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Member Since 24 May 2004
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In Topic: Road Works, From Askifou To Hora Sfakia !

22 May 2009 - 05:24 PM


Yes, I would say that it is now safe to take your wife on this road. There are now three small tunnels and the worst bit of the road has now been either bypassed or widened. The route is no longer as exiting or beautiful but you may have a quieter journey! These roadworks that went on for many months are now finished, but who knows if and when they decide to improve another piece. No sign of any activity 3 weeks ago when I drove down there.

Enjoy your holiday


In Topic: Ferry To Crete

15 March 2008 - 07:33 PM

Are you a risk taker?

Just book as a deck passenger about 30 euros. After the ferry has sailed they always, well nearly always, announce "any passengers who wish to upgrade come to reception" Then go and haggle.


In Topic: Bringing Sky+ To Crete

10 March 2008 - 10:12 PM

The bad news is that the BBCi player is not available in Crete. You must have a UK ISP for it to work. In fact you must have a UK ISP that is on the BBC's list of ISP's, so it's a positive recognition system not a negative one.

ITV's Catch up TV their site says

Geo-blocking: Our Services are using geo-blocking software to prevent you from accessing them from outside the United Kingdom: this is necessary for us in particular to comply with the terms of our broadcast and content licences. You agree not to attempt to access, and/or not to attempt to circumvent the geo-blocking software to access, the Services from anywhere outside the United Kingdom.

So no joy there then.

Most Sky channels will be received with a 1.2 metre dish but not BBC, ITV or channel 4. If you invested in a 5 metre dish you could probably receive these most of the time.


In Topic: February 5 In Crete

05 February 2008 - 07:54 PM

It's warmer at my end of the island Yannis, I was only wearing a T-shirt (& trousers!) today.



In Topic: Little Cove In Kokkino Chorio

04 January 2008 - 06:24 PM

I'm not surprised I was swimming in the cove when the topograph was being done.