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#13912 Moving To Crete

Posted by Fotini on 21 April 2008 - 10:22 AM in Explore Crete

Hello Ruth & Paul.
How are you today?My name is Fotini , I live in Chania and I am Greek



#13281 Earthquake Off Kalamata

Posted by Fotini on 15 February 2008 - 12:28 PM in Explore Crete

The truth is that it wasn't felt everywhere in Athens. That is strange indeed , but it was mentioned on the news as well.In Chania both of the two big eartquakes were felt and made people stressed.



#13273 Earthquake Off Kalamata

Posted by Fotini on 14 February 2008 - 07:22 PM in Explore Crete

Yes , it was strogly felt in Chania and other Cretan places . We all had to live our houses and search for safe spots outside.Was it on th news?



#13235 Scooter Laws

Posted by Fotini on 12 February 2008 - 11:11 AM in Explore Crete

You can have an insurance without necessarily having a driving licence



#13229 Property Market

Posted by Fotini on 11 February 2008 - 08:27 PM in Explore Crete

Househunter , I suppose combining holidays in Crete to property research is not bad at all.If you don't succeed in the reasearch part , at least you will have nice memories from the holiday part.
Always look at the bright side of life:)



#13217 Property Market

Posted by Fotini on 11 February 2008 - 10:17 AM in Explore Crete

Emma, I Know you were only teasing us:)



#13200 Property Market

Posted by Fotini on 08 February 2008 - 07:49 PM in Explore Crete

I also want to tell you that all these three years i have been living here , I have consumed more raki , or better tsikoudia, than my Cretan friends have hehe



#13199 Property Market

Posted by Fotini on 08 February 2008 - 07:47 PM in Explore Crete

Emma , I consider the members of this forum to be serious people:)



#13185 Property Market

Posted by Fotini on 08 February 2008 - 10:39 AM in Explore Crete

Laid Back Lil , I believe that your solicitor's answer was correct. Although , in Greece , it is a public notary's job to give you the right answer , Any way , as I told before , I have the same opinion .



#13183 Property Market

Posted by Fotini on 08 February 2008 - 10:35 AM in Explore Crete

Househunter , I am a woman:)



#13171 Property Market

Posted by Fotini on 07 February 2008 - 07:11 PM in Explore Crete

Househunter , in my opinion, all the issues that have to do with inheritance , are ruled by the the national law of inheritance of the dead
DaveW, I am 28 years old and the idea of me ever buying property , is nothing more than a chimera



#13150 Archbishop Christodoulos Dies

Posted by Fotini on 06 February 2008 - 06:21 PM in Explore Crete

Actually , in some cases we Keep the coffins in our houses the day before the funeral.Thiw iw what we did at my grandparents' funerals. This also took place at the fumeral of one of my friend's granmother.
If the circumstances allow this to take place, we do it. But if the person has died while he was treated at a hospital, it scarcely happens. It depends. People use to pay visits to the house where the coffin is and light a candle in favor of him , or take a bouquet of flowers to put in the coffin.



#13149 Property Market

Posted by Fotini on 06 February 2008 - 06:14 PM in Explore Crete

PARTAAAYYYY!!!



What are the inheritance laws in Greece and do these have any bearing on the property market?

Bit of a red herring I'm afraid, but i'm curious about this.

Of course they have Emma. I would like to give you more details , since this is my job actually , but I am afraid it is too complex to understand, since you are not Greek.
Furthermore, it is true that Greeks don't buy property that easily and the reason is that not all Greeks can afford to do so.



#13113 Archbishop Christodoulos Dies

Posted by Fotini on 04 February 2008 - 12:46 PM in Explore Crete

The coffins are almost always open.The thing you noticed ,Emma , about people kissing Christodoylos, it is a general attitudes of Greeks towards dead realtives, friends or even acquaintancies.I 've been in quite enough funerals.Before the coffin goew in the ground , it is open. We throw an ammount of (I don't know if this is the correct word) soil, ground in it. Because ( I suppose happens to many other religions), we belive a man is made out of earth and thiw is where he is going to end up when he dies . When the priest says this exact phrase, we throw soil or whatever.We kiss them because in my opinion we want to say goodbuy and probably farewell.We are probably more accustomed with the idea of death. I Have kissed all my relatives who died. My father too. It never crossed my mind that this action of mine could cause any problems to the state of my health.Even though he had the same problem as Christodoylos and he passed his last weeks in the hospital



#12859 Special Breads Of Sfakia

Posted by Fotini on 16 January 2008 - 10:20 AM in Explore Crete

Another type of little Cretan pies are the so called "Kalitsounia". They are well known all around Crete , i beleive and they are actyally very tasty. They are only made in Crete and nowhere else in Greece. I hadn't heard of them before I moved in Chania .



#12580 The "explore Crete" Village

Posted by Fotini on 20 December 2007 - 10:46 AM in Living in Crete

Any Kind of help

And as for the records , I am not Cretan. I am from Thessaloniki



#12543 Land Ownership

Posted by Fotini on 17 December 2007 - 10:03 AM in Living in Crete

Sunseeker , did you get my personal message?



#12542 Seasons Greetings

Posted by Fotini on 17 December 2007 - 09:49 AM in Explore Crete

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year's Eve to all of you B)



#12485 Alexis Zorba

Posted by Fotini on 13 December 2007 - 07:57 PM in Explore Crete

I suggest you read the book first .



#12478 The "explore Crete" Village

Posted by Fotini on 13 December 2007 - 10:58 AM in Living in Crete

I could assist you on that since this is equivalent to my job. All I need is a little time to make a thorough research:)

I could assist you on that since this is equivalent to my job. All I need is a little time to make a thorough research:) . In terms of what kind of legal srtucture , I mean .



#12436 Hello, I Am Fotini

Posted by Fotini on 10 December 2007 - 02:14 PM in Introduce Yourself

:rolleyes: Welcome to you too Antreas



#12408 Studying In Athens

Posted by Fotini on 07 December 2007 - 08:30 PM in Explore Crete

You could visit Rethymno during the carnivsl season and you will have a very nice time there . I don't Know exactly when the carnival starts but i will find out and inform you as soon as possible.What seminar are you going to attend in Athens?



#12407 Real Estate In Crete

Posted by Fotini on 07 December 2007 - 08:25 PM in Living in Crete

First of all I suggest that you should find a helpful real estate agency. All the others are easier and we are certainly here to help you since we are fluent in the Greek language:)You should definately try using the search engines and don't worry about thw rest of the information because we can provide them to you.



#12406 New Owners

Posted by Fotini on 07 December 2007 - 08:17 PM in Introduce Yourself

Congratulations and good luck to you Andy and Chris



#12405 Hello, I Am Fotini

Posted by Fotini on 07 December 2007 - 08:12 PM in Introduce Yourself

My opinion is that Cretan tend to be more traditional in some way than citizens of Thessaloniki . I really enjoyed the preparations before my brother's wedding . That was the first experience I had concerning Cretan tradition . I can still recall many things , one of which was that a big dinner was held at my sister's in law house . All of the visitors who came , brought gifts such as their own lambs whom they had recently slaughtered. I had never seen that thing before in my life. The reason why they did so i beleive was that they want to give as present something of their own .

geia soy ki esena Manoli:)