On this page we can display messages from our members. eg Do you need to borrow a cot when relatives visit? Have you any specialist equipment you are willing to lend? Do you have some useful information to share? Do you need help with something? Please email your message to
Help requested for abandoned dogs: There is beautiful friendly dog with 2 pups by the side of the road between Milea and Platsa. She is close to death with ribs clearly showing, all we had in the car was water and rice cakes which she devoured quickly, we are going back up there this morning with food and water, we are only here in Stoupa until Thursday and need help. Is there any permanent residents that are looking for a dog or knows someone that could help? Miao cannot help as they are overloaded at the moment. Please get in touch with me if you can help. My email is email@example.com call me on 0044-7984123319. (17-9-17)
Lost Whistle: My friend was swimming at Agios Nikolaos in gnospi cove on 19th September. He left an old fashioned whistle, it's bronze coloured and is about 3 to 4 inches long with a button on the chain. This is very old and has sentimental value. If found please contact Nikki on 2721079144.
Changes to the 'Taste of home' deliveries : Message from Gary:-
My next delivery will be on TUESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2017 (NOT FRIDAY)
If there anything you require ....please let me know.
***PLEASE NOTE**** I have changed my delivery place from the Bakery cross roads, because of the new, no parking yellow lines on the main road.
So.... I will be in Katerina's car park, at the far end, so as not to upset anybody, from about 10.20am until about 10.45 am, but still at Neohori junction from about 10.50 until 11am.
Also......after this delivery, my next one will be on Friday 6th October (almost 3 weeks) just in case you wish to order extra. Mobile 693 4337768 Email (7-9-17)
Apologies for cancelled event at Maniatiko Cafe/Taverna and new date: Sincere apologies from Chris and John to those who turned up at Maniatiko Cafe/Taverna last night, the 30th August expecting to hear live music from Barefoot Blues. The event was cancelled due to the unpredictable weather but will now take place next Wednesday 6th September from 8pm. (31-8-17)
Tango lessons & Noche de Tango at Tikla Kardamili: Message from Olga Profili:-
My Argentinian tango dancers Valeria Buyatti and Marcelo Bottaro will be in Mani from 10th-17th September and would be delighted to give tango lessons for beginners. If anybody is interested, or if a group is formed they could get in touch with me by email or phone : +30697 693 16 62
We will have a special tango night on Sat 16th at Tikla . The 'Milonga' will be open as from 10pm, with the musical choices of Valeria Buyatti
Valeria Buyatti and Marcello Bottaro are lovers of Argentinian popular culture and of the city of Buenos Aires. They love sharing the music and dance of their city and teach internationally, both in South America and Europe. (24-8-17)
OTE now accepting applications for fiber optic connection.
Message from Chris Hodgson:- OTE are now taking applications from the Neohori area for connecting to the fiber optic network.
You ring customer services and ask for the application form to be sent to you via email. Make sure they've got your correct email address as they sent mine to the wrong one! You need your tax number. They email the form, you sign it and fax or email it back to them. Hopefully, we will be connected soon (30-6-17)
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24 hour EMERGENCY VET
Message from Eva:- In the early morning hours of June 23rd, a dog in our area fell very ill. The owners tried to contact all the vets they knew in Kalamata, but could not get through to any of them. Sadly the dog died at about 5:30. "Our" vet Kostas Antonopoulos contacted me when he learnt what had happened. He apologised for not answering the phone at about 4:00 in the morning - he simply did not hear it, he was asleep. Kostas says that he cannot be available 24 hours a day, as much as he wants to help and tries to answer emergency calls whenever they come in. This one he missed. In cases like this he recommends a veterinary clinic in Athens, called Αττικό Νοσοκομείο Ζώων, Attiko Nosokomeio Zoon, which works 24 hours a day. "Just call them in an emergency, or put your pet in the car and drive straight to them", is his advice. You find them under attikovet.gr, and their phone numbers are 210- 66.40.552 - 555.
Please take a note of their address and phone number, just in case! (25-6-17)
Note: This emergency vet information is also on out ANIMAL WELFARE page, reference section
Change to delivery point for 'A Taste of Home ': Message from Gary:- ' I have changed my delivery place from the Bakery cross roads, Stoupa, because of the new, no parking yellow lines on the main road. So, on June 23rd... I will be in Katerina's car park, at the far end, from about 10.20am until about 10.45 am, but still at Neohori junction from about 10.50 until 11am.' Anyone interested in Gary's product list can email him onor call 693 4337768. His list for June 23rd includes several NEW items including Jamaican Goat Curry, Tandori Butter Chicken, and Liver, Lincolnshire Sausage & Onion Casserole (16-6-17)
---- HOMEMADE--- products can be ordered from Anne Sauer:
Anne's --- HOMEMADE --- products are often available at local bazaars, but you can also order them, simply ask.
If you would like to know what, when and where Anne's products are available, please email Anne and she will add you to her mailing list. An example of the offer list is HERE (7-6-17)
Change in PsM policy about advertising animals for re-homing: Message from Claire:-
Whilst we are always pleased to hear from the general public, about stray animals they are caring for, there is a problem if we are asked to help re-home such animals, or their offspring. Apart from the legal issue of animals over 6 months needing to be micro-chipped, before being advertised, we do not want to detract from the animals MIAO/ ΦOM is trying to re-home. We feel that MIAO animals should take priority as they will have had health checks and been spayed. As MIAO is being burdened with an increasing numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens, and we have been getting more private requests for re-homing, we have decided to ask for a €10 contribution, for 'private' adverts. This money will go to MIAO's spaying fund.(24-5-17)
60th Anniversary of the death of Nikos Kazantzakis: Message from Stephan Bartholomä:- With works like "The Life of Alexis Sorbas" (Zorba the Greek)(1946) Nikos Kazantzakis became world famous. On October 26, 2017, his death will be remembered for the 60th time. He died at the age of 74 in Freiburg im Breisgau.From 1916 to 1917, with the help of his friend Georgios Sorbas, he tried to dismantle coal as a tenant of the mine in the village of Prastova, very close to Stoupa. Kazantzakis died in my home town and the former resident of the house 'Sourmelina' gave him probably the inspiration for the "beautiful widow" in the novel - in the film (YouTube)Zorba the Greek, played by Irini Papas. I myself have been living in the area for almost 25 years. The name of the travel agency does not come by chance... Exciting is whether and what events this year will happen in Stoupa. I try my best to find out more as early as possible. If you hear something, I am very happy if you let me know. (4-3-17)