New Mobile EU Roaming Rates

Its been long promised, but the price drops are filtering through. as from April 30, 2016, using a UK phone in Europe (roaming) will be about 65% cheaper! Rates will no doubt vary according to your contract/ provider, but expect…

Greek VAT Hike June 20 2015

Breaking News of a full implementation of the VAT rates demanded by Europe indicates a general rise to 23% for just about everything, including food, in Greece. In real terms this means prices rises of around 9% Out on the…

Tourism Unaffected by Greek Crisis

Tourist Spending Remains No1 Solution to Current Crisis Should I Go To Greece? YES Should I Cancel My holiday? NO There’s a lot of scaremongering doing the rounds regarding the financial crisis in Greece right now. Take note how this…

Atheati Poli Festival 2015

An unusual festival, now in its third year re-connecting the people, history and community of ancient Heraklion city. The Venetians built the massive defensive fortification walls that still surround Heraklion but their upper levels have been forgotten and fallen into…

Plakias Fundraising & Concert

I mentioned previously the fire on the beachfront at Plakias destroyed several tavernas. No-one was hurt but a bit of a scar has been left. Everyone knows about the current economic problems within Greece and you can imagine the effect…

Battle of Crete Programme 2015

Breaking News – well, I’ve only just received this, almost late, many thanks to those who provided the information: Monday May 18th 11:00 Maleme Church monument – Community Hall reception from the “Ladies of Maleme” Wednesday May 20th 11:00 Ceremony…