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Kefalonia News / Re: Notable dates 2018
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 31 August, 2018 @ 02:28:33 »

Italian naval training vessel, Palinuro, will be at anchor in Argostoli from 07-10 September. Originally named  Commandant Louis Richard the ship was built in 1934 in the Dubigeon Shipyards in Nantes, France, for a French company and served in the cod fishing trade off Newfoundland. After World War II the ship was purchased, in 1950, by the Italian Navy as a replacement for the Cristoforo Colombo training ship which had been handed to the USSR as part of war reparations. Renamed the Palinuro, the ship entered service with the Italian Navy on 16 July, 1955.

In Roman mythology Palinurus was one of the Aeneads, Trojans who escaped the fall of Troy along with Aeneas. They set sail for Italy with Palinurus as helmsman. Along the way Palinurus was the sacrificial crew member demanded by the gods to ensure safe passage for the rest. When the Aeneads eventually reached Italy they became forefathers of the Romans.

The Palinuro is open to visitors as follows:

Friday, 07 September: 16:00 - 19:00
Saturday, 08 September: 10:00 - 12:00
Sunday, 09 September: 10:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 18:00
Greek News / Re: Bad news for ATM withdrawals
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 29 August, 2018 @ 21:33:33 »
I was wondering if this was legal under EU law, but apparently it is, according to
Greek News / Re: More strikes coming soon
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 29 August, 2018 @ 14:15:35 »
Seamen confirm ferry strike for 3 September

Ferries will remain moored at Greek ports on Monday, 3 September, after the union representing the country’s seamen confirmed it will hold a 24-hour strike.
Kefalonia News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 26 August, 2018 @ 02:18:18 »
Thunderstorms likely to continue, according to EMY via
Kefalonia News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 August, 2018 @ 22:03:12 »
Thunderstorms likely over the Eptanisa tomorrow, Saturday, according to EMY via

Possibly starting this eve / overnight over Kef.
Greek History & Culture / Unlooted chamber tomb found
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 23 August, 2018 @ 13:38:10 »
Unlooted chamber tomb found in Ierapetra, Crete

An unlooted chamber tomb containing, among others, a coffin with a well-preserved skeleton of an adult in a flexed position, as well as vessels in an excellent state of preservation, were excavated in the area of Ierapetra by the Lassithi Ephorate of Antiquities.

The announcement said that "according to the ceramic typology, and according to the first estimates, the tomb can be dated to the Late Minoan IIIA-B period, approximately from 1400 to 1200 BC."
Kefalonia News / Re: Privatising Argostoli marina
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 23 August, 2018 @ 13:21:42 »
A couple of necessary presidential decrees were issued this week to continue the privatization process for two well-known marinas in Greece...

Other presidential decrees for state-run, and mostly under-performing, marinas, such as the ones in...  Cephallonia (Argostoli)... will follow in the fall.
UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 23 August, 2018 @ 02:04:09 »
UK Weather Forecast: Temperatures dropping back to around or below the seasonal average.
Kefalonia News / Re: Kef seaplane summer service?
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 21 August, 2018 @ 02:31:15 »
Waterways company Water Airports SA submitted this week to the transport ministry the relevant documentation for the management of waterways on Lefkada and Meganissi.

The plans drawn up by Water Airports include operation, security and emergency action details as well as a business outline, maps and charts. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the Ionian Islands Region.

Ionian Islands Regional Governor Theodoros Galiatsatos said he also expected documentation would soon be submitted for facilities on the islands of Kefalonia and Ithaki.
Kefalonia News / Re: Notable dates 2018
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 20 August, 2018 @ 15:29:44 »

Music, dancing and Kefalonian meat pies - Tzannata village square, Friday evening, 24/08/18
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