Friday, 27 January 2017

Fusina Venice Anek lines Igoumenitsa to Venice ferry boat. Bus, water bus, ferry.

If you are planning to travel to Venice from Greece, Patra-Igoumenitsa-Venice, with the Anek line Ferry Boat, and are worried about getting a connecting bus to the airport, to get a connecting flight, or the train etc, then you have come to the right blog!

Where the ferry docks, near the town of Fusina, Venice, Italy. it took me ten minutes to walk to the bus stop. How to get to the bus stop and water-taxi, as you walk out of the terminal from the Ferry Boat, go straight ahead, up to the roundabout, take the first left, then you will come to a T junction, turn left, follow the road down, you will see Fusina Camping on the left, just outside you will see the bus stop for the  number 10 bus, you can get a bus ticket from the camping reception, which is open all day every day.

The bus runs on Sunday, every hour from 8 o'clock. You can buy a ticket , as previously stated, for the bus from Fusina Camping reception, €3. I usually buy a few bus tickets from the airport, or the ticket office in Plazza De Roma, Venice where the main bus station is located, because I am a regular visitor to Venice! You can use your ticket on any bus within a 1 1/2 hour time slot, from the time you frank your ticket on the bus.

A little hint, if you are going to Marco Polo Airport, you need the number 5, and if you buy online, or from one of the tourist offices, they will charge you €8, whereas if you buy from the bus station, just ask for a €1.50 ticket.

When you arrive from abroad, at the Marco Polo Airport, and you don't wish to pay €8 for a ticket into Venice, ask at the airport ticket office for a €1.50 ticket, walk out of the airport, keeping to the left, get to the junction, turn left, cross over from the Hotel, and you can't miss the bus stop, and the number 5 bus, they run regular, even on a Sunday.

I was told lots of conflicting information when I arrived in Fusina-Venice with the ferry boat from Greece, ignore them all, even the Tourist office in Venice gave me conflicting information! You can of course order a taxi at the terminal, not cheap!

You can get the water-bus from near the Fusina camping, you can buy the tickets from a booth, which  is manned, and open on a Sunday, the first water-taxi runs from 8 o'clock in the morning, inclufding Sunday's, and runs every hour, I took the boat, it cost me €8 euros, about a 15 minute sail to an area very close to Accedemia Bridge in Venice Town.

Fusina Camping is open all year around for tents, and camper vans, but the bungalows are closed in winter, however I got talking to one of the workers there, and he informed me this year, 2017, they were buying new bungalows that will be suitable for winter use.

I stayed in a bungalow in winter, in camp site outside Venice called Jolly Camping, got the bus to Mestre, and had to walk to the site, the bungalow cost me €22 euros for one night, it had AC heating, and hot water, free wifi, and the restaurant was open. Bus ticket was €1.50.

Will update this info with photos and bus timetables etc asap.


Saturday, 19 November 2016

EOT Licence for Greece holiday lets. (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou) issued by the Greek National Tourist Organisation. This has been the case for many years, but has come to the fore again in recent months since the tax status of holiday lets was changed. Since July 2010, holiday lets have been treated as a business for tax purposes, which leads to added measures necessary for holiday home owners to factor in. EOT - what is it? If you're planing on renting out your Greek property on a short-term let basis (less than 3 months) to holidaymakers, the licence is a legal requirement. The law applies to those owners who are letting through Holiday Lettings or just to friends. The licence is designed to ensure that holiday accommodation is of a sufficient standard and the government is very keen that visitors to the islands can stay in property that is safe and will give the holidaymakers a good impression of Greek standards. The EOT licence will confirm that your property meets the exacting standards of the Greek Tourist board. The Greek authorities have started to clamp down on holiday home owners that do not have the necessary licence: if you are caught renting your property without the necessary permit, you could face a very hefty fine and may even face deportation. What should I do? Getting a licence is not always plain sailing. It's wise to seek advice from a local person well versed in these matters to assist you. Aside from meeting the standards, the licences are also costly. A five year licence cost from €3,000to €5,000. However, on the bright side, renewal costs are minimal. The rules around obtaining a licence do vary from region to region and each property is assessed on it own merits and it is worth noting that criteria can change. However, whether you're buying a holiday home or have already bought one, important considerations before applying for the licence are: It is vital that the property specification is exactly as per the architect plans and minimum room sizes are respected. If your holiday home is located within a block or a complex, or is a maisonette, then all properties of the plot are required to have an EOT licence. It will not be possible to acquire a licence for just the properties that are rented out. If the property has the benefit of a swimming pool then it must be marked with depth markings and have warning signs around the pool. Your pool should be constructed with a depth of no more than 1.70m. If you already have a pool which is deeper than this then you must have a lifeguard on duty which can be costly and impractical. A licence must be obtained from the Town Hall to "operate" a swimming pool. If you do not have a licence and a holidaymaker is injured at your pool, you could face serious legal implications. Your property must accessible by a public road. The following supporting documents will also be required before the short-term rental licence will be awarded: A certificate that you have no criminal record. A certificate that you have no outstanding tax liabilities. A signed declaration that it is your intention to rent the property. A copy of your proposed rental agreement contract. A certificate of water clarity for the property. Confirmation from an architect that the plumbing and sewerage meet official requirements. An environmental survey from an architect on

EOT Licence for Greece holiday lets

All holiday home owners wishing to let out their property must acquire an EOT Licence (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou) issued by the Greek National Tourist Organisation. 
This has been the case for many years, but has come to the fore again in recent months since the tax status of holiday lets was changed. Since July 2010, holiday lets have been treated as a business for tax purposes, which leads to added measures necessary for holiday home owners to factor in.
EOT - what is it?
If you're planing on renting out your Greek property on a short-term let basis (less than 3 months) to holidaymakers, the licence is a legal requirement. The law applies to those owners who are letting through Holiday Lettings or just to friends. 
The licence is designed to ensure that holiday accommodation is of a sufficient standard and the government is very keen that visitors to the islands can stay in property that is safe and will give the holidaymakers a good impression of Greek standards. The EOT licence will confirm that your property meets the exacting standards of the Greek Tourist board. The Greek authorities have started to clamp down on holiday home owners that do not have the necessary licence: if you are caught renting your property without the necessary permit, you could face a very hefty fine and may even face deportation.
What should I do?
Getting a licence is not always plain sailing. It's wise to seek advice from a local person well versed in these matters to assist you. Aside from meeting the standards, the licences are also costly. A five year licence cost from €3,000to €5,000. However, on the bright side, renewal costs are minimal. 
The rules around obtaining a licence do vary from region to region and each property is assessed on it own merits and it is worth noting that criteria can change. However, whether you're buying a holiday home or have already bought one, important considerations before applying for the licence are: 
  • It is vital that the property specification is exactly as per the architect plans and minimum room sizes are respected.
  • If your holiday home is located within a block or a complex, or is a maisonette, then all properties of the plot are required to have an EOT licence. It will not be possible to acquire a licence for just the properties that are rented out. 
  • If the property has the benefit of a swimming pool then it must be marked with depth markings and have warning signs around the pool. 
  • Your pool should be constructed with a depth of no more than 1.70m. If you already have a pool which is deeper than this then you must have a lifeguard on duty which can be costly and impractical.
  • A licence must be obtained from the Town Hall to "operate" a swimming pool. If you do not have a licence and a holidaymaker is injured at your pool, you could face serious legal implications. 
  • Your property must accessible by a public road.
The following supporting documents will also be required before the short-term rental licence will be awarded: 
  • A certificate that you have no criminal record. 
  • A certificate that you have no outstanding tax liabilities. 
  • A signed declaration that it is your intention to rent the property.
  • A copy of your proposed rental agreement contract.
  • A certificate of water clarity for the property. 
  • Confirmation from an architect that the plumbing and sewerage meet official requirements. 
  • An environmental survey from an architect confirming that the property is suitable for rental purposes. 
  • A Fire certificate from the local fire officer who will check fire exists and fire extinguishers on the premises. 
  • The original and a copy of the planning permission (if applicable). 
  • A statement from the architect that the property has been constructed to earthquake building regulations. 
  • Anything else?
    If you are intending to rent your roperty for long term lets over three months you may not need to acquire a licence, however, it is still best to check with the local authority just in case. You can find offices of the EOT in most towns or you can visit their website at EOT for the latest information. 

  • Sunday, 31 July 2016

    Hungarian Villa in Nyíregyháza €500,000 FOR SALE.





















    Situated in the sought-out area of Nyíregyháza, a detached, spacious modern home designed by an Award winning architect. No expense has been spared to make this a bright decorative comfortable home.
    Property: 321 m2, 1000 m2 Total.
    Ground floor: Bright spacious living room and dining room, timber ceilings.
    The kitchen is German ALNO with MIELE appliances (cook-top, built-in fat-fryer, grill, oven, built-in hood, gas oven).
    FINNRELAX Canadian red cedar sauna, hydro-massage pool for 5 people.
    African kambala sauna, washing basin and shower panel.
    The flooring is of German JURA limestone, which can be found not just on the inside, but on the facade as well.
    The 78 m2 terrace is east-south facing.
    The 3 spacious bedrooms with on-suite bathrooms and spacious wardrobes
     60 m2 garage for 2-4 cars.
    Energy-saving heating system by VIESSMANN gas technology.
    The house is surrounded by a garden with old trees and equipped with a watering system. Outdoor oven and fireplace grill.
    Security and alarm system is also installed.
    Price: 500.000 EUR

    Important features about the property and location:
    -       Desirable residential park area.
    -       Peaceful neighborhood
    -       5 min. from city centre
    -       pleasant and attractive historical town, 120.000 inhabitants
    -       excellent infrastructure (highway, public services, public transport)
    -       Local hospital
    -       good schools (elementary, secondary schools, college)
    -       thermal bath
     malls and supermarkets
    -       within 100 km: border of Slovakia, Ukraine and Romania.

    Nyíregyháza is a city in northeastern Hungary and the county capital of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg. With a population of 118,000, it is the seventh-largest city in Hungary and is one of the leading cities of Northern Hungary and of the northern part of the Great Hungarian Plain (Alföld). Its development has been ongoing since the 18th century, making it the economic and cultural center of the region. Its zoo, exhibiting more than 300 species including real rarities, is recognized throughout Europe.


    Hotel/guest house for saleJust added £4,199,328 (R$18,000,000) Morro De São Paulo, Brazil

    Hotel/guest house for saleJust added £4,199,328 (R$18,000,000)
    Morro De São Paulo, Brazil