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by Mixos
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New National Road
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: New National Road

The answer to your last question, Bob, is No! The elevated section to bypass Xamezi sits exactly as it has done for the past 5? 8? years, although work either side of it has finished with a lovely new blacktop surface that nobody can drive on. So many rumours have "explained" the delay in ...
by Mixos
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flying to Chania at Easter
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Flying to Chania at Easter

I'm a great fan of easyJet, Paula, and fly with them several times a year to/from Gatwick/Bristol to Athens/Heraklion, so if you have only experienced Ryanair so far, you should be pleasantly surprised by easyJet! Also, they have just released their Spring schedules and tickets, so you might grab a ...
by Mixos
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 3159

Re: Mosquitoes

Good advice from altohb about the flour weevils and I agree that they seem to be in the bags when bought, as airtight bags and boxes alone don't seem to stop the problem. As for fly bites, Warwick, somebody told me that these small Cretan flies are not actually biting but regurgitating formic acid, ...
by Mixos
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 3159

Re: Mosquitoes

Mozzies not so bad over here but the wasps are diabolical this year. Big aggressive things too!
by Mixos
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Buying a car in Crete
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Buying a car in Crete

You were lucky, Peter. It was the other way round with us. When we bought a new car from the Hyundai dealership in Agios Nikolaos we had to hand over the entire price up front "so that they will release the car from the store in Athens..."! For a while I did wonder if we would ever see the...
by Mixos
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 3282

Re: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

bettyboo, sent you a pm a while back. Mixos.
by Mixos
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: How do I get to Chania at Xmas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1766

Re: How do I get to Chania at Xmas?

I would endorse all the comments above, Paula, especially filippos's suggestion that you book both legs with Aegean/Olympic if you can. Flight delays to/from Athens/UK are fairly commonplace in the winter months and if, say, Ryanair or easyJet cause you to miss the Athens-Crete connection it can get...
by Mixos
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Tax 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: Property Tax 2017

No, I think you have been paying half the full amount, not paying twice. We have always had two bills -- one each for my wife and myself -- which together add up to the amount due on the property. I don't know whether being married makes any difference, maybe it depends on whether the house is in jo...
by Mixos
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Know Your Customer (KYC)
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Know Your Customer (KYC)

Your experience with Alpha bank sounds wearisome, Warwick. I went through the same KYC process with Eurobank earlier this year and it was a very short and friendly meeting, in which I handed over the paperwork that you itemise. I am a non-Greek tax resident and the only proof of pension that I gave ...
by Mixos
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Top up mobile phones from bank account?
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Top up mobile phones from bank account?

You don't say which network you are with, Alan, but as Kathleen, Warwick and altohb all confirm, you can definitely use a Greek bank debit card to top up a pay-as-you-go mobile with Vodafone Greece by setting up an online account. You used to be able to keep your credit for six months, but that's no...
by Mixos
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bad smell from sump pump
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: Bad smell from sump pump

Frank's advice is good. The tracing dye is a good idea. Is there a drain pipe feeding into your sump pit or is it simply a pit that collects groundwater from the surrounding earth and rock? If you have a pipe feeding into the pit you need to check that you are not getting raw sewage in there from a ...
by Mixos
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Places to visit
Replies: 20
Views: 2010

Re: Places to visit

Many years ago we visited the German War Cemetery at Maleme and as we walked round we passed an old man standing by one of the graves. He turned and spoke to us in German so I had to apologise in English for not understanding what he was saying. "Oh, you are English," he said, grasping my ...
by Mixos
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Photos (a few more)
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Photos (a few more)

If you ever venture this far east, Warwick, you could try the 20+ hairpins on the road from Xametoulo to Xerokambos .. but take the spare underwear :lol:
by Mixos
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Origins of Early Cretan Culture
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Origins of Early Cretan Culture

Thanks for posting that, Warwick. Interesting, too, that the test sites were island-wide from Lassithi in the east, Armenoi in the west and Moni Odigitria in the south.
by Mixos
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Business
Replies: 28
Views: 3142

Re: Greek Business

Thank you, Eleni. My use of this :wink: emoticon was intended to signal that the post was lighthearted and not to be taken seriously. I thought it was pretty obvious. Ti na kanoume? :roll: There's another one for you !

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