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dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 06 4:35 pm    Post subject: greece  Reply with quote    

hi there , i have a cunning plan .
does anyone know about chalkidiki
mediumsized smallholdings
rules ,regs,n pitfalls .
and when all i need is a rowing boat with a put put outboard do they want to hire million pound yachts on all the websites
thanks for any advice

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

are there any greek downsizers?

pricey



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack I don't think there are any that our registered, but this thread might give them a push in the right direction

Fee



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: greece Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
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does anyone know about chalkidiki


dpack, did you mean Halkidiki?

Not that I know anything about there either, other than I know people who have been on holiday there a few times

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the same place ,2 spellings (kernow/cornwall etc.the trident of greece se of macadonia , on fork is mt athos and a monks republic the other 2 prongs seem ace .im going back for a solo explore and was hoping for some advice .at the moment im planning to get to salonika in september and make it up as i go along for a few weeks (the hounds can stay with uncle mick )
my greek mate des is on an island somewhere with no phone so im a bit at a loss for personal knowledge
i may have to be pathfinder (i have a map and im not scared to use it )how i found the best bits of scotland and kernow ,and the greeks i have met have been very helpful so all is not lost if im first in but more background would save wasted effort.
help please .

oldhibberd



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, not two spellings, it's Greek innit. Greek alphabet transliterated.

Dpack good luck, cheap it might be, but the thought of trying to deal with Greek beuracracy, now theres a scary thought!

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

umm tell me more .

oldhibberd



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well I lived in Thesaloniki for a year a decade ago, and yes Halkidiki/Chalkidiki is quite nice. I dont have any experience of planning/farming regs etc, but I did find any dealings with officialdom very long winded and frustrating.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

like england and the rest of the eu then then ?
did you find the welcome extends to ex pats as well as tourists ?
any idea where i may be able to hire a small but sturdy boat(i am quite responsible ,sort of ) for a couple of weeks when i go back exploring (sept )as i think the best way to explore torinos will be by coast hugging ,rather than a hotel and radial exploration .
i find greek (all) roads scary and i wont cover enough areas on foot in the time i have available .

oldhibberd



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry no idea about the boats, and wouldn't know about Ex-pats. I was a sort of student, most of the guys were ok, until we started chatting up their women!

If you know anybody that has Saga Magazine. in this month's there is a nice article about a guy who converted an old Olive press on one of the Islands. Top of a hill, no road access, or electric, completely mad!

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nearer the water but im nuts too .
efkharisto

dougal



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
any idea where i may be able to hire a small but sturdy boat(i am quite responsible ,sort of ) for a couple of weeks when i go back exploring (sept )...

September is probably the most helpful bit. End of the season but not quite out of season.
Problem is that the sort of boat you are after is rather unlikely to be offered to tourists.
I wondered about "flotilla sailing holidays" - but that probably wouldn't give you enough flexibility. (Unless you happen to have some RYA paperwork... )
You aren't going to want to hire anything as big as a caique...

ISTR that decent Greek maps (and charts) were more easily bought in London than Greece.

I think your best bet is to use the net (or even the Rough Guide) to find email (or phone) for specific town tourist offices, town halls, maybe even harbourmasters. And ask them.
Its possible that you might be able to hire something from, for example, a windsurf or sailing school (their safety boat?) or a water ski outfit (their pride and joy).
I fear 'self-drive hire' may be tricky. Just think of insurance. But hiring a boat + man (or boy) may be fairly easy, if not as cheap as some years ago.
If its anything like motorcycle hire in Greece, you might expect a low standard of maintenance (certainly by the end of the season), and a request for a hefty deposit or even your passport...

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

maybe i just buy a second hand canoe a bit like walking but waist up .
i recon a cabin boy wouldnt suit .
ooh er mrs

ta again

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 06 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

although i did see the drinks coasters

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