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  1. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hi, I am from UK, thinking of buying a holiday home eventually to become my retirement home. I have chosen Chania, Crete for its weather, landscape and longer period of sunshine. Buying a property remotely is a bit daunting, since the pandemic the local agents and lawer say once you have viewed...
  2. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hi all, I wonder if you might help please. My partner and I have been staying via Airbnb in Crete, and we are about to possibly start renting a property in a village in Crete. I say 'possibly', because we've hit a possible stumbling block. The house is a very old building, and needs LOTS of...
  3. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hello/Привет, I am new to Crete, living in Stalida and working in Koutouloufari. I am looking to meet interesting people living anywhere between Heraklion and Malia and the surrounding areas of Hersonissos. I am 29, f, English and learning Russian. I had a career as a journalist then a career...
  4. The Kafeneio
    Just polished off a cappuccino with my new coffee machine (only arrived last week - as did I back from UK visit!) - I thought it would be rude to leave this important bit of information out, being as this thread is all about coffee! :p Hope everyone has a great weekend!! :bump2:
  5. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hi All I'm considering buying a small apartment in Chania Town, Crete. I was wondering if anyone has done this (or bought in a similar town/similar property) and could share experiences? How did you find your property and what was the buying process like? Also, what sort of taxes does one pay...
  6. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hello Forum! This is my first post so apologies for any dumb questions. We're in the process of trying to find a large-ish apartment in Chania, Crete or very close by for long term rental. Budget is no problem, but it seems to be a problematic task... there are plenty of estate agents etc for...
  7. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    hi all we are currently in spain but really missing life in greece our current plan is to buy a flat in scotland for the summer months and december and to continue homeschooling our kids for flexibility (as well as other reasons) we are looking to move to a part of greece near an airport (the...
  8. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    I would very much appreciate expats in Crete talking to me about Crete! I am a retired British passport-holding English Londoner living in Sydney, and I have an Aussie passport, too. I have lived in Australia for 25 years, and now that my wife has died, I want to move to Crete. I have a fixed...
  9. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    My husband and I are Greek Canadians who just moved to Crete. We speak conversational Greek. We'd like to know some advice on a lot of things! Such as: 1) Where is the cheapest place to rent in Crete? I've heard Agios Nikolaos is the best for people just starting out. 2) Are there any...
  10. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hi there Moved to Chania Crete a couple weeks ago with my parents and getting a little bored/ lonely. wondering if there's any other Teenagers who speak English here in Chania as it would be great to meet some other people my age.
  11. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hi I'm planning on moving to Crete (near the city of Rethymno) in the next couple of months and would like to continue playing badminton when I get there... I currently play a couple of times a week at an club in the UK that's open to all ages/abilities (there are no leagues or score-keeping) -...
  12. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Gia sou, ti kanis? My name is Eran, 41 years old, originally from Sydney, Australia. I am currently living and working in Istanbul, Turkey. I am an English teacher. I have taught all over the world. I am thinking of relocating to Greece. I am may move to Athens or Crete. I speak and...
  13. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Just wondered if anyone has experience of staying in Crete over the winter. I'm interested in going there (never been before) to do some writing for five or six months. Does anyone know what sort of prices I'd be looking at for an average or low standard hotel, guest house etc, and what sort of...
  14. The Kafeneio
    Hi is there anyone from England going living in Heraklion or Hersonisoss?? I am planning to move out there this year and start a mobile hairdressing business i am looking to make friends either already there or going there :).../SNIP/...x p.s Se agapo Elada Gia Panta!!
  15. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hello I just wanted to put my first post out here to establish that I, a crazy American, have moved to Crete's south shore to be with a man and here I am. I have no idea what kind of things I likely should have gotten into order back in the states or what kind of documentation is required now...
  16. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hi there, my name is Stephen(25) and I just arrived in Crete from the USA. I plan on staying here the whole summer. I will be staying in a hostel in Rethymno for the first month I am here. I am looking for a flat for the remainder of the summer season if anyone has recommendations. I am...
  17. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hello, My name is Ms Emily Yerolatsiti and I'm looking for a German native teacher to teach German for a few hours a week in Heraklion, Crete, at company premises. Only proffesionals with experience in adult teaching. Thank you, Emily Y.
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