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Maik:
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8846 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1304 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1191 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7236 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5801 €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 29/02   19°/11°   30 km/h   99%   Rain and winds probable, thunderstorms probable later
Fri 01/03   17°/10°   11 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 02/03   17°/10°   13 km/h   40%   Showers possible   
Sun 03/03   17°/10°   11 km/h   09%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 04/03   17°/10°   28 km/h   74%   Rain probable   
Tue 05/03   15°/11°   24 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 06/03   16°/10°   15 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 07/03   16°/09°   15 km/h   39%   Showers possible   
Fri 08/03   16°/10°   14 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 09/03   17°/11°   15 km/h   16%   Sun & cloud    
   

Edit 1: updated
Edit 2: dates corrected

Maik:
Sounds as though Argostoli hospital can appoint an additional seven doctors, Lixouri hospital one more.

Maik:
Unconfirmed: postal deliveries (collections) might be improving for some: residents of Fokatos, Karatinatos, Kouroupatos, Lakithra and Menegatos will be able to collect post between 09:00-10:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Lakithra community centre; residents of Kastro, Mazarakata, Peratata and Travliata collections will be available on Tuesday and Fridays between 11:10-2:30 from the old special school at Peratata.

Maik:
Short circuit at Lidl this morning caused a small fire, promptly extinguished.

Maik:

--- Quote ---Woman in northern Greece with 54 dogs fined

A woman providing shelter to 54 dogs was handed a 2,000-euro fine for not securing a hygienic environment and not ensuring the well-being of the animals.

The woman hosted 16 dogs in her house, while she took care of another 38 on an adjacent plot in the area of Litis, near Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

She was fined after complaints were lodged with local authorities about the existence of a large number of animals on her premises.

A police investigation revealed that 46 dogs did not have an electronic ID card or a health book. For the remaining eight, fines of 10,400 euros were imposed for lack of health records.
--- End quote ---
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1232933/woman-near-thessaloniki-with-54-dogs-fined/

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