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01/10/22
« on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 03:12:31 »
Καλό μήνα

Kef fire risk 01/10/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.9298 GBP
1 €UR = $ 0.9852 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0755 €UR
$1 USD = 1.0150 €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
Sat 01/10   29°/19°   24 km/h   22%   Sun & cloud, breezy
Sun 02/10   24°/19°   36 km/h   24%   Partly cloudy,  strong winds probable
Mon 03/10   25°/18°   16 km/h   09%   Mostly sunny
Tue 04/10   25°/18°   12 km/h   14%   Sunny
Wed 05/10   24°/17°   13 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Thu 06/10   23°/17°   13 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny
Fri 07/10   24°/17°   15 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Sat 08/10   24°/17°   16 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Sun 09/10   24°/17°   13 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Mon 10/10   24°/18°   14 km/h   18%   Mostly sunny


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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 03:19:52 »
Winter season 'quiet hours' between 15:30-17:30 and 22:00-07:30 commence today and end 31 March.

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 03:22:06 »
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Eurasian Beaver now legally protected in England

Eurasian beavers have been recognised as a European protected species in England, making it illegal to capture, kill, injure or disturb them.

The move limits measures previously available to "control" beavers.

Landowners will not be able to damage a burrow or dam without a license from Natural England, for example.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-63077068

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 15:27:03 »
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GREECE IN THE WORD The Greek holiday island perfect for families – with the country’s best beach and 27C temperatures
https://www.the-sun.com/travel/6341754/kefalonia-captain-corellis-mandolin-to-greece-best-beaches/

Might actually have been to Kef!


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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 15:30:53 »
Or, if you fancy a change, somewhere that's far bigger and less touristy than Kef:

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The charming Greek seaside city you've never heard of
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/greece/charming-greek-seaside-city-never-heard

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 15:32:33 »
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Greece on its Way to Becoming Fastest Aging Country in the EU

The population decline in Greece, which has been steady since 2011, means the country will have the oldest population in the EU by 2030. That is the conclusion of a recent report by Eurostat, the EU statistics agency, about the declining population in the Union.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/09/30/greece-fastest-aging-eu-country/

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 15:38:33 »
Another song and dance in Katelios, this one starting 19:00 tonight on the seafront.
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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 15:46:43 »
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Police smash online fraud gang

Police in northern Greece said on Friday they dismantled a criminal gang that committed at least 33 cases of fraud across Greece over a seven month period in 2020 and 2021.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1194621/police-smash-online-fraud-gang/

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 15:54:35 »

https://youtu.be/J375p4RBOEg?t=1

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Rare tree dormouse not seen for 20 years found in Austria

A rare tree dormouse has been found in an Austrian forest, after not being seen in the wild for over 20 years.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-63094688

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 16:13:36 »
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Gareth Bale ales to hit supermarket aisles ahead of World Cup tournament

Welsh football hero Gareth Bale’s own-brand beers are to hit supermarket aisles ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

Bale Ale will be available in Tesco stores across Wales from October 3.

Fans will be able to choose between raising a glass of Bale Ale or Bale Lager to the team as they make their first appearance at the tournament in 64 years.
https://www.indy100.com/sport/gareth-bale-ales-to-hit-supermarket-aisles-ahead-of-world-cup-tournament

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 16:18:42 »
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Wales football fans’ charity World Cup song We’ve Got The Red Wall released

Money raised by the single will go to Gol Cymru, the Wales football supporters’ charity which helps underprivileged children in the countries the team plays in.
https://www.indy100.com/sport/wales-football-fans-charity-world-cup-song-weve-got-the-red-wall-released

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 16:21:02 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 18:45:40 »
Or, if you fancy a change, somewhere that's far bigger and less touristy than Kef:

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The charming Greek seaside city you've never heard of
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/greece/charming-greek-seaside-city-never-heard

Never heard of it!!!   :lol:

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #13 on: Saturday, 01 October, 2022 @ 20:54:50 »
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Elgin Marbles repatriation campaign sees British MPs flown to Greece in lobbying effort

A Greek magnate is investing millions to fly British MPs to Athens and lobby them to overturn UK law and allow the return of the Elgin Marbles.

John Lefas, a Greek plastics magnate, has pledged his personal fortune to establish the Parthenon Project, a scheme aiming to recruit MPs willing to introduce and support a new “Elgin Marbles Act” which will allow the return of ancient artworks.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/01/elgin-marbles-repatriation-campaign-sees-british-mps-flown-greece

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Re: 01/10/22
« Reply #14 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 09:37:04 »
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Elgin Marbles repatriation campaign sees British MPs flown to Greece in lobbying effort

A Greek magnate is investing millions to fly British MPs to Athens and lobby them to overturn UK law and allow the return of the Elgin Marbles.

John Lefas, a Greek plastics magnate, has pledged his personal fortune to establish the Parthenon Project, a scheme aiming to recruit MPs willing to introduce and support a new “Elgin Marbles Act” which will allow the return of ancient artworks.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/01/elgin-marbles-repatriation-campaign-sees-british-mps-flown-greece

I imagine that at present there will be quite a lot of voters in the UK who'd prefer the MPs to be kept in Athens permanently instead of the Marbles.