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by Mackie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 156
Views: 46022

Re: More Questions from the newbies

Noted and thanks. We are going to try more than one place and provisionally booked directly with the hotels.

Any recommendations for a couple of really good authentic places to eat other than the one mentioned above?

Cheers

Mackie
by Mackie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 156
Views: 46022

Re: More Questions from the newbies

Many thanks for taking the time to respond
by Mackie
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 10697

Re: BIG shops in Chania area

We are yet to come across anyone that would deliver for free in Heraklion!! IKEA charge by kilo / zone, praktika €30 and only deliver in our area every Friday and all other shops except for building materials charge. Discount on multiple items does not seem to be an idea many are willing to entertai...
by Mackie
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 156
Views: 46022

Re: More Questions from the newbies

Thanks for all of your input, it has been great. Managed to line up a good car (C3, pre registered but with no mileage), 1.2 engine with only £88/year tax and 6 years warranty for just over 2k more than a 2009 - 2010 models many of the 2nd hand dealers wanted, on the road (key in hand the guy calls ...
by Mackie
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Crete driving is appalling !
Replies: 49
Views: 18472

Re: Crete driving is appalling !

We have been only here for a few days but, I feel totally at home driving here. Having said that, I was always told by the wife that I should not be allowed on the uk road (says she who had an accident every three / four years on average and I did not for many years). I must admit that I have the sa...
by Mackie
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 156
Views: 46022

Re: More Questions from the newbies

Thanks Ladies and Gents, much appreciated. @Kathleen, tried all the car hire companies that are open and was told it's too late. Nothing like that on the market at present!! In my opinion, the best thing is to buy a new car and sell it after 10 years at a totally inflated price/value! We have reache...
by Mackie
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 156
Views: 46022

More Questions from the newbies

The good luck we had the first day did not last long as we are now well and truly tangled within the Greek Bearaucracy. Hopefully we get it all sorted and get the keys to the house this week. Got a couple of questions with regard to bringing personal stuff from the UK. 1- Is there any limitation to ...
by Mackie
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bank account
Replies: 11
Views: 3403

Re: Bank account

Rules have changed. Even if you are not self employed, P60 is not enough My advice based on very recent experience (last week) is as follows: For PAYE, you need a recent letter from your employer with their address clearly marked on it as well as the most recent P60. For Self Employed, get the compa...
by Mackie
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Up to date info needed for the Hersonissos / Heraklion Area
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Re: Up to date info needed for the Hersonissos / Heraklion Area

Thanks Ladies and Gents for the warm welcome and the great contribution which has made life easy first day in Crete. Tax numbers in hand, Bank accounts open and now going through the legalities. We found out a little problem that we are working with the Notary to fix ( the owners got exited a little...
by Mackie
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: House Insurance
Replies: 22
Views: 7241

Re: House Insurance

Intasure :cheers:
by Mackie
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: House Insurance
Replies: 22
Views: 7241

Re: House Insurance

I spoke to this company recently and their earthquake cover has an excess of £5k!
Cheers
Mackie
by Mackie
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Up to date info needed for the Hersonissos / Heraklion Area
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Re: Up to date info needed for the Hersonissos / Heraklion Area

Hi Mackie, I live about 18kms south west of Heraklion & have completed a complete renovation of my house within the last year. I can recommend the builder I used, & he also brought in the plumbers, electricians, carpenters etc. I know he will work in your area. My mobile no is 6972 383757, ...
by Mackie
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Up to date info needed for the Hersonissos / Heraklion Area
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Re: Up to date info needed for the Hersonissos / Heraklion Area

Thanks Kathleen, much appreciated
Great point Warwick about potential unpaid bills, I wasn't sure if they keep a deposit for such things or not. Thanks for your input
Mackie
by Mackie
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Up to date info needed for the Hersonissos / Heraklion Area
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Up to date info needed for the Hersonissos / Heraklion Area

Hi everyone, what a great forum first of all and some fantastic knowledge by many of the contributors on here. Thank you for that. We have been trying to read through as much of the information available as we can but most of what we found seem to be understandably geared towards the west / Chania a...

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