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by altohb
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Withdrawal agreement and residence
Replies: 32
Views: 2645

Re: Withdrawal agreement and residence

We also received our blue cards in 2012, Bob. Agios Nikolaos police asked for the E1 for all the years between then and now. I took electricity bills as well, as a backup! We applied (and were seen) fairly early in the process, so this isn't a new thing necessarily. I can see the logic - if you had ...
by altohb
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Roll out of the vaccine in greece
Replies: 166
Views: 28804

Re: Roll out of the vaccine in greece

Not necessarily AZ everywhere. In this area there is a 3 week gap between appointments for the 70-74 group.
by altohb
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 11th Jan lockdown changes
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: 11th Jan lockdown changes

They still apply.
by altohb
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Passport Photos
Replies: 13
Views: 2141

Re: Passport Photos

Midlander wrote:Happy New Year to all on the forum.
Apologies if this has already been asked. Should biometric photos be passport size and not the slighty larger ones that were needed for the Greek driving licence.?

The documentation says passport size.
by altohb
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Olive oil briquettes
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: Olive oil briquettes

@annabanana - suggest you talk to Manos Rodanakis at the agricultural shop next to the traffic lights. I doubt if he sells them, but he may well know who does, and his English is very good.
by altohb
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Another e-mail scam
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: Another e-mail scam

Strangely I got an email from Alpha Bank this morning warning about various scams. One warning paragraph was: If you receive a message from a supposed courier company in order to make a payment for parcel receipt, while you do not expect any relevant package receipt. Warwick Not just courier compan...
by altohb
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: UK Transition Letter
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: UK Transition Letter

I posted this because I have a question. Is it saying that I MUST apply for a UK EHIC now? I thought that I could apply for a Greek EHIC and that it was illegal for me, as a permanent resident, to apply for a UK card. If you are an S1 holder you apply for a UK EHIC on that basis. You are only entit...
by altohb
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Biometric permits
Replies: 141
Views: 24622

Biometric permits

The police have now issued the details for transferring to the new biometric residence permits.

Happy reading!
by altohb
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: First Major Rains...
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: First Major Rains...

by altohb
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New Lockdown
Replies: 56
Views: 12434

Re: New Lockdown

The other option (if you have a Greek sim) is to send an sms to 13033 each time you want to go out. The format is:

Number of reason (as listed in the forms quoted above), space, surname, space, first name, space, address.

You will get an instant reply - permission.

Saves faffing about with papers.
by altohb
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mask or no mask
Replies: 24
Views: 4027

Re: Mask or no mask

by altohb
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: electric
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: electric

On the front page of the bill - rhs, just above the list of charges which starts with ΔΕΗ. The words you are looking for are "Επόμενη Καταμέτρηση." - the date is to the right of the words.
by altohb
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The 2020 Ig Nobles
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: The 2020 Ig Nobles

Jeffstclair wrote:Nice one Warwick..Who awards the Ig Nobles...and is it possible to make a donation? May be we should start a crowdfunding project and get Elon Musk to send them to the moon ....

One way, of course :D
by altohb
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Replies: 13
Views: 3998


The Garden centre on the national road at Agios Nikolaos the traffic lights ..where you turn left for Iraklion have palms ... I've never stopped and looked but they seem to always have them ...sorry I don't know the name of phone number ...try the online yellow pages ...I have bought fruit tre...
by altohb
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flying Crete - UK
Replies: 112
Views: 18905

Re: Flying Crete - UK

If you find the thread boring evansmr might I politely suggest you just ignore it? Shutting it down would be a shame for all the useful posts on it......regarding filling in the PLF etc. I think with all the uncertainty when visiting countries just now, it is good to have as much information from f...

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