Regional units of Greece

Old national road to Thessaloniki to be closed at Tempe

The Tempe section of the old national road between Larissa and Thessaloniki will be closed from spring 2019 till the end of the year for maintenance work on the bridge across the Pinios River (pictured) as it nears its 60th birthday.

The Infrastructure Ministry granted its approval for the work on Friday.

Ferry services cancelled as storm Penelope brings high winds

Ferryboats remained docked in ports around Greece on Friday, cutting off connections between the islands and the mainland, as a storm dubbed Penelope swept across the country, bringing downpours and gale-force winds.

There were no ferry services from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrio.

Ferry services disrupted due to strong winds

Several ferry services were disrupted on Thursday due to gale-force winds up to 10 on the Beaufort scale blowing in the Aegean Sea, the Shipping Ministry said.

All planned services from Rafina port to the Cyclades have been suspended, while the "Adamandios Korais" ferry scheduled to sail to the western Cyclades will remain docked.

Book Presentation | Athens | November 21

American photographer Robert McCabe and Greek journalist Katerina Lymberopoulou present "The Last Monk of Strofades: Report from an Unknown Ionian Island," a book published by Patakis that pays tribute to a historic Byzantine monastery on an islet off the coast of Zakynthos. The book holds special significance as the monastery was destroyed by an earthquake last month.

Season's first snow falls on mountains of Kalambaka

The winter's first snow fell on the mountains of Kalambaka in the central Greek region of Trikala on Friday.

The overnight snowfall was light and continued into Friday morning, according to Dimitris Vourlitsis, deputy mayor of Meteora, the municipality that is home to Greece's historic monastic community.