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by Tim
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Friends on Tour
Replies: 20
Views: 11027

I think the main trick with Knossos is to totally ignore Arthur Evans hallucinations, now implemented in concrete, and concentrate on reality. Absolutely agree, Warwick. As far originality goes, I prefer the ruins at Malia. As far as I can tell they haven't been tampered with and I can use my imagi...
by Tim
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Friends on Tour
Replies: 20
Views: 11027

Set off reasonably early and drive to Knossos. For what it's worth, I paid the extra 10 euros for the English-speaking tour of Knossos. The Greek lady university professor was an excellent guide and pointed out several items of interest that I would certainly have walked past without noticing. Tim
by Tim
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Friends on Tour
Replies: 20
Views: 11027

Hi TD

Spinalonga Island is well worth a visit - boats depart from Elounda or Ag Nik.

Dikteon Cave (birthplace of Zeus, no less) on the Lasithi Plateau is a bit touristy but no less spectacular for that.

Tim
by Tim
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Banks
Replies: 34
Views: 12038

I think the banking experience probably comes down to the attitude and efficacy of individual branches, rather than the corporate brand. In the case of Sitia, I've been a Eurobank customer for six years now and can only echo everything that Mixos says in the post above.

Hope this helps.

Tim
by Tim
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Speed cameras
Replies: 75
Views: 35071

Quite. I got mugged on my last but one visit to the island. Having agreed via the online booking form and printed-off confirmation that I would pay by credit card, the car hire guy demanded cash on the spot when I picked up the car. When I politely demurred he insisted, then threatened me with a 7% ...
by Tim
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Speed cameras
Replies: 75
Views: 35071

True. Even if you pay cash they will take your credit card details for precisely that reason.

Tim
by Tim
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Help with buying Kindle, iPad or similar
Replies: 18
Views: 9029

I believe you can purchase exactly the same kindle content from amazon.com as you can from amazon.co.uk - the only difference is that the former will be priced in US dollars. There's a couple of cracking e-books here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Timothy-Saint/e/B008ZNDCN6/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 Tim :wink:
by Tim
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Santander antics again
Replies: 122
Views: 30937

Not sure why you'd need a PIN number to use your debit card online, Bob, you usually only need the security number on the back of the card. I thought PIN numbers were only necessary when using an ATM???

Tim
by Tim
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: wrought iron gate
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Hi Anna If you go to the aluminium door and window workshop of Michalis Galanakis, which is in the parade of businesses just above the football stadium on the same side of the road, he might be able to help you. His father-in-law has a metal-working business a little further down the hill and he bui...
by Tim
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car Service
Replies: 5
Views: 4044

Kilkis wrote: If you get as far as the prison then you have gone too far.


Ain't that the truth!
by Tim
Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: new land tax
Replies: 45
Views: 19148

Spoke to my accountant on my last visit and she was of the opinion that, for UK residents, the bill may well be issued via UK email addressses if those addresses are held in the online tax system. Which would be helpful; although I guess the actual payment(s) would probably still be required to be m...
by Tim
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Building
Replies: 6
Views: 3053

Kilkis wrote: a lamb hanging upside down from a tree opposite dripping blood into a bucket.


You paint a lovely picture, Warwick. I'm flying in on Tuesday; I'll keep my eyes peeled for any equally wonderful sights!

Tim
by Tim
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Building
Replies: 6
Views: 3053

I got talking to a guy at Heraklion Airport in May 2013 - he said he'd just had a long weekend in Malia, famous for its drunken rampaging Brits. I mentioned this and he said the only tongues he'd heard all weekend were Scandinavian and Russian/Ukranian. Indeed, when I got airside there were three (i...
by Tim
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The way ahead?
Replies: 33
Views: 13237

Re: 7

I think there is a possibility that the default might have caused enough financial mayhem in other EU countries, especially France and Germany that Greece might have been kicked ou of th EU altogether. The consequences of that are harder to predict but I'm sure many on this forum would see it as a ...
by Tim
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax Documents
Replies: 14
Views: 6661

Hi Mixos

Would your (and my) accountant not already have all these details as part of your routine tax affairs?? I can't see anything in that list that my accountant wouldn't have accumulated over the years she's been dealing with me?

Tim

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