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by altohb
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: When are small fires allowed again?
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: When are small fires allowed again?

It varies from region to region, and you should check with the local fire brigade. Round here (Sitia) fires are normally banned from the end of April until the end of October. However, this year we had to stop burning mid April because of the lack of rain, and I will be checking before we start burn...
by altohb
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Lawyers' in Sitia
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Lawyers' in Sitia

We use Despina Rizonaki. Her office is just round the corner from Eurobank, going up the hill, and more or less next to a fish shop. Her phone number is 6942-571841. We used her in the purchase of the land on which we built our house, and a further bit of land. She also did the requisite translation...
by altohb
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Temporary Brexit Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Temporary Brexit Forum

Absolutely not.
by altohb
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Flights

Thanks for that - good to know.
by altohb
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Paying Electric bills
Replies: 16
Views: 1719

Re: Paying Electric bills

As a further to the question about payment of DEH bills - this can also be done using a debit card via the DEH website.
by altohb
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 26
Views: 2023

Re: Mosquitos

Back to mosquitoes - I've been bitten more in the last couple of weeks than all summer. I guess the wind has been blowing them in!
by altohb
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Help! Got the toothache!
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Help! Got the toothache!

We use Manos Kastritis, Tim - he is the best dentist we've ever been to, anywhere, and his prices are ok too. His office is on the "dual carriageway" heading towards the tourist office, on the right hand side. Phone is 28430-26444 - normally by appointment, but he seems to fit in emergenci...
by altohb
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Driving
Replies: 16
Views: 2344

Re: Driving

We've both hired many times in the UK using our Greek licences, Jeff - no problems with Hertz, Avis, Budget or Europcar, so it may be that Sixt are being "picky". Your name is in Roman letters, which is what matters, surely and, as others have said, the codes are Europe wide.
by altohb
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Santander Debit Card
Replies: 32
Views: 2645

Re: Santander Debit Card

Update - the old c/c was due to die (not expire, die ) at the end of this month, but MrsB has just received a replacement. I suspect there's some confusion going on between different sections of the Barclays machine. Doesn't surprise me - Barclays seem to be particularly inept at being consistent i...
by altohb
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transporting my Dog back to the uk!
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Transporting my Dog back to the uk!

If you want to DIY, I suggest you get in touch with Tracee Walton at Amber's Hope on Facebook, as they are transporting dogs to the UK regularly, and will know all the regulations and should be able to make suggestions as to how best you might do this. Otherwise, http://www.airpets.com/ should help....
by altohb
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 8770

Re: Storm Clouds.

Whatever any of us thinks about Brexit, and what I think isn't printable in a polite forum, the latest information from the UK Government is here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-for-british-nationals-travelling-and-living-in-europe?utm_source=26cbaac9-3747-407c-b7bf-5de8a07364db&utm_medium=...
by altohb
Thu May 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Taxisnet up?
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: Taxisnet up?

It must be, because our accountant has already done ours!
by altohb
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car hire in UK
Replies: 34
Views: 3216

Re: Car hire in UK

I also have annual excess insurance through icarhire - haven't had to make a claim so far, but it is good to have. Annual policy around 40 euros. Nb - I have a Greek licence, and have only ever been asked to produce the credit card I booked with, and my passport. I normally use Budget (as above), bu...
by altohb
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car hire in UK
Replies: 34
Views: 3216

Re: Car hire in UK

https://www.budget.co.uk/TermsAndCondition is the link for Budget - I selected the option for Gatwick, as that's where I hire from normally. I imagine most car hire companies are pretty similar.
by altohb
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 16
Views: 1672

Re: Ryanair

I hope you can make the Sitia routing work for you, Tim. The dates & times of the Sitia/Athens/Heathrow link have never worked out for us! I've always assumed the return leg is quite tricky. I imagine you can't get to Athens early enough to catch the morning flight down to Sitia, which means an...

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