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#1 santo

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:48 PM

Hi everyone, just found out my idea of moving to crete has collasped with the realisation my investments are worth nothing, need to find work either as odd job man for people owning homes abroad that need looking after all year round or any websites you can recommend.......... anywhere in Crete and i dont need a large salary just enough to live on and pay my bills can you help !!!!
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 04:22 PM

Hi everyone, just found out my idea of moving to crete has collasped with the realisation my investments are worth nothing, need to find work either as odd job man for people owning homes abroad that need looking after all year round or any websites you can recommend.......... anywhere in Crete and i dont need a large salary just enough to live on and pay my bills can you help !!!!


Did you ever get a response on this message? I'm interested in the same thing, even though I'm not old enough to retire yet... :wink:
It's my dream to move permanently to Crete, and preferably in the Hersonissos-area...


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Posted 14 December 2004 - 05:52 PM

Hi Tinatoon, i have to admit no !!!! but found another website and joined that one also.
Lo and behold i did get a response and from someone who uses this website..........if your interested contact my personal e-mail.
I'm not old enough to retire yet either (ie; 65) but i can take my pension at 50 (next year) so due to my disapointment with investments intend to use my commutation to buy a renovation job..........there is one in mind 15 rooms on three floors for 45,000. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i'm capable of doing a lot of the work myself.
need to move asap as this country is going downhill FAST and i'm missing the lifestyle of Crete anyway.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 05:54 PM

forgot to add i love the Hersonnisos area too went there twice a year from 1990-2001, love my ibiza anthems, dance, house and trance music !!!! but also love socialising in koutoulafari.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 06:02 PM

Have we met irl!?! =)

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 06:21 PM

May have done i went for two weeks in May and two weeks in Sept/Oct, mainly went in Legends, Hollywoods, Corado, Bio Bio, Baja, Elinika and Amnesia once that opened..........not full of muscle or good looks for Camelot !!!!!!
Re Koutoulafari alsways sat with my friend Vangellis in Dyonisos and also used Niko's restaurant opposite and Yannis at Fabrica.
ALWAYS spent every Sunday at Star Beach, for go karts music and alcohol.
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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:09 PM

It's too difficult to find job in Crete Santo especially if you are over 40.
It is exactly the opposite as it is in England.
What are you doing for leaving in Warrington?

By the way, I am leaving in Liverpool at the moment :shock:
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Posted 17 December 2004 - 09:47 AM

Yassous Stelios, i do agree, however i can turn my hand to anything and have a high level of building skills so would probably work towards becoming a Mastorass...........
at the moment I'm an operations manager for a large print company so have print skills also.........what are you doing in Liverpool??
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Posted 17 December 2004 - 10:09 AM

Besides having the experience and willingness to work goes a long ways, especially if willing to work for low wages....

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 10:13 AM

good morning Angel, i think you have to put things in perspective and i'm ok having enough to live on after all just living in Crete would be like winning the lottery anyway.
ho's it going with yourself??
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Posted 17 December 2004 - 10:28 AM

That is the thing with most of us moving to Crete, we don't want the stress that working towards having lots of money gives us. We want to enjoy life as you can only do in Crete.

No word on the job, I think they have decided not to give it to me but not told me :cry:

Will be working as a volunteer until June which includes Room & Board and possibly some money later. :D That should give me time to look for a job and a place to live. :) The conference they are putting on sounds interesting and the people there are nice.

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:18 AM

too true, sorry to hear about the no contact... it could take a while (fingers crossed here) but wish you well..... and may even be there myself over the next year or two.
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Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:22 AM

Geia xara Santos,

At the moment I am running a business in UK (guru-host.com), I am working in John Moores University and also doing my degree in Open University :wink:

As soon as I finish the university(hopefully in 3 years) I will go back in Greece. Probably in Athens, as in Crete is difficult to find advanced jobs in IT.

This is why I moved from Crete to Athens a couple of years ago.

I would also like to inform you that even if you want to become a mastoras in Crete, you should aware that the process is completely different than in UK.

Needs lot of paper work but at the end the system is more effective than here in UK. Believe it or not!

Unfortunately, I have had lot of bad incidents since I moved in Liverpool.

Have a wonderfull day from rainning Liverpool :D

Yassous Stelios, i do agree, however i can turn my hand to anything and have a high level of building skills so would probably work towards becoming a Mastorass...........
at the moment I'm an operations manager for a large print company so have print skills also.........what are you doing in Liverpool??


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Posted 17 December 2004 - 06:31 PM

Sorry to hear you've had some bad incidents.........seems to be the way of life now here in Britain, another reason why i want to live in Crete.
hopefully your time will pass quickly and you can return to the sunshine and quieter way of life..
you must be suffering with the weather we get here !!!!
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Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:41 PM

you must be suffering with the weather we get here !!!!


Hi Santos,

I don't have problem with the weather conditions. In fact, I almost love it!
Next month I'll go for ice climbing in Ben Nevis, and February in Glencoe :wink:

You can always find interesting things to do here, eventhough the weather is awfull some times :shock:
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Posted 18 December 2004 - 08:41 AM

"eventhough the weather is awful sometimes"...Shouldn't it be "eventhough the weather is terrible most of the times"?
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Posted 18 December 2004 - 11:31 AM

"eventhough the weather is awful sometimes"...Shouldn't it be "eventhough the weather is terrible most of the times"?


It depends what you think is awful :D

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:43 PM

I am a spoiled Cretan so I like Autum to look like Spring and Winter like Autumn. I also like to enjoy the sun almost every day and see the first blooming trees in February. But then, that's only in Crete, right?
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Posted 22 December 2004 - 06:32 PM

yannis, you really are spoilt, but then you used to having the weather you have on a regular basis............a bit like me being used to the rubbish we get in the UK!! only i don't want this weather anymore i want your one.
have a great Christmas and Happy New Year.
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