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by filippos
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: What does being a greek resident get me?
Replies: 17
Views: 2401

Re: What does being a greek resident get me?

On the Athens Metro recently I realised my age was becoming obvious. A asked for a ticket which the cashier produced immediately, before I, Passport in hand, could tell him I was over 65. He grinned, pushed the ticket towards me, saying, "That is the age concession ticket."
by filippos
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Road Tax
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: Road Tax

As I'm with the local small bank about once a week I just ask the guys there to pay my car tax. They make a note and do it later when they have time. No fee, no hassle, no queuing. Petros and staff are very obliging but as I do have an online facility I don't need to stroll to the bank (where there...
by filippos
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Wanted: Garden Tools - Border Fork and Spade
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Wanted: Garden Tools - Border Fork and Spade

Like me, Filippos, you probably wouldn't manage to get down the aisles in the Litsarda one. I think Twiggy would struggle. I don't know about the Kalyves one. Much the same from what I've seen when passing the one in Kalyves although I might manage soon after a deep breath. As you know, I'm no Twig...
by filippos
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Wanted: Garden Tools - Border Fork and Spade
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Wanted: Garden Tools - Border Fork and Spade

peebee wrote:Saw Vicky from GG this morning, yes they still have Wilkinson Sword garden tools at Litsarda.
They might have some tools at the Kalyves shop (or bring some there). I don't know as I've never been into either shop.
by filippos
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Eastern Crete
Replies: 36
Views: 5212

Re: Eastern Crete

Kilkis wrote:Tell your friends to give up on Argentina, Fillipos, ...
They've never mentioned Argentina.
by filippos
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Sky Express new flights Chania - Athens
Replies: 15
Views: 3329

Re: Sky Express new flights Chania - Athens

Oh, right, Sky Express fly in really tiny planes. Silly me.
by filippos
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Wanted: Garden Tools - Border Fork and Spade
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Wanted: Garden Tools - Border Fork and Spade

Depends where in Hania area you are. In Kalyves on the road towards Armenoi there's a shop called Fertility, on the left, more or less opposite the big electrical supplies shop (a few metres beyond). Giorgios, the owner, speaks good English (trained as a horticulturalist in UK), knowledgeable and he...
by filippos
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Road Tax
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: Road Tax

...now we do it on line ..it's very easy ... It is very easy for those that can get online and have a bank that provides the facility; I'm not sure that all the smaller banks do so. With Bank of Piraeus it took me, oooooooh, two minutes. Log on, go to Payments > Popular Payments and vehicle tax is ...
by filippos
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Eastern Crete
Replies: 36
Views: 5212

Re: Eastern Crete

...I was just commenting on Phil’s post, - when he said that his friends who live near Kolymbari are not happy with the thought of yet another large hotel.... My friends' main reason (there are others) for being less than happy about another massive hotel (bigger than the Avra) is how it has affect...
by filippos
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Sky Express new flights Chania - Athens
Replies: 15
Views: 3329

Re: Sky Express new flights Chania - Athens

Guy M wrote:...Not everyone likes a twin prop plane - my wife and one daughter found it a bit bumpy.
Isn't bumpiness more to do with the air than the craft?
by filippos
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Eastern Crete
Replies: 36
Views: 5212

Re: Eastern Crete

....I know Kolymbari has that huge newish hotel now, but it is still a nice area to live in, and not that far from Chania, ......... I've been told by friends who live close to Kolymbari that another even bigger hotel is scheduled. I've not been in touch with them for a few months but It's possible...
by filippos
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Boat Tours?
Replies: 9
Views: 2064

Re: Boat Tours?

As well as several yacht and various classes of powered boat charters there appears to have been something of a proliferation of small boats for rent along the stretch from just past the Arsenali going East towards the sailing club. One details board (at least) that I saw offered three sizes of boat...
by filippos
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: How do I catch a bus? Or taxi?
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Re: How do I catch a bus? Or taxi?

A few months ago we took our car for service at the main dealer in Souda Avenue and wanted to get from there to Xania centre. The dealer offered to phone for a taxi but pointed out a bus stop 50m away. We went to the bus stop and joined a Greek man who was waiting. The bus arrived and we three board...
by filippos
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Relocating to Crete
Replies: 12
Views: 2907

Re: Relocating to Crete

... On the other hand Filippos, who posts on here, gets excellent broadband in Kalyves only a few km from Plaka..... Yes, I do have an excellent broadband connection; as the crow flies I'm within 200m of the exchange and there's a main connection box within 50m of the house. The phone line and broa...
by filippos
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Kent Report
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: Kent Report

... This forum and the Brexit section in particular is incredibly important in the debate on the merits of leaving or remaining... Any debates we might have here or elsewhere are a waste of breath whether one is in favour of remaining in or leaving the EU. We can talk until doomsday but we the &quo...

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