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Title: 21/12/21
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 21 December, 2021 @ 01:39:11
Five new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1395
1 USD = € 0.8613

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 (https://www.postoffice.co.uk/travel-money).
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 (https://weather.com/en-IE/weather/tenday/l/GRXX0035:1:GR)

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Tue 21/12   14°/09°   18 km/h   01%   Sunny
Wed 22/12   14°/09°    5 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud
Thu 23/12   14°/09°    6 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Fri 24/12   15°/11°    9 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Sat 25/12   16°/13°   14 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sun 26/12   17°/14°   23 km/h   61%   Showers probable
Mon 27/12   17°/13°   29 km/h   72%   Thundershowers probable
Tue 28/12   17°/13°   24 km/h   62%   Light rain probable
Wed 29/12   16°/12°   21 km/h   60%   Thundershowers probable
Thu 30/12   15°/11°   23 km/h   54%   Showers probable

Title: Re: 21/12/21
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 21 December, 2021 @ 01:40:16
Greek Tourism Minister Explains Plan for Zakynthos’ Shipwreck Site

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias elaborated on plans to further develop one of the country’s most popular sites, the Navagio Beach on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, which were outlined in a draft tourism bill tabled in parliament last week.

An amendment included in the bill which foresees the creation of a special five-member committee to be responsible for the preservation and safe management of the famous beach – also known as Shipwreck Beach – caused a stir among opposition parties and local stakeholders.
Title: Re: 21/12/21
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 21 December, 2021 @ 01:42:20
Liz Truss: UK’s new Brexit negotiator said leaving EU would spell economic disaster
Leaving EU would leave Britain worse off, foreign secretary said in 2016 as she campaigned for Remain
Title: Re: 21/12/21
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 21 December, 2021 @ 01:52:17