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Samaria Gorge closed to visitors on Sept 29, due to weather

The Natural Environment and Climate Change Organization has decided to close the Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete on Friday, September 29, 2023 after taking into account the meteorological forecast for rainfalls in the Gorge and the wider area. The decision has been reportedly taken for the safety of …

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Storm ELIAS: Part of Patras-Athens highway closed due to landslide

Storm Elias already started to hit Greece and the heavy rainfall in Aigio, northern Peloponnese, caused a landslide. The rocks fell on the Patras-Athens highway with the effect that the old highway has been closed to traffic and so are parts of the new highway. The landslide occurred at the …

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Athens-Thessaloniki highway partly closed due to flooding

Traffic on Athens-Thessaloniki highway was suspended due to flooding of the motorway early Wednesday afternoon. The motorway is closed from Nikea in Larissa to the border with Magnesia regional unit. The highway is closed in both directions between the two points. The traffic suspension follows a decision by the Thessaly …

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Wildfire raging in NE Greece; Egnatia highway partly closed; evacuations (videos)

A wildfire is raging out of control in a forest area in Melia, Alexandroupolis North-East Greece.The fire broke out earlier on Saturday and has forced the evacuation of seven villages as well as the closure of parts of Egnatia highway as strong winds are pushing the flames to the south. …

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Acropolis temporary closed to public also on Sunday

The Culture Ministry announced that the Acropolis of Athens will remain closed to public several hours also on Sunday, July 16, 2023, due to the ongoing heatwave. Last entrance is will be allowed at 11:30 a.m., while the spectacular ancient monument will resume operation again at 5;30 p.m., state-run news …

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Heatwave: Acropolis in Athens, Knossos in Crete temporary closed July 15

The Acropolis of Athens, Knossos and other archaeological sites on the island of  Crete will be temporarily  closed to public for several hours on Saturday, July 15, 2023, as the heatwave that hits Greece reaches its peak with temperatures over 41 degrees Celsius also in the Greek capital. As announced …

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Famous “Shipwreck of Zakynthos” to be closed due to landslides risk

The famous shipwreck, the Navagio of Zakynthos will be closed fro safety reasons and for a long period of time, following a recent evaluation of landslides and the seismic activity, the head of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection (OASP) announced on Thursday. Local authorities react to the decision – What …

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Two Athens metro stations closed due to train crash protest rally

Athens metro stations “Syntagma” and “Panepistimio” have been shut down since 10:30 Sunday morning due to protest rallies in downtown. The trains will pass through the two stations without stopping. They will open again upon a police order. The protest rallies start at 12 o’ clock noon. Public sector union …

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Which stores are open on Clean Monday, Feb 27

Clean Monday in Greece is a holiday for some but not for all. Some shops and businesses will operate on February 27, 2023  as provided by the relevant legislation, while others including retail stores and public services will not. Majority of supermarkets are closed or work until 2:00 p.m. but …

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Archaeologists shut down 5 biggest museums in Greece protesting the status change

Five of largest public museums in Greece are closed on Monday, February 13, due to the 24-hour strike by the Association of Greek Archaeologists. Closed are the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki and the …

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Greece’s Pediatricians urge the return of face masks indoors

The Panhellenic Federation of Freelance Pediatricians proposes the return of the universal use of the protective face masks indoors, due to the concern that prevails with the development of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Pediatricians, the estimates of the European Center for Infection Prevention (ECDC) on the spread of …

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Retail stores closed on Sunday, Nov 6 due to Storm Eva

The General Secretariat of Trade & Consumer Protection revoked on Saturday a decision to open retail stores throughout the country Sunday, November 6, due to storm EVA. The opening, which is optional and not mandatory, was moved to next Sunday, November 13,  from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the secretariat …

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Corinth Canal closes again due to restoration works

The Corinth Canal has closed again to sea traffic and will re-open next summer, the Corinth Canal Company said in an announcement on Tuesday. According to the statement, the Canal closed at 07:00 a.m. on October 4, 2022, The first phase of the re-operation of the Corinth Canal ended on …

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Line 3 metro stations to close on selected dates July-Aug to test Piraeus extension

Stations on Line 3 of the Athens metro will be closed on selected dates during the summer months in order to test an extension of the line to Piraeus, the metro operator STA.SY announced on Monday. On these dates, the metro stations Nikaia, Korydallos and Agia Varvara will stay closed …

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Snow weather: Some schools in Attica closed on Friday; heavy trucks banned from highway parts

Primary and secondary schools in parts of northern, eastern and western Attica will remain closed also on Friday, March 11, due to snow weather “Philip”, regional authorities announced on Thursday. Hay trucks are banned from highway parts as of 10 p.m. Thursday. According to a statement by the Attica regional …

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Some schools in Attica remain closed on Tuesday due to repair works and frost

A number of schools in Attica will remain closed on Tuesday, mainly due to difficulties caused by the snowfall  a week ago. In the northern suburbs, authorities announced that 2nd junior high school in Aghia Paraskevi will not open, due to building problems. The senior high school in Melissia which …

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Schools, kindergartens in Attica & other regions closed Jan 24-25 due to snow weather; distance learning

Primary and secondary schools as well as pre-schools and kindergartens in Athens and Attica will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday, January 24-25, due to the second wave of the snow weather. The regional government of Attica took this decision on Sunday afternoon for “preventive reasons, for the safety of …

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Proastiakos train derails with 75 passengers, Piraeus-Renti line temporarily closed

A train of Suburban Railway Proastiakos derailed  on Wednesday evening at the station of Renti in Piraeus. 75 passengers were onboard.The PIraeus-Renti line was temporarily closed, operator TrainOSE said in a statement. Nobody was injured during the incident and all 75 passengers disembarked in safety. According to TrainOSE, the derailed …

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