Do you mean English speaking? The English population is predominantly retired or a lot older than 25. I know of one lady with a son aged about 7 who lives in Plaka, near Almyrida. I can find out her email address if you’d like to contact her.
Tbh , I was just wondering if there are any groups anyone knew of. I am feeling quite isolated over here, as I don’t have any friends (greek or british) and no family. Anything to get me out of the house. I’ve looked into that "Little Einstein" playgroup thing. but it is quite expensive.
You didn’t answer my questions, implied or otherwise, so I’m going to be very specific:-
1. Can you speak Greek well enough to get by? I.e. do you want Greek or English friends? If Greek, then your local school headmaster or Syllagos can probably put you in touch with women who have young children.
2. Have you access to a car? I.e. can you (and are you willing to/ can afford to) get outside of HaniÃ¡/Souda?
3. Would you like to contact my friend in Plaka, near Almyrida? She probably knows other young mothers. (I don’t have her contact details so I would have to ask another friend for them. I’m not going to do this unless you are really interested.)
I can speak greek and english fluently, but my daughter doesnt go to school, and which sullogos are you refering to?
I don’t have access to a car, and I wouldnt mind getting in touch with other people, but within the chania city, as I cant get further out.
As you are restricted to the city then I guess I’m referring to your local σύλλογος.
I have no contacts in the city so I’m afraid that I can’t help personally. However, as your Greek is clearly way better than mine, you should ask your local σύλλογος and your local school because they are certain to know about any groups nearby. (I understand that your daughter is too young for school but I don’t see that as relevant. People with young children at school are quite likely to have even younger children, like you have.)
I mentioned your problem to a friend and she suggested that you also look around for foreign student workers. They won’t be permanent residents or have children but they are likely to be close to your age with some common interests.
I’m afraid that’s about all an old man can suggest! Best of luck!