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Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9052 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1191 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1047 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8936 €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

Wed 01/02   13°/09°   14 km/h   01%   Sunny
Thu 02/02   15°/10°   14 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud
Fri 03/02   15°/10°   28 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny, winds possible
Sat 04/02   15°/07°   30 km/h   35%   Showers possible, winds probable
Sun 05/02   10°/05°   25 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 06/02   11°/07°   15 km/h   77%   Showers probable
Tue 07/02   10°/07°   20 km/h   72%   Rain probable
Wed 08/02   11°/07°   21 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Thu 09/02   11°/06°   23 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Fri 10/02   12°/07°   17 km/h   38%   Showers possible

No risk of frost

Body of an middle aged American national recovered from a ravine in the Aradena Gorge, Hania, Crete. Suicide suspected, police investigating.


--- Quote ---Woodburning stoves face tougher restrictions
New stoves will have stricter limits on how much smoke they can emit every hour

Under rules to be brought in within five years, new wood-burning stoves in dozens of smoke control areas will only be allowed to emit 3g of smoke per hour, compared to 5g under current regulations.

Councils in England can impose fines of up to £300 on households if their chimneys emit too much smoke, and up to £1,000 for burning wood in an open fire. Criminal prosecutions can be pursued for serious repeat offenders. 
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--- Quote ---Royal Navy orders investigation into nuclear submarine ‘repaired with glue’

The Royal Navy has ordered an urgent investigation amid claims that workers on a Trident nuclear armed submarine fixed broken bolts in the vessel’s reactor chamber using glue.

The bolt heads originally came off due to over-tightening. But, rather than replacing the damaged shafts, staff at the defence contractor Babcock implemented a quick fix and glued them back on.
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Apparently January 2023 was the wettest for the past ten years on Kef with 239.3 mm of rainfall. It was also the third hottest over the last ten years with an average temperature of 11.6C. Highest recorded was 17.7C, lowest 5.7C.


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