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09/05/24
« on: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 00:25:40 »
Kef fire risk 09/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8886 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1253 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1102 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6886 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5922 €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   
Thu 09/05   21°/15°   09 km/h   45%   Showers possible   
Fri 10/05   24°/15°   16 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 11/05   22°/14°   11 km/h   47%   Isolated thunderstorms possible   
Sun 12/05   22°/14°   17 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny    
Mon 13/05   23°/14°   18 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 14/05   23°/15°   15 km/h   11%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 15/05   25°/17°   18 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 16/05   26°/18°   22 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 17/05   26°/18°   19 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 18/05   26°/17°   19 km/h   02%   Sun & cloud    
   

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Re: 09/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 03:19:39 »
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Almost one-third of farms owned by women in Greece

However, this 'is not a very positive number' as these women do not have decision-making powers, a Greek agricultural professor has said.
https://www.farmersjournal.ie/almost-one-third-of-farms-owned-by-women-in-greece-817143

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Re: 09/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 03:27:27 »
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WWF Med chief: Island building frenzy must stop

The director of the WWF’s Mediterranean office Alessio Satta has described the construction onslaught on the Greek islands as the most underestimated problem in the region.

Speaking to Kathimerini, Satta said the real problem is land consumption and reckless coastal development.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/environment/1238156/wwf-med-chief-island-building-frenzy-must-stop/

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Re: 09/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 13:18:50 »
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Crew Of Salamis Ferry Rescues Dog Overboard [video]

In a heart warming display of bravery and compassion, the crew aboard a ferry boat sailing the Salamina-Perama route sprang into action to rescue a dog that had fallen into the sea.

The incident unfolded after people aboard the "Ioannis Theresia" ferry spotted the dog struggling in the water. Without hesitation, the captain initiated the rescue operation by lowering the ferry's catapult into the sea, while three sailors bravely positioned themselves to reach the distressed canine.

Working as a team, the crew successfully retrieved the dog from the water, pulling it safely onto the deck of the ferry. The passengers onboard erupted into applause, moved by the crew's swift and selfless response to the emergency.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/05/09/crew-of-salamis-ferry-rescues-dog-overboard-video/

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Re: 09/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 13:32:27 »
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Dead dolphin spotted on the coast of Kallikratia

A dead dolphin was spotted on the coast of the settlement Mykoniatika, Kallikratia, Halkidiki.

The dolphin was spotted by a resident of the area and alerted the coastguard, from where he was informed that the municipality of Propontis will “soon” proceed with its recovery.
https://en.protothema.gr/dead-dolphin-spotted-on-the-coast-of-kallikratia/

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Re: 09/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 13:54:05 »
Body of a 77 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from the sea off Almyres beach, Vathi, Kalymnos.

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Brit tourist, 76, drowns while swimming in the sea during day trip to Greek island with his wife

A British tourist has drowned while swimming in the sea during a day trip to a Greek island with his wife, according to local reports.

The 76-year-old man is said to have been visiting Kalymnos, one of Greece's Dodecanese Islands that sit in the Mediterranean close to the Turkish mainland, when the incident occurred on Tuesday.

According to local news site palmoskalymnou, the man and his wife had travelled by boat from the nearby island Kos, to the south of Kalymnos, and were swimming in the ocean near the island's Vathi port.

It was not immediately clear what caused the man to drown.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13398995/Brit-tourist-76-drowns-swimming-sea-day-trip-Greek-island-wife.html

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Re: 09/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 14:36:18 »
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Road taxes by the month: This is the process for payment

From Wednesday, May 1st, citizens have the option to pay their road taxes monthly through MyCar. The amount to be paid depends on the number of months selected by vehicle owners for circulation. For one month, they will pay 1/12 of the road tax, for two months 2/12, for three months 3/12, and so forth.

The right to lift the immobilisation is granted only once a year, and when the circulation period for which proportional road taxes have been paid expires, the vehicle must immediately be placed in digital immobilisation alternatively, large fines will be imposed.

Interested car owners must submit an application on the AADE platform of MyCar using their TaxisNet codes where they will fill in their personal details and vehicle information. Following an automated verification so as to ensure the vehicle is insured, the request is submitted, then payment will proceed for twelve-month equivalent of the annual road taxes corresponding to the months of immobilisation. This enables drivers to reacquire their  car license plates and use their vehicle. In the instance that a driver pays road taxes for two months, they ought to be aware of the fact that they can choose any desired period to lift the immobilisation.
https://en.protothema.gr/road-taxes-by-the-month-this-is-the-process-for-payment/

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Re: 09/05/24
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 19:06:48 »
Forest fires across Greece between 18:00-18:00
05/05/20 - 06/05/24: 19 -
06/05/24 - 07/05/24:20
07/05/24 - 08/05/24: 24
08/05/24 - 09/05/24: 21

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Re: 09/05/24
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 19:13:39 »
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Tourism season starts with 80,000 job vacancies

Even well-paying restaurants struggling to find enough workers to meet tourism demand

This year’s tourism season has begun with about 80,000 job vacancies in hotels and restaurants, so while tourism in Greece shows excellent prospects for 2024 according to the first data from summer bookings, there are serious concerns.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1238286/tourism-season-starts-with-80000-job-vacancies/

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Re: 09/05/24
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 19:18:03 »
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Teenage British Girl Holidaying on Crete Reports She Was Victim of Rape

MALIA, Crete – A 16-year-old British girl has filed a complaint that she was raped by a 28-year-old Pakistani national in the toilet of a bar in Malia, Crete where she was on holiday with her parents.

The girl said that the incident happened on Wednesday night while she was out with her parents and that the Pakistani man had attacked and raped her while she was in the toilet.

Police have launched an investigation and are now seeking the suspect, who has been identified.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/teenage-british-girl-holidaying-on-crete-reports-she-was-victim-of-rape/