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15/09/23
« on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 08:45:13 »
Kef fire risk 15/09/23: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8858 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1052 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1289 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9048 €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 @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Fri 15/09   29°/19°   14 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Sat 16/09   29°/20°   20 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny
Sun 17/09   30°/20°   19 km/h   14%   Sunny
Mon 18/09   30°/20°   16 km/h   08%   Sunny
Tue 19/09   29°/21°   16 km/h   07%   Sunny
Wed 20/09   29°/21°   13 km/h   08%   Sun & cloud
Thu 21/09   28°/20°   13 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Fri 22/09   28°/20°   15 km/h   22%   Mostly sunny
Sat 23/09   28°/20°   16 km/h   22%   Sunny
Sun 24/09   28°/20°   20 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny


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Re: 15/09/23
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 08:53:33 »
Body of an 88 y-o Greek male recovered midday yesterday from the sea off Alepochori beach, Attica

Body of a 74 y-o Greek male recovered midday yesterday from the sea  at  ​​Plaka Litochoro, Litochoro

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Re: 15/09/23
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 10:38:09 »
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8,500 Year Old Ancient Stilted Village Discovered North of Greece, Submerged in Lake

In a remarkable archaeological discovery just north of Greece, beneath the tranquil waters of Lake Ohrid, lies the remnants of what could be the oldest European lake village ever found. Dated between 5,900 to 5,800 BC, this ancient village, located on the border of Albania and North Macedonia, has captured the fascination of researchers from Switzerland and Albania, shedding light on a community that thrived over 8,500 years ago.

What sets this submerged village apart is not only its age but also its unique construction. The villagers of this era were ingenious, building their homes on stilts. This architectural choice allowed them to navigate the ever-changing water levels in the mountainous region surrounding Lake Ohrid. But what's even more intriguing is the astonishing defence mechanism employed by these ancient residents - over 100,000 wooden spikes that encircled their village.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/09/15/8500-year-old-ancient-stilted-village-discovered-north-of-greece-submerged-in-lake/


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Re: 15/09/23
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 13:04:32 »
Pessada - Ag. Nik ferry times changing w.e.f. Monday, 18/09

Depart Pessada @ 07:30 & 17:30
Depart Ag. Nik. @ 09:45 & 19:15

No service on these days:
21/09 Thursday
28/09       "
03/10 Tuesday
05/10 Thursday
10/10 Tuesday
12/10 Thursday

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Re: 15/09/23
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 13:09:48 »
Local elections ahead in Greece and one candidate for mayor of Argostoli municipality is promising to make Kef a 7-month tourist destination... I'll believe it when it happens

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Re: 15/09/23
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 13:22:47 »
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Huge queues at Stansted Airport as Gatwick flights diverted amid staff shortage
https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2023-09-15/manic-queues-and-delays-at-stansted-airport-as-gatwick-flights-diverted

Heard a Kef - Stansted flight landed at Bournemouth

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Re: 15/09/23
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 13:27:24 »
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The climate change proposal which means you’d never see the Mediterranean again

A report by a global think-tank has suggested people should take just one short-haul flight every three years, by 2030
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/c40-cities-climate-change-proposal-one-flight/


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Re: 15/09/23
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 13:57:50 »
Err, Does that me we can only make one flight then have to stay at The destination for 3 years? 😂😂😇😇

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Re: 15/09/23
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 15:40:42 »
New, slightly reduced, opening hours at Melissani and Drogarati: 09:30-17:00.

Last admittance: 16:30


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Re: 15/09/23
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 16:07:43 »
Hm, allegedly the Inter-municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Enterprise of the Municipalities of Kefalonia, a.k.a. ΔΕΥΑΚ, owes the Public Power Company, a.k.a. ΔΕΗ, close to 11,000,000 euros for mains power supplied over the years since 2011. If not paid by 27 September then power to the water supply may be turned off.


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Re: 15/09/23
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 15 September, 2023 @ 16:18:23 »
Rural Doctor service available between 10:00-13:00 in Pessada on Monday, also on Monday between 10:00-13:00 a rural doctor service in Vlakhata