Kathleen wrote:Curious to know why you had to pay for a post box Mackie...
filippos wrote:In Kalyves our post is delivered to the house where we have a small box on the wall ...
Kathleen wrote:Curious to know why you had to pay for a post box Mackie.
Getting mine was a big surprise at the time. I had called in at the main post office in Rethymnon and was told to speak to a man called Lefteris, upstairs. I explained where I lived and said I would be happy with a post box anywhere close by. He asked me to wait two weeks while he checked things out in the area then he would call me. I left my contact number thinking I would be lucky . Sure enough two weeks later, to my amazement, I got the call. 'Come in and see me I have a key for you'.
In I went, armed with whatever paperwork I thought I may need, and bingo, I was give a key for one of the boxes close to my home. No checks done! Total cost 2€, he had had to get a spare key cut! One of the easiest transactions I have ever conducted in Crete.
PS Good luck with the trip, I spent a couple of hours on Sunday watching the You Tube links to Peter Owens HGV road trip to Patras referred to in another post, you may find them of interest yourself.
Mixos wrote:Warwick is correct. The going rate for a PO box inside Sitia post office, for example, is 56 euros a year. It might seem a bit steep but approx 1 euro a week seems worth it for the reassurance that mail is not left, sometimes for weeks on end, in the local kafenion. And Mackie, I reckon your post should still be safe in the box when you return. If they are anything like Sitia they probably won't be too fussy about when you pay. I once tried to pay at the end of December for the following year and the man couldn't understand why I would do that. Next year, he said. Any time!
Mackie wrote:...We still have the key and they have our deposit...
thebigbluecheese wrote:... much better to book your ferrys once you get to the terminal ..
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