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BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Reinstated, Covering All Removals UK and Worldwide

BAR APG Scheme

The British Association of Removers’ unique and important Advance Payment Guarantee scheme has been re-instated as of 1st July 2020.

The guarantee scheme had been temporarily suspended on 20th March 2020 as the shutdown from the coronavirus pandemic caused some concern that the organisation would be exposed to too much financial risk if it continued to offer the guarantee to new customers during the pandemic.

The BAR has now re-instated the guarantee for all BAR member firms that sign up to the scheme, applying the guarantee to all customers who book from 1st July 2020 onwards. The levy for the scheme has increased to cover the greater risk represented by current economic conditions. Nomad has signed up to the scheme for both UK and international removals, so all of our removals are covered.

Nomad is very glad to be able to provide this guarantee to our customers, which is designed to protect the customer’s payment in the event that the removal company goes bankrupt after payment has been made. Nomad is a well established and financially secure company, but this guarantee, provided by an external party, gives our customers additional confidence when paying for their removal.

With the coronavirus crisis expected to force many companies into economic difficulty, the financial security of your removal company is more important than ever. So it is absolutely vital that the company you choose for your removal is a BAR member and has signed up to the scheme for international removals, as Nomad has done.

Nomad to Gradually Recommence Operations in Greece

Below is a letter we sent to all of our subscribers on Monday 4th May, containing an update about our plans. For anyone planning on moving to Greece this year (or from Greece to the UK) this is great news. As the only British removal company specialising in removals to Greece, Nomad is relied upon by hundreds of British and European expats in Greece each year. Many were waiting to hear when we were recommencing operations, and we were very pleased to bring them good news.

We hope all you are keeping well at this very difficult time.

We would like to share an update with you about our business and our plans over the next few weeks and months.

But first we would like to thank all of our customers for their patience and understanding, especially those who have had to wait some time for their delivery.  We really appreciate it.  Thank you very much.

Our email of 18th March reassured our customers that transport through Europe had not halted (as many feared), and that we would be able to continue to serve our customers in Greece and Italy, both in terms of removals and our regular parcel services.

This remained true, even when Greece, Italy and finally the UK subsequently went into “lockdown”. While we were not prevented from conducting our business and we were legally allowed to conduct removals, we decided to voluntarily pause operations for a few weeks in all of these countries, so as to do everything we could to help reduce disease transmission.  During this time we only completed deliveries that were urgent or where there were other extraordinary circumstances, bringing the vast majority of our work to a halt.

In the UK, despite many of our team being furloughed and only a skeleton staff in the office and warehouse, we have been able to set up safe operations to accept deliveries from parcel delivery companies, which has enabled our “Crete Express” parcel service to continue receiving goods during this time.  As a result we were able to send our latest vehicle to Greece last week, arriving in a couple of days’ time.

Opening Up

On 29th April the Prime Minister of Greece announced the government’s plans for the gradual end of lockdown measures.  The Italian government has also laid out its plans and we expect the UK government to announce similar plans soon.

As a result, from today, 4th May we will be recommencing operations in Greece.  From this date our international removal services in Greece will be back up and running relatively normally (albeit cautiously).  Our “Crete Express” customers will be welcome to come to the depot again to collect their consignments (or drop them off, for transport to the UK).

We are waiting for the UK government to provide specific guidance regarding its plans for reopening businesses, before we announce a full return to normal operations in the UK.  We anticipate that this date will be around mid-May.  In the meantime we are still operating only a skeleton staff, but our UK warehouse is open for deliveries.  We have safe operating procedures in place and we are receiving deliveries on a daily basis.  Soon we will be back up and running with normal removal operations in the UK (and Italy), and we will let you know when we have a date for this.

So we would like to briefly summarise the situation for each of our customers below.  We keep in close contact with our removal customers so if you are moving house with us at the moment you will already be generally aware of the below details.  But here is a brief summary:

Moving to Greece

Customers whose collections have already been completed and are ready to receive delivery in Greece: we can now complete these deliveries for you, starting from today, Monday 4th May.  We will be in touch with you individually to book in the details of course.

Customers who are moving shortly from the UK (or other European countries) to Greece: we will be in contact with you to book in your collection as soon as we can.  We are waiting for government announcements to guide us, but we anticipate being able to conduct UK collections from mid-May.

Note: a few islands (notably Corfu) imposed stricter measures than the rest of Greece and have not fully opened yet, but we expect them to reopen to transport companies of all kinds soon. In the meantime we are monitoring the situation and staying in touch with local port authorities. The vast majority of islands are open to transport to and from the mainland.

Moving from Greece

We have conducted some collections for customers moving from Greece to the UK before the “lockdown” (and in exceptional or urgent cases during the “lockdown”) and we will deliver these to you as soon as we are able to recommence full UK operations.  We are in touch with each of you individually of course, so we are aware of individual circumstances, but if any circumstances change and you require delivery urgently please let us know and we will do our best for you.  We anticipate being able to return to normal UK operations from mid-May.

For customers who would like to move from Greece to the UK (or another country) in the near future and we have not conducted your collection yet, we can now book in your removal as we normally would, starting from today, Monday 4th May.

Note: a few islands (notably Corfu) imposed stricter measures than the rest of Greece and have not fully opened yet, but we expect them to reopen to transport companies of all kinds soon. In the meantime we are monitoring the situation and staying in touch with local port authorities. The vast majority of islands are open to transport to and from the mainland.

Moving to or from Italy

We have some clients planning to move (or send some belongings) to and from Italy in the near future and we are communicating with you individually about this.  We are assessing the recommendations in Italy on a region by region basis and will be recommencing operations in each region as appropriate.  We will recommence removal operations in some regions by mid-May and in others slightly later.  Please just ask us if you would like to enquire further about this, we would be happy to help you to plan your move.

“Crete Express” Service in Crete, Greece

Our very popular “Crete Express” service will be back up and running as normal, with our customers able to collect from the depot in Vamos, from today, Monday 4th May.  Any customers who require delivery will of course receive their deliveries as normal.  For items going in the reverse direction, we will of course collect as normal, or you can drop them at the depot, from today, Monday 4th May.

Crete Express customers whose goods are already in Crete, waiting to be collected: we are already in contact with you individually.  Thank you for your patience. You can come into the depot to collect from today.

Crete Express customers whose goods are coming to Crete on the vehicle which departed on 29th April: this vehicle will arrive in Crete towards the end of the week (approximately 8th May) and will operate as normal, with the normal processes for collections and deliveries.

New Crete Express orders: we will be sending more vehicles to Crete in May, June and for the rest of the year, (please see below).  So if you would like to order things from the UK to come to Crete, feel free to book now.  For May bookings please hurry as the next vehicle is close to being fully-booked.

Please note that some personal travel restrictions are still in force this week (the directive not to travel outside of the prefecture you live in) so for customers who live in a prefecture of Crete other than Chania, please only come to our depot once allowed of course.

Please also note that social distancing rules do still apply beyond 4th May.  While we are operating “normally” there are new social distancing measures that will apply to life (generally) for the foreseeable future, so please stay aware of this.  For example the depot will not be able to allow as many customers inside at the same time as before, and people must keep their distance from each other.  This will be a normal part of life for at least the next few months, and it does apply to our work too.

Our Next Departures and the Frequency of our Journeys

We are busier than expected.  We had planned for our next departure to be around the end of May (purposely delayed), but we are already seeing very strong demand so we will bring this vehicle forward slightly and send our next vehicle as soon as possible afterwards.  The exact departure dates are still to be confirmed but they will be “late May” and “early-mid June” from the UK.  As it stands the late May vehicle is already almost fully-booked so we recommend contacting us soon if you would like us to conduct your removal on this next departure.  We will have more clarity on departure dates in our next email, which will be when we announce a return to normalised operations in the UK.

Our “return” journeys are also very busy, with each of the last vehicles almost fully booked and the next two vehicles looking busy too.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss a move from Greece in 2020.  If your move is urgent please let us know as soon as possible so that we can book you in.

Summer: once travel restrictions are eased and flights reopen we are expecting to be even busier than usual. If required we will be sending vehicles more frequently than usual over this period.

Brexit

What’s Brexit?  Oh yes that’s right, we forgot about it for a moment too.  The current situation is that the UK is still in the “transition phase” where everything is operating, for all intents and purposes, as if the UK was still in the EU.  The transition period is set to end on 31st December 2020.  There is speculation as to whether the date will be extended or not, and once the transition period comes to an end, what the arrangements will finally look like.  Greece has been very clear about its welcoming stance towards emigrants from the UK, and indeed announced its own transition period to allow for this before even the EU or the UK did.  Greece has not yet announced its plans for the treatment of new arrivals from the UK after the transition period, in each of the different scenarios (each possible version of a “deal” between the UK and the EU).  We can only guess from its continuously welcoming, proactive approach that Greece will continue to be very welcoming to British emigrants and will allow British people to settle in Greece regardless of the outcome between the UK and EU.  For those who are not comfortable with any degree of uncertainty, however, there is a strong case to be made for moving in 2020, before the end of the transition period.

PPE

Our same friendly teams will be conducting your removals in the UK and Greece, but you might not be able to see as much of their friendly faces!  We will be putting in place new protocols for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during removals for at least the next few months, and most likely the remainder of 2020.  The situation is slightly different in each country (the shortage of PPE in the UK and the request that available stocks are allocated to the NHS mean that we have not yet purchased masks for our team), but we will be managing this as appropriate in each case.  We may also have some additional rules on removal day, regarding the movements of our team and even our clients into and out of the house, so as to maintain good hygiene standards with regard to COVID-19.  Guidance on this topic is evolving rapidly, but for now please just be aware that our removal teams will be maintaining some distance and wearing PPE of various kinds as appropriate in each situation.

The health & safety of the most vulnerable people in our society should always be the highest priority.  We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and government advice in each country, as it evolves.  We hope that a return to a “lockdown” will not be required at any point in future, and that the disease will continue to abate.  Our thoughts are with those who have died during this pandemic, and their loved ones.

Thank you not only for your patience over these last weeks, but in reading this long email.

We wish you all the best of health, and that 2020 will start to get much better for everyone.

With kind regards,

The Nomad Team

Temporary Pause In Operations To Comply With COVID-19 Measures

Coronavirus MeasuresFollowing the Greek and UK governments’ announcements on Sunday night and Monday nights respectively, requesting that people stay at home where at all possible and isolate from other people, we have decided to temporarily pause our removal operations until 6th April (Greece) and 13th April (UK) inclusive, to comply with these requests.

Although both governments have clearly stated that going to work is allowed in cases where it is not possible to work from home, and although it is legal to conduct removals under the current lockdown measures in both the UK and Greece, we feel that it would not be in keeping with the spirit of the requests if we did not postpone all non-essential work until after the end of these periods.

Therefore we will not be conducting any removals (collections or deliveries) in Greece until 7th April and in the UK until 14th April, except for cases where the removal has already commenced or there are other extraneous circumstances preventing it from being cancelled.

We already have extensive measures in place to protect our customers and to operate our UK warehouse and office safely, and these will continue of course.  Increased hygiene measures will likely be required throughout the whole of 2020.

Transport through Europe (for trucks carrying goods, like ours) continues with only minor delays.  Our latest vehicle arrived in the UK yesterday afternoon from Greece, one day later than planned due to slower than normal processing at the borders, but with no serious problems.  We will still be sending trucks as normal, but on arrival in Greece we will park them securely and wait until 7th April to commence deliveries and collections.  Our removal work in the UK, including deliveries of goods that have come back from Europe, will recommence from 14th April.

The Crete Express depot in Crete will also not be open for Crete Express collections and deliveries until after 6th April. Jon’s English Butcher will still be open of course, but our customers will not be able to collect or deliver parcels at the depot next door until this time.

We are still very busy and expect to stay so throughout the remainder of the year, hopefully experiencing only minor delays.  As of right at this moment we have the contents of the next three fully-loaded articulated trailers (all removals), ready to go to Greece.  Our April services are almost fully-booked and we’re already taking bookings for May.  We are also busy with removals from Greece, and expect the healthy flow to continue in both directions throughout the year.

We could legally continue to operate removals both in the UK and in Greece throughout the current “stricter” lockdown periods, but we have chosen to pause our operations at the moment because we believe it’s the right thing to do.  Our work is important but in most cases it is not “essential”.  Our work will continue after this period but at the moment we need to pause, along with everyone else, to join together and combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

We have been able to notify almost all affected customers already and we are very grateful for their support and understanding.  We look forward to getting back to our busy removal schedules as soon as possible after this period.

BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Temporarily Suspended During Coronavirus Pandemic

BAR APG Scheme

The British Association of Removers (BAR) has announced the temporary suspension of the Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme, effective from 20th March 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter to members, the BAR stated that it “regrets the necessity to take this course of action and will continue to review the situation over the coming months.”

The BAR Advance Payment Guarantee (APG) scheme guarantees that if a BAR member company gets into financial difficulty, the customer’s payment is protected, and the scheme will pay for another BAR member company to complete the removal. The existence of the APG scheme gives customers a lot of confidence that by using a BAR member removal company, they are financially protected.

The unprecedented situation with the coronavirus and the threat it poses to the entire economy has forced the BAR to take this temporary action.

We look forward to the reinstatement of the APG scheme as soon as possible, and most importantly, an official end to the coronavirus pandemic hopefully at some point in 2020.

Nomad Moves Prestigious Oxford Laboratory to Crete

Equipment worth almost £700,000 becomes Nomad’s highest-value corporate move ever.

Nomad International has completed the move of a research laboratory from Oxford to the Greek island of Crete this month.

When Powertrib, a leading consultancy in the field of tribology (the study of friction and lubrication) decided to relocate their laboratory to eastern Crete, they chose Nomad International for the move.

Originally planning a dedicated Nomad vehicle for the journey, we calculated that we would be able to save the client a lot of money by allocating space on one of our regular vehicles instead.  Since the departure and arrival timings were suitable and sufficient space was available for to carefully load the delicate equipment, it made perfect sense to conduct the removal this way.

With an insurance value of almost £700,000 the equipment is the highest value consignment Nomad has moved to date.

The highly precise equipment had to be handled extremely carefully, and Nomad’s team were up to the task.  The most delicate instruments have their own travel cases so no special packing was required, but they needed to be handled with the utmost care and attention throughout the move.

Transporting delicate equipment to Greece

The international vehicle used for the journey was one of Nomad’s 3,300cft removal trailers with air-ride suspension, pulled by Nomad’s new Euro 6 DAF XF truck.  On collection in Oxford we were able to get this vehicle right onto the site, with enough space to use the tail lift of another Nomad truck to carefully lift everything into place.

Laboratory removal from Oxford to Greece

Crete is a different story of course, and we faced the all-too familiar problem of difficult access to the delivery location, which is in one of the most remote parts of the island (surely one of the most remote places in all of Europe).  Unfazed by the challenge, the Nomad team used a series of shuttle vans to carefully transport each item to its new home.

Removals to remote locations in Greece

We had to park on a main road nearby and shuttle each item to its new home

 

As usual, everything went well and the client was very pleased with the move.

If you are looking to transport delicate, unusual, antique or expensive items to or from Greece, Nomad is the ideal company to use.  Just give us a call or send us an email to [email protected], we are always happy to help.

Greece Gives Confidence to British Emigrants

The Greek government has provided heartening guidance for British people living in Greece or planning to move to Greece, who may be concerned about the impact of Brexit.  On a dedicated website dealing with Brexit in Greece (https://brexit.gov.gr/uk-citizens-in-greece/) the government lays out detailed guidance on what British people can expect in each Brexit scenario.

In all scenarios British people can happily move to and settle in Greece, even in the event of a “no deal” Brexit.

The government has announced a “grace period” lasting until 31st December 2020, during which UK citizens will be able to register and stay permanently in Greece, regardless of whether they arrived before or after the UK’s exit from the EU.

The scenario receiving most media attention at the moment the supposed “no deal” exit.  The Greek government’s exact wording in relation to this scenario, for people who arrive in Greece after the exit date, are:

“UK citizens and their family members entering the country and wishing to stay in Greece after the withdrawal date, will also enjoy a grace period, from withdrawal date until the 31 December 2020, during which they will have the opportunity to register and stay, also according to the rules in force before the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.”

The very helpful website covers a number of other scenarios and provides comfort for British emigrants to Greece, whatever their current status.  For those who are already in Greece but have not yet registered themselves as such, the same grace period will also apply, so they will be able to register and stay permanently in the country.

The website has a helpful Q&A section which answers specific questions relating to work permits, travel arrangements and healthcare.  The overall theme of the content is that the Greek government is trying to make everything as easy as possible for UK citizens.

With the UK parliament deadlocked and both sides threatening to bring down the government, there is an increasing likelihood that Brexit will not happen at all.  But if the UK does leave the EU, even without a deal, it is very heartening to know that UK citizens will be welcome in Greece.

One might even wonder if some British citizens who had not yet considered moving to Greece would, in the event of a disastrous Brexit outcome, find themselves moving to a beautiful Greek island to escape the mess back home.

New CreteExpress.com Website

Dear Crete Express customers,

We’re excited to announce the latest evolution of the Crete Express service!

If you’ve ordered with us in the last few weeks you will have already been introduced to the new website, www.CreteExpress.com.  We’re rolling this out to all of our Crete Express customers in the coming months.

The new system enables you to log in and:

  • See if your parcels have arrived with us (if you’ve ordered from a UK retailer for example)
  • View photographs of your parcels in our warehouse
  • See the dimensions and volume of each parcel
  • See departure dates and approximately how much space is left on the next vehicle
  • Pay for your shipment through a secure website
    • This secures your space on the vehicle

 

How It Works

You don’t have to do anything extra to get started.  If you are sending something through the Crete Express, as soon as the first item arrives with us we will measure it up, photograph it and create an account for you.  You will receive an email stating that you have a new Crete Express account, with a temporary password.  Just log in and change your password, then you’ll be able to see your parcel!

Each time you are sending goods with the Crete Express service, the total number of goods you are sending at once will be considered a “consignment”.  A consignment is “open” once we have received the goods, and before you have paid.  So to see your open consignment just choose the “View Your Open Consignment” button on the Home screen.

This will take you to your open consignment, where you can see the parcels that have arrived:

The Nomad team will measure everything up for you and calculate the cost of transport.

If you’re still waiting for more items to arrive, don’t worry, Nomad will update you each time we receive an item for you.  We’ll add it to your consignment with measurements and a photo so you can see it.

When your consignment is complete (when we’ve received everything you are planning to ship this time), you can scroll up to the top of the page and see the total price.  If you would like to take insurance you can insert the value here and update it, and the insurance price will be automatically calculated.

Then just click the “Pay & Reserve Vehicle Space” button and you’ll be taken to the secure Stripe server where you can pay for transport.

 

Earlier Is Better

The main change to our system is that our customers are able to secure space on our vehicles in the order in which they pay, not the order in which they place an “order form”.

This means there is an advantage to paying as soon as your goods have arrived and are ready to send.

Most of our departing vehicles become over-booked in the last few days leading up to departure.  To ensure that your consignment makes it onto the next departing vehicle, “pay and reserve” your space as early as possible in the process, instead of waiting til the last minute.  As soon as everything has arrived with us, complete your order by clicking the “Pay & Reserve Vehicle Space” button and we will confirm that your goods will be sent on the next vehicle.

You can see on the website how much space is available on the vehicle vs how much space has already been taken by other customers who have confirmed (paid) for their shipments.

If we have received only part of your consignment (for example if you ordered 5 items from different retailers, 3 have arrived and you are still waiting for 2), it is fine for you to “Pay & Reserve Vehicle Space” for only the 3 items that have arrived, to ensure that these ones do go on the next departing vehicle.  As soon as the 4th item arrives with us we will automatically open a new consignment for it.  If the 4th and 5th items arrive in time, you can “Pay & Reserve Vehicle Space” for this second consignment to go on the same departing vehicle.  If they don’t arrive in time (or if other customers pay first, and take up all of the available space), then this second consignment will go onto the following departure.

 

Why We’ve Built This New System

Two reasons: service and efficiency.  We want to be able to offer the best possible service to our Crete Express customers, and also to our removal customers.  By modernising our Crete Express system we will save time and be able to offer much better service to our Crete Express customers, and free up some time to provide even better service to our removal customers.

Besides being more efficient, the new system provides a better experience for our customers, by giving them more information and making everything clearer.  Many of our customers call and email us to ask if their parcels have arrived  in our warehouse – we don’t mind this of course, we are “people people” – we like having a chat.  But each of these phone calls takes time (both for us and for our customers).  We know how frustrating it can be, not to be able to reach someone on the phone when you just want to ask a simple question!  Very often our phone lines are busy and our customers are trying to reach us to ask simple but important questions about their Crete Express orders.

Now our customers can answer many of these questions for themselves by simply logging on and viewing their consignment.  This is easier and clearer for everyone, and will save our customers a lot of time.

Being able to pay online is a great benefit too, as quite often we play long games of “telephone tennis” with our customers, trying to reach each other to pay for a Crete Express order.  All of this can now be eliminated, with the ability to pay securely online whenever it is convenient for the customer, 24 hours a day.

 

Do I Still Have To Complete An Order Form?

We would prefer if our customers do complete an Order Form still.  An “Order Form” is the same as it has always been – it is the form that tells us you are going to be sending goods through the Crete Express service soon.  It enables us to know roughly what to expect to arrive for you.

But the Order Form is technically no longer absolutely necessary.  Instead of giving priority to customers in the order in which they send us the Order Form, the new system gives priority simply in the order in which customers pay.  All you really need to do is start sending items to arrive at our warehouse (or bring them in yourself) – this is what triggers us to open a new consignment for you and enables you to see the items online and pay.  If you haven’t completed an Order Form in advance, it doesn’t technically matter.

But please do endeavour to complete an Order Form in advance if you can.  You can still complete this form on the Crete Express page on our main Nomad website, or on the Home Page of the Crete Express website, at the top as soon as you log in.

 

Will I Still Be Able to Reach Rob, Daz & Danny on the Phone?

Yes of course.  And our team will still be here in the warehouse to greet you with a smile if you prefer to drop your goods in to us yourself (or collect them from us, if you’re shipping from Crete to the UK).  We really like seeing our Crete Express customers and having a chat.

We don’t think you’ll need to call us as often, and we hope to be able to be more efficient and offer better service than ever by saving time.  But if you need us we’re here.

Thanks so much for using our Crete Express service over the years.  We hope these new changes will make the service even better for you, and we look forward to helping you to send goods to and from Crete cheaply and easily for many years to come.

For our “Patra Express” customers, don’t worry, we’ll be updating the system to add Patra Express soon too!  To send parcels or online purchases from the UK to anywhere else in Greece, then Nomad Parcels is the best way to do this.

Parcel Delivery Crete

For those people affected by the demise of Parcel Delivery Crete (PDC), Nomad will help.

Many people paid PDC for delivery of parcels prior to Christmas 2017 and didn’t receive them. We have decided to transport these parcels for free, in order to help sort out the mess and reunite these items with their owners. We specialise in removals and parcel delivery to Crete so we have vehicles heading along this route already. We also believe in supporting the expat community in Crete and we do what we can to help support charities on the island. This case is a disaster for many people and it seems only right to help.

We need each person’s permission before we can transport their goods, and we also have to be able to find and identify the goods before we can transport them. This will take some planning and organisation, so please bear with us.

Please also bear in mind that we have agreed to deliver to all of the individual homes in Crete on this occasion (since this is what they had paid for with Parcel Delivery Crete). Once we have permission, we will also collect these if necessary, from the two locations where these parcels are currently stored: we have heard that these locations are a home in Stourbridge and a Big Yellow self storage unit in London. For parcels heading from Crete to the UK we will collect them in Crete and bring them to our warehouse in the UK, where they can be collected. We won’t be able to deliver parcels to individual locations all over the UK, so for these ones please collect them from our UK warehouse.

Most importantly, please contact us as soon as possible at [email protected] if you have parcels that are affected by this problem. We need to open a dialogue and start the process of planning and organisation with each individual person who is affected. If we do not hear from you directly we will not have your permission to transport the goods, and we will not even know that you need help, so please contact us ASAP.

We hope to reunite people with their parcels as soon as possible.

Antikythera Mechanism Celebrated in Google Doodle

Google Doodle Antikythera Mechanism

Google has devoted its “Google Doodle” today to the 115 year anniversary of the discovery of the Antikythera mechanism.  We covered the incredible story of this fascinating device in this blog post a few years ago.  Found in a shipwreck off Antikythera (between Crete and the Peloponnese in Greece), it was put on a shelf for 50 years, its value and complexity hidden beneath rock deposits that had accumulated over 2,000 years.  It wasn’t until 1951 that the device was investigated properly, and not until recent advances in x-ray technology that its full workings were revealed.  The device is nothing less than a mechanical computer, a truly astounding piece of engineering for its time.  Visit our previous blog post for the full story and videos:

Antikythera Mechanism Video

Last Greece-to-UK Pre-Christmas Dates Finalised!

Our last departure from Greece to the UK before Christmas will be departing on 28th November (and a few days earlier from Crete or the other islands).  If you are moving before Christmas or if you would like to send Christmas presents to loved ones in the UK, book now before this vehicle becomes fully-booked!

We can stop at other countries en route of course, so if you would like to move from Greece to France (for example), contact us ASAP, we would be happy to help.

christmas-truck

Our next departure dates from the UK to Greece before Christmas will be 13th November and approximately 11th December (exact date TBA). These vehicles are always very busy so book now!

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