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Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9058 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1222 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1040 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8911 €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 @

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Sun 29/01   13°/08°   13 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Mon 30/01   13°/10°   16 km/h   31%   Showers possible
Tue 31/01   13°/07°   30 km/h   77%   Light rain & winds probable
Wed 01/02   13°/09°   09 km/h   00%   Sunny
Thu 02/02   14°/09°   19 km/h   75%   Light rain probable
Fri 03/02   12°/08°   25 km/h   81%   Light rain probable
Sat 04/02   11°/06°   20 km/h   59%   Showers probable
Sun 05/02   11°/05°   21 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Mon 06/02   10°/06°   18 km/h   13%   Mostly sunny
Tue 07/02   10°/08°   18 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud


--- Quote ---Four out of 10 Greek kids have a weight problem

Poor diet, lack of sleep and exercise, and very low rates of breastfeeding are seen as the main causes of children being overweight in Greece.

Experts also note the Greek mentality that associates the expression of love with the offer of large quantities of food, as well as celebrations with the consumption of sweets.
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--- Quote ---Probation crisis: One person killed every three days by offenders under supervision
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--- Quote ---Five signs of sepsis you need to know and act on immediately
Sepsis is often mistaken for flu in the early stages. Experts reveal the key signs of infection that suggest you need urgent medical attention

Sepsis kills around 50,000 people every year in the UK, and takes more lives than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined worldwide.

5 key sepsis symptoms…

1. High/low temperature
2. Uncontrolled shivering
3. Confusion
4. Passing little urine
5. Blotchy or cold arms & legs
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--- Quote ---Greece could have up to 3.5 billion barrels in fossil fuel deposits, HEREMA estimates

Greece’s potential fossil fuels deposits may amount to 3.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), according to an estimate presented by the Hellenic Hydrocarbons and Energy Sources Management Company (HEREMA).

The first exploratory drilling will be in the Ioannina area, by Energean. Seismic surveys have been completed in the Ionian (Energean/Helleniq Energy) and the data is now being analysed so that a decision can be made on whether to proceed with exploratory drilling.
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