Central Greece

Gov’t publishes 7 new general urban plans

Another seven General Urban Plans (GUP) for towns and town units were published in the Government Gazette on Thursday, specifying land use and terms and restrictions of construction.

Based on modern urban practices, the plans take into account sustainable urban mobility, and the protection of state and private property.

Rise of house prices continues

The growth in the sale and rental rates of houses and apartments in Attica continued during this year's first quarter, even though, as market executives note, a significant demand "fatigue" has begun to set in, especially with regard to buying and selling residential property.

Wintry weather closes mountain roads in Athens, Evia and Viotia, keeps ferries at port

Residents around Athens' mounts Parnitha and Penteli woke up on Tuesday morning to a blanket of snow, which has prompted authorities to close streets and avenues like Dionysou, Fylis and Parnithas leading to and from the mountains until they are clear and safe for driving. 

Attica braces for winter snowfall in forecast update

From Sunday through to Wednesday, mainland Greece is projected to experience a significant decrease in temperatures alongside local snowfall in its mountainous areas. In Attica specifically, snowfall is predicted to intensify starting Monday afternoon in mountainous and semi-mountainous regions, extending to lower-altitude areas by evening.

Gale-force winds keep ferries docked at ports on Monday

Waves batter the port of Rafina in Attica. Ferries remained tied up at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio on Sunday and Monday due to gale-force winds reaching up to 9 Beaufort in some places. Hydrofoils that service the Argo-Saronic Gulf islands (Salamina, Aegina, Hydra, Poros and Spetses) were also prohibited from sailing.