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08/05/22
« on: Sunday, 08 May, 2022 @ 04:23:13 »
Twenty one new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, none on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8775 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0885 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1396 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9187 €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
Sun 08/05   21°/14°   10 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud
Mon 09/05   21°/14°   15 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Tue 10/05   22°/14°   15 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Wed 11/05   23°/15°   15 km/h   10%   Sunny
Thu 12/05   23°/15°   15 km/h   08%   Sunny
Fri 13/05   22°/15°   16 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Sat 14/05   22°/16°   17 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Sun 15/05   23°/16°   14 km/h   10%   Sunny
Mon 16/05   23°/16°   16 km/h   06%   Sunny
Tue 17/05   23°/15°   16 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny



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Re: 08/05/22
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 08 May, 2022 @ 04:28:05 »
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Greece Gets Tough on Tax Evasion in Tourism

Greek authorities announced this week that tourist enterprises primarily at popular destinations will be faced with regular on-the-spot inspections by special Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) tax units.

Violators in 15 special categories of enterprises that cannot be closed down will face fines between 1,000 to 60,000 euros. These professionals include hotels, hostels, furnished rooms, apartments, and short-term home leasing; campgrounds; car, motorcycle, moped, boat and aircraft rental companies; tourist bus services; pharmacies; doctors and dentists.
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/05/06/greece-gets-tough-on-tax-evasion-in-tourism/


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Re: 08/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 08 May, 2022 @ 12:16:57 »
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Greek plan to extend tourism season through to December

Greece’s Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias revealed an ambitious plan to extend Greece’s tourist season in an interview on Greek television.

“Our aim is to extend the tourism model in all destinations, we wish to have tourists – something that is translated into income for the middle class Greek family – until November and December”, Mr Kikilias told MEGA TV on Saturday.
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/05/08/life/travel-greece/greek-plan-to-extend-tourism-season-through-to-december/

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Re: 08/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 08 May, 2022 @ 12:18:41 »
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Lefkada selected among Europe’s 10 must-visit marinas

According to British publication Sailing Today, the Lefkada marina is a great base from which to travel around western Greece and is supposed to be one of the calmest spots in the Ionian islands.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1183789/lefkada-selected-among-europes-10-must-visit-marinas/


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Re: 08/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 08 May, 2022 @ 12:26:09 »
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Sir Keir Starmer accused of being a 'hypocrite' and a 'liar' by Tories over ‘beergate’ row

Sir Keir Starmer has been accused of being a hypocrite and a liar by senior Tories after he insisted he did not break coronavirus lockdown laws by having a beer and a curry at a campaign event.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-05-07/tories-step-up-pressure-on-starmer-over-beergate-row


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Re: 08/05/22
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 08 May, 2022 @ 12:28:16 »
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Tax man to take £6bn from pensioners
Billions of pounds taken out of ­savings pots during the worst cost of living crisis in decades

Pension savers will lose almost £6bn to the taxman over the next five years after the Chancellor’s decision to freeze the “­lifetime allowance”....
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/tax-man-take-6bn-pensioners/


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Re: 08/05/22
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 08 May, 2022 @ 16:27:12 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 12/2
eody.gov.gr

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Re: 08/05/22
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 08 May, 2022 @ 16:45:06 »
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EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew

EasyJet plans to remove seats on some of its planes this summer, so that it can operate flights with fewer cabin crew.

The airline is battling staff shortages as it attempts to return to pre-pandemic levels of service.

By taking out the back row of seating on its A319 fleet, EasyJet said it will be able to fly with three cabin crew instead of four.

That would limit numbers on board to a maximum 150 passengers.

EasyJet said it was an effective way of operating the fleet while "building additional resilience and flexibility" into the airline's operations.

Flights would still meet Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations on the required number of cabin crew, which is based on the number of physical seats, rather than passengers on board.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61370175

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Re: 08/05/22
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 08 May, 2022 @ 18:24:00 »
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Dennis Waterman: Minder and New Tricks star dies aged 74
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-61372712