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Maik:
Kef fire risk 18/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8865 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1280 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1227 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6818 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5946 €UR
   
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates 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 18/05   28°/19°   12 km/h   19%   Cloudy    
Sun 19/05   28°/19°   11 km/h   02%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 20/05   29°/20°   11 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 21/05   27°/17°   20 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 22/05   25°/16°   20 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 23/05   26°/17°   21 km/h   05%   Sunny    
Fri 24/05   26°/18°   19 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Sat 25/05   25°/17°   16 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Sun 26/05   24°/17°   15 km/h   13%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 27/05   23°/17°   17 km/h   09%   Mostly sunny    
   

Maik:
In the early hours of this morning Fiskardo Port Station was informed that an Austrian flagged sailing yacht with two German nationals aboard had attempted a landing outside the port. A Port Authority officer was sent to assess the situation. With no marine pollution or water inflow the yacht was declared able to sail into port where it is confined until reclassified seaworthy.

Maik:

--- Quote ---Affordable housing plan moving ahead
Private sector to construct apartment buildings on state-owned plots and rent them out at low rates

The government’s ambitious plan for affordable housing, dubbed the social compensation program, entails the construction of apartment blocks on public land with private funds and renting them out at low rates.

The program will focus on finding affordable housing for young people aged 18-39, using public properties through public-private partnerships, or PPPs.

In the first phase of the program, inactive public buildings will be reconstructed, so that they can be provided at low rent to young people or new couples.
--- End quote ---
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1239044/affordable-housing-plan-moving-ahead/

Maik:

--- Quote ---State-owned satellites on the cards

The construction of the first Greek state satellites out of a total of 13 for which an open tender was announced earlier in the year will reportedly begin in a month’s time.

The satellites will be able to provide data and services to multiple agencies of the Greek government, such as the ministries of Environment, Energy, Rural Development, Climate Crisis, Civil Protection, Maritime Affairs, as well as the armed forces.

The satellites will help save significant resources as Greece currently has to buy data.
--- End quote ---
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1239033/state-owned-satellites-on-the-cards/

Maik:

--- Quote ---New Travel Rules To Affect Holidays To 29 Countries Including Greece

Significant changes are coming to the way British travelers visit the European Union and Schengen countries. A recent survey found that nearly two-thirds of people were unaware of the upcoming introduction of fingerprints and facial scans when crossing borders.
--- End quote ---
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/05/18/new-travel-rules-to-affect-holidays-to-29-countries-including-greece/

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