Rare snowfall blankets Athens as temperatures across Greece hit record lows
While early morning tourists at the Acropolis were treated to a snow-globe scene, locals had to contend with roads made impassable by ice and many schools were closed in the Athens region.
In northern Greece, where an all-time low of -23 C was recorded in the city of Florina, highways, rail and bus services were disrupted.
Heavy rain and snow was reported on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, which is more used to protracted periods of drought.
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