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by Kathleen
Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Day trip to Santorini
Replies: 15
Views: 6907

Re: Day trip to Santorini

Seajets do a day return from Rethymnon twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The first one left yesterday at 08.00 hrs, (I heard it as it went out) returns at around 20.00hrs. cost last season was 150€ per passenger, expensive but it does include an excursion which may be optional and also a long ...
by Kathleen
Tue May 21, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transferring funds, and pink slips
Replies: 26
Views: 8399

Re: Transferring funds, and pink slips

I too have always obtained 'pink slips'(one sheet on white paper) from my bank who now also require the a copy of the TransferWise transaction document(s) before they will issue it, to enable my accountant to complete my tax returns. Knowing the way the regulations change here I have also continued ...
by Kathleen
Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Woodie
Replies: 0
Views: 1643

Woodie

Sorry for the delay I have replied to your PM's.

Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu May 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Green
Replies: 5
Views: 2858

Re: Green

Take a look at the postings on You Tube. There are some horrendous sights on the National Highway and with bridges collapsing left right and centre. Devastation all round the local demos is still trying to sort road access and bridge collapses out. Look under Flooding In Rethymnon 2019 for a good se...
by Kathleen
Thu May 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 11018

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

Rather than transfer the funds into Greece the buyers transferred the funds directly from their bank in another EU country directly to the seller's bank in the UK. I don't know the details but I think a certain amount was transferred into Greece, e.g. the deposit, but that was mostly used to pay fe...
by Kathleen
Tue May 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: buying stuff for house rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 4964

Re: buying stuff for house rebuild

In Rethymnon area there is Complete Stores just outside Tsesmes on the Adele road, who stock cabling and electronic fittings as well as plumbing equipment and bulk building materials. Delivery no problem. For doors/frames made to order I would suggest Christoforakis who are a wood working joinery fi...
by Kathleen
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 33
Views: 10198

Re: rent or buy?

CGT in Greece is still under suspension at present. If it were still in existence I would have been able to offset it after payment against any UK liability. The rates quoted when it was first introduced were more favourable than those in UK which would have been useful!

Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 33
Views: 10198

Re: rent or buy?

That's a good point Warwick! One I had not considered, however, I don't think the Revenue will look at it in the same light though I will certainly look into it. At the time I made the final and largest payment for the house the rate was 1.50€ to the pound. Needless to say I am watching the fluctuat...
by Kathleen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 33
Views: 10198

Re: rent or buy?

I am now at the final stages of selling my beautiful home on Crete. I was in the fortunate position of buying it as a second home 15 years ago, off plan, as a cash buyer. The costs then were fully explained to me. I have used it over the years as I wished, never having rented it out, though my nephe...
by Kathleen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: English speaking doctors in Rethymnon
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: English speaking doctors in Rethymnon

As well as the surgery pointed out by Warwick, Rethymnon Medical Assistance, Adelianos Kampos which is on the left side of the beach road going into Rethymnon, directly across the road from the Pharmacy and Budget car hire. There is also another surgery on the same road, a little further along on th...
by Kathleen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Aegean bumping to Standby!
Replies: 33
Views: 11058

Aegean bumping to Standby!

A warning!! Arrived at Athens airport yesterday evening ready for the 18.30 flight to Heraklion. I had not completed the online check in wishing to reclaim the 12€ airport charge I had already paid through KLM. Being pushed for time I decided not to bother and went to check in. No way! Spoke to some...
by Kathleen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Village Boundries
Replies: 9
Views: 3212

Re: Village Boundries

This problem only applied to 67 villages in Rethymno Warwick. When the legislation was drawn up with regard to village boundaries, central government did not apply it to the area correctly and it was withdrawn, so we are in limbo. I am in another area affected. The opinion of my builder seems to be ...
by Kathleen
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: To have a TV or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 5693

Re: To have a TV or not?

I have never rented my home in Crete in all the years I have owned it, however, my youngest nephew and his family have used it for two weeks each year and have been grateful to have use of a TV and DVD player. When they were small, even with the use of the pool, they were happy to spend some time in...
by Kathleen
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Holiday home insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 4124

Re: Holiday home insurance

Hi Sally When I first bought my home I was insured through Interamerican then switched to Intasure. I eventually moved again back to Interamerican because their prices were more competitive. At that time I was dealing with John Paterakis. He has now started his own company, three years ago I moved t...
by Kathleen
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Parking ticket Rethymno
Replies: 8
Views: 3621

Re: Parking ticket Rethymno

Only one I got in town many years ago I paid at the Town Hall, 22€ with no discount! Could have been worse they could have towed you away!

Kathleen

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