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Kef fire risk 21/05/24: Medium

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8831 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1323 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1224 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6813 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5947 €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 @   
Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast   
Tue 21/05   27°/16°   21 km/h   01%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 22/05   25°/15°   22 km/h   08%   Sunny    
Thu 23/05   24°/14°   21 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Fri 24/05   25°/15°   19 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 25/05   25°/16°   13 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 26/05   23°/15°   14 km/h   23%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 27/05   24°/16°   17 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 28/05   23°/16°   16 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny    
Wed 29/05   23°/16°   15 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 30/05   24°/16°   15 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny    


--- Quote ---Holiday Home Prices On The Top Greek Islands Soar

Greece's leading island destinations, which attract the most tourist traffic, also attract the most interest from prospective holiday home buyers, foreigners and Greeks alike.

Rhodes and Crete, particularly ​​Heraklion, are the top islands in terms of demand for holiday homes. While offering the most affordable options to prospective buyers, they also have very expensive properties that can exceed 8,000 euros per sq.m.
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--- Quote ---Windows 11 Recall AI feature will record everything you do on your PC

Microsoft has announced a new AI-powered feature for Windows 11 called 'Recall,' which records everything you do on your PC and lets you search through your historical activities.

Recall works like a photographic memory for your PC, letting you access everything you've seen or done on your computer in an organized way using queries in your native language.

With Recall, you can scroll through your timeline to find content from any app, website, or document you had opened. The feature utilizes snapshots to suggest actions based on what it recognizes, making it easy to return to specific emails in Outlook or the right chat in Teams.

To use Recall on Windows, you'll need a Copilot+ PC that supports 40 TOPs NPU, a Snapdragon X chip, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

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--- Quote ---Greece honors Archimedes’ screw with silver €10 coin

Greece continues its Ancient Greek Technology series of coins with a third and final issue celebrating Archimedes’ screw.

This new Proof .925 fine silver €10 coin follows coins for the Antikythera Mechanism and the Automatic Maid of Philo of Byzantium.

Archimedes’ screw, a form of positive-displacement pump for raising water, was allegedly invented by the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes for removing water from the hold of a large ship. A positive-displacement pump traps fluid from a source and then forces the fluid to move to a discharge location.

Archimedes of Syracuse was born in the 3rd century B.C. He was one of the most important inventors of his time.
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Calls for Agalaki and ten or more other caves in Sam area to be protected. The Agalaki cave is home to one of the largest populations of bats in Greece and is estimated at 2,100 individuals, of which 1,500 are bats, 500 meso-rhinolops and 100 micro-rhinos. In total in our country the ten species of bats in the cave are estimated at 117,300 individuals, with the largest concentration in the Limnon cave in Kalavryta with 19,000 individuals.


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