Renting, housesitting, in July anywhere in Greece

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  • #158743

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    The little darling will be with her grandparents parts of June and July maybe a bit more into August. We have places to stay in an Athens suburb which I hate. We are looking for a place to rent or house sit, that is both near to water and also close enough to get food supples in. Nothing too remote UNLESS…there is ability to rent a car nearby as we dont have a car. I would prefer to avoid hotels etc so the bub can be in a more homely environment. Last year we went to Naxos and it was hell in a hotel room, searching for where to eat every day and having it up to the teeth with souvlakia.

    WOuld even consider South Athens from Palio Faliro towards Glifada and past on that coast. Anywhere that the tram runs. My daughter can then come over to visit and work out of the company office in the area. Right now am open to any suggestions in ANY area of Greece, as still in the planning stages. It can be just a few weeks, or more…very flexible. Must be child safe.

    About me…am pedantic about clean, tidy and looking after wherever I live. The bubba is a wee girl and very well behaved not into breaking china or drawing on walls 😆

    I thought maybe someone may want their plants watered etc and power paid for while on a trip back to Blighty for a few weeks, or straight rental or whatever other ideas. I like the idea of a fellow GIH persons place.

    Send me a pm if you would rather keep things quiet. I will give this a bump every now and then. Meanwhile ANY ideas are very welcome.

  • #195709

    Ian
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    Homeric

    Well,

    We don’t have sandy beaches (Ok, the beach in Rovies is such fine pebbles that you might call it coarse sand) and we have rumours about sharks :p but the house in Paleochori may still be available (I’m offshore and I would have to check with Yolanda, she deals with that) and we do have a little “pool” (3m diameter) in the garden…

    Car rental in Aidipsos but that might be inconvenient if you only want it occasionally, public transport non-existant but a taxi to Rovies is something like €4.-

    PM if you’re interested, no hard feelings if you aren’t :) (I can understand you might rather go for something near Sandy beaches or nearby car-rental).

  • #195706

    kolofarthos
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    Homeric

    Ian you’ve got to be a bit more positive than that, first sales point was a negative! That was a half hearted North sea sort of cold recommendation 😆

    Rent a car from Athens (20 a day or so) smashing drive up through the island’s mountains, great lunch at the Panorama taverna, lots of interesting places to see, good beaches on the east coast, great market within a close drive (if you pick the right day), spa waters just up the coast, house featured in a video slide show (with a good imagination – better point it out Ian!), sharks close at hand near to the pebbles (just don’t get buba to feed them too much on the unwanted Souvlakia, Kiwi), large outdoor blue bath when you want a a wash au naturelle ic_wink …………and Ian’s specialist baby sitting service reb_popo

    What more could you want.

  • #195707

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    Ha HA! That was brilliant koli. Had a nice morning chuckle. Ian you really need to use it for your advertising reb_bravo

    Ian thank you and it does sound lovely and you mentioned it a while before but you are correct and it is a wee bit further away from beach etc than what I had planned on. Having said that….I am also prone to 180 degree changes when a new set of ‘logcal’ reasons come to mind, so there still could be a possibility and I also admit that Evoia is a favourite destination since close to Athens.

    We use a taxi driver from Evoia sometimes for long trips. He took us with bub to Tolo in Nafplion cost about 160 euros and I made him promise to drive slow which he did unlike another kamakazi who was speeding while talking on the phone and overtaking cars.

    The big problem is I wont even attempt driving in Greece am terrified of those cars all driving on the WRONG side :retard: Mr kiwi is not so sharp anymore with bad eyes and a few heart restarts that seem to have slowed him down a lot. I would not risk being anywhere driving with the bubba, unless it was just around a quiet village or island etc. No way on the Athens main roads.

    Did you see the crash on the Corinth Patra highway yesterday where the young Greek Olympic gymnast was killed. That put the lid on it for me after seeing the car. Reminded me what risky drivers they are in Greece.

    Thanks again ian it’s in my minds file for now.

  • #195708

    Ian
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    Homeric

    @kiwi wrote:

    Ha HA! That was brilliant koli. Had a nice morning chuckle. Ian you really need to use it for your advertising reb_bravo

    Ian thank you and it does sound lovely and you mentioned it a while before but you are correct and it is a wee bit further away from beach etc than what I had planned on. Having said that….I am also prone to 180 degree changes when a new set of ‘logcal’ reasons come to mind, so there still could be a possibility and I also admit that Evoia is a favourite destination since close to Athens.

    We use a taxi driver from Evoia sometimes for long trips. He took us with bub to Tolo in Nafplion cost about 160 euros and I made him promise to drive slow which he did unlike another kamakazi who was speeding while talking on the phone and overtaking cars.

    The big problem is I wont even attempt driving in Greece am terrified of those cars all driving on the WRONG side :retard: Mr kiwi is not so sharp anymore with bad eyes and a few heart restarts that seem to have slowed him down a lot. I would not risk being anywhere driving with the bubba, unless it was just around a quiet village or island etc. No way on the Athens main roads.

    Did you see the crash on the Corinth Patra highway yesterday where the young Greek Olympic gymnast was killed. That put the lid on it for me after seeing the car. Reminded me what risky drivers they are in Greece.

    Thanks again ian it’s in my minds file for now.

    That’s fine. :)

    If you change your mind, just lemme know..

  • #195713

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    Time flies when you are disorganised. Still planning mentally and procrastinating as so many variables being thrown in.
    Has anyone got a loved place they go to close to beach and lively area they could recommend. By lively I mean not remote, and close to some shops and things to do and see. Self catering such as a resort would be nice but even an all inclusive place also ok.

    I rather like the idea of Crete but maybe this is the wrong forum. I don’t know the name of the Crete forum that everyone belongs to.

    I admit am a bit nervous of taking care of the bub 24/7 for such a long period, hasn’t been done before. Thoughts of a screaming ‘ I want my mummy’ keep me awake :))

  • #195710

    altohb
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    Hoplite

    @kiwi wrote:

    Time flies when you are disorganised. Still planning mentally and procrastinating as so many variables being thrown in.
    Has anyone got a loved place they go to close to beach and lively area they could recommend. By lively I mean not remote, and close to some shops and things to do and see. Self catering such as a resort would be nice but even an all inclusive place also ok.

    I rather like the idea of Crete but maybe this is the wrong forum. I don’t know the name of the Crete forum that everyone belongs to.

    I admit am a bit nervous of taking care of the bub 24/7 for such a long period, hasn’t been done before. Thoughts of a screaming ‘ I want my mummy’ keep me awake :))

    Kiwi, the Crete forum to which I belong is http://www.livingincrete.net/board/index.php, but it only deals with long term rentals.

    Holiday lets in Eastern Crete here:

    http://www.crete-today.com/Accommodation.php

    You may well find someone with the kind of accommodation you need. Many apartments in the smaller towns in Eastern Crete are within walking distance of the beaches.

  • #195711

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    Gosh thanks for that! I will have poke around now as have got my tickets to Blighty on 1st July to pick up bubba. Still trying to figure out if it’s best to take a cheapie holiday over from London to. Crete and then once there do an add on few weeks or days. The packages from uk are so cheap, cheaper than an ordinary airfare.

    So double welcome to the forum since you are being so helpful. The rests of the forum is lurking…doing surreptitious reads but not a peep from them :))

  • #195712

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    Just realized that Chania is western Crete, and that’s sort of where we were hoping to go because we know a couple there that might come in helpful if the bub stubs her toe on a stone fish etc. I feel rather nervous with such a huge responsibility of the one and only child of my daughter.

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