Regional units of Greece
Gale-force winds reaching speeds of up to 9 Beaufort, storms and hail caused problems in several parts of Greece Friday, hitting the regional units of Laconia and Attica the hardest. Ferries were tied up in the port of Lavrio, while all services to the islands of the Cyclades were canceled from Piraeus and Rafina.
A 30-year-old man was arrested in the northern Greek town of Pieria on Saturday and charged with attempting to illegally sell ancient coins over the internet.
During a raid on his home, police seized 19 coins and two bronze objects.
According to archaeologists at the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria, 16 of the coins are dated between the 4th century BC and Roman times.
"If I can do something, why not do it?" Maritsa Mavrapidi asked a journalist in 2015, when a flood of desperate people from the shores of Asia Minor arrived on Greece's eastern Aegean islands. She was one of a group of three elderly women who were photographed as one fed a baby with a bottle of milk shortly after it arrived on Lesvos with its mother and many other refugees.
Boats stayed tied up at the marina of Kavala in northern Greece on Wednesday as a cold snap brought more snowfall. Although temperatures lifted in some parts of the country, winds intensified, prompting authorities to ban ferry departures, including from Piraeus to the eastern Aegean, Cyclades, Crete and Dodecanese islands. Ferries also remain moored in Zakynthos and Cephalonia in the Ionian.