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Greek News / Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Last Post by TonyD on Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 16:27:18 »
"...looking at those prices I'd definitely want the taverna paying the tax office the tax included on my bill!..."
Fiskardo?
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Greek News / Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Last Post by Misty on Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 15:26:53 »
Re the receipt, Where is that well known taverna called Blablabla is it near Neioxi bay?
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Greek News / Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Last Post by TonyKath on Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 14:41:34 »
ps - 'apodixi - please'??!!  why not 'apodixi - parakalo'?  Absolutely potty

 :hmm: Maybe the English "please" is easier to understand, I've heard quite a few (Brit) tourists pronounce it "Para Carlo"

 :dunno:
You car is toe for that, Maik!!  ;)

Tony
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Greek News / Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 14:35:38 »



https://www.aade.gr/apodixi

Water x2 12€, ice tea x3 24€, village salad x1 12€, houmous x1 9€ - looking at those prices I'd definitely want the taverna paying the tax office the tax included on my bill!
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Greek News / Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 14:15:07 »
ps - 'apodixi - please'??!!  why not 'apodixi - parakalo'?  Absolutely potty

:hmm: Maybe the English "please" is easier to understand, I've heard quite a few (Brit) tourists pronounce it "Para Carlo"

:dunno:
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Kefalonia News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 02:21:06 »
Thunderstorms likely over the Eptanisa on Thursday according to EMY via meteoalarm.eu
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Holidays in Hellas / Panagia Fidiotissa
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 02:11:41 »
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Panagia Fidiotissa in Kefalonia

The most well-known church of Kefalonia is that of Panagia Fidiotissa.

Every year a phenomenon occurs in the small church in the vicinity of Markopoulos, on the south side of the island as during the period of 6 to the 15th of August, the area is filled with small snakes, friendly to people, with a characteristic soft skin, and the shape of a cross adorning their backs.

The snakes of the Virgin Mary are a unique event in the world, and if you find yourself on the island in August, you should not miss it.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/08/13/panagia-fidiotissa-in-kefalonia/
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 14 August, 2018 @ 14:39:17 »
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Warm weather brings freshwater jellyfish to Shropshire canal
First UK sighting of tiny jellyfish species normally found in the Yangtze basin in China

First came the wasps, exotic sharks and marauding seagulls. Now the long hot summer has revealed another initially alarm-inducing animal in British waters – or more precisely, in the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal.

Freshwater jellyfish more normally found in the Yangtze basin in China have been spotted swimming in the waters near Bridge 23 of the canal between Middlewich and Winsford, according to the Canal & River Trust.

The jellyfish, Craspedacusta sowerbii, is transparent, the size of a 10p coin, and completely harmless to humans. It has never been recorded before in the charity’s 2,000 miles of canals and rivers.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/14/freshwater-jellyfish-spotted-shropshire-canal
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Greek News / Re: Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card
« Last Post by TonyD on Tuesday, 14 August, 2018 @ 14:01:16 »
The film I couldn't recall is Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)

Think any Richard Curtis film, with a Greek slant.
Clichéd, predictable, and thoroughly enjoyable!

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Holidays in Hellas / Feast of the Dormition
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 14 August, 2018 @ 13:32:12 »
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August 15: A Greece-wide Spiritual Salute to the Holy Mother

August 15 is for Greeks a day of celebration as important as Easter, marking the Virgin Mary’s spiritual sleep and departure from the physical realm. On this day, churches and chapels, monasteries and nunneries commemorate the passing of the Theotokos or the “God bearer” and communities of faithful hold massive feasts. For the unassuming traveler, the experience should not be missed.

Besides marking the crux of the summer season, the Feast of the Dormition is commemorated all over Greece with grand events and massive open-air festivals featuring plenty of food, song and dance. In the past, fasting was practiced from August 1 and the church did not perform wedding services in that time.

Among the most known for the splendour of their festivities dedicated to the “Koimisis tis Theotokou” (meaning Her “falling asleep” and ascending into heaven) are Tinos, Paros, Nisyros, Kefalonia and the northern Greece village of Kastania.
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/08/13/august-15-greece-wide-spiritual-salute-to-holy-mother
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