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by Sinkingslowly
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: FREE BEER !
Replies: 0
Views: 1502

FREE BEER !

Well, almost free We will be arriving on the 25th June for a fortnights holiday and we want to try and decide if moving permanently is the right thing for us. So if any of you old timers would like to meet somewhere for an hour or two and pass on some insider information then YES, the beer is on me!...
by Sinkingslowly
Wed May 31, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Medical costs
Replies: 17
Views: 6364

Re: Medical costs

..........what an incredibly irresponsible act calling the referendum in the first place was: asking people to decide on something .............. without anyone knowing what those consequences are. Couldn't agree more! At the time I got into a lot of trouble at my place of work by arguing with peop...
by Sinkingslowly
Tue May 30, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Medical costs
Replies: 17
Views: 6364

Re: Medical costs

............... One possible oucome is that you can continue to live in Greece provided you have private medical insurance but another possible outcome is that you can't stay at all. All options are on the table. Warwick Yes this was the basis of the question. I reach pension age next year and I ce...
by Sinkingslowly
Mon May 29, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Medical costs
Replies: 17
Views: 6364

Re: Medical costs

We had private health insurance for several years and the costs quoted above reflect what we were each paying. My partner is now 75 and that seems to be the cut off point with insurance companies and he can no longer find insurance. This is confusing me a little. From what I've been reading I thoug...
by Sinkingslowly
Sun May 28, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Medical costs
Replies: 17
Views: 6364

Medical costs

I've been reading a lot of posts about IKA, KEP and S1 forms and I am pretty well confused which appears to be the norm when dealing with any government department :D . However, if our Lords and Masters completely chock up Brexit and the UK leaves without any agreements I'm guessing that private ins...
by Sinkingslowly
Thu May 11, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Just wanted to say Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 5570

Re: Just wanted to say Hello

Depends where you finally settle: there's a lot of Crete East of Xania. Thats one of the main things that I want clear up this summer. I have to admit that my last visit to Crete was many many years ago so I expect that many things have changed and I'm approaching this with an open mind. Thanks to ...
by Sinkingslowly
Thu May 11, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: One toe in the swamp
Replies: 25
Views: 8990

Re: One toe in the swamp

Why not invest the small amount of cash and buy Carol Palioudaki's book I was thinking of ordering this book and I will after reading the recommendations. My only doubt was that Amazon give the publication date as 2006 and I was unsure if some of the bureaucracy info would still be relevant. Does a...
by Sinkingslowly
Wed May 10, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: One toe in the swamp
Replies: 25
Views: 8990

One toe in the swamp

OK, so I'm thinking of retiring to Crete. I've been a good boy and done lots of searching on the interweb and read a lot of pages (some more helpful than others) and I am starting to have an idea of the amount of bureaucracy that I'm stumbling into. Tax number, residence permit, bank account, drivin...
by Sinkingslowly
Wed May 10, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Just wanted to say Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 5570

Re: Just wanted to say Hello

Just be sure to keep the warm weather going (whether you old hands think it's warm or not :D ) it's been 16 degrees today and and about 3 last night here in sunny Somerset :( . We are flying in to Chania at the end of June and staying in Plakias for 2 weeks, we will have a car so we'll be able to ge...
by Sinkingslowly
Tue May 09, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Just wanted to say Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 5570

Re: Just wanted to say Hello

Thanks to everyone for the speedy replies ! I have to admit that this Brexit nonsense is going to decide what we do and how we do it. Without doubt we will need reciprocal healthcare arrangements :D . At the moment it appears that that the EU want guaranteed rights for people resident at the time th...
by Sinkingslowly
Mon May 08, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Just wanted to say Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 5570

Just wanted to say Hello

I don’t know if this is the correct thing to do but as I have just become a member of the forum I thought that I would say hello to everyone in general. HELLO ! There, that’s done. I’ve been reading various forums for some time as I want to find out as much as possible from expats before making the ...

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