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Heating, cooling, and hot water in Greece and Athens: Everything You NEED to Know

In hot summers and cold winters, having a reliable source of heat and hot water is crucial to comfortable living. For the majority of tourists and expats moving to Greece and Athens, this means renting an apartment that has central air conditioning and a gas-powered heater for colder months.  Fortunately, almost all new buildings in …

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Can you flush toilet paper on Greek islands (including Naxos, Paros, Satorini, Mykonos, Lesvos)?

You may have heard that you shouldn’t flush toilet paper in the toilet, but you may be confused about why. After all, it’s just a big old bowl with water and some sort of magical flushing device on top. It can handle TP, right?  If you’re thinking about going to visit an Greek island (such …

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The rich and wonderful history of plumbing: running water and more

The history of plumbing is the history of the development of water distribution and waste disposal systems in buildings. Plumbing has a long history as people soon realized the importance of having easy access to water and removing waste. The ancient Romans were among the first to use lead pipes to distribute potable water, and …

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