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A man poses next to a snowman wearing a protective face mask and reading "COVID-19", in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Vassilis Triandafyllou
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The Parthenon temple is seen atop the Acropolis hill archaeological site during a heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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People make their way at the Zappeion area during heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A pedestrian makes his way across the snow-covered Syntagma square amid heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Snow covers a beach following a heavy snowfall in Artemida, Greece, February 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Vassilis Triandafyllou
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People make their way atop the Filopappou hill during a heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Two men jog as the Parthenon temple is seen atop the Acropolis hill archaeological site during a heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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A woman wearing a protective face mask makes her away after heavy snowfall, in the village of Krioneri, Greece, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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People make their way on Syntagma square during heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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People make their way on Syntagma square with the parliament building seen in the background, during heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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People make their way as the Parthenon temple is seen atop the Acropolis hill archaeological site during a heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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General view of the snow-covered archaeological site of the Temple of Zeus during heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A woman makes her away during heavy snowfall, in the village of Krioneri, Greece, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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People make their way on the snow-covered Areopagitou pedestrian street under the Acropolis hill archaeological site during heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A man walks with un umbrella in front of the parliament building amid heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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People take photos on a snow-covered beach during heavy snowfall in the suburb of Glyfada, in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Stelios Misinas
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Panagiotis Economou shovels snow from the entrance of his property during heavy snowfall, in the village of Kapandriti, Greece, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A woman holding an umbrella walks past the parliament building during heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A police officer stands guard at an exit point to the national highway, which is closed due to heavy snowfall, near the village of Krioneri, Greece, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A view of the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill archaeological site during a heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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People make their way on Syntagma square during heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A Greek Presidential Guard wearing a protective face mask stands guard in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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The Parthenon temple is seen atop the Acropolis hill archaeological site during a heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, February 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Updated 17 February 2021

Greece blanketed by heaviest snowfall in over a decade

Greece blanketed by heaviest snowfall in over a decade

The heaviest snowfall to hit Greece in 12 years triggered power cuts, disrupted transport as authorities briefly closed off sections of highways and appealed to the public to avoid non-essential travel.