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Seventeen new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, none on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8785 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.072 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1383 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9328 €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
Sat 14/05   22°/15°   17 km/h   83%   Morning showers probable
Sun 15/05   23°/15°   13 km/h   12%   Sunny
Mon 16/05   23°/15°   15 km/h   12%   Sunny
Tue 17/05   24°/15°   16 km/h   12%   Sunny
Wed 18/05   24°/16°   20 km/h   12%   Sunny
Thu 19/05   24°/15°   20 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 20/05   22°/15°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 21/05   23°/15°   16 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sun 22/05   24°/16°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny
Mon 23/05   24°/16°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny

For anyone planning a staycation there's a list of England's Blue Flag beaches at I've had a look on for a list of Kef beaches but looks to me like last year's information.


--- Quote ---Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tells Boris Johnson: I lived in the shadow of your gaffe for over four years
Prime Minister left ‘shocked’ – but does not ‘specifically’ apologise – after Briton held in Iranian jail tells him about impact of blunder

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has confronted Boris Johnson over his gaffe that caused her remain in prison in Iran, telling the Prime Minister: "I lived in the shadow of your words for four and a half years."...
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--- Quote ---30 Million Migratory Birds Stop On The Islands Of Greece

Thirty million birds “stop” on the islands of Greece. About 185 million birds migrate over the country every year at such a time.

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--- Quote ---Red Arrows team member sent home from Greece

A member of the Red Arrows RAF aerobatic team has been withdrawn from a training camp in Greece.

The Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows began their four-week pre-season training camp in April as part of preparations for their summer displays.

An RAF spokesperson confirmed the team member had returned to the UK for "personal reasons", but declined to comment further.
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'Inappropriate behaviour', according to the Daily Mail.


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