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by chrissyg
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Wrought iron gates
Replies: 14
Views: 5729

Wrought iron gates

Looking for a standard wrought iron gate for our drive and having difficulty. Our builders are offering incredibly expensive ones from their bespoke 'suppliers' and can't find anything normal . Is there anybody in Crete that supplies them? Want to choose from a catalogue online if poss as we cant go...
by chrissyg
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Marble, mosaic or tiled tables
Replies: 5
Views: 3047

Re: Marble, mosaic or tiled tables

Yeah granite weighs a tonne, i didnt see much in simple city when i looked, where could i find a granite one? I have a black granite coffee table here in uk and i love it. Wouldnt be suitable for outdoors though, wooden legs.
by chrissyg
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Marble, mosaic or tiled tables
Replies: 5
Views: 3047

Marble, mosaic or tiled tables

Found just about everything in Crete for our new villa and transporting stuff over that I haven't. One thing I was hoping to find was a good selection of outdoor furniture especially marble topped tables which I thought would be abundant in these parts. Obviously would be too expensive to ship and I...
by chrissyg
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: public transport and taxis
Replies: 11
Views: 5054

Re: public transport and taxis

Thats 8 miles for about £13 in old money, that sounds quite good compared with uk actually. Buses sound very cheap but having researched a little i still cant find a definitive route map for crete to see if i can get around.
by chrissyg
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: public transport and taxis
Replies: 11
Views: 5054

public transport and taxis

Public transport looks cheap but a bit tricky living out in the middle of nowhere. Are taxis good value and are there any reputable companies I could use?
by chrissyg
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 14848

Re: BIG shops in Chania area

Thanks Peebee, this is just what I needed, and if I get furniture there I will check ordering times when we are next out. :D
by chrissyg
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 14848

Re: BIG shops in Chania area

So is Simple-City a proper homeware and furniture shop you can look around or is it more like our Argos' where you just order stuff?
I only ask because it looks like what I'm after but there's a big catalogue and I want to look at everything in the flesh rather than order and collect things.
by chrissyg
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 14848

Re: BIG shops in Chania area

I haggled in Morocco and I haggled in India, and somehow it was expected. I once spent over an hour over a handbag! Ended up paying about a third of the asking price and we both ended up smiling. ( Probably still being ripped off-lol) Recently in Rethmno and went in a shop to look at a pair of boots...
by chrissyg
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 14848

Re: BIG shops in Chania area

Yes, Kilkis, I wasn't really having a go at Nomad, I fully understand that it would cost a lot more, only I saw an advert from them about sending parcels cheaply from uk to Crete and it really is cheap so I assumed that they go back and forth with large loads and it wouldn't cost 2K for a small vans...
by chrissyg
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 14848

Re: BIG shops in Chania area

Thanks, that sounds good, but I was told by locals that Ikea charged by weight and quite a lot. To be fair they charge £35 here (but for any amount.) I will have to ask them directly. It is certainly looking like I will have to buy in Chania. Regarding Nomad, I was expecting less as I have recently ...
by chrissyg
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 14848

Re: BIG shops in Chania area

Trying to get costs for delivery of furniture. I have asked for a quote from Nomad thinking it might be cheaper to buy stuff here and ship but it's over £2k even for a small van. Sounds way over the top. If I buy in Crete, which is expensive, do all the shops deliver fairly cheaply or should I facto...
by chrissyg
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 14848

Re: BIG shops in Chania area

Wo, that definitely puts me off, I'm phobic about wasps and have a bit of an allergic reaction to stings, so thanks. You do mean the modern 'rattan' furniture I take it? I do like that but I was actually thinking of hardwood table and chairs for outdoor eating kind of thing and also some lovely mode...
by chrissyg
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 14848

Re: BIG shops in Chania area

Thanks, further to this query, any good garden centres or places where they sell outdoor furniture?
by chrissyg
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 14848

Re: BIG shops in Chania area

Thanks to all, very useful, Ive made a note and will check them out on next visit. :D
by chrissyg
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: BIG shops in Chania area
Replies: 26
Views: 14848

BIG shops in Chania area

I am shortly furnishing and kitting out a villa for rental and I am looking for some reasonably priced but good quality furniture and homeware. I know there is an Ikea in Chania but it doesn't have as much as the ikeas in UK although this is the kind of stuff I am looking for, I could quite happily ...

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