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27/02/23
« on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 02:10:10 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9089 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0887 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1002 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9185 €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 27/02   17°/13°   17 km/h   12%   Cloudy
Tue 28/02   19°/13°   15 km/h   19%   Starting cloudy then turning sunny
Wed 01/03   17°/11°   19 km/h   42%   Showers possible
Thu 02/03   16°/10°   12 km/h   75%   Light rain probable
Fri 03/03   15°/10°   15 km/h   77%   Light rain probable
Sat 04/03   14°/10°   18 km/h   82%   Rain probable
Sun 05/03   15°/10°   19 km/h   72%   Light rain probable
Mon 06/03   15°/10°   20 km/h   52%   Showers probable
Tue 07/03   15°/10°   21 km/h   37%   Showers possible
Wed 08/03   16°/11°   19 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud

frost.getmap.gr

No risk of frost

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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 02:12:10 »
Body of a 71 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning from the sea at ​​Nea Propontida, Halkidiki.

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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 02:18:53 »

https://youtu.be/8LnwbBft0ds?t=1

Lixouri karnavali (1 hour 15 minute video)


Edit: video updated

« Last Edit: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 15:15:12 by Maik »

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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 15:17:21 »
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The British Ambassador To Greece Wishes "Happy Lent" With Dolmades And Tsipouro
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/02/26/british-ambassador-happy-lent/

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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 15:24:29 »
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Record number of Britons head to Greece as nation enjoys tourism boom
UK nationals outnumber Germans for first time, as post-pandemic rebound helps Greek economy to grow by 5.6% in 2022

UK travellers are leading an extraordinary rebound in tourism to Greece with arrivals up by 181% last year, according to the country’s central bank.

Almost 4.5 million Britons were registered at Greek entry points, a record number and nearly 3 million more than in 2021.

For the first time, UK tourists edged out Germans – who have topped the visitor league tables in Greece for decades – in what some are calling a defiant display of post-pandemic “revenge” tourism.

“In terms of Greece, the Brits are leading the way,” the nation’s tourism minister, Vassilis Kikilias, told the Guardian. “And they’re big spenders.”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/26/record-number-of-britons-head-to-greece-as-nation-enjoys-tourism-boom

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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 15:37:57 »


Thought for the day?

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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 15:53:18 »
Chimney fire in a house in Tzannata earlier today quickly dealt with by local emergency response volunteers.

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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 15:55:46 »
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First woman Commons Speaker Betty Boothroyd dies

The first female Speaker of the House of Commons Betty Boothroyd has died aged 93.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-64786680

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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 16:01:38 »
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Spectacular Northern Lights seen across UK - and you can see them again tonight
Aurora is typically seen in high-latitude regions around the Arctic and Antarctic

Dynamic patterns of glowing green, pink and purple have been spotted by stargazers as far south as Kent and Cornwall.

The natural light display, also known as an aurora, is typically seen in high-latitude regions around the Arctic and Antarctic.

The further north you are, the more likely you are to see the display. It also helps if the night sky is dark and clear, with minimal light pollution.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/02/27/northern-lights-seen-uk-scotland-england-aurora-borealis/

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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 16:11:16 »
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P&O Ferries spends £230m on hybrid ships that cannot be charged at Dover or Calais
Limited power capacity at ports means the hybrid ships may rely more heavily on their diesel engines

P&O Ferries risks being left red-faced after spending £230m on two new hybrid ships that cannot be plugged into the electricity grid in Dover or Calais. 

Lauded by bosses at the controversial ferry operator as “the most sustainable ships ever to sail on the English Channel” P&O will run the battery-laden ships on diesel when they are delivered later this year.

P&O sparked controversy last year after standing by plans to take delivery of two state-of-the-art “superferries” despite its shock firing nearly 800 seafarers in an effort to cut costs.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2023/02/26/po-ferries-spends-230m-hybrid-ships-cannot-charged-dover-calais/


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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #10 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 16:17:03 »
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Parakeets on the menu for falcons after pigeons leave London in lockdown
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/parakeets-falcons-pigeons-london-lockdown-b2290233.html

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Re: 27/02/23
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 27 February, 2023 @ 16:19:13 »
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Turkey hit by another earthquake leaving one dead and 69 injured
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit the town of Yesilyurt in Malatya province
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-earthquake-dead-injured-b2290325.html