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by filippos
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Carnival time
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Carnival time

Sorry, Kathleen, re-reading my earlier response it was a bit poorly phrased. I didn't intend to imply any lack of your local knowledge; it was intended only as additional info for the original poster.
by filippos
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Carnival time
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Carnival time

Kathleen wrote:The big Rethymnon carnival parade is on Sunday 10th March in 2019. Sorry to say you will miss it in February.
Kathleen

There are other events in the week or so prior to the major carnival parade.
by filippos
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Carnival time
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Carnival time

There's more information on the main LiC site http://www.livingincrete.net/apokries.html
by filippos
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Medical Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Medical Insurance

Until you are in receipt of your UK State Pension you won't be able to get treatment under the Greek State scheme (IKA as most people still refer to it). You might get some cover if you have EHIC cards but technically that is intended to provide for emergency cover for people on short stays although...
by filippos
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Vinyl to Digital
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Vinyl to Digital

At last I've completed converting my old vinyl record and tape collection to digital which means I no longer need my faithful old Numark%20EZ USB turntable deck so it's on offer. It's in full working order with necessary cables, upgraded playing head/stylus and original documentation. Latest softwar...
by filippos
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Reupholster an orthopaedic office chair
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Reupholster an orthopaedic office chair

There's an excellent upholsterer in Kalyves. If coming from Almyrida/Vamos direction, at the bottom of the hill entering the Kalyves turn left at the laundry towards Armenoi. After about 50m park in the car park on the right and the workshop is at the left end of the shops/offices alongside the car ...
by filippos
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bitten to death on beach!
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Bitten to death on beach!

Sand flies are worse than mosquitoes.
by filippos
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Temporary Brexit Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: Temporary Brexit Forum

...It is entirely conceivable that the hotheads in the UK will eventually persuade the powers that be that NHS spending can be reduced by scrapping reimbursement of medical costs incurred by pensioner expats living in Europe.... I can't trace the article where I read this a few months ago but it wa...
by filippos
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 156
Views: 28260

Re: More Questions from the newbies

You could try Stavros, who posts on here, for insurance quotes. I use ERGO, formerly ATE, who are underwritten by Munich Re so they should be reliable. We also use ERGO as advised by Stephanos Katsifarakis who has given us excellent advice and service for both home and car insurance. (28210 86300 |...
by filippos
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 26
Views: 2369

Re: Mosquitos

My guess is that Eleni strips off a length of cucumber peel and runs round trying to swat the roaches with it.
by filippos
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 26
Views: 2369

Re: Mosquitos

A blast from our anti-roach aerosol deals with them if we get to them in time as they're inclined to disappear quickly. Oddly enough we seem to have had fewer this year.
by filippos
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pireaus Bank
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Pireaus Bank

Kilkis wrote:Today, in the UK, I would pay cash for everything to try to fight back against the war on cash.
Me, too, for exactly that reason.
by filippos
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pireaus Bank
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Pireaus Bank

Does anyone have any more information? Couldn't use Pireaus debit card in Inka this morning and when I presented my card at two cash machines, one Pireaus and one a different bank, was told that Pireaus are experiencing technical difficulties. That's one of the reasons I use cash wherever possible:...
by filippos
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 26
Views: 2369

Re: Mosquitos

Jason64 wrote:There seems to be a lot of Mosquitos around the last few days, more than normal, is there a reason why?
Could be something to do with the fact it's suddenly become much damper.
by filippos
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 68
Views: 4637

Re: How to become a greek resident

Vamos police station closed at least 12 months ago. As far as I know you need to go to the nearest one, which for you is probably Vrises, depending on precisely where you live .

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