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Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8858 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1289 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1174 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6999 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5882 €UR
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates 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   
Mon 08/04   23°/12°   10 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Tue 09/04   23°/12°   18 km/h   01%   Sunny    
Wed 10/04   23°/12°   13 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 11/04   24°/14°   11 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 12/04   25°/16°   13 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 13/04   25°/16°   14 km/h   02%   Mostly sunny    
Sun 14/04   25°/16°   14 km/h   02%   Sunny    
Mon 15/04   23°/15°   12 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 16/04   21°/13°   20 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 17/04   19°/12°   30 km/h   39%   Showers & winds possible   


--- Quote ---Mom cooks ‘beautiful’ family dinner — but discovers major error with her olive oil that ruins meal: ‘She’s so angry’

A delicious-looking meal a mother tirelessly crafted for her family was ruined after she mistakenly used one ingredient that spoiled the entire dish — shower gel.

Though the chicken dish sizzling on the stovetop in a creamy yellow sauce with cherry tomatoes appeared eatable at first glance — Jane grabbed a bottle of “Pure Greek Olive” that her mother used to whip up the homemade meal.

“Only after she finished, did we discover that it’s — shower gel,” Jane shared.

What her mother thought was normal olive oil turned out to be a $19 bottle of Korres Pure Greek Olive Oil scented shower gel.
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--- Quote ---Greece Offers Tax Cheats 50% Penalties Discounts, 10-Year Payment Plans

ATHENS – Trying again to reduce evasion with tax rates up to 45 percent making it difficult – or impossible in some cases – to pay obligations to the state, Greece’s New Democracy will cut in half how much must be paid, only for fines and surcharges.

That’s aimed at providing an incentive although the full amount for the debt must be covered, which could keep debtors owing huge amounts away from the scheme unless amnesty is brought.

Many of Greece’s rich evade taxes by putting their wealth into secret foreign bank accounts while even professionals such as doctors and lawyers declare incomes under 10,000 euros ($10,839) annually to escape rates among the European Union’s highest.
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--- Quote ---Greece raises wildfire alert amid early blazes

Greece on Sunday raised the wildfire alert level for several regions to "high risk" — the second-highest — after more than 70 forest fires were reported across the country on Saturday.

Although most were brought under control, one on the island of Crete was still burning on Sunday, the fire department said, adding that three people had been lightly injured in the blaze.

The raised alert comes as strong winds of up to 60 kph (37 mph) are expected until Tuesday in parts of Greece.
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Bit unclear whether this occurred yesterday or earlier today: a bush fire at Platies.


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