Living in Crete
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Living in Greece - Greek Life
Living in Greece, Cretan & Greek life, about living in Greece & the cost of living,
retiring in Crete. People, customs and language.  Easter, Apokries, Carnival,
Christmas, National Holidays, Name Days, winter in Crete. Live in Greece

About Crete
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and  offers an incredible range of attractions more

Long term rent, short term rentals, rental prices. Utilities, DEH electricity, water more

Buying Property in Crete & Greece
Buying property tips and information, pitfalls, buy to let, holiday rental EOT licence.
Illegal structures - legalising (new)

Settling In
Working in Crete,  finding a job, owning a business, starting a business in Crete, schools
in Crete. International foreign community - support and making friends. Expats,
Brits in Crete. Culture shock. Driving in Crete

Red Tape
The easy English guide to residence certificates, permits, tax, AFM tax number, IKA,
unemploment benefit, importing a car

Health Services
Health & Medical treatment, Hospitals, Doctors, EOPYY, IKA, AMKA more                                                   

Living in Crete - The Book
A detailed one- stop survival manual no long or short term resident, property investor,
worker or traveller in Crete or Greece should leave home without!

General Information
Crete Travel, Crete Beaches, Getting Married in Crete, Wills, Bereavement, Battle of Crete,
Links, photographs
Crete & Greece Information.
Living and Working in Crete - Live and Work in Cret

Based on over twenty years experience of living and working on the island of Crete,
this website and the Living in Crete book aim to answer many of the questions about
Cretan traditions, Greek traditions, living, working, retiring or buying property in Crete

Impartial information for EU citizens on moving to Crete. Living and working in Crete,
Greece. Retiring to Crete, buying property, Expats in Crete,  accommodation, long term rent,
buying to let in Crete,  employment, finding a job, renting property, IKA,  schools, importing
a car, bureaucracy, learning Greek, Cretan culture and lifestyle.. .   just a few of the things
you may be wondering about the life in Crete and the Greek Islands if you intend to live or work here.

The Living in Crete book is a valuable resource giving in-depth and detailed information  -
all that you need to know before and after a move to Crete or a property purchase
- packed with information, advice, tips, useful local addresses, telephone numbers and links.
Don't leave home without it!

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Updates, new links and resources are continually being added to the site, while the news page
is regularly updated, so check back again soon.

Carol Palioudaki
Living in Crete guide book

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A Guide to Living, Working,
Retiring and Buying Property
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Living in Crete
Updated 28 January 2016
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Winter & Spring in Crete
The towns and villages are still very much alive and busy in the winter months
as the locals go about their daily business. Read about winter in Crete
click here

The Carnival  period runs for three weeks, during February & March 2016 -
a party atmosphere, carnival parades and masked balls.

Clean Monday 14th March 2016– marked by Lenten picnics and kite flying

March 25th is Greek Independence Day as well as a major religious holiday
- marked by school and military parades throughout Greece

Greek Easter   -  Sunday 1st May 2016.  Greek Easter is celebrated with many local customs and traditions.