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by Carolina
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 2716

Re: Mosquitoes

I did read somewhere that there is an increase of 'no-see-ums' this year which are very small hard to see, hence their name, mosquitoes that can get through flyscreens and their bite is just as severe. They are not mosquitoes but something like the gnat or midge. In Greek σκνíπες (sknipes - pronoun...
by Carolina
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renting AirBnb? Finance Ministry is looking for you..
Replies: 16
Views: 1754

Re: Renting AirBnb? Finance Ministry is looking for you..

Andrew, I stand corrected! You are right, also my memory is not that great either! There is at least one amendment to 4179/2013 which is law 4873/2014 - which reduces the required minimum size of the villa (επαυλη) for a 'soft'licence from 100sqm το 80sqm, but haven't seen any amendments on supplyin...
by Carolina
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Job Vacancies Crete
Topic: English/American babysitter wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: English/American babysitter wanted

Done.
by Carolina
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: How do I get to Chania at Xmas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1258

Re: How do I get to Chania at Xmas?

filippos wrote:Carolina, you're correct and the memory isn't merely old unless you're counting in archaeological time.

Hang on in there!

I just thought it was worth re-checking and pointing out as wouldn't want people swanning off in Athens to catch a connecting (Ryanair) flight without their luggage.
by Carolina
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renting AirBnb? Finance Ministry is looking for you..
Replies: 16
Views: 1754

Re: Renting AirBnb? Finance Ministry is looking for you..

Well, I was ignoring the business licencing system as we seemed to be discussing the 2 property "soft" licence system and the new simple registration system. ... I think the "no services" rule also applies to the "soft licence" category if my memory serves me right. I ...
by Carolina
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: How do I get to Chania at Xmas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1258

Re: How do I get to Chania at Xmas?

We travelled CHQ/ATH/Malta last year and baggage was checked through both outbound and inbound. Not on Ryanair Filippos? 'Αποκλειεται' - quote from my daughter who works at CHQ airport and was working for the Ryanair check in agents last year, it is not possible to check baggage through Athens with...
by Carolina
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renting AirBnb? Finance Ministry is looking for you..
Replies: 16
Views: 1754

Re: Renting AirBnb? Finance Ministry is looking for you..

They still have the EOT system as well. They are moving to catch up with all the others now (for tax) who have gone outside the EOT system by renting on Airbnb.
by Carolina
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 2673

Re: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

Albania is not in the EU there are thousands from Albania in Greece and hundreds in and around our village not all working but most are I can not see them paying thousands for health ins. Most Albanians here in Greece are relatively young, working and paying into IKA healthcare for themselves and t...
by Carolina
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 2673

Re: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

...It remains to be seen it the residence permit is going to be valid after the UK leaves the EU .... I don't think there is any doubt that the current resident permit (certificate) will no longer be valid after UK leaves the EU. It says "Certificate for Citizen of the European Union". We...
by Carolina
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: How do I get to Chania at Xmas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1258

Re: How do I get to Chania at Xmas?

Unless the fares are significantly different I'd try to book both legs with the same airline and make sure hold baggage is checked through Athens to avoid collecting baggage and re-checking it. I think that limits you to Aegean/Olympic and Ryanair Note that Ryanair do not offer full connecting flig...
by Carolina
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renting AirBnb? Finance Ministry is looking for you..
Replies: 16
Views: 1754

Renting AirBnb? Finance Ministry is looking for you..

Data receiving for Internet rentals is in progress The Treasury have begun looking for taxpayers renting real estate through electronic platforms like Airbnb, Auditors have already requested data from international platforms for properties registered on them. According to Deputy Finance Minister Kat...
by Carolina
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Earth tremor Sitia, 27.08.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Earth tremor Sitia, 27.08.17

A pretty common reaction but against advice in Japan. Most people are killed and injured by objects falling off buildings as they exit. All the Japanese engineers I was working with ran to the door but stayed just inside. They claimed that the door frame was the strongest part of the building and s...
by Carolina
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Earth tremor Sitia, 27.08.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Earth tremor Sitia, 27.08.17

In the 30 odd years I have been here in Chania, this was the one I felt the worse - January 2006 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Greece_earthquake It was a Sunday lunchtime, and happened to be the day I was moving house. Myself & friends & neighbours ran outside as the rumble started, the...
by Carolina
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Forum Issues - tech help?
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Forum Issues - tech help?

Thanks for your reply SatCure. No point 'reaching out to my ISP' as they are hopeless and do not provide support for phpbb, but a forum member has been in touch via private message and I seem to have the issues sorted for now :)
by Carolina
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Future (and current) British expats in Crete
Replies: 15
Views: 1526

Re: Future (and current) British expats in Crete

Decisions being made on emotion and guesswork. There's no indication one way or the other whether settling in Europe will be made more difficult. Britons lived in continental Europe before the EU was even dreamed of. Some people are pessimists, some panic and others consider decisions when there's ...

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