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20/02/23
« on: Monday, 20 February, 2023 @ 02:01:49 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9156 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0944 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0922 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9137 €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
Mon 20/02   16°/10°   19 km/h   22%   Mostly sunny
Tue 21/02   17°/10°   11 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny
Wed 22/02   17°/10°   12 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Thu 23/02   17°/10°   12 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Fri 24/02   17°/11°   11 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Sat 25/02   18°/13°   22 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Sun 26/02   18°/13°   33 km/h   64%   Showers & winds probable
Mon 27/02   18°/11°   23 km/h   42%   Showers possible
Tue 28/02   18°/11°   14 km/h   24%   Mostly cloudy
Wed 01/03   17°/10°   17 km/h   33%   Showers possible

frost.getmap.gr

No risk of frost

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Re: 20/02/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 20 February, 2023 @ 02:27:10 »


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It’s not a darning tool, it’s a very naughty toy: Roman dildo found

Two thousand-year-old object found at Roman fort in Northumberland in 1992 has been reassessed by archaeologists
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/feb/20/its-not-a-darning-tool-its-a-very-naughty-toy-roman-dildo-found

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Re: 20/02/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 20 February, 2023 @ 13:17:21 »
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The 25 best hotels to stay at this year

Eliamos

Kefalonia, Greece

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to chic Greek retreats – and this May a new one lands in Kefalonia, a stroll from the beach. Adhering to the rustic-lux island aesthetic, Eliamos comprises 12 whitewashed cubist villas decked out in natural stone, wood and rattan, each with a dining terrace, pool and one, two or three bedrooms.

There is a spa, a gym, a restaurant serving local organic cuisine, and pursuits including kayaking, SUP, yoga and pilates.

Opens May; villas from £384 B&B  (eliamos.com)
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/25-best-hotels-stay-year/

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Re: 20/02/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 20 February, 2023 @ 13:31:16 »

https://youtu.be/Hx1Vjq35Cls?t=1

Video from yesterday's Poros karnavali.

Bit hard to tell, these days, who's in fancy dress and who's LGBT non-binary

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« Reply #4 on: Monday, 20 February, 2023 @ 14:17:22 »
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Concerns over Greek ‘amnesty laws’ for structures without permit

The devastating earthquakes that hit both Turkey and Syria have turned renewed attention to hundreds of thousands of structures legalized after the fact in Greece and how structurally sound they are.

Since 1974, the Greek state has voted nine “amnesty laws” for over 2 million structures, including about 530,000 built without any permit or seriously deviating from building guidelines.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1205045/concerns-over-greek-amnesty-laws-for-structures-without-permit/

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Re: 20/02/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 20 February, 2023 @ 14:19:32 »
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Man, 34, arrested after fatal shooting outside Mykonos bar

Police have arrested a 34-year-old suspect they said shot and killed a man during an alleged argument over a woman outside a bar on the Greek island of Mykonos.

The victim, described as a 34-year-old man of Albanian origin, was shot in the head with a rifle.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1205127/man-34-arrested-after-fatal-shooting-outside-mykonos-bar/

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Re: 20/02/23
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Vast majority of Londoners support ban on wood burners
Exclusive: Poll shows national support for ban in urban areas, where burners have worst impact

An overwhelming majority of people in London support the banning of wood burners, which are the single biggest source of tiny air pollution particles in Britain.

An exclusive poll for the Guardian indicates that 67% of Londoners backed a ban, with 17% opposed and 16% saying they did not know. Across Britain, 44% supported a wood burner ban, with 36% opposed.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/feb/20/wood-burners-urban-air-pollution-londoners-support-ban

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Re: 20/02/23
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 20 February, 2023 @ 20:06:53 »
Vlakhata rural doctor service scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to... illness.