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#10909 Moving To Crete

Posted by happyem on 29 April 2007 - 05:15 PM in Living in Crete

Hi Shell,
we are moving to Crete in July, we will be moving to the village Armeni, so my 2 daughters (one is 16, my youngest is 14) will be attending Vamos School. We visited this school last week, and they have other english students and have extra lessons giving to the english to teach them Greek. Most of the Teachers speak some english, even though the schools are different to English schools, and are mostly taught in Greek, it will help our children to pick up the Greek language quickly. My children have been attending a greek school in England on a saturday, so they know some basics.
How old are your Children?
If you didnt want them to go to a Greek school, there is an international school in Iraklion. We have found that lots of the villages have Greek learning facilites.
But if you are moving to Greece your children will learn Greek quicker at a greek school, and alot of the Children learn English.
Keep in touch and anything else we can help you with, we will do our best. I will give you my Email address if you want to get in touch privetly.

#9289 Moving To Crete

Posted by happyem on 14 October 2006 - 06:03 PM in Living in Crete

Oh no we havnt bought one of them! we are going to rent a traditional Greek house in the Village on the outskirts near Zimvragos Cellar and near a internet cafe and libary.We can also see Episκopi from our roof. how are you finding living in Crete?

#9285 Moving To Crete

Posted by happyem on 14 October 2006 - 09:56 AM in Living in Crete

Yes we have visited the area and surrounds, we have been coming to Rethymnon for 5 years and e have friends who live in Gerani which is 15 minites drive away. Yes Assim we are trying to find out more information and peoples opinions of the area and if anyone has lived there. Wim i think you did jump to the wrong conclusion, we asked the question because we would like to find out things we are not aware of.
It would be nice to meet someone online who lives around that area who we could chat to before we move.
Thanks for your replies everyone.

#9264 Moving To Crete

Posted by happyem on 12 October 2006 - 07:43 PM in Living in Crete

We are moving to Crete next year near the area of Kournas village. Does anyone have any information about the village or does anyone live near this area?

#7963 Moving To Crete

Posted by happyem on 18 June 2006 - 11:42 AM in Explore Crete

Thankyou for all your comments. Alot of the qestions we asked we just wanted it clairified as sometimes things are contradicted, and also get other people personal experience in these matters. Both my children can speak and read some Greek and do attend Greek school in England we dont feel we are being inresponsible as we feel it would be a life experience for us all, both children really want to go and understand it will be hard at first- as we all do.
Tim- do you live near Vamos? We have been looking at the area of Apokoronas and we are meeting up with some greek people in nio horio, it is possible it might be the area we end up living.

Once again thankyou for your comments and if you have any experiences which might help us we will be Gratefull. :D


#7944 Moving To Crete

Posted by happyem on 14 June 2006 - 06:36 PM in Explore Crete

My family and I are planning to move to Crete next July. We have 2 teenage Girls who are 16 and 13.
We are trying to Get simple answers to our questions but finding it hard to get a basic answer.
Can anyone help us with this?
Here are some of our questions:

What documentation do we need?

What can we take over with us and what can we take over with us?

Will our TV+ DVD player work in Crete or are they cheap to buy in Crete?

Will it be cheaper to but cooker, fridgefreezer in the UK or in Crete?

What is the cheapest way to move over from UK? (e.g plane, Removals)

Do we need medical insurancefor our whole family?

What about life insurance- is this best done in Crete?

What about our pension, it will be too expensive to carry on paying into them because wages are less in Crete.