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Maik:
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8817 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1341 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1178 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7039 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5868 €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   
Mon 26/02   18°/11°   18 km/h   20%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 27/02   18°/12°   12 km/h   07%   Mostly cloudy    
Wed 28/02   19°/14°   24 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 29/02   18°/11°   28 km/h   95%   Thundershowers probable   
Fri 01/03   16°/11°   13 km/h   65%   Showers probable   
Sat 02/03   17°/10°   16 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny    
Sun 03/03   17°/11°   13 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 04/03   17°/11°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 05/03   17°/10°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 06/03   17°/11°   18 km/h   38%   Showers possible   
   

Maik:

--- Quote ---Woman loses £650,000 injury claim after being seen tossing Christmas tree

A woman’s £650,000 claim for injuries allegedly suffered during a car crash has been thrown out of court in Ireland after she was pictured winning a Christmas tree-throwing competition.

Kamila Grabska, 36, sued an insurance company and said injuries to her back and neck meant she was unable to work for more than five years or play with her children. She claimed she was left with the “disabling” condition after a car she was travelling in was hit from behind in an accident in 2017.

However, the woman’s claim was thrown out by a high court judge in Limerick after a photograph came to light showing Grabska throwing a 5ft spruce at a charity event in January 2018.
--- End quote ---
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/25/kamila-grabska-woman-loses-650000-injury-claim-after-being-seen-tossing-christmas-tree

Maik:

--- Quote ---Holidaymakers face higher summer air fares due to lack of planes, Ryanair boss warns

Holidaymakers will face higher air fares this summer because of capacity constraints, the boss of Ryanair has warned.

Chief executive Michael O’Leary said issues limiting the number of available aircraft mean European airlines will struggle to meet demand for travel during the peak season.

He predicted that Ryanair’s ticket prices will be up to 10 per cent more expensive this summer compared with the same period last year.

Mr O’Leary said this is because the carrier’s growth in passenger numbers will be lower than expected because Boeing’s new aircraft deliveries are being delayed.
--- End quote ---
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ryanair-summer-flights-plane-shortage-b2502135.html

Maik:
A Greek navy pilot from Kefalonia is in the USA for training on the MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine helicopter, seven of which have been purchased by Greece.

Maik:
Anastasia Gerolimatou, the 85 y-o surfer from Katelios, said to have been named a Person of the Year by CNN Greece.

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