Engine failure on suburban railway train disrupts services

An engine failure on a train serving the Athens suburban railway (Proastiakos) route on Monday was expected to result in cancellations and delays.

The problem occurred at around 9 a.m. on a train en route to Athens International Airport from Piraeus, leading to the train being stopped at Koropi. 

Trainose said that engineers were working on restoring services. 

Athenians dreaming of a white weekend

Following the arrival earlier this week of a storm system dubbed Penelope, which saw temperatures plummet across Greece, the first snow blanketed mountains surrounding Attica, particularly in the Parnitha range. Up to 10 centimeters of snow fell at the popular Bafi refuge on Parnitha. Authorities said that snow chains are now required to get to the refuge.

After onset of Penelope storm, snow hits northern Greece

Following the arrival of a storm system dubbed Penelope in Greece earlier this week, the first heavy snowfall appeared on Thursday in northern Greece as temperatures plunged.

In many parts of the north and elsewhere in the mainland, temperatures dropped by up to 10 degrees Celsius within a few hours.

Hooligans clash in Athens ahead of AEK-Ajax game

Hooligans from rival soccer clubs clashed in central Athens on Monday night, ahead of a Champions League game between Ajax and AEK at OAKA stadium in the Greek capital this evening.

Supporters of Athens club Panathinaikos joined those of Ajax and Polish club Cracovia after reportedly attending a training of the Amsterdam team at OAKA.

Disabled citizens hold protest demanding austerity exemptions

Members of associations representing disabled citizens in Attica gathered outside the Finance Ministry in Athens on Friday to demand exemptions from austerity measures imposed by successive governments under pressure from international creditors, as well as to boost awareness about the problems of people with disabilities and their families.