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23/09/22
« on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:09:59 »
Kef fire risk 23/09/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8987 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0181 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1127 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9822 €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 23/09   22°/17°   10 km/h   38%   Rain possible early
Sat 24/09   24°/17°   13 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sun 25/09   24°/18°   11 km/h   01%   Sunny
Mon 26/09   24°/20°   14 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud
Tue 27/09   25°/20°   25 km/h   92%   Thunderstorms probable
Wed 28/09   26°/19°   16 km/h   68%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 29/09   26°/20°   17 km/h   43%   Showers possible early
Fri 30/09   26°/20°   15 km/h   35%   Thunderstorms possible early
Sat 01/10   26°/20°   19 km/h   18%   Sun & cloud
Sun 02/10   26°/20°   20 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny


Edit: bank rates updated
« Last Edit: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 10:29:13 by Maik »

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:12:04 »
Body of a 76 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from the sea at ​​Metamorfosi, Halkidiki.

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:17:21 »
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Diaspora Greeks discover Greece

In the last two to three years, something unprecedented and particularly optimistic has happened. Thousands of our compatriots from the distant diasporas of the US, Australia and Canada have discovered Greece.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/opinion/1193739/diaspora-greeks-discover-greece/

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:19:10 »
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Greece’s Anxious Consumers Keeping Wallets in Their Pockets

Worried about record inflation, doubled electricity bills and still-rising supermarket prices, consumers and households in Greece are voting with their wallets – by not opening them as much.

A survey by the Institute of Retail Consumer Goods (IELKA) showed a majority have sharply cut their spending on clothes and household items but also food and electricity, said Kathimerini.

The economic effect and energy crisis began with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and is expected to continue, making people anxious about spending and many unable to afford some foodstuffs.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greeces-anxious-consumers-keeping-wallets-in-their-pockets/


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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:20:46 »
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Greece urged to address anti-LGBTIQ+ discrimination and intolerance

Europe’s top human rights watchdog has urged Greece to take action against the “serious forms” of discrimination and intolerance faced by the country’s LGBTIQ+ community, especially children in schools.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/22/greece-urged-to-address-anti-lgbtiq-discrimination-and-intolerance

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:25:35 »
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September 23-25: Museums, Sites Free in Greece for European Heritage Days

Greece celebrates European Cultural Heritage Days this year with free admission from September 23 to 25 to state museums, archaeological sites and landmarks under the shared theme: “Sustainable Heritage”, the Greek culture ministry announced.
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/09/22/september-23-25-museums-sites-free-in-greece-for-european-heritage-days/

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:28:48 »
Kef fire service tackled five fire simultaneously on Wednesday: as well as the big fire near Petani, the fire at Spartia and the yacht fire in Argostoli there was another bush fire in Paliki and a house fire at Prokopata.

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:31:31 »
Argostoli police on Wednesday arrested a local for theft of a moped. A subsequent search of his property revealed two unlicensed shotguns which were confiscated by police.

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:37:30 »
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Boris Johnson thanks Putin for his 'inspirational leadership' ... instead of Zelensky

Former PM's slip-up came during his first major contribution as a backbench MP in a Commons debate
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/09/22/boris-johnson-thanks-putin-inspirational-leadership-instead

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:39:36 »
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Jacob Rees-Mogg claims fracking opponents are funded by the Kremlin

Business Secretary accused those who oppose fracking of 'hysteria' and 'ludditery' and said drilling is in the 'national interest'
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/09/22/jacob-rees-mogg-lifts-fracking-ban-bet-shale-gas-revolution/


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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 04:41:45 »
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Donald Trump: I can declassify anything just by thinking about it

Donald Trump claimed presidents can "declassify anything" simply by "thinking about it", in his first television appearance since the FBI seized top secret documents from his Florida home.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/09/22/donald-trump-can-declassify-anything-just-thinking

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 09:50:53 »
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Banks ponder selling ATMs

Apart from those located in busy, mainly commercial areas or in areas of high tourism traffic – hotels, metro stations – which are profitable, there is a number of off-site ATMs located for example in hospitals, municipal points and others that serve remote islands and areas of the country and their maintenance is loss-making for banks.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1193840/banks-ponder-selling-atms/

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 11:05:48 »
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Autumn begins on Friday

Autumn officially begins just before dawn, at 4:04 a.m. local time on Friday, as the fall equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere, where Greece is located. Spring will begin in the Southern Hemisphere at the same time.

At the equinox, night and day last nearly the same amount of time. The days will thereafter shorten and the nights will extend in the Northern Hemisphere, until the winter solstice in December, after which the days will start growing longer again.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1193922/autumn-begins-on-friday/

If that's this Friday then it arrived bang on time: really rather warm weather first two weeks in September, then cooled a little with a gentle breeze more recently. Poured down in early hours of this morning and a lot of cloud about this morning. Forecast improves tomorrow on...

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Re: 23/09/22
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 23 September, 2022 @ 11:43:35 »
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Jet2 to Launch Largest Ever Flight Program for Greece in 2023

...Athens becoming a year-round destination; Easter flights added to Rhodes; and increased frequency to destinations such as Corfu, Rhodes and Skiathos.
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/09/22/jet2-launch-largest-ever-flight-program-greece-2023/