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In Topic: I Want To Change Things In Crete - Am I Wrong?

17 August 2009 - 11:05 AM

Sorry John but I disagree.
It is a fact, and I know several personally, that many people cannot bear to witness animal suffering and for that reason alone have vowed never to come back to Greece.
It is in the interests of tourism that this situation is addressed, and anything that helps to influence both the government and the individuals concerned (many of my Greek friends are also animal lovers, and are keen to change the attitudes of their fellow countrymen too) is worth trying
I am happy to sign the petition, though I have my doubts that it will change anything.
I do believe that things are changing gradually anyway - when I first started visiting Greece, no one kept animals as pets, which is not unusual now - and I have seen for myself that young children are being actively taught to respect animals and the environment in their schools.

And a little bit of chocolate never did anyone any harm either!

And tikanis, for what it's worth it is never wrong to try and change something you feel is wrong


In Topic: Using Greek Characters Instead Of Greeklish

22 January 2009 - 07:56 PM

if you are using internet explorer select 'view' from the top menu, then 'encodong', then 'more', and then select either Greek windows or ISO - they both seem to work
I agree with Wim that is is better to have the greek characters - Greeklish is ok for people who already speak the language but if you're not sure of a word you can't look it up and without the τόνος there is no clue to how it is pronounced
Hope that helps

In Topic: Easy Jet

01 January 2008 - 08:53 PM

Bad news indeed! Having no experience of them, I had no opinion about EasyJet buying the GB route. But up until yesterday I could book a return flight from Crete to London for around 200 Euros. Why o why didn't I commit? Today it is no longer poss to book with GB, and EasyJet are offering the same dates - but for around 300 Euros! That's a 50% increase overnight! Does anyone know whether, like GB it gets more expensive the longer you leave it or is htere a chance the price will drop if I hold out?

In Topic: Translation

24 August 2007 - 06:40 PM

Hi Yannis
We all appreciate the hard work that maintaining such a great site must be but I think it is a shame that you can't add Polish - the poles and czechs are coming more and more to Crete and the ones that I've met are good, polite tourists who love the island and the way of life.
If Skolo is offering his service free of charge then it would be nice to have just a few pages - even if not regularly updated - in his language.
Thanks again for a useful and friendly site

In Topic: Translation

17 August 2007 - 07:24 PM

Hi Skolo, I think it's a great idea and you probably haven't heard from Yannis because it is one of the biggest holiday weeks in Greece, I'm sure if you made it clear you were offering to translate for free he will take you up on the offer.