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by Carolina
Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Avrio
Replies: 0
Views: 1844

Avrio

This news article (ekathimerini) made me laugh.. "The construction of the long-awaited New Acropolis Museum is likely to be completed this summer but visitors will probably not be allowed into the building until next year, Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis told a group of MPs yesterday. A year ag...
by Carolina
Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bar "Scorpio" in the Port
Replies: 2
Views: 3393

Yes of course been there! 8) It hasn't really changed that much in about 20 years, they play the same Queen and Scorpions songs 8) Haven't really been in in ages. Thomas extended it to include the bar next door; knocked through the wall. Now they seem to have moved over to there and are doing up the...
by Carolina
Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: American Couple with initial questions
Replies: 11
Views: 7279

I was curious if the amount of 2000 euros per month is including the cost of having a car? I read somewhere that a couple can live in Crete for about 11,000 per year. Hi Mary, It's pretty hard to put a figure on as everyone lives differently. What do you include and exclude ? Rent, mortgage or neit...
by Carolina
Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: American Couple with initial questions
Replies: 11
Views: 7279

Yiassou Eric, I agree with Dave that you should be fine on 2000 euros a month, and pork and chicken are the cheapest meats. Local lamb is v. expensive. You can still eat out for 10 euros a head for a main course, salad and village wine - if you chose the right tavernas and don't over-order on the st...
by Carolina
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: swimming pool permission
Replies: 4
Views: 3491

Hi Markos,

I checked with the civil engineer of a large reputable building company who says that officially any pool needs a building licence. That's the law - but of course it doesn't mean that everyone follows it :? , and the cost is about 6000euros.
by Carolina
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: swimming pool permission
Replies: 4
Views: 3491

Hi Markos, If you are checking for rental purposes and obtaining an EOT licence then the likelihood is you will need a building permit for any pool which is in the ground (as opposed to a 'ready made' above ground pool). Do you mean a building permit for the pool or a pool licence for EOT rental?
by Carolina
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Need help tracing a friend
Replies: 4
Views: 3383

Hi Emma, You could also try posting her name and the area of Crete where she may be on the board here or on Interkriti and she may read it , or someone who knows her may. If you you don't wish to post her name you could try contacting the secretaries of the international associations in Crete for po...
by Carolina
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hania Outdoor Markets
Replies: 7
Views: 5090

There's an article and photos (no underwear in sight :lol: but everything else) in the March Crete Gazette about the street markets. It also lists the days and locations of the Heraklion markets: http://www.explorecrete.com/traditions/laiki_greek_market.html Meanwhile back in Hania some of the marke...
by Carolina
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Buyer Beware - again
Replies: 4
Views: 4011

Good point Paul. If it happens. May be they could enforce it with other suppliers?

And from the previous thread about electricity connections - cutting off what electricity supply after a year!?
by Carolina
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Electric and Water Connections to New properties
Replies: 1
Views: 2932

It depends firstly on your area and secondly on your builder/civil engineer to a large extent. DEH the electric company say that theoretically it takes 6 weeks to get a new connection from scratch (we believe them!). That's from the time correct plans, application and supporting documents are submit...
by Carolina
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Buyer Beware - again
Replies: 4
Views: 4011

Buyer Beware - again

Here’s a new one to watch out for. A new Environment Ministry bill on construction licenses and semi-enclosed balconies will be tabled in Parliament in spring. At present civil engineers submit a formal declaration, in which they state that the construction of the building comports with the terms an...
by Carolina
Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cavo Sidero complex & golf courses ready to go
Replies: 0
Views: 2647

Cavo Sidero complex & golf courses ready to go

After 11 years of trying, British investment group, Minoan Group (former LoyalWard) late last month received the official approval of its environmental study for the Cavo Sidero complex, opening the way for the first infrastructure projects to start, scheduled for this May , while this fall the cons...
by Carolina
Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cretian Cooking Class, Sailing, Hiking Groups
Replies: 3
Views: 5179

Coco,

I also found this website, click on the 'activities' page . They seem to arrange day activities
http://www.cretanadventures.gr/en/index.html
by Carolina
Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cretian Cooking Class, Sailing, Hiking Groups
Replies: 3
Views: 5179

Hi Coco, You are likely to find locally organised excursions though travel agents / tourist offices when you are here, for example you can go to Elounda and take the boat to Spinalonga. For Cretan cooking you can look at http://www.cookingincrete.com Someone else here on the board may know of activi...
by Carolina
Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mistaken Identity
Replies: 16
Views: 9393

just wait till the next time you come round to fix my pc Paul - you'll be sorry 8). Who let you out of the other forum anyway? - now get back there.

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