Living in Crete. For information you will need for; moving to Crete, living and working in Crete, retiring to Crete,  Ex-pats in Crete, accommodation, buying and renting property, cost, employment, finding a job, IKA,  schools, importing a car, red tape, learning Greek…… go to:

The independent Greek interest publication Greek-o-file: 
The Greek-o-Files
Readers of The Greek-o-Files say how much they look forward to the next compendium to bring a little Greek sunshine and filoxenia into their lives when they cannot be in their favourite country.  Greek-o-File books are ideal for dipping into, reading from cover to cover AND retaining for future reference. Many also say they enjoy rereading past issues “… I’ve recently reread every copy and they come quite fresh again”  Ron Hill 2007.

The articles and anecdotes will inform and entertain you, whether you are an armchair traveller, a regular island hopper or someone who has a favourite part of Greece and friends you keep returning to. They may help you decide where to go next, or recall happy moments and similar incidents that give you a warm feeling just thinking about them. Practical advice is offered for people who would like to spend more time in Greece, or retire there or buy a holiday home, and anecdotes of others’ experiences may forewarn you of potential difficulties and the joys you can sample in the ‘real’ Greece of the Greeks.  As another reviewer said “It’s a total Greek Experience”.
We hope you decide to share the Greek-o-File experience.

Launched as a quarterly subscription magazine late in 1998, 15 issues were published to June 2002 (now available at offer prices).  Our books since then offer new articles annually in 192-page portable paperback format.  The Greek-o-File Vol. 1 published Nov 2002, Vol. 2 Oct 2003, Vol. 3 Oct 2004,  Vol. 4 Oct 2005, Vol. 5 Oct 2006, Vol 6 Nov 2007, Vol 7 Nov 2008  – available direct from Greek-o-File & some bookshops, plusImages of Greece Notecards available direct from Greek-o-File too.

Pure Crete is a member of The Association of Independent Tour Operators (AiTO). We can recommend the following links to fellow AiTO members websites:   Tailor-made holidays in Northern Europe  Walk with your friends in lesser-know Europe (currently not members of AITO)  Holildays in the Ancient World    Escorted world-wide wine tours    The specialist in green Spain, for self catering holidays   Mobile homes on superb sandy beeches  Cycling and walking holidays in France    Nature tours  Quality villas, apartments, fincas & hotels

These are some of the best and most useful general Crete websites:

Directories etc.:
Other sites of interest:
Bali Luxury Villas.  Maya Loka Villas Bali is a stylish complex of 13 private
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