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Holidays in Hellas / Re: Travel to Greece
« Last Post by BeeTee on Friday, 31 May, 2024 @ 16:27:11 »
Hope Maik doesn't mind me posting this...

Update from GOV.UK regarding

British visitors hospitalised in Greece. Information for British visitors in Greek hospitals, including how the British consular network can help

Link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/british-visitors-hospitalised-in-greece/british-visitors-hospitalised-in-greece



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Grapevine / News Briefs / 26/05/24
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 26 May, 2024 @ 17:30:38 »
Kef fire risk 26/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:      
1 €UR = £ 0.8796 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1368 €UR   
1 €UR = $ 1.1181 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR   
1 €UR = $ 1.6875 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5925 €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 @
weather.com      
      
Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast      
Sun 26/05   26°/18°   11 km/h   03%   Mostly cloudy       
Mon 27/05   26°/16°   15 km/h   10%   Starting cloudy then turning sunny       
Tue 28/05   24°/16°   16 km/h   36%   Showers possible      
Wed 29/05   24°/16°   15 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud       
Thu 30/05   25°/17°   14 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud       
Fri 31/05   26°/18°   13 km/h   06%   Sunny       
Sat 01/06   28°/20°   11 km/h   04%   Sunny       
Sun 02/06   30°/21°   12 km/h   03%   Sunny       
Mon 03/06   30°/21°   12 km/h   02%   Mostly sunny       
Tue 04/06   29°/20°   17 km/h   02%   Mostly sunny       
      
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 25/05/24
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 26 May, 2024 @ 03:50:00 »
31 forest fires across Greece during 24 hour period prior to 18:00 on 24/05/24
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Grapevine / News Briefs / 25/05/24
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 25 May, 2024 @ 11:19:22 »
Kef fire risk 25/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8796 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1368 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1181 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6875 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5925 €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 @
weather.com   
   
Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast   
Sat 25/05   26°/18°   11 km/h   03%   Mostly cloudy    
Sun 26/05   24°/17°   16 km/h   24%   Starting cloudy then sunny    
Mon 27/05   26°/16°   17 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 28/05   25°/16°   16 km/h   02%   Mostly sunny    
Wed 29/05   24°/16°   14 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 30/05   25°/17°   16 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 31/05   25°/18°   13 km/h   11%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 01/06   27°/19°   14 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Sun 02/06   28°/20°   12 km/h   03%   Sunny    
Mon 03/06   29°/20°   15 km/h   02%   Mostly sunny    
   
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 24/05/24
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 22:20:44 »
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Vegan whipped cream recalled over fears it may contain milk

A vegan whipped cream spray has been recalled from the market over fears that it may contain milk.

The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) said it had ordered the recall of the Schlagfix brand of “Schlagcreme vegan spray topping” because, while the Greek label describes the product as “lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free,” the original English label states “may contain traces of milk.”
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239609/vegan-whipped-cream-recalled-over-fears-it-may-contain-milk/
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 24/05/24
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 20:33:57 »
Bush fire broke out around 16:00 local time in Svoronata. Promptly under control by fire department and local volunteers.
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Kefalonia News / Blue Flags 2024
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 19:26:39 »
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2. Greece

No. of Blue Flag beaches: 596

Greece is right behind Spain with 596 certified Blue Flags, 94 of them from the Halkidiki region on the northern side of the country. Kampoudi Beach, located near Ouranoupolis in this region, has been awarded three Blue Flags each year since 1951. It’s a long, sandy beach that is easily accessible by road, has shallow waters ideal for kids and is well-equipped with disability-friendly facilities such as ramps in different parts of the beach. Sail around the beach or rent a boat and explore the island. [/size
https://www.cntraveller.com/article/blue-flag-beaches

Unconfirmed but likely to be correct: Kefalonia awarded 16 Blue Flags, ithaka 2.

Ithaka
Municipality of Ithaka beach
Town beach (left)

Argostoli
Avythos
Ai Helis
Ammes
Aragia, Poros
Lourdas
Makris Yialos
Great Ammos
Bouka, Gradakia
Platis Yialos
Skala (beach 1)
Skala (beach 2)

Lixouri
Municipal beach
Xi
Petani
Lepeda

Sami
AntiSamos
Myrtos

Edit: Hm, I make it 17 on Kef... :dunno:
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 24/05/24
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 18:27:54 »
24 forest fires across Greece in 24 hour period prior to 18:00 on 24/05/24
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 24/05/24
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 18:18:09 »
In the early hours of this morning a 49 y-o foreign male passenger on a professional tour boat at anchor in Kioni bay was involved in an incident that resulted in his transfer to the port by boat and then to a local nursing clinic. No serious injury involved. 
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 24/05/24
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 10:06:07 »
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Director, Four Workers at Greek Island Tax Office Charged With Bribery

As Greece is pushing to rein in tax evaders – which no government has been able to do – the director and four employees at the Halkida tax office on the country’s second-biggest island of Evia, were arrested on bribery charges.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/director-four-workers-at-greek-island-tax-office-charged-with-bribery/
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