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07/05/23
« on: Sunday, 07 May, 2023 @ 02:34:02 »
Kef fire risk 07/05/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9066 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1406 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1030 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8767 €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
Sun 07/05   22°/15°   14 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Mon 08/05   22°/16°   15 km/h   08%   Sun & cloud
Tue 09/05   21°/16°   13 km/h   22%   Cloudy
Wed 10/05   21°/14°   12 km/h   22%   Mostly cloudy
Thu 11/05   20°/14°   12 km/h   70%   Light rain probable
Fri 12/05   20°/14°   14 km/h   52%   Showers probable
Sat 13/05   19°/14°   22 km/h   72%   Rain probable
Sun 14/05   19°/14°   16 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Mon 15/05   20°/14°   18 km/h   40%   Showers possible
Tue 16/05   20°/14°   18 km/h   33%   Showers possible


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Re: 07/05/23
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 07 May, 2023 @ 15:25:23 »
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Four arrests in Greece over illegal building on popular islands

Four people were arrested on popular Greek islands on Friday on charges of illegal construction, police said Saturday amid a government crackdown on building abuses ahead of the tourist season.

During targeted checks carried out on the South Aegean island of Mykonos, three people were arrested for carrying out work despite a suspension of construction work that had been imposed, police said.

On the island of Rhodes, an owner of a tourism business was arrested for occupying a part of the beach with fixed metal and wooden structures without a permit.
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2023/05/07/news/greece/four-arrests-in-greece-over-illegal-building-on-popular-islands/

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Re: 07/05/23
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 07 May, 2023 @ 15:35:51 »
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Greece Introduces First AI Powered Virtual TV Presenter

On Wednesday, ERT – Greece’s state-owned broadcaster – unveiled the country’s first ever virtual TV presenter powered by AI (artificial intelligence).

The virtual TV presenter, dubbed “Hermes” after the ancient Greek messenger of the Gods, was shown reading a short message from ERT’s Studio 4, where the upcoming political leaders’ debate will be hosted ahead of the Greek elections on May 21.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/05/04/greece-first-ai-powered-virtual-tv-presenter/



https://youtu.be/kZNkahB_jE4?t=29

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Re: 07/05/23
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 07 May, 2023 @ 15:50:00 »
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The Unique Tree Church Honoring Saint Paisios in Greece

A unique tiny church build in the trunk of a huge tree near the town of Konitsa draws thousands of visitors each year from Greece and abroad.

The tree church of Saint Paisios is located 22 kilometers north of Konitsa, in the village of Agia Varvara in northwestern Greece.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/05/03/unique-tree-church-saint-paisios-greece/



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Re: 07/05/23
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 07 May, 2023 @ 15:52:33 »
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Expert sounds alarm over Greece’s obesity problem

The weight of the average 18-year-old Greek man and woman has increased by 15 and 7 kilos respectively over the last 20 years – 2-4 kg more than their peers in America, and 3-5 kg more than other Europeans – according to a health expert speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

“Despite the information from the domestic scientific community, Greece is still among the world champions of obesity especially in younger age groups,” said Yannis Koutentakis, professor emeritus of the University of Thessaly and president of the National Center “Exercise is Medicine-Greece.”
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1210365/expert-sounds-alarm-over-greeces-obesity-problem/

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Re: 07/05/23
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 07 May, 2023 @ 16:37:49 »
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Islanders outnumbered by visitors

The sustainability of tourism on the Greek islands is being questioned as the number of tourist beds is as much as three or four times greater than the number of permanent residents.

The problem no longer concerns not only the very popular islands, such as Mykonos and Santorini, but seems to be concentrated in the Cyclades, including some small that were once considered “alternative destinations” and where the problem is just as explosive. The problem is further exacerbated by short-term Airbnb-type rentals, with listings ranging from hundreds to several thousand on many islands.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1210366/islanders-outnumbered-by-visitors/

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Re: 07/05/23
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 07 May, 2023 @ 23:04:44 »
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Mitsotakis announces wage hikes, property tax discount, youth subsidy

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Sunday three economic policies targeting the youth, civil servants and homeowners insuring their homes against natural disasters.

Mitsotakis, campaigning for re-election...
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1210431/mitsotakis-announces-wage-hikes-property-tax-discount-youth-subsidy/

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Re: 07/05/23
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 07 May, 2023 @ 23:10:13 »
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Sheer weight of electric vehicles could sink our bridges

Councils should check the weight limits on bridges to ensure they don’t collapse with heavier electric cars travelling across them, ministers have suggested.

The news comes after concerns were raised that multi-storey car parks might collapse if too many electric vehicles (EVs), which can weigh as much as 33 per cent more than traditional petrol cars, are parked on them.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/05/07/electric-vehicles-33-per-cent-heavier-bridges-collapse/