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Hooly

Member Since 15 Mar 2006
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In Topic: Crete In 1961

25 March 2008 - 03:33 PM

Ray

Great pictures and well worth viewing.

I'm not a great expert but have spent most of my holidays over last few years around the Agios Nikolaos area & the section of the 2nd film either side of the 2 minute mark is definitely taken around the War Memorial in Venizelou Square in Agios itself, which can be seen here (greeka.com picture).

I know from reading your articles that you have a depth of knowledge going well back, but wondered if you had previous come across the items shown in the "Images from another age" section of the
Agios Nikolaos municipal site. I can't see any trace of their vintage but they are interesting (to me anyway!).

Pete

In Topic: Possible Cheaper Route To Crete

27 February 2008 - 02:14 AM

How dare you Lil! Consorting with the devil. You should be ashamed. :wub:

To be fair, since I booked them my out Sep/back Oct flights have now risen £80 for the 2 of us in the last month, but like your 1st dates are still only around £210. Which is the same price as my earlier in the year GB flights were, but obviously no exotic meal or freebies. Hey ho!

The moral being. He who books early laughs longest (unless there's a glut of spare charter seats). :rolleyes:

In Topic: Aegean Airlines

12 February 2008 - 04:23 PM

Ooops went a bit wrong there & should read

"The ultra optimistic think there's a chance easyJet might take a punt on perhaps a couple of flights a week in the winter, if the summer service runs well, but the pessimists reckon that after they've run the 2008 flights they are contracted to under.......... the takeover of GB then we'll see no more flights to Crete by easyJet at all. We'll just all have to hold our breath on that one."

In Topic: Aegean Airlines

12 February 2008 - 11:58 AM

hh, out of season you will have to fly via Athens if you want to go from the UK & as far as I know even European carriers like Air Berlin also do not fly to Crete during the winter. The ultra optimistic think there's a chance easyJet might take a punt on perhaps a couple of flight a week in the winter, if the summer service runs well, but the pessimists reckon thet after they've run the 2008 flights they are contracted to under

The seasons are generally, taking the old GB service as an example, from around the last week of March through to the last week of October, but with the odd charter carrier who flies either earlier into March or for the 1st couple of days of November.

I don't think he posts on here but on some of the other forums a guy with the moniker "filippos" has a website attached to his profile which lists pretty well all the carriers & where/when they fly from. I won't link it on here as some forums are a bit touchy about that sort of thing.

Pete

In Topic: Property Market

08 February 2008 - 04:03 PM

hh, perhaps I should have phrased it as "I didn't have a problem" with the agents rather than "I don't see your problem", no offence intended.

To be honest in the dealings I had with the 4 or 5 agents I contacted, I didn't have the issues with sold properties, although the house I bought did stay on another site for a month or so after I purchased it. I suspect that, with the volume of properties on the books for quite long periods in many cases & the multiple agencies, the agents will generally only contact the vendor when they need to arrange a viewing or they get an enquiry. It seemed a very ad hoc system, which is only to be expected I guess.

As for the language barrier, only one of the agents I dealt with was actually Cretan, though my experience is limited to the eastern end of the island. Dutch & Adriatic coast amongst others but no language barriers, unless you count the lady from Yorkshire.

You're also in the dormant part of the year so the arrival of new properties into the books must be much lower & their interest in updating the websites is less.

It has indeed been a most informative thread.
Pete