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by Barbary Coaster
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Xania Airport development.
Replies: 38
Views: 15570

Perhaps it's passenger handling that's reached capacity during summer rather than number of aircraft that can land and take off. What's there now? Two antiquated baggage carousels in a small hall? Imagine the chaos with even four flights per hour. How many check-in desks? How many baggage check-in ...
by Barbary Coaster
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Xania Airport development.
Replies: 38
Views: 15570

peebee wrote:Personally, I like it just the way it is. Can't bear to think it will end up like Heraklion.


When we had to use it in August last year it was like Heraklion - in fact the queues were longer as there seemed to be less check-in desks and x-ray machines, so in those respects it was worse.
by Barbary Coaster
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving to Crete through Balkans? anyone tried it?
Replies: 11
Views: 11922

Re: Driving to Crete through Balkans? anyone tried it?

Tim wrote:
Kevos wrote: and any tips please

Kevos


Try to acquire an AK-47.

Tim


I think that's the correct answer from Tim!!

Our Greek neighbours have used that route recently and told us to avoid at all costs. They are pretty seasoned travellers and their advice is usually spot on.
by Barbary Coaster
Mon May 27, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E 75 roadworks
Replies: 17
Views: 6494

Not sure where "Im indoors" went, From Rethymno/Agia Galini interchange all the way on Ethniki to Moires turn-off, with no diversion, honest. (Believe me if he'd had to go round the houses like last time, I'd have heard all about it, like last time...) Maybe there were on/off windows and ...
by Barbary Coaster
Sun May 26, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E 75 roadworks
Replies: 17
Views: 6494

Already lifted. 'Im Indoors travelled to Heraklion and back this morning and traffic was able to continue along the ethniki, albeit slowly. Not sure where "Im indoors" went, but we went on that route Friday night and twice on Saturday - the National Road was still closed travelling West, ...
by Barbary Coaster
Sun May 05, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: De-registering a Greek car taken to the UK.
Replies: 10
Views: 4873

If you hand in your number plates before you leave Greece, I find it very hard to believe that the Italian, German, Belgian or French police would accept a car being driven on their roads with no plates. More likely that you would get a fine and the car impounded. If you do it in reverse, the UK aut...
by Barbary Coaster
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Does Greece really want us?
Replies: 21
Views: 7520

John
I am sure that the Heraklion power station is oil fired.

I did read a while ago about some in Central Greece which burn lignite so perhaps they are the ones Greece is fined for?

Bob
by Barbary Coaster
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Builders
Replies: 3
Views: 2208

scooby wrote:There is this site but it won't load for me.



Not a good sign !!
by Barbary Coaster
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Money Transfers
Replies: 13
Views: 4761

We always used HIFX, much the same as XE.com and Moneycorps. All are excellent, and even refund fees charged by other banks along the way if such a thing happens as sometimes it does. No hassle, best rates. At all costs avoid banks of which RBS is the worst in my experience. "Unless of course ...
by Barbary Coaster
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: UK driving licence
Replies: 18
Views: 6776

Kilkis wrote:
I've got a Greek licence and there is no paper part with it? Just the laminated photo-card.

Warwick


So do they not give out penalty points in Greece? If they do, how is a record kept?

Bob
by Barbary Coaster
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: UK driving licence
Replies: 18
Views: 6776

footscapes wrote: As far as I know, the paper part of a UK licence is the only place they can get information about offences.

Paul


That's exactly the reason why they require the paper part of your licence when hiring a car - the photo card has no info on it regarding driving offences/penalty points

Bob
by Barbary Coaster
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving England to Crete March 2013
Replies: 54
Views: 44341

Interesting Steve that you use the identical route across Europe (including Luxembourg and Pirmasens) as we do, apart from us using Venice. The Hull route sounds good, will look into it next time. I would disagree about the Vignette in Austria though - it is compulsory for driving on any A and S roa...
by Barbary Coaster
Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Can anyone tell me where Makro is?
Replies: 11
Views: 5721

I have never driven into the Makro site but have driven past it several times going to the hospital. A couple of questions, Bob: 1 Do you mean filter right at the first set of traffic lights half way up the hill by the church or the second set after you have gone over the top of the hill? It looks ...
by Barbary Coaster
Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Can anyone tell me where Makro is?
Replies: 11
Views: 5721

From Rethymno direction, the turn off on the National Road is signposted "IKA"

Turn right and as Jet says, after the second set of lights its again signposted IKA - a very narrow road, follow it past the IKA car parks and eventually you will come to Makro
by Barbary Coaster
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Inverter Air Con for winter heating
Replies: 20
Views: 11581

Re: Works well for us

The fact that warm air rises is not really an argument as no matter what heating system you use the warm air will rise, Except that it's much more effective if rising from at, or close to, the floor rather than heating the air a couple of feet above your head. Any heat produced rises past anyone in...

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