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by Maud
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Interesting Statistics
Replies: 44
Views: 12592

Sorry Guy....that should read, "Well said Guy".

Maud
by Maud
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Interesting Statistics
Replies: 44
Views: 12592

Well said John. Crete mainly has two sorts of tourism, 'All Inclusives,' and 'Independent Travellers. Twenty years ago there were lots of 'half board' or room only hotels for package tourists, but now it seems to be mostly all inclusive deals. Of course there are still the 'villa rental' visitors, b...
by Maud
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Interesting Statistics
Replies: 44
Views: 12592

Eleni is correct. We are also West Country based in the U.K and it is much more expensive to eat out in the two pubs in our village than on Crete. In fact it is much more expensive to eat out in our rural location than in the S.E. of England. - There is more 'competition' for business there ...........
by Maud
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Xania Airport development.
Replies: 38
Views: 13215

Not sure who we are trying to please here Mouche, - the people arriving/departing, or the tour companies. I don't know how much 'clout' the tour companies hold re flight times, but I am sure they arrange them to suit their needs as much as possible......as Kilkis has already observed in his post. Re...
by Maud
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Xania Airport development.
Replies: 38
Views: 13215

I was also referring to passenger numbers.......especially after the earlier post re the Scandinavian flights. It seems to be 'all or nothing' when it comes to the timing of arrivals and departures. If you have reason visit the airport, other than meeting/catching a flight, (i.e. when no flights are...
by Maud
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Xania Airport development.
Replies: 38
Views: 13215

I agree with you Mouche, I'm sure Hania Airport is working at full capacity in the Summer months. - All good news for local businesses. I also agree with 'taking the money' whilst it is there. I'd like to think that Northern Europe is going to continue to fund Southern Europe until things improve, b...
by Maud
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Xania Airport development.
Replies: 38
Views: 13215

Yes John, I agree that more people visiting Crete would be good for the island and its economy, but somehow I don't believe that long queues at Hania Airport would result in less people visiting the island. (It certainly wouldn't put me off, or any of our friends who visit regularly). As I said, if ...
by Maud
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Xania Airport development.
Replies: 38
Views: 13215

Unfortunately the frequency of take offs and landings are dictated by other airports and air traffic across other countries, so it is a problem which is hard to resolve. - Not that that is any consolation to the people waiting in long queues at Hania! You are quite correct Bobscott that money has to...
by Maud
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Xania Airport development.
Replies: 38
Views: 13215

Iraklio Airport was a 'dream' in April/May. - Much nicer than Hania has been for quite a few years......even early or late in the season. It has more staff, more space, and more facilities. (Although I'm sure others will have had recent bad experiences there!). Hania was at it's best when it first o...
by Maud
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Help and advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 9870

Your Move.

Hi John,
I have pm'd you.
Maud
by Maud
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Rural vs Town life
Replies: 11
Views: 4180

Rural or urban? - So much depends on where you are living in the U.K. We live in a remote area in a National Park in the U.K. - Nearest supermarket is half an hour away, nearest doctor is the same. It would take an hour to drive to the nearest big hospital and also the nearest major 'shopping' town....
by Maud
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Rural vs Town life
Replies: 11
Views: 4180

Rural or urban? - So much depends on where you are living in the U.K. We live in a remote area in a National Park in the U.K. - Nearest supermarket is half an hour away, nearest doctor is the same. It would take an hour to drive to the nearest big hospital and also the nearest major 'shopping' town....
by Maud
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving England to Crete March 2013
Replies: 54
Views: 40042

Hi John, We had thought of that. I had a look on the Web a few weeks ago and found the information 'posted' in the link below. (Might be of use to others doing the drive this year!). I always like to check up 'in person' if possible, - hence our trip to Souda to the ferry offices in April! http://ww...
by Maud
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving England to Crete March 2013
Replies: 54
Views: 40042

Hi Fillipos and John, thank you both for such excellent advice and rapid replies. We are West Country based Fillipos and will head to Kent, but take the 'Tunnel' crossing as it is easier with the dogs. We can pick up your route once we arrive at the other end! Thanks for the 'links'. We have a vet i...
by Maud
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving England to Crete March 2013
Replies: 54
Views: 40042

Driving to Crete

Thanks for all the information already on this topic. We are driving to Crete in 2013 for an extended holiday and will be doing the journey in our Motorhome. (We have flown to Crete for the last 32 years...so this is our big adventure!) Would the route suggested by Steve still be the best one? - Som...

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