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by Jeffstclair
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?
Replies: 28
Views: 3509

Re: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?

Yes I just got a EHIC card from the UK ..valid until 2024 .... You did better than me. 3 times I spent 10-15 minutes negotiating their nightmare robotic telephone tree, three times I got to the point where I was being connected to a human, 3 times I got cut off at that point. Grrrr Did you use a la...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?
Replies: 28
Views: 3509

Re: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?

Yes I just got a EHIC card from the UK .. I applied for it over the phone very easy process .I told them I live in Greece and get a UK state pension and have an S1...it took about 14 days to arrive , it is valid until 2024 ....
by Jeffstclair
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal
Replies: 47
Views: 4593

Re: IKA Renewal

Yes I just looked through the file ..and the photo copied A4 page they gave her in November has her AMKA number and tax number and says it is valid until Feb 2020 ...and my IKA book that I got in 2018 and was renewed with a sticky label in Feb 2019..says valid until Feb 2020 ...so it looks like we h...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal
Replies: 47
Views: 4593

Re: IKA Renewal

Yeah you could be right ...but what are you renewing if they don't issue a book any more ?...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal
Replies: 47
Views: 4593

Re: IKA Renewal

Oh I thought we did not have to do this anymore ...no books so no renewal of books ...have I got this wrong ? When my partner signed up with her S1 in November this year they did not say she had to renew anything ....
by Jeffstclair
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 2020 car tax
Replies: 27
Views: 3360

Re: 2020 car tax

Yeah, right I have the app and my phone is the trusted recipient ...but I don't always get the message in time 'cos the signal in this village is so patchy.. sometimes when I jump in the truck and come down of the mountain .. I get three days worth of sms's... :?
by Jeffstclair
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 2020 car tax
Replies: 27
Views: 3360

Re: 2020 car tax

I think this extra verification procedure is Europe wide? Warwick Yes Piraeus Bank have been doing this for a bit now ..It's fine if you have a good and dependable phone signal ...here the signal is very patchy so I have to walk up the road with the mobile held in the air to get the extra pin ...th...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 2020 car tax
Replies: 27
Views: 3360

Re: 2020 car tax

I think this extra verification procedure is Europe wide? Warwick Yes Piraeus Bank have been doing this for a bit now ..It's fine if you have a good and dependable phone signal ...here the signal is very patchy so I have to walk up the road with the mobile held in the air to get the extra pin ...th...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Sitia Closed?
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Sitia Closed?

- a person (no one in particular) could easily run out of alcoholic sustenance. And that would never do. Tim I think this time of year it's almost impossible to run out of alcoholic sustenance around Sitia ..this years wine is just getting ready to drink ,and the Kassarnis have just finished produc...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Businesses For Sale & Wanted
Topic: Selling plot at Garipa village, South Iraklio
Replies: 5
Views: 4253

Re: Selling plot at Garipa village, South Iraklio

I don't need the plot but how much for the tractor ? :D
by Jeffstclair
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Drain Clearance
Replies: 11
Views: 3965

Re: Drain Clearance

There seem to be a few people doing offering this service on Crete ...Here is a link to the yellow pages ...

https://www.xo.gr/dir-az/D/Drains-and-P ... e/?lang=en
by Jeffstclair
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: UK Tap washers
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: UK Tap washers

If you are wanting to use lovely old bath taps ..it's worth using a reseating tool very gently before you replace the washer, it smooths out the imperfections and cleans off the limescale on the part of the tap the washer squashes onto .The result is a tap that closes fully with out using loads of f...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Long term rent - Wanted
Topic: Long term rental wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 3831

Re: Long term rental wanted

Hi Howard.. there is a facebook page with long term rentals ...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Supplier for LPG gas regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: Supplier for LPG gas regulator

Bottled gas is used all over Crete..our local mini market has the regulators,hose,jubilee clips and “vlanzas”......My advice is ask a local person and they will point you in the direction of you nearest supplier...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Gardens and Grass
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Re: Gardens and Grass

......Yes you are dead right Andrew ..but a couple of three or four thousand litre tanks will mean I will waste less drinking water for growing stuff ,be able to flush the loos and keep the fruit trees living through the water rationing periods.... Crikey, I wish I could afford to buy a couple of f...

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