Geography of Greece
Sailors traveling between the gulfs of Corinth and the Saronic will not be able to cut across the Corinth Canal for a couple more days, the company that manages the strait said on Monday.
Corinth Canal SA said that a landslide which shut down the passage will take longer to repair than the original deadline of Tuesday, January 19.
A moderate earthquake hit in the sea area off the northeastern coast of Crete early Monday morning.
According to an automated reading of the Athens Geodynamic Institute, the tremor measured 4.3 on the Richter scale and was recorded 52 kilometres off the town of Sitia.
The Euro-Mediterranean Institute gave a preliminary reading of 4.6.
Bad weather has a lot of Greece under its grip, with snowfall and below freezing temperatures.
In the Athens area, mostly in the northern parts, some roads are closed, police warn.
These include: the road to Mt. Parnitha, the Alimou-Katechaki road, Anapafseos Street, in the suburb of Papagou, beyond the cemetery and Fylis and Tatoiou Avenues, northwest of Athens.
Greece has submitted a request to the European Commission and the EU's border agency Frontex, for the immediate return of 1,450 migrants whose asylum requests have been rejected, the country's Migration Ministry announced on Thursday.
From the 1,450 individuals that entered Greece from Turkey 995 are in Lesvos, 180 in Chios, 128 in Samos and 187 in Kos, the ministry said.
The second most famous beach in Kefalonia, Antisamos is located on the eastern side of the island