It is no secret that here at Brits in Crete we are one of the most popular websites covering Greece for ex-pats seeking information on settling down in the country. They share first hand experiences of those already living here through livelihood articles and professional advice. BritsinCrete.Net has dedicated pages on living on Crete. We guide you with a checklist of things you need to know when you plan to settle in Crete and the Islands of Greece, or plan a long stay. These include:
BritsinCrete has learned that the Lassithi Municipality of Agios Nikolaos has serious plans afoot to re-boot the community of Milatos on the north coast of Lassithi. The infrastructure moves would be a welcome boost to locals and the British and other expat residents alike, perhaps benefitting the property prices too? A recent meeting at the end of May 2020, on reviving the community of Milatos (within the administrative region of Vrachasi), the Mayor of Agios Nikolaos Mr. Antonis Zervos met with community Vrachasi councillor, G. Astroulakis and the residents of the area Mr. G. Lapidaki and G. Lassithiotaki. What's likely to be involved? more ...
If you are in the #Greek capital on September 26 then a heads up on the fun day in #Athens when the British Council, as a member of EUNIC (the European Union National Institutes of Culture) in Greece, invites you to participate in this year’s European Day of Languages festivities at Klafthmonos Square in the heart of the city between 10.00 to 15.00….more
Be prepared for the new "Europa" series €10 banknote. It is now in circulation in Crete, Greece and the other 17 eurozone countries from September 23, 2014. This is the second release in the new banknotes with enhanced security features. The Europa €5 banknote, the first in the series, started general circulation in May 2013. All notes have a common design based on the Greek mythological god "Europa" after which the continent was named, and signed by Mario Draghi, Governor of the European Central Bank.
More Greeks are staying within the country for their holidays. The number one choice and therefore favourite place for Greeks in Greece to take their holiday on the island of Crete, specifically Chania in western Crete. That is according to the online travel booking system, Trivago. The travel firm researched its own database to find that Chania has come out on top of the bookings for domestic Greek tourism.
The top-10 "Destinations in Greece" list are all on islands except one - Parga (Preveza)!:
1. Chania, Western Crete
4. Agios Georgios, Naxos
5. Parga, Preveza
6. Adamas, Milos
7. Chora, Naxos
8. Nikiana, Lefkada
9. Parikia, Paros
Just for reference, more than 2 million Brits and Irish visit Greece each year. About 50 per cent favour Crete and many of those choose the Chania area for their fun playground. So it is not just the Greeks that sing the praises of Chania. end
The British Government (GOV UK) is fast off the blocks to inform us at Brits in Crete of their latest Greece Travel Advisory noting the first incident of the West Nile Virus for this Summer in the country. The GOV UK's advisory said on Aug 14 that this mosquito carrying disease has claimed its first victim in Greece this year. This was just one day after Greece's own Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) confirmed the first incident of West Nile Virus.
KEELPNO's version said the first Greek suffering from an infected mosquito bite is an 85-year-old from Attiki. He had not travelled outside his local area. His condition was not stated, just he was in hospital.
KEELPNO expresses concern at the growing threat across Greece from this disease that was first reported in 2010 in the country when 35 deaths were recorded from 262 cases. By last year 2013 there were 86 cases, of which 11 were fatal.