live in the UK. They never tell their GP that they have moved abroad. They use the address of a friend or relative. They do not get their NHS records returned to Durham. As far as the NHS is concerned they still live in the UK and so they can get an EHIC card ...
by Kilkis
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC card
Replies: 27
Views: 1962

Re: EHIC card

I don't think you qualify for one, Jeff. Greece will only issue one if you are paying contributions into EFKA, the new unified insurance scheme or one of the few remaining non-EFKA schemes. The UK will only issue you with one if you are resident in the UK OR you are a state pensioner, have obtained ...

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