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Antoinette

Member Since 17 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Oct 25 2006 08:05 PM
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Moving To Crete

18 August 2006 - 10:31 PM

I live in Santa Monica, California which is a beach community outside Los Angeles. Aside from being horribly out of sorts with my government, I am weary of all the traffic, noise polution, over crowding and smog. As we say,"Time to get out of Dodge".

In my old Hippy days I spent two wonderful weeks years ago camping on a beach near Heraklion. Fell in love with the beauty of the island, its' history and the warm friendly people. Have been reading all the blogs and trying to absorb as much information as I can. Still have questions.

Is it possible to lease a flat or must you rent month by month.
What is the cost of living...bottomline?
If you lease a flat, is it possible to sub-let during the summer months(a time when I plan to head to cooler climates)?
Is Internet access as available as it seems?
Is a car necessary? Would a scooter do?
How hot and how cold does it really get?
What are the essentials one should bring?

Any feedback would be welcome!