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Freezing cold wave in Greece: -14 degrees with snow falling as far as Crete |  Instagram HLN

Freezing cold wave in Greece: -14 degrees with snow falling as far as Crete | Instagram HLN

Weather NewsGreece is exposed to a cold wave accompanied by snowfall. A large part of the country, even the island of Crete, is covered with a white coating. Temperatures of -14 degrees were recorded, which is a very exceptional case for the southern European country, which led to power outages and traffic problems.




Snow fell for the first time this winter in central Athens, forcing the Greek parliament and schools to continue to close.

At Athens airport, a series of flights have already been canceled due to severe weather conditions. The metro stations leading to the capital’s airport were disrupted.

Snow causes traffic problems, as is the case here in Athens. © Reuters

Costas Lagovardos, director of research at the National Observatory of Athens, told ANT1 television that the capital had not experienced such weather conditions since 1968.

The capital, Athens, is completely covered with white snow.

The capital, Athens, is completely covered with white snow. © AP

Snow even fell on several Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, isolated some mountain villages of Andros, Naxos and Tinos and covered the shores of Mykonos with snow.

The island of Evia, north of Athens, already ravaged by fires this summer, also suffered heavy snowfall.

Snow and negative temperatures are expected to continue through Tuesday.

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Even at the archaeological site of Knossos in Crete, there is a layer of snow.

Even at the archaeological site of Knossos in Crete, there is a layer of snow. © Environmental Protection Agency

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