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17/04/24
« on: Wednesday, 17 April, 2024 @ 00:24:02 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = $ 0.8826 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1330 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.0981 USD   £1 USD = 0.9106 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7159 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5827 €UR
   
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates which may be marginally higher or lower.    
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.   
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g. the
Post Office.   
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".    
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.   
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.
   
   
Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:   
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.   
Updated forecast @
weather.com   
   
Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast   
Wed 17/04   21°/13°   19 km/h   53%   Showers probable   
Thu 18/04   19°/13°   19 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny    
Fri 19/04   18°/11°   27 km/h   95%   Rain probable   
Sat 20/04   18°/12°   29 km/h   08%   Sunny    
Sun 21/04   18°/11°   24 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 22/04   19°/12°   14 km/h   12%   Mostly cloudy    
Tue 23/04   20°/12°   22 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 24/04   20°/12°   20 km/h   16%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 25/04   20°/12°   17 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny    
Fri 26/04   22°/14°   17 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    

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Re: 17/04/24
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 17 April, 2024 @ 00:40:31 »
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Greece becomes first European country to ban bottom trawling in marine parks

Greece has become the first country in Europe to announce a ban on bottom trawling in all of its national marine parks and protected areas.

The country said will spend €780m (£666m) to protect its “diverse and unique marine ecosystems”.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/16/greece-becomes-first-european-country-to-ban-bottom-trawling-in-marine-parks

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Re: 17/04/24
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 17 April, 2024 @ 00:45:44 »
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Greece Moving Police Forces Around Country into Athens, Crime Squads

In an effort to combat perception that it’s losing control of law and order in Greece’s capital, the New Democracy government has had the Hellenic Police (ELAS) transferring officers from elsewhere in the country into Athens.

That has caused some dissension though, said Kathimerini, as those being moved from their duties are being paid an extra 4,200 euros ($4477) per month in compensation to deal with the extra costs, while teachers, doctors and others assigned to remote spots and islands get nothing to help them.
More than 700 officers are being transferred into Athens to take up patrols and boost visibility as there haven’t been police on foot walking around neighborhoods to give a sense of security.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greece-moving-police-forces-around-country-into-athens-crime-squads/

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Re: 17/04/24
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 17 April, 2024 @ 00:51:16 »
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Watch: Olympic flame lit in Greece's ancient Olympia
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-68818723

Video doesn't seem to work for me  :dunno: