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Weather Front ''Hephaestion'' Brings More Snow Across Large Parts of Greece

Another winter front has swept across Greece. The weather front dubbed ''Hephaestion,'' brought heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures, storms and strong winds in many parts of the country. The weather front will linger over Greece until Tuesday. More specifically on Sunday, the...

Rita Wilson Thanks Greece for Granting Tom Hanks Honorary Greek Citizenship

American actress and singer Rita Wilson thanked Greece on Friday for granting honorary citizenship to her husband Tom Hanks, earlier in December 2019. Wilson expressed her gratitude to the country of her ancestors in a post on Instagram, saying ''Thank...

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...

After Brief Respite, Greece Braces for First Storm of 2020

Winter storm ''Zenobia'' might have begun to recede on Tuesday; however, a new cold snap is expected in the coming days, this time bringing more thunderstorms, freezing temperatures and snowfall to Greece. Most of the country began its New Year's Eve...

Athens-Lamia Highway Shuts Down Due to Heavy Snowfall

The Athens-Lamia Highway shut down completely for approximately five hours on Monday afternoon due to heavy snowfall. The highway is the main artery which connects the city of Athens with Lamia and then continues all the way north up to...

Greece Left Snowbound as Storm Zinovia Heads Southeast

Several villages in central Greece were left without electricity on Monday as a result of heavy snowfall brought by the storm  “Zinovia” which had battered the country since the beginning of the weekend. Public Power Corporation crews were busy trying...

New Storm ''Zenobia'' Expected to Bring Heavy Snowfall to Southern Greece

Meteorologists warned on Friday morning that the new weather front dubbed ''Zenobia'' is expected to bring extensive snowfall to many parts of Greece between Saturday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 31. Zenobia will bring freezing temperatures to the entire country, with...

First Snow of the Season Falls North of Athens as Greece Braces for Another Cold Snap

The slopes of Mount Parnitha, north of Athens, were covered in a gleaming coat of snow on Thursday after temperatures in the region dipped on Christmas Day. The lowest temperatures were recorded in the village of Anilio, in Metsovo (-3.8C),...

The City of Florina: Northern Greece's Hidden Winter Fairyland

Florina is Greece's northwesternmost city, with a population of approximately 20,000 people who live in the town itself and 15,000 more in its outskirts. What makes Florina unique, however, is not just its remote and mountainous geographic position, but...

Weather Front ''Eteocles'' to Bring Heavy Storms and More Snow to Greece

A new wintry weather front, dubbed "Eteocles," is expected to affect Greece starting on Friday night, bringing rainstorms, heavy snow at higher altitudes, and gale-force winds to the nation. Only a few days after the previous storm ''Dido'' brought heavy...