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Maik:
Kef fire risk 25/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8796 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1368 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1181 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6875 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5925 €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   
Sat 25/05   26°/18°   11 km/h   03%   Mostly cloudy    
Sun 26/05   24°/16°   16 km/h   24%   Starting cloudy then turning sunny    
Mon 27/05   26°/16°   17 km/h   02%   Sunny    
Tue 28/05   25°/16°   17 km/h   02%   Mostly sunny    
Wed 29/05   25°/17°   16 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 30/05   24°/17°   16 km/h   33%   Isolated thunderstorms possible   
Fri 31/05   25°/18°   14 km/h   30%   Showers    
Sat 01/06   26°/18°   15 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Sun 02/06   27°/19°   17 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Mon 03/06   26°/19°   17 km/h   06%   Sunny    
   

Maik:
Body of a 50 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from a small beach near the aquaculture centre at Fiskardo. Recovered with assistance of floating crane.

Body of a 77 y-o foreign female recovered yesterday midday from sea at Alykes, Zakynthos.

Maik:

--- Quote ---Mild tremor hits Corfu

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake shook the Ionian island of Corfu on Friday morning, as reported by the Geodynamic Institute in Athens. No injuries or damage were reported.
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https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239579/mild-tremor-hits-corfu/

Maik:

--- Quote ---Driving under the influence still an issue, survey shows

Although there has been a significant decline since 2000 in fatal accidents due to driving under the influence of alcohol, almost one in two respondents (44%) said in a recent nationwide survey of 2,191 people conducted by Ierax Analytix for the EUROKTEO MOT center in Thessaloniki that they have driven while inebriated at least once.
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https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239461/driving-under-the-influence-still-an-issue-survey-shows/

Maik:

--- Quote ---Director, Four Workers at Greek Island Tax Office Charged With Bribery

As Greece is pushing to rein in tax evaders – which no government has been able to do – the director and four employees at the Halkida tax office on the country’s second-biggest island of Evia, were arrested on bribery charges.
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https://www.thenationalherald.com/director-four-workers-at-greek-island-tax-office-charged-with-bribery/

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