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About Living in Crete
Life in Crete, cost of living in Crete, retiring in Crete,
about this website.
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About Crete
Crete is the largest f the Greek islands, offering
incredible beauty and diversity.
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Living in Crete - The 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! .
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Accommodation
Renting a house or apartment in Crete. Information
on long term lets, short term lets, furnished and
unfurnished properties.
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Utilities - Read More


Christmas in Crete & Greece
Epiphany covers the twelve days of Christmas, from
Christmas Day through New Year to Epiphany on 6th
January.  More about Christmas and New Year in
Crete & Greece                         
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Winter In Crete & Greece
October sees the last charter flights going back to
the UK and Europe and from November to March
Crete returns to its old rhythms of life                
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Carnival/Apokries
Carnival in Greece  .... celebration ... a chance to
escape everyday monotony and enter into a world of
party, fantasy, jinks and 'kefi'  (high spirits)      
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Easter in Crete & Greece
Greek Easter in Crete is celebrated with many local
customs and traditions.
Easter  - 'Paska' is the most important holiday in
Greece, and in the Greek Orthodox Church             
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Culture and People
There is a contrast between town and village life in
Crete. Many villages still retain the ' old ' way of life.   
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Culture Shock
When moving abroad be prepared to experience
culture shock. Even if you have spent many
holidays in Greece and think that you know the
place and the people well it can still manifest itself
when you are out of holiday mode and start living
here.  
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International & Expat Community
Making friends, getting support. There is a large
foreign community in Crete which has grown
rapidly in recent years. Brits in Crete, ex-pats in
Crete. There are a number of international
organizations, for both ex pats and Greeks, which
arrange walks, social evenings, get-togethers and
charity events.  
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Schools
If you are thinking of moving to Crete with children
their education will be an important factor affecting
you decision of whether or not to move. The
European School in Heraklion, Greek school and
adjusting to Greek school, Nursery schools.
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Greek Name Days
Name Days are celebrated in Crete and Greece,
as opposed to birthdays
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Greek National Holidays
Bank Holiday dates for 2017 and 2018
in Crete and Greece
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Greek Language
You can survive in Crete without speaking Greek,
but if you live here you will want to learn the
language                     
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Driving in Crete
General information on driving in Crete, driving
licences, MOT / KTEO, road tax and car insurance
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