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About Us - Brits in Crete

The dedicated website that helps convert British dreamers into long term residents in Crete.

1. About the Island of Crete Itself

Crete is where many Brits dream to take up their long term residence outside the United Kingdom. It is full of surprises. It is long, runs West to East and looks almost horizontal on a Mercator projection map of the world. It is hilly, it has wonderful Blue Flag Beaches (Europe Accreditation entity); it has one of the world's best diets, aptly called the Cretan Diet. And the weather is defined as Mediterranean with long sunny summer days and wetter, yet mild in winter. It enjoys noticeable Spring and Autumn (Fall) seasons too, all be they brief.

2. About Never Getting Bored in Crete as an Expat

It is true there is always so much to do living in Crete. 

3. To sum up 

BritsinCrete advises those who wish to stay in Crete to come on over, dream no more!

About Us

About Us

This About Us page on the Brits in Crete web portal is part of our comprehensive information resource for British, Irish and other ex-patriates wishing to relocate mainly to Crete or who are already there. We publish who owns this web site, and how to contact us. We deliver transparency. Advice we give you also applies to other locations in Greece!

As part of the foreign community in Greece, Brits in Crete helps make your move to settle down and live abroad that much easier. Many useful links for day-to-day ex-patriate experiences in Crete on this web site are through the eyes and ears of residents already settled down and make Greece their home.

If you plan to retire in Crete, work in Crete, purchase a property to build, or invest in a renovated holiday property or even a business, we offer sound advice.

Perhaps you just want to come on over and hang out. We have that covered too for those with a shorter term stay in mind.

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Brits In Crete Ex-pat Favourites and Recommendations

 

Chicago Traditional English Fish and Chips, Chania

Chicago Traditional English Fish and Chip Shop. This was a venture by Brian Saunders of Channel 4's "A Place In Greece" Fame in Almerida (Almirida), 20 something kilometres outside Chania. Now Brian is taking a fresh direction. Updated to May 2009. Did they or didn't they sell their house featured in the Crete TV series? More here.

Fish and Chips Almirida

 

Cretan Family Takeaway, Stalis

The Cretan Family is in Stalis, near Malia. It is run by Korinna and Nektario. It is THE BEST place in Stalis for All Types of Pita, including Gyros, Chicken, Burger and even Vegetarian. And the Sugar and Lemon Crepes are to die for. Give them a try if you're in Stalis and tell them BritsInCrete sent you.

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Testimonials

Testimonials, Endorsements, Comments and Reviews

Your Feedback is Most Welcome and Appreciated


Some Brit ex-pats in our Crete Forum even write odes to us
as a testimonial! (:- (;-

A "Tongue-In-Cheek ODE TO BIC

"I FOUND THIS EX-PAT RABBLE QUITE BY CHANCE
AND HOPED MY LIFE, ON CRETE, THEY’D ENHANCE
I ASKED A FEW Q’s AND GOT BACK A FEW A’s.
LIFTING MY SPIRITS WHILST COUNTING THE DAYS

QUESTIONS ON HOUSING, ANIMALS AND DAMP
IF I STAY IN THE SUN, WILL I GET CRAMP?
IS LIFE SO MUCH BETTER IN THE SOUTH MED?
WHO CARES, ONE DAY WE’LL ALL BE DEAD

IS THE SEA WET? DO THE CLOUDS HIDE THE SUN?
CAN YOU BUY BROWN SAUCE WITH CHIPS IN A BUN?
WILL I BE EATEN OR JUST OR JUST GNAWED AT THE EDGES?
(IF THEY DON’T SELL CHIPS, WHAT ABOUT WEDGES?)

WHEN THE QUESTIONS ARE DULL OR WE’RE IN A BAD MOOD
WE TURN ON SOMEONE, WE SO WANT TO BE CRUDE.
WE WANT TO BE CHILDISH AND SAY HOW WE FEEL
BUT WITH GERALD (NEW ADMIN) THAT’S NOT THE DEAL

I PEN THIS CRAPPY ODE FOR ALL TO READ ON THIS SITE
NOT FOR POSITIVE REPLIES OR TO START A BIG FIGHT
NO, I WANT TO MAKE ONE THING GO AWAY IN A BLINK
HUNDRED-PLUS POSTS TO STOP MY NAME BEING PINK"

wayneD - From the Brits in Crete Forum

"Ode" (from the Ancient Greek word ὠδή)

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