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19/02/23
« on: Sunday, 19 February, 2023 @ 02:04:38 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9155 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1021 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0923 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9074 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate 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
Sun 19/02   16°/10°   13 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud
Mon 20/02   16°/10°   20 km/h   17%   Mostly sunny
Tue 21/02   17°/10°   14 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Wed 22/02   17°/10°   11 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Thu 23/02   17°/10°   10 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Fri 24/02   17°/11°   13 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Sat 25/02   18°/12°   22 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Sun 26/02   18°/12°   31 km/h   56%   Showers & winds probable
Mon 27/02   17°/11°   19 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Tue 28/02   17°/10°   18 km/h   33%   Showers possible

frost.getmap.gr

No risk of frost

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Re: 19/02/23
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 19 February, 2023 @ 02:08:37 »
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Hospitality sector turnover in Greece up by 62.6% in 2020, yoy; restaurant/eateries also up
Both sectors’ accumulated turnover exceeded 16.45 billion euros in 2022

Hospitality enterprises in Greece posted a 62.6 percent increase in their turnover last year, totaling more than 8.573 billion euros, significantly up from 5.272 billion euros in 2021, the Hellenic Statistical Authority announced on Friday.

Specific businesses on the Ionian Island of Cephalonia posted the biggest increase in turnover, at 108 percent, while businesses in the Lasithi prefecture of Crete posted the lowest increase (28.6 percent).

Restaurants and various types of eateries recorded a 41.5-percent increase in turnover last year, totaling 7.882 billion euros, up from 5.571 billion euros in 2021.

Both sectors’ accumulated turnover exceeded 16.45 billion euros in 2022, up by 51.8 percent from the previous year.
https://www.in.gr/2023/02/18/english-edition/hospitality-sector-turnover-greece-62-6-2020-yoy-restaurant-eateries-also/

I think the headline should read 2022, not 2020.

(yoy = year on year)

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Re: 19/02/23
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 19 February, 2023 @ 02:19:42 »


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Greece on its Way to Develop and Promote Beer Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Hellenic Association of Brewers have taken the first step to officially make beer tourism part of Greece’s tourism product with the launch of the Visitable Brewery Label.

Presented on Wednesday during a press conference in Athens, the Visitable Brewery Label will indicate the breweries in Greece that abide by specific standards (high quality facilities) and offer services (tours, tasting events) and are therefore certified to welcome beer enthusiasts.
https://news.gtp.gr/2023/02/15/greece-on-its-way-to-develop-and-promote-beer-tourism/

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Re: 19/02/23
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 19 February, 2023 @ 10:30:37 »
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King Charles requests Greek Orthodox music for his coronation

But the coronation anthem will be penned by the Phantom of the Opera composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2023/02/19/news/world/king-charles-requests-greek-orthodox-music-for-his-coronation/


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Re: 19/02/23
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 19 February, 2023 @ 14:11:06 »
Body of a 68 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea at Egkalis, Diakopto.

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Re: 19/02/23
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 19 February, 2023 @ 14:18:06 »
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Thousands of buildings to be screened
Pre-seismic inspections of public structures decided, with priority given to schools, hospitals

The government has decided to resume pre-seismic inspections of public buildings, with emphasis placed on some 30,000 structures deemed to be of critical importance, such as schools, hospitals and other places of large gatherings.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1204966/thousands-of-buildings-to-be-screened/
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Re: 19/02/23
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 19 February, 2023 @ 14:20:16 »
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Buying a house by renting it

“Imagine being able to save through the rent you pay, so that at some point in the future you can buy the property you live in. At the same time, as landlords, consider the possibility of collecting a higher rent and at the end of the agreement with your tenant, selling it to them, possibly at a higher price than when the tenancy started.” With these words, Economics Professor Kostas Zachariadis summarizes to Kathimerini the model that his London-based company Adjoin Homes has been implementing since last year.

The company is already preparing for its launch in Greece as well, starting from January 2024.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1205017/buying-a-house-by-renting-it/
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Re: 19/02/23
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 19 February, 2023 @ 14:40:46 »


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Jeff Koons: Visitor breaks iconic balloon dog sculpture in Miami

Art lovers in Miami looked on in horror on Thursday night, when a collector accidentally knocked a $42,000 (£34,870) sculpture by US pop artist Jeff Koons to the ground.

She had tapped it with her finger, witnesses at the event said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-64695059

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Re: 19/02/23
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 19 February, 2023 @ 22:42:08 »
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Nicola Bulley: Lancashire Police find body in River Wyre

Police searching for missing Nicola Bulley have found a body in the river.

The mother-of two disappeared during a riverside dog walk in St Michael's on Wyre in Lancashire three weeks ago, sparking a major search operation.

Lancashire Police said they "sadly recovered a body" after they were called to the River Wyre near Rawcliffe Road at 11:35 GMT on Sunday.

A statement said formal identification had not yet been carried out "so we are unable to say" if it was Ms Bulley.

The death was currently being treated as "unexplained", it added.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-64697300