Weather

PM Mitsotakis Pledges “We Must do Better” Regarding Power Outages

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and President Katerina Sakellaropoulou spoke together on Friday about the lessons learned this week after the power outages.

Greece’s Government Under Fire Over Snowstorm Blackout

Opposition parties in Greece launched an all-out attack against the government over its handling of the chaos following the snowstorm that hit the country.

Record Low Temperatures Remain in Greece as Power in Athens Restored

Record low temperatures were recorded in Greece on Wednesday during the second phase of the cold front Medea. The snow storm left Athens covered in snow.

Snow Storm Departs Athens, Leaving Suburbs in Darkness

The snow storm "Medea," which left Athens covered in snow Tuesday, passed through the city on Wednesday and is making its way toward Crete. The winter storm has left over 40,000 homes in Attica, especially in Athens' suburbs, without electricity...

Winter Storm Provides Rare Glimpse of Snowy Athens

The Winter storm "Medea" left Athens, including the city's ancient sites, blanketed in snow on Tuesday. Featuring a thick layer of white, fluffy snow, the Greek capital's famed monuments and neighborhoods have taken on a new beauty which only adds...

Parts of Greece Left Without Power, Three Dead as Heavy Snow Storm Hits

While heavy snowfall across the country has resulted in beautiful, wintry scenes, it has also caused major problems in Greece, especially in Attica, the home to Greece's capital city of Athens. Many of Attica's residents, as well as those living...

Snow Blankets Athens Causing Traffic Havoc

A thick layer of snow covered Athens on Monday night creating havoc in the Greek capital.

Snowfall Shuts Down Main Highway as Freezing Temperatures Grip Greece

Heavy snowfall which has made driving conditions very hazardous led Greek authorities on Monday morning to close the Athens-Thessaloniki highway just north of the Greek capital. The northern suburbs of Athens, particularly Drosia, Dionysus, and Agios Stefanos, have already recorded...

Cold Front “Medea” Approaches Athens, Leaves Northern Greece Snowy

After touching down in northern Greece on Saturday, the cold front Medea has continued to bring down temperatures across the country on Sunday. The cold front, which has blanketed much of northern Greece in snow, originated as cold masses of...

Cold Front Medea Brings Snow to Northern Greece

After a period of unseasonably warm weather across the country, the cold front "Medea" brought frigid temperatures and snowfall to northern Greece on Saturday. Currently, snowfall and ice-cold temperatures have been recorded across Northern Greece, particularly in Florina, Kozani, Kastoria,...

Vaccination Platform Now Open to 75-79 Year Old Greek Citizens

The platform for coronavirus vaccinations for all those Greek citizens who are between the ages of 75-79 opened on Friday as the nation grapples with the storm "Medea," which will bring snow, rain and high winds to the country. An...

Greece Braces for Cold Front Medea

Greece is bracing for the cold front Medea which will bring very low temperatures throughout the country until at least the middle of next week. The forecast of the National Observatory of Athens weather service meteo.gr on Thursday stated that cold masses...

Halcyon Days: The Unique Greek Weather Phenomenon

Greece is reputed to have almost 300 days of sunshine a year, even during the winter when the unique phenomenon of the Halcyon Days aka Alkyonides Days takes place creating a mini summer break amidst the winter. The phrase, translated...

Firefighter Killed as Floods Hit Greece’s Evros

A firefighter was killed on Monday in the region of Evros in northeastern Greece during an operation to rescue dozens of children that were trapped in a school flooded by torrential rains. The incident occurred as the fire service was...

Greece Braces for More Snow, Sub-Zero Temperatures

Greece braces for more snow and sub-zero temperatures starting on Sunday evening, according to the National Observatory of Athens' Meteo service. The low barometric pressure will arrive from the west, in the third phase of the weather phenomenon "Leandros" that...