Retirement In Crete
Posted 06 October 2007 - 05:07 PM
Bus travel is not subsidised for older people but entry charges to museums etc may be reduced.
You also need to be aware that taking up residency in Crete means you will soon become ineligible for health care in teh UK so you will not be able to travel back for operations etc.
Posted 07 October 2007 - 04:48 AM
Thanks for the information Yvonne. Guess I had better stay in New Zealand after all. Have a nice day and keep the information coming.
Posted 08 October 2007 - 03:31 PM
Reciprocal IKA Insurance for Health Care for EU Citizens
Electronic Health Cards
The new electronic European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) has replaced form E111 for health insurance abroad for visitors and travellers within the EU. You can apply for a card online at www.ehic.org.uk or at your local post office in the UK.
When you need to see a doctor or dentist in Greece just go along to your local IKA office (The Social Insurance Foundation) with your EHIC card to make an appointment. You can see an IKA registered GP or specialist free of charge, and IKA prescriptions may be issued by them.
Officially the health card is only valid for short term visitors and travellers who are normally resident in another EU country.
Pensioners who intend to take up residence in Greece and who are entitled to free medical treatment in the United Kingdom or other EU country, also enjoy a similar entitlement in Greece. They should produce to their local IKA office form E121, which is issued by their local Department of Health Office in the United Kingdom, along with the required documents listed below, and they will be issued with an IKA health book.
Posted 08 October 2007 - 09:57 PM
Thanks for the link Ton - it is very clear and I am grateful to know the right information as I am sure other people will be.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:40 PM
Is it correct that the piece that interested you was that about pensioners???? Heeeeee.Heeeeee Whooops!
Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:23 PM
But, now that I am training to be a 94 year old in Crete you will understand my interest!!!
Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:33 PM
Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:24 AM
Have a nice day everyone...nice sunny day here in Auckland for a change