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Storm “Leandros” Brings Snowfall to Greece

The storm "Leandros" is throwing everything it has on Greece, bringing snowfall and bitter cold to the Attica region and the majority of the country. Right after midnight, snow began to fall throughout Central Greece, mostly in Evrytania, western Fthiotida,...

Cargo Ship Adrift off Peloponnese as Storm ''Hephaestion'' Sweeps Across Southern Greece

A large cargo ship flying the flag of the Marshall Islands has been drifting and completely unable to maneuver off Cape Maleas in the southeastern Peloponnese since Monday morning. The ship, which is carrying a load of iron, had left...

Severe Weather Causes Extensive Property Damage Across Greece

Hours of thunderstorms and heavy rain have been reported in many parts of western Greece since early Friday, including many of the Ionian islands, causing floods and widespread disruptions to travel and communications. The weather front, according to the Meteo...

Bad Weather Causes Severe Damage in Achaia & Nafpaktos, Greece

  Heavy rainfall caused severe damage in the areas of Achaia on Saturday and Sunday in the Peloponnese and in Aetolia-Acarnania, in Central Greece. Houses flooded, road pavements were damaged and automobiles were destroyed. Firefighters helped free people who were trapped...

Death Toll Rises to 7, as Greece Remains in Shock After Mega-Storm

The death toll has risen to seven from Wednesday's massive storm that relentlessly hit the popular tourist region of Halkidiki in Northern Greece's Central Macedonia. Among the seven people who lost their lives from the extreme weather are six foreign...

Greece Slammed by Heavy Rain Carrying Saharan Sand

A low-pressure system with strong winds and rainfall began to blow into Greece on Tuesday and will continue into the day on Wednesday, according to the Athens National Observatory's meteorological service. The system is expected to bring large quantities of...

Patras Opens 2019 Carnival Season Despite Heavy Rain

Despite heavy downpours, thousands of people attended the celebrations of the opening ceremony of the world-famous Patras Carnival on Saturday night. The third largest city in Greece has a rich history of celebrating the annual Carnival season going back to...

Venetian Port of Chania Disappears Under the Waves (Photos)

Violent waves hit this morning on the Venetian port of Chania, on the Greek island of Crete, creating these surreal images in this tranquil harbor of the Mediterranean. Intense gusts of wind and heavy rain battered the northern city of...

Greeks Bear the Brunt of "Medusa" a Weather Phenomenon (video)

Greeks are bearing the brunt of a weather phenomenon called "Medusa". Medusa's main features are heavy rains, hailstorms, and strong winds. Medusa comes after a series of heatwaves that mark this summer in Greece among the hottest summers on record....

Trains Cancelled on Athens-Thessaloniki Line Due to Bad Weather

The Greek trains operator TRAINOSE announced that several scheduled train journeys between Athens, Larisa and Thessaloniki will be cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday due to problems caused by snow falling on the tracks between Thessaloniki and Lamia. Cancellations on Wednesday...