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Living in Crete
Living - The Book
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Living in Crete - The Book
The Living in Crete Book

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


All you need to know before and after a move or property purchase in Crete and Greece.


  • Impartial information

  • Considerations before moving, retiring or buying property in Crete

  • Cretan culture and traditions

  • Ways to deal with Greek bureaucracy

  • How things work, in theory and in reality

  • Advice and tips on where to go, who to contact, and what NOT to do.

  • Directory of local Crete addresses and telephone numbers for all the main government offices,
    utilities and services.

  • Contacts and links

  • Save time, trouble and money

  • Unique guide

  • This valuable resource can be used time and again as a reference book.


Pooling twenty years experience of living and working on the island of Crete, the Living in Crete guide is packed with
detailed information to make your stay on the island – however long or short it may be – as painless and trouble free
as possible.




Featured in the Sunday Telegraph Property Article and in 'GREECE' Magazine Aug 2007


**Scroll down for a list of Contents **

Reviews and Testimonials

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move to Crete, or just wanting information.'
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'A gold mine of information'
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'Bringing together 20  years experience of living on the island, Carol Palioudakis'  book  'Living in Crete'  is a
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'This  resource is a must-have for anyone moving to Crete. Carol Palioudaki's "Living in Crete - A Guide to Living,
Working,
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'Telling sketches of the nature of the people and the places, the joys and the pitfalls of living in Crete abound and
leap graphically from the pages..... And of course there is the advice. Where to go, who to contact, and even more
importantly, hints at what NOT to do and who NOT to trust without careful thought in advance. Well written and
exhaustively researched.'
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Living in Crete.
Introduction
Considering A Permanent
Move.
Retiring To Crete

Chapter1.Cretan Life
The Lifestyle
Cost of Living
Culture & People
Language

2.Accommodation
Renting
Buying
Pitfalls
Utilities
EOT Licences
Property Management
House Insurance

3.Employment
Employment Opportunities
Where to look for work
Working Hours
Pay
Beware
Self employed

4.Red Tape in Greece
KEP
Residence Permit EU
Tax Number & Tax Returns
National Insurance- IKA,
TAXI, OGA, TEBE.
Benefits of IKA
Unemployment Benefit
OAED
5.Health/Medical
Treatment
Pharmacies and
prescriptions
National Health/IKA
Doctors
Private doctors
Hospital Treatment
Health Centres
Private Clinics
Private Health Insurance

6. Transport
Buses
Taxis
Driving in Crete
Importing a Car
New and secondhand cars
Car tax
Insurance
MOT

7.Communications
Telephone
Fixed Telephony
Mobile Phones
Internet
TV
Satellite TV

8. Greek Banks
Opening a bank account.
Cheques
Credit Cards
ATM’s
Bank Transfers
Importing and Exporting
cash.
9. Schools
English and other
foreign language schools
Greek Schools:
Nursery school
Private Nursery
Dimotiko
Gymnasio
Lykeio
Further Education

10. Getting Married in
Crete
Civil Marriage
Greek Orthodox and
other Churches

11. Pets
PET passport scheme
Animals in Crete

12. Leisure & Shopping
Groups and Associations
Activities
Cretan Festivals
Nightlife
Shopping


Further Help and Advice

Directory

Addresses, telephone
numbers and websites
of useful contacts and
organisations.
List of Lawyers in Crete
*List of CONTENTS:
"Living in Crete. A Guide to Living, Working, Retiring and Buying Property in Crete."
ISBN  978 960 631 560 2  Published by Carol Palioudakis  March 2007
Price £9.50
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