We have moved in!

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patterson
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We have moved in!

Postby patterson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:09 am

I can't remember who the new people were that were buying a house at the same time we were but just a little post to say we are officially in. We have just come back from our first 2 weeks at our new cottage in Xirosterni. We plan to visit monthly with a few weeks in the summer.

Wi-fi is great so this means we can come over more and work from the cottage which is just fabulous.

Finally enough it was colder than the UK but the sun shining and surrounded by the snowy mountains was incredible. I never thought of going to Crete in the winter but realise now there is so much to see and experience in this lower temp.

So excited to be a very small part of this island!

Kookla
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Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:24 pm

Re: We have moved in!

Postby Kookla » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:39 pm

Congrats, it’s a great feeling! Once the tourist season starts, ping me a pm and I’ll be happy to point you in the direction of good boat trips with reputable companies.

Sallyb
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Re: We have moved in!

Postby Sallyb » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:51 pm

Congratulations on moving in. We hope to complete this Friday and we are coming over in February to meet the furniture and move it all in. I am just starting to sort out the utility bills. It seems a bit daunting at the moment. I’d be grateful if you have any tips?

Yin&Yang
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Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 6:03 pm
Location: Megala Horafia/Aptera

Re: We have moved in!

Postby Yin&Yang » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:53 am

My advise regarding utility bills and because it suits me personally, is to opt in for receiving bills via email wherever possible.

The Electricity company are great at sending them, with an English language option and it is very straightforward to pay them. I still receive my Water bills through the post and attend the Post Office to pay these.

You will get into a tick tock before you know it.

Enjoy Crete!
Someday is now : )

patterson
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Re: We have moved in!

Postby patterson » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:26 am

Sallyb wrote:Congratulations on moving in. We hope to complete this Friday and we are coming over in February to meet the furniture and move it all in. I am just starting to sort out the utility bills. It seems a bit daunting at the moment. I’d be grateful if you have any tips?


Our solicitor took us to the bank to get a greek account and sorted our phone and wifi etc out. Maybe ask if yours can do the same?
We were grateful for our wood burner as it is a different kind of cold in the house at night at the moment (I took woolly hat and big puffa!)

Where have you bought? I will look it up on the map! I have met some amazing people already who have done brilliant jobs with the garden, decorating etc Happy to share any of the contacts.

patterson
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Re: We have moved in!

Postby patterson » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:26 am

Kookla wrote:Congrats, it’s a great feeling! Once the tourist season starts, ping me a pm and I’ll be happy to point you in the direction of good boat trips with reputable companies.


Brilliant, thanks so much.


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