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by Andy_C
25 May 2018, 08:53
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Int’l Driving Permit a must for non-EU car rental in Greece
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Int’l Driving Permit a must for non-EU car rental in Greece

Greek Car Rental Federation informed car rental companies that IDP is required for the drivers from non-Convention countries only. The list of Convention countries (or "contracting parties") can be seen here: http://www.unece.org/trans/conventn/legalinst_08_RTRSS_RT1968.html. If the countr...
by Andy_C
23 May 2018, 20:05
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Int’l Driving Permit a must for non-EU car rental in Greece
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Int’l Driving Permit a must for non-EU car rental in Greece

If it is so, it creates a clear breach of international legal obligations taken by Greece. The matter is Greece acceded to Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna Convention) on 18 Dec 1986. It means that national Driving Licenses of Convention countries are to be legally accepted by Greece for driving t...
by Andy_C
17 Jan 2018, 18:19
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: The projects in Sfakia for 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: The projects in Sfakia for 2018

I believe with these three sewage treatment plants the people can benefit in 2018.

Great.
Where does this sewage go now?
by Andy_C
25 Nov 2017, 17:57
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Two Cretan airports among Europe’s worst
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: Two Cretan airports among Europe’s worst

HER has improved greatly, CHQ - very much. Just three years ago we expected worst of any of them, now both are acceptable, even if you travel with little kids.
Frankly, the whole list looks very strange.
by Andy_C
02 Aug 2017, 14:10
Forum: Photo and Video Forum of Crete
Topic: A well-hidden paradise near Elafonissi
Replies: 1
Views: 1553

Re: A well-hidden paradise near Elafonissi

Probably, it's near Stomio beach, next to ruined gypsum factory: https://goo.gl/maps/srsuFWWmDoC2.
by Andy_C
10 Mar 2017, 14:25
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Wind parks in Crete and interconnection to the Greek System
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Re: Wind parks in Crete and interconnection to the Greek System

Probable objective: to replace allegedly costly power generated by petroleum-fired thermal units with allegedly cheap power of RES backed up with electricity inflow from mainland. I.e. to finally bury old projects of DEPA to switch Crete to gas-fired power stations joined in the grid with some RES i...
by Andy_C
17 Feb 2017, 07:12
Forum: Photo and Video Forum of Crete
Topic: Inauguration of the new Aradena Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 2258

Re: Inauguration of the new Aradena Bridge

Great video, many thanks!
I guess it's a kind of Bailey bridge. The construction of such military bridges is a show itself.
The documents, photos and videos of the construction could make a good museum there.
Probably, even Mabey Bridge in UK could participate with some sponsoring.
by Andy_C
17 Nov 2016, 10:40
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Stress in Sfakia
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Re: Stress in Sfakia

Thank you Erno!
A little help (if I may) to "I don't know of another pronunciation than xeNIa, meaning hospitality, and the name of a hotel in Sfakia".
XEnia (Ξένια), woman's name, modern version of Polixeni (Πολυξένη). E.g. Ξένια Καλογεροπούλου, the actress (Natalia in Before Midnight).
by Andy_C
16 Nov 2016, 20:29
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Stress in Sfakia
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Re: Stress in Sfakia

Many thanks!
Though Google does not agree on stressing 'athina' and 'xenia'...
by Andy_C
09 Aug 2016, 08:46
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Green light for the extension of Heraklion airport
Replies: 1
Views: 1333

Re: Green light for the extension of Heraklion airport

Actually. the color of this light looks not really green so far, as the governmental approval is not guaranteed, as I understand.
http://www.heraklion.gr/municipality/mu ... 50716.html
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