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Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9107 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1221 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0981 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8912 €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
Thu 02/02   14°/10°   16 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Fri 03/02   14°/10°   29 km/h   45%   Light rain & winds possible
Sat 04/02   15°/07°   34 km/h   38%   Light rain possible, winds probable
Sun 05/02   10°/03°   24 km/h   03%   Sunny
Mon 06/02   10°/05°   13 km/h   71%   Light rain probable
Tue 07/02   10°/05°   19 km/h   83%   Light rain probable
Wed 08/02   09°/05°   23 km/h   73%   Light rain probable
Thu 09/02   11°/06°   19 km/h   64%   Showers probable
Fri 10/02   11°/07°   16 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Sat 11/02   12°/08°   17 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud

No risk of frost


--- Quote ---ATHENS: New National Archaeological Museum Will House 125,000 Ancient Treasures And Cost €300 Million!

The new National Archaeological Museum in Athens will become one of the most grandest in the world and will cost an eyewatering €300 million!

According to Proto Thema, the new National Archaeological Museum will comprise of the old museum building and a new building, and will be ready in five years.
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--- Quote ---Water bills to increase by most in almost 20 years from April

Water bills are set to get the biggest increase in almost 20 years from April.

The annual bill for an average household in England and Wales will hit £448, industry body Water UK has said.

The 7.5% increase means customers will pay on average £31 more than last year.

Water UK's director of policy Stuart Colville said the average increase to bills worked out at about 60p a week.

"However, we know that any increase is unwelcome, particularly at the moment," he said.

"Anyone with worries should contact their water company or go to for advice, and it's worth remembering that water companies will never cut anyone off, or make them use a prepayment meter."

But watchdog the Consumer Council for Water (CCW) said that many customers who cannot afford their bill "slip through the net" due to a "postcode lottery" of regional variations in billing.

Some households could face rises significantly above the average, while other increases could be below.
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--- Quote ---Arnold Clark customer data stolen in attack claimed by Play ransomware

Arnold Clark, self-described as Europe's largest independent car retailer, is notifying some customers that their personal information was stolen in a December 23 cyberattack claimed by the Play ransomware group.

The company said in emails sent to affected clients on Tuesday that the stolen data includes ID information and banking details.
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Small fire at a house in Skala on Monday, attended by two volunteers from the local Voluntary Emergency Group. No injuries or serious damage reported.


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