The dedicated website that helps convert British dreamers into long term residents in Crete.
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.
It is true there is always so much to do living in Crete.
BritsinCrete advises those who wish to stay in Crete to come on over, dream no more!
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
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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.
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.Add a comment
Joining Twitter , the SMS or micro-blogging Internet service, is a move by the Brits in Crete (BiC) web portal to open up three new RSS feeds at:
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