BritsinCrete.net. a leading English language portal and resource centre for expats living or intending to live in Crete, Greece has changed ownership and re-launched.
The assets of "Brits in Crete" comprise two websites, britsincrete.net (main website) and britsincrete.co.uk (the Forum Community Service).
The new ownership is a private investor group headed by Gerald Brown, himself and expatriate Briton who shares his time between Greece, Hong Kong and Thailand.
BritsinCrete is a useful community resource for those wishing to have a presence in Crete, be it a home, lengthy holiday, investment in holiday property or a business, or a place just to retire or hang out.
BritsinCrete delivers information with intelligence online, reflecting the "reality of expat living" in Crete. The site contain links to real estate agents, builders, developers, architects, insurance companies, removal companies, house letting companies, sales agents, consular contacts, Greek government departs, emergency numbers and more.
The Forum is a niche online community which is re-arranging and adding new forum subjects for dealing with Greek bureaucracy, links back home to UK; government agencies that can impact on British expats living on Crete. The britsinCrete Forum has generated12,000 posts from 1400 topics delivering more than 7,000 page impressions daily, and between 10-18,000 unique online visitors per month.
New owner, Gerald Brown says, "The potential of the BritsinCrete web assets relate closely to the growing number of new arrivals, especially from the United Kingdom. Typically these are those over 40 years of age. Many are retired or looking for a less frenetic and alternative lifestyle. Crete attracts those seeking fresh, unpolluted air, a diet that is rated higher than that of France, and a lower cost of living than in Northern Europe.
"Importantly, Crete has not become overwhelmed by foreign enclaves as is the case in some other Mediterranean locations. Local Crete inhabitants, descendants of the Minoan civilisation, maintain their historic traditions and customs with pride and fervour," adds Brown.
BritsinCrete sites, easily located on the Internet search engines, offer vital and practical information for new expatriates, not just the British and Irish, but Dutch, Belgian, French, German, Scandinavian and other European Union citizens, as well.
BritsinCrete.net was founded in 2004 by a British expatriate on Crete, a specialist in Internet activities. The BritsinCrete Forum became a natural extension of the main website. Both have now become established as the main resource of finding out solutions to many of the routine questions that crop up for those British or or other European Union expatriates living in Crete, or wish to work in Crete.