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January

The Hottest January in Athens in 160 Years

Only ten days in, this January has already proven to be Athens' hottest in at least 160 years, according to data from the National Observatory of Athens which was released Monday. The country is reveling in the unseasonably warm winter...

Unseasonably Warm Weather Sends Greeks to the Beach

Greece has been experiencing some of its highest January temperatures of the last 50 years since Friday, with people rushing to beaches to enjoy the unseasonably sunny weather. Temperatures climbed to 21 degrees Celsius in central parts of the Greek...

Warmest January in 50 Years Expected in Greece

Greece is forecast to experience some of its highest January temperatures of the last 50 years, the meteo weather service of the National Observatory of Athens said on Friday. Temperatures will be as much as 15 degrees Celsius higher than...

Unseasonably Warm Weather to Be Followed by Freezing Cold in Greece

Unseasonally warm air masses that began to cover large parts of Europe began affecting Greece on Saturday. This weather system has brought unseasonably warm weather for the time of year in all of Greece. According to the National Observatory of Athens...

Low Temperatures Cause Rivers in Epirus, Greece to Freeze Solid

The extremely low temperatures which have prevailed in large parts of Greece over the last several days have caused not only traffic disruptions and physical damage, but also phenomena that are rarely seen in a Mediterranean country such as...

New Snowstorms Expected to Sweep Across Wide Swath of Greece

Greece's National Meteorological Service (EMY) on Friday issued two separate weather warnings for the next three days regarding severe weather and particularly strong winds which are expected to sweep across many parts of the country in the coming days. The severe...

More Than €2 Billion in Unpaid Taxes in Greece During First Two Months of 2019

According to the latest figures published by Greece's Independent Authority of Public Revenue, the amount of taxes Greek taxpayers did not pay to the state during just the first 59 days of 2019 came to the staggering sum 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...

German Chancellor Merkel to Visit Athens on January 10-11

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to visit Greece during the second week of January. Merkel will be in the Greek capital Athens on a two-day official visit on January 10 and 11, meeting with the Greek President Prokopios...