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15/11/21
« on: Monday, 15 November, 2021 @ 03:02:19 »
No new coronavirus cases recorded on Kefalonia yesterday, according to EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1355
1 USD = € 0.8481

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 @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Mon 15/11   19°/15°   21 km/h   85%   Rain probable
Tue 16/11   19°/13°   20 km/h   76%   Showers probable
Wed 17/11   18°/14°   11 km/h   83%   Light rain probable
Thu 18/11   19°/13°   14 km/h   87%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 19/11   19°/13°   11 km/h   79%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 20/11   19°/12°   12 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 21/11   19°/13°    8 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Mon 22/11   18°/13°   17 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Tue 23/11   19°/13°   18 km/h   60%   Showers probable
Wed 24/11   19°/13°   14 km/h   60%   Light rain probable


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Re: 15/11/21
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 15 November, 2021 @ 03:05:45 »
As yet unidentified cat-size animal washed up on the beach at Agia Efimia yesterday, believed to be a coypu.

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Re: 15/11/21
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 15 November, 2021 @ 14:36:33 »
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Greece Brings Sweeping Changes in New Climate Law

Greece will introduce a new climate law this week that the government says will bring a radical reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The prospective legislation, which was mentioned by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this month, will bring an end to the sale of cars running on fuel or diesel by 2030 and obligatory insurance on buildings located in high-risk areas.
https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/15/greece-sweeping-changes-new-climate-law/

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Re: 15/11/21
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 15 November, 2021 @ 14:38:34 »
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EU: Greece records the second highest share of daily cigarette smokers

Greece records the second highest share of daily cigarette smokers within the EU for 2019 according to the latest Eurostat data, at 23.6% with Bulgaria in first place at 28.7%.

Following Greece are Latvia (22.1%), Germany (21.9%) and Croatia (21.8%).

In contrast, the countries with the smallest shares of daily smokers were Sweden (6.4%), Finland (9.9%), Luxembourg (10.5%), Portugal (11.5%) and Denmark (11.7%).
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/15/eu-greece-records-the-second-highest-share-of-daily-cigarette-smokers/

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Re: 15/11/21
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 15 November, 2021 @ 21:59:06 »
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Food Prices in Greece Take Big Bite Out of Household Budgets

Already hit with astronomical hikes in utility bills, Greeks are facing a double blow with jumping food prices driven by inflation and supply chain shortages, many families facing choices between fuel and eating.

As generic and cheaper products are running out, there won’t be an alternative to buying more expensive goods in supermarkets as the costs will continue to go up because a series of increases decided by suppliers haven’t hit yet, said Kathimerini.

Even basic foods such as coffee and other necessities are seeing big hikes that could put them out of reach for the lowest income, with the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) finding that they spend 35.5 percent of their monthly income on food.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/food-prices-in-greece-take-big-bite-out-of-household-budgets/

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Re: 15/11/21
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 15 November, 2021 @ 22:04:21 »
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Little Help for Greece’s Consumers Hit With Shocking Electric Bills

A 30-euro ($34.35) monthly subsidy from the New Democracy government has proved a pittance for customers hit with huge increases in electricity bills in Greece as the winter looms.

The hikes are likely to last until the first quarter of 2022 and coincide with fuel oil costs and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic that could leave many of the country’s most vulnerable in the cold and dark.

Average electricity bills have risen 189 percent in a year and show no sign of lessening, the government offering no other aid although it wasn’t said if people who can’t pay will have their power turned off.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/little-help-for-greeces-consumers-hit-with-shocking-electric-bills/